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Sunday, 21 April 2013 21:56

Campaign wrap - up

We know you've all been dying to hear our official totals - and we know they've been a long time coming. With over 95 teams across the state turning in online donations and offline donations of food, checks, and cash - well, it's taken a while to get it all tallied up!

But boy, was it worth it. Here are some of the absolutely incredible results from our inaugural Lawyers Feeding Illinois campaign:

Teams participating: 95

Donations made: more than 2,000

Money raised: $252,113

Pounds of food collected: 11,495

TOTAL MEALS PROVIDED: 1,272,060

To find out which teams are going home winners, check out our awards page.

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who participated, organized, contributed, advocated, and otherwise helped make this campaign a profound success!

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 01:17

WE DID IT!

We smashed our one million meal goal! Check back here soon for final totals - and to find out who won in each of our award categories.

Thursday, 21 February 2013 02:14

The Standings: Day 3!

We've got a heated race for the top three spots overall and per capita! DuPage County is representing - their Bar Association has kicked their campaign into high gear, landing squarely in the top spot in the overall points category. Meanwhile, the DuPage Solos have taken the top per capita spot with their impressive fundraising efforts in the last two days. But: the race is young, and we still don't know what's happening offline. It's anyone's game!

TOP THREE TEAMS - TOTAL POINTS EARNED:

1. DuPage County Bar Association

2. Hurley McKenna & Mertz

3. Webber & Thies, P.C.

TOP THREE TEAMS - PER CAPITA POINTS EARNED: (total points divided by # of attorneys/members)

1. DuPage Solos

2. Mothers In Law

3. Hurley McKenna & Mertz

Remember: $1 = 5 points, and 1 pound of food = 1 point.

Monday, 18 February 2013 00:33

ATG: Underwriting our Fees

Thanks to campaign partner Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund (ATG), our campaign expenses are virtually nonexistent.

All fundraising campaigns have expenses - like fees for credit card processing, marketing materials, and web design. Many folks have asked how much of their donation will be passed along to their regional food bank, and how much will go to cover these types of expenses. Luckily, thanks to an outstanding partnership with ATG, we can safely say that nearly 100% of donors' gifts will go directly to Feeding Illinois - and then back to their regional food bank.

Here's how that works. ATG has pledged $15,000 to support campaign expenses, which will cover all credit card processing fees up to a total of $200,000 in donations, plus up to $5,000 in marketing and outreach expenses. Unless we wildly exceed our goal - which, hey, wouldn't that be a great problem to have?! - that means that every dollar will be passed straight through to food banks. That's why, when you give to the campaign online, you'll see a little message on your checkout screen that highlights ATG's support.

As our first major financial sponsors, our friends at ATG have shown incredible leadership and vision in supporting this campaign. We are so grateful to them and their incredible team for their commitment to Feeding Illinois!

Sunday, 17 February 2013 23:47

The Standings

The campaign is just officially starting, but there's already been a lot of activity. We have no way to know what's happening offline - we do know several teams are already mobilizing to collect food and cash - but we thought we'd throw a little fuel on the proverbial competitive fire by posting our top three teams for the "overall" and "overall per capita" points. Remember: this is only what has come in online - so don't get too attached to seeing these folks in first place. It's anyone's game! So, without further ado: your standings!

TOP THREE TEAMS - TOTAL POINTS EARNED:

1. Hurley McKenna & Mertz
2. Trial Lawyers Fighting Hunger (maybe the photo of Lincoln is bringing good karma)
3. DuPage County Bar Association

TOP THREE TEAMS - PER CAPITA POINTS EARNED: (total points divided by # of attorneys/members)

1. Mothers in Law
2. Hurley McKenna & Mertz
3. Deemer Law Firm, Ltd.

Remember, teams receive points based on the following conversion:

$1 = 5 points; 1 pound = 1 point.

Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:02

Welcome to our new microsite!

We are so excited to announce the launch of the Lawyers Feeding Illinois microsite! This website is chock-full of information, resources, and tools to help you learn about this exciting campaign, get your team registered, and stay up-to-date on campaign news. And more is coming, so check back often.

So what's Lawyers Feeding Illinois? From February 18 - March 1, 2013, lawyers and legal groups across Illinois will join the Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for Lawyers Feeding Illinois, a friendly competition to support the eight regional food banks serving Illinois. Many will compete. Some will win. All will make an incredible impact on millions of lives in our state.

Browse this site to read more about the Lawyers Feeding Illinois campaign, meet our Steering Committee, and find your regional food bank. Then, when the time comes (that's November 5), get your firm or organization registered to compete.


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