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2016 Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence Presented to Cluster Tutoring


Corboy & Demetrio Assistant Administrator and Lend-A-Hand Board Member Rita Planera presented Cluster Tutoring with the 2016 Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence Lawyers Lend-A-Hand’s Annual Spring Awards Dinner on May 4, 2016.  Cluster Tutoring Executive Director Kara Kalnitz accepted the $5,000 award.

Rita Planera and Kara Kalnitz

The award, named in honor of Thomas Demetrio, President and Co-founder of Corboy & Demetrio, is given annually to tutoring and mentoring programs that impact the lives of underprivileged youth.

Background on Thomas Demetrio and Lawyers Lend-A-Hand:

In 1992, the Lend-A-Hand Award of Excellence was created by Thomas A. Demetrio while he was President of the Chicago Bar Association(CBA), with a desire to impact the lives of Chicago’s underprivileged children by recognizing the efforts of exceptional tutor/mentor programs in the Chicago communities.  From this Award was born the Lend-A-Hand Program. The Chicago Bar Foundation(CBF), with the leadership of the CBA, initiated the Lend-A-Hand Program in 1995, and it has continued to evolve ever since. 

The CBA and CBF created the Lend-A-Hand program in dedication to the lasting memory and generosity of the Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, Judge "Abe."

Thomas Demetrio is a Life Fellow of the Chicago Bar Foundation and served on its Board of Directors from 1994 to 1996.  He has served on the Lend-A-Hand Advisory Board since 1994.


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