The Champions of the Illinois Bar Foundation (formerly known a the Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation) are a distinguished group of attorneys and non-attorney Foundation supporters who believe in the value of justice and philanthropy. Champions commit to a pledge payable over ten years, creating sustainable long-term funding for our Access to Justice and Lawyers Care programs throughout the state.
It’s easy to pledge your support and further the work of the Illinois Bar Foundation. Select your membership level and you can choose to be billed annually or enroll in automatic annual, quarterly, or monthly payments. Champions receive special recognition at ISBA Annual & Midyear Meetings, on our website, and in publications such as the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Illinois Lawyer Now, and the Illinois Bar Journal. New in 2021, we will also be distributing Champions badges that can be used to proudly display your Champion level on your website or email signature, and we will also begin distributing semi-annual surveys asking for your input on the issues most important to you.
Contributions from our Champions make a direct impact on the lives of those we serve in communities around Illinois. Champions may also opt to restrict their pledge for the appellate district of their choice, allowing their contributions to stay close to home and help neighbors in need.
10 Year Commitment
|Bronze Champion||$100 per year|
|Silver Champion||$200 per year|
|Gold Champion||$500 per year|
|Diamond Champion||$1,000 per year|
|Platinum Champion||$1,500 per year|
|Pillar of the Foundation||$2,500 per year|
Champion pledges can be upgraded at any time, and the amount already paid toward your existing pledge applies to your upgraded level, making an upgrade less costly but more impactful for those in need.Upgrade Your Champion Membership
The Illinois Bar Foundation is proud to present awards to esteemed members of our legal community at our annual Champions Breakfast (formerly known as the Fellows Breakfast). The Honorary Champion Award is presented to attorneys of singular distinction whose professional and public careers set an example to which others aspire. The Distinguished Service to Law & Society Award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal community, including support the work of the Illinois Bar Foundation.View All Honorees
The Illinois Bar Foundation is proud to host periodic Champion Receptions (formerly known as the Fellows Receptions), honoring attorneys around the state who embody the mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation through their leadership and dedication to the legal community.
Interested in nominating an attorney to be honored at a Champion Reception? Email IBFinfo@illinoisbarfoundation.org.View All Honorees
We are proud to have served approximately 52,000 individuals throughout Illinois this year through our access to justice and lawyers care programs and hope to serve many more with your continued support. Donate today to help your neighbors throughout Illinois receive assistance for basic needs such as housing, safety, education and accessibility to legal resources this holiday season.
Your gift helps provide funding for organizations across the state working with vulnerable populations, to ensure they receive the legal support and resources they so desperately need, and to support attorneys and their families during times of crisis.