Justinian fund aids kids’ causes

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The Justinian Society of Lawyers donated $4,000 each to Bear Necessities and Pro Bono Network at its 14th annual Children’s Endowment Fund dinner.

Created by the Justinians during the presidency of Antonio M. Romanucci to assist disabled and disadvantaged children, the fund has made donations to causes such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Illinois Eye Institute, and Ronald McDonald House.

A principal and partner of Romanucci & Blandin, Romanucci serves as president of the CEF. Serving as treasurer is Frank A. Sommario, a fellow partner at Romanucci & Blandin and president-elect of the Justinians.

“This year the Justinian Society was extremely proud to provide both Bear Necessities and the Pro Bono Network with sizeable grants that we know will go toward making an immediate impact in their networks,” Sommario said. “Bear Necessities funds cancer research and provides for the immediate needs of children and families battling cancer, while the Pro Bono Network provides an opportunity for Chicago based attorneys to provide legal services for those in need.”

Pictured (from right) are Sommario, Romanucci, Courtney Casey of Bear Necessities, and outgoing Justinian President Jessica DePinto.

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