The Trusted Adviser December 2009 | Volume 2 - Number 10


ATG Gives Generously to Local Organizations

ATG and its members have tried to make a difference during 2009. Through our Foreclosure Helpline (January 2009) and our five "Fix Your Mortgage" events, our staff and members have been on the phone and face-to-face with hundreds of homeowners who were either on the brink — or in the throes — of foreclosure, wondering where to turn. By donating our time, talent, and resources, we&€™ve tried to offer help in the form of practical assistance and sound advice. In addition, we have donated to the following housing-related organizations whose missions, while varied, align with our core beliefs. In support of these organizations and in the spirit of the season, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday.



  The Chicago Bar Foundation | Dedicated to bringing our legal community together to ensure that everyone in the Chicago metropolitan area has equal access to justice... learn more
CBF logo The Cara Program | Assists motivated individuals affected by homelessness and poverty in transforming their lives and achieving real, lasting success, by providing comprehensive training, permanent job placement, and critical support services... learn more
  Good News Partners | Focuses on housing, education, and economic development to provide a continuum that leads from homelessness to homeownership... learn more
CBF logo Neighborhood Housing Services | Offers Chicago residents affordable resources so they can buy, maintain, and sustain their single biggest investment &€” their homes. NHS is part of a network of organizations working to revitalize communities with affordable mortgage financing and comprehensive home-buyer counseling... learn more




Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund (ATG) and two member law firms, Pierce and Associates and Codilis & Associates, recently made donations to the Chicago Bar Foundation totaling $100,000 to support several pro bono and legal aid organizations that are working with the courts to help the growing number of people facing foreclosure. From left: Ernie Codilis and Greg Moody of Codilis & Associates; CBF Executive Director Bob Glaves; CBA Treasurer and ATG Board Member Aurora Austriaco; ATG President and CEO Peter Birnbaum; Denis Pierce of Pierce and Associates and the Pierce Family Charitable Foundation; ATG Senior Vice President Hank Shulruff; and CBA Executive Director Terry Murphy.






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