A Word from Our Honoree & Students
Thank you for your patience and understanding today as we made the tough decision to postpone tonight’s Eat.Drink.Give. event. We wanted to follow up with some of the materials that we planned to highlight at tonight’s event and encourage you to consider a contribution from the comfort of your home. Our plan is get the fundraising out of the way tonight and this weekend so that we can forgo fund solicitation at the rescheduled event and be solely focused on thanking our generous supporters and sponsorships, recognizing Fred for incredible commitment to Legal Prep, and celebrating another successful school year.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL
FIRST AMERICAN BANK
I want to thank Fred for not only being a gracious honoree but also taking the time to visit the school to film a version of the remarks that he planned to make this evening. We have imbedded the student-sourced video that we planned to show at the event within Fred’s footage to recreate an abbreviated version of the event program. We are pleased with how this video turned out and hope you take the time to hear from Fred, and most importantly, our students on the ways in which Legal Prep has positively impacted their lives, their family, their community, and their view of Chicago.
Virtual Auction & Paddle Raise
As you know, this event is an important source of funding for Legal Prep. We had a live auction, silent auction, and “support the school” paddle raise planned as way to supplement the generous sponsorships provided by some of Chicago’s leading companies and law firms. We hope that after hearing from Fred and our students, you will take a look at our fantastic auction items and consider an additional contribution to help bridge the funding gap between what we receive from federal and state sources and what we know we need to operate the program our students need and deserve.
Auction & Donations will be LIVE through Monday, March 16th at 4pm!!
Thank you again for your understanding. And thank you for all of your generous sponsorships and contributions going forward. We are eager to reschedule the event when the current public health crisis subsides and bringing everyone together (safely and without an overt fundraising component) to properly recognize Fred and First American Bank, acknowledge our generous sponsors and supporters, and celebrate Legal Prep's wonderful students and its important work on Chicago's west side.
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