There are many ways you can give to Ascend Justice!

You provide our clients, the majority of who live at or below the poverty line, access to our unique legal expertise and holistic services.

Donate online today!


Print a donation form and mail your contribution to us!

Becoming a monthly donor is one of the beneficial steps you can take to support Ascend Justice and the individuals we serve. Monthly donors provide a steady stream of income – helping us to ensure that we are able to give the best and most impactful support to our clients.

Monthly giving is a convenient way to give. Your donations are automatically charge to your credit card at the same time every month. Monthly amounts are easy to manage and you will receive a single tax receipt for your total giving in January.

Become a Monthly Donor today!


Print our donation form and mail it in today!

Give in memory or in honor of friends and family members, or celebrate a special occasion by supporting Ascend Justice with a commemorative gift!

Mark the occasion or express sympathy with an Ascend Justice card that lets them know a donation has been made on their behalf. The size of your gift will not be included on the card.

Make your commemorative gift online

Have your donation go even further with a matching gift from your employer.  Many employers support their communities by matching employee contributions dollar for dollar…or even more! Some even match volunteer hours with matching contributed funds.

Contact your employer’s Human Resources representative to see if your employer participates in matching grants and to find out more.

Sponsoring an Ascend Justice event sends a strong message to your company’s customers, clients, and employees by demonstrating your commitment to survivors of gender-based violence and families impacted by the child-welfare system.

Opportunities are available for our Celebration of Courage fundraiser as well as our Young Professionals Board’s annual Trivia Night.

Please contact Director of Development Christyn Schnell ( for more information!

The Celebration of Courage event hosts our popular raffle which is comprised of items donated by individuals and companies alike from around the country!  Comprised of unique experiences, exciting excursions, fabulous items, fun activities, and so much more; we showcase these items as a fun way to support the mission of Ascend Justice while providing raffle participants a chance to win something special.

If you would like to contribute in this way, please reach out to Director of Development, Christyn Schnell (, to learn more! 

Our annual fundraiser – the Celebration of Courage – celebrates the work of our community of supporters. We honor survivors, volunteers, and those who champion our mission.  Scheduled each year in early to mid-June, this event offers several opportunities to give:

  • Sponsor the event as an organization or as an individual.
  • Attend the event as a guest or VIP.
  • Participate in our raffle. (you do not need to attend the event to participate/win!)
  • Underwrite a general admission ticket which grants a community member to attend the event who could not otherwise afford a ticket.
  • Make an event donation.
  • Donate an item / experience to our event raffle by making an in-kind donation.

Trivia Night, hosted by our Young Professionals Board (YPB), brings together the community for a night of trivia fun!  Scheduled each year in late October/early November, this is great opportunity to kick back, have some fun, and all for a good cause!  Here are the ways to support:

All event contributions provide the funding needed to support the day-to-day work of Ascend Justice staff.  Most event donations listed above are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Raffle tickets, event tickets, as well a portion of event sponsorships are not fully tax-deductible.

If you would like to speak to someone about giving to Ascend Justice, we would love to hear from you!

Ascend Justice
177 North State Street, Unit 500
Chicago, IL 60601
Tax ID #: 36-3647731

Director of Development, Christyn Schnell
312.971.5932 ext. 233

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