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Many of our attorneys volunteer their time, resources, and experience to not-for-profit organizations and foundations, from serving on boards to volunteering their time and providing financial support. The types of organizations range widely and include family and child welfare charities, universities, museums, faith-based organizations, international aid organizations, and the arts. In addition, the firm supports a number of organizations, including:
Gads Hill: The firm has been involved with Gads Hill since 1922 when founding partner Theodore S. Chapman first started supporting the organization. Today, Chapman continues to be a regular supporter of Gads Hill through sponsorship, pro bono, and board activities, as well as an annual holiday gift drive. Chapman partner Dave Crossett serves on the Gads Hill board of directors, and Chapman attorneys also work with Gads Hill on a pro bono basis. In 2011, Gads Hill honored the firm with its Corproate Partner Award. The award is presented each year to a private sector champion that has made a significant impact on the mission and work of Gads Hill Center through funding and volunteerism.
Gilda’s Club: Chapman supports Gilda’s Club Chicago, part of a national organization created in honor of Saturday Night Live cast member Gilda Radner, who died of cancer in 1989. The organization provides free information and support services for adults and children diagnosed with cancer, as well as for their family and friends. Chapman attorneys and staff volunteer at several events held at the club each year.
Spark Chicago: Spark is a mentorship program for 7th and 8th grade students in underprivileged communities. Chapman has been providing mentors and financial support for Spark since 2012. Two of our attorneys give their time to Spark as board members: partner Neil Mann sits on the Executive Board and associate Charles Calloway is a member of the Advisory Board. Chapman was honored as a Spark Corporate Champion in 2014 and Charles Calloway was named Spark's “2014 Mentor of the Year.”
United Way: Chapman has historically been among the leading law firms in total giving to the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago which supports more than 600 programs through leveraged network funding, including emergency assistance, shelter, housing, education, work, and health programs.