Romanucci & Blandin values our team's contributions to community through charitable involvement in addition to our legal work. We encourage our attorneys and staff to be active with non-profit organizations and civic groups and even to hold public office.
Most recently, our firm was pleased to sponsor the 2021 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital event Dream Chicago, and support Founding Partner Antonio M. Romanucci, who was Honorary Chairperson for the event. The fundraiser generated more than $1.6 million to support pediatric cancer research.
From holding a board leadership role at Lambs Farm, an organization dedicated to providing enriching experiences for people with developmental disabilities, to serving as the spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Race for the Cure in Chicago and dozens of other contributions, our team is active and passionate about giving back.
We are proud of Managing Partner, Hon. Gina A. DeBoni who is an elected Trustee in the Village of Glenview in north suburban Chicago.
Organizations We Support
Below you can see a list of the organizations we support with our team's time and talents:
- Chick Evans Scholars Alumni Association
- Cook County Sheriff’s Police and Corrections Merit Board
- Highland Park Police and Fire Board
- Illinois Special Olympics
- Italo-American National Union Foundation
- Joint Civic Committee of Italian-Americans
- Knapp Burn Foundation
- Lambs Farm
- Legal Prep Charter Academy
- Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR)
- Make-a-Wish Foundation
- Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse
- National Immigrant Justice Center’s U-Visa clinic
- National Police Accountability Project – Chicago
- Nazareth Academy
- Operation PUSH
- Public Justice
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- Synapse House
- Triton College Finance Committee
- West Central Municipal Conference
- West Cook County Solid Waste Agency
- West Side Mentally Retarded Children’s Association
- Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association
Our attorneys and staff are members of many prestigious and influential legal organizations and bar associations, and in many cases hold leadership roles:
Bar Associations & Legal Organizations
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Foundation
- Chicago-Kent College of Law
- Chicago Paralegal Association
- Constitutional Rights Foundation
- Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Hearing Board
- Illinois Bar Foundation
- Illinois Leading Lawyers
- Illinois Paralegal Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Illinois Supreme Court Professionalism Commission
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Rules Committee
- Justinian Society of Lawyers
- Kane County Bar Association
- Lake County Bar Association
- Law Firm Bound
- Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association
- National Italian-American Bar Association
- Roosevelt University - Paralegal Studies Program, Alumni Steering Committee
- Society of Trial Lawyers
- South Asian Bar Association
- Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
- Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
Our community relations initiatives are always evolving as the needs in our regional and national communities change.
One example of this was our 2020 program to support the restaurant and foodservice industry workers who were tragically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Romanucci & Blandin created a program and shared details with the Chicago legal community to encourage donations to Frontline Foods - a non-profit organization that utilizes struggling restaurants to prepare and deliver meals to healthcare teams and hospitals.
Another effort relates to our involvement in the George Floyd case and the Floyd family’s interest in donating a portion of the proceeds from their $27 million settlement to improve the predominantly Black community in Minneapolis at 38th & Chicago where he was murdered. In the course of spending time in Minneapolis during the legal proceedings, the Floyd family became acutely aware of the great need and lack of resources in that neighborhood – and they wanted to help. The family is allocating $500,000 and has created The George Floyd Community Benevolence Fund to provide grants to businesses and community organizations there and change the trajectory of their work. The Minnesota non-profit organization was founded by the family and members of their legal team and have created a board of directors that will review and allocate the funds to support community growth and equality. Our Founding Partner Antonio Romanucci is a board member and our Chief Communications Officer Jennifer McGuffin is the board secretary. We are proud to be part of a holistic effort to bring positive change from the tragic situation.
We also are eager to partner with law schools to support the pipeline of tomorrow’s attorneys and with legal organizations and bar associations on their philanthropic efforts.
We welcome conversations with community leaders and groups on ways we can work together. Anyone with questions or ideas can contact:
Elizabeth Romanucci, Community Engagement Manager