Our Worthy Causes

It has been said that one should give — and give generously — without the expectation of getting anything in return. But it’s nice to be able to tell all our colleagues that the support you give us doesn’t stop here. Your support is the platform upon which we, in turn, support wonderful local charities and causes. Not only are Royal’s employees and myself integral players in deciding what causes to support, but so are our colleagues — and you can, too! Each quarter, one colleague and his or her firm pick the cause that they would like to support. So help us give and, along the way, inspire others to do the same. We are very proud of who we are, what we stand for, and the causes we’ve supported.

The Illinois Bar Foundation's Lawyers Care Fund offers financial aid to help deserving members of the Illinois Bar and their families maintain modest but reasonable standards of living during times of crisis. The typical recipient has had a major medical or mental health crisis that prevents them from earning income. The IBF helps them stay in their homes, buy groceries, and pay for the essentials of living as they deal with these challenges.

Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth is a 501(c)3 organization that channels the legal community’s resources to promote mentoring and tutoring programs in disadvantaged Chicago communities. Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth also awards grants to support the general operations of local one-to-one tutoring and mentoring programs.

Founded in 2000 by brothers Albert Rose and Michael Rosenzweig, Ph.D., the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying effective pulmonary fibrosis treatments and assisting those living with the disease.

We were happy to donate for the first time in 2019 to Stuart R. Paddock Elementary in Palatine, Illinois. Donations to the elementary school went towards a great cause, a new playground for the children.

Justinian Society of Lawyers’ Endowment Fund's mission is to contribute positively to the community by supporting young people aspiring to practice law and by providing for children in need. The Fund gives back to the community by way of scholarships and, through the Children's Endowment Fund, children’s programs. The scholarship program provides annual scholarships to qualified applicants demonstrating need who are enrolled in area law schools. The Children’s Endowment Fund's mission is to assist and aid disadvantaged or disabled children.

The Women's Bar Foundation’s corporate purpose is to provide scholarships for deserving and qualified women students in accredited Illinois law schools and to honor the memory of distinguished women lawyers and judges by awarding such scholarships in their name and memory. In accordance with its purposes, the Foundation has awarded scholarships each year throughout its years of operation

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

In addition to mail processing and delivery services in the U.S., the USPS operates various community-minded programs that help foster community spirit, while educating and supporting worthwhile causes, including Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Finding Missing Children, USPS Local Heroes and Delivering the Gift of Life.

The Alexian Brothers Women & Children's Hospital (ABWCH) at St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, allows local access to the full range of specialty care for our pediatric patients, their parents, siblings and support network. The goal is to create a state-of-the-art, kid-friendly environment where we can deliver multi-disciplinary, collaborative care. Royal supports ABWCH annually by donating blankets, hats, mittens, swings, mobiles, toys, books, and much more. It’s Gianni’s Gift!

The mission of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) is to coordinate, support, and promote the voluntary pro bono legal representation of the Chicago area’s poor and working poor. Thanks to over 2,300 volunteer attorneys, CVLS provides the most comprehensive, efficient, and cost-effective civil legal aid in Chicago.

Shaped by our city and Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an unmatched educational experience. Staff and students come from all faiths and backgrounds and share the common purpose of building a better society.

The American Brain Tumor Association was the first and is the only national advocacy organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing education and information support for all tumor types and all age groups.

One Tail at a Time (OTAT) is a no-kill, 501(c)(3) all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need; comprehensive support of adopters; and community outreach through humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families.

The Pilot Light Institute works to integrate food education into the school curriculum. Its goal is to help kids make healthier food choices by connecting the lessons children learn in their classrooms to the foods they eat on their lunch trays, at home, and in their communities.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. An association of local affiliates, state organizations, and volunteers, NAMI raises awareness and provides support and education that was not previously available to those in need.