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Community Involvement

The Cates Law Firm is pleased to share a list of organizations that our attorneys and staff have actively supported through both financial contributions and volunteer efforts. We take great pride in its ongoing community involvement and looks forward to continuing to make a positive impact in our local community.


St. Clair/Monroe County CASA
Gifts from the Heart
TLPJ Foundation, Washington, DC
Southwestern Illinois College Foundation – Sidney Katz Memorial
Illinois Legal Aid Online
U. S. Action
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.
Belleville East High School
Public Justice Foundation, Washington, DC
The Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation, Chicago, IL
The Poshard Fund for Abused Children
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Belleville, IL
St. Clair County Law Day Run
Art on the Square
MS Walk 2008
Unity Lutheran School
Larry Taliana Scholarship
Washington University Law School
Cahokia Quarterback Club
The Jewish Federation of Southern Illinois
OSF Center for Cancer Care
Southwestern Illinois College
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Children’s Heart Institute
The Women’s Center, Inc., Carbondale, IL
Illinois Channel
Wyvetter Younge Scholarship Fund
Lisa Frank Scholarship Fund
Sub District 2 Officer’s Council Fund
Project U. S.
Oakdale Homecoming Parade
S.O.A.R. Barbecue Fundraiser
Epilepsy Foundation of Southern Illinois
Lancer’s Hockey Club
Illinois Bar Foundation, Chicago, IL
Southwestern Illinois College Foundation – Sidney Katz Memorial Scholarship
MS Walk 2009
Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, IL
Steamfitters Local 439
Greater Madison County Federation of Labor
Joan Claybrook Fund
Women of Steel
SouthWestern Illinois Central Labor Council
Coats for Kids, Inc.
Swansea Police FOP #777
Egyptian Building Trades
Swansea Patriots
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
East St. Louis Alumni Scholarship Fund
Violence Prevention Center
Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House
Caseyville Senior Citizens Club
Citizens for a Better South End
Rukavina McIntosh for donations for food baskets
Federation of Labor Christmas Party donations
Public Justice Foundation
National Neurofibromatosis Foundation
Southwestern Illinois College Foundation – Sidney Kats Memorial
Belleville West –
Belleville East Booster Club
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
East St. Louis City of Champions Foundation
Caseyville Senior Citizens Club
The Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation
Labor and Industry Museum, Belleville, IL
Citizens for a Better South End
Illinois Center for Autism
American Cancer – K of C Council #592
Lions of Illinois
Point Hope – Tractor for Ghana
St. Clair County Bar Association
Scott Richards Memorial Scholarship
Sophie’s Golf Tournament
Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House
Belleville East High School – Lancer Junior Open Tennis Tournament
SouthWestern Illinois Central Labor Council Calendar Program
Local 399 Political Education Fund Golf Outing
United Steelworkers Local 1899
The Fellows of the Illinois Bar
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Rukavina McIntosh Fall Event
East St. Louis NAACP
Washington University School of Law
Temple Agudas Achin/Beth Israel
Make-a-Wish Foundation
US Scholarship Fund 160-439
Bridging the Gap – SLU Women’s Law Student Association
East St. Louis High School for Vandalia Bus Lines bus to playoff football game
The Women’s Center, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Knights of Columbus for Siteman Cancer Center
Martin Luther King Foundation
Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.
Violence Prevention Center
Epilepsy Foundation
Alton Branch NAACP
Southern Illinois Miners
Belleville East Golf
Sean Rose Memorial Benefit
SOAR 7-34-2
The First Presbyterian Church
East St. Louis Festival Association
ISH Foundation
East St. Louis Catholic Grade School
Millstadt Commercial Club
West Salem Fire Department
All Pro donation to Youth Camp
Labor & Industry Museum
Outreach Mission Church
Centralia Shrine Club
The 8205 Club
West 47th Club
Village of Washington Park for Picnic
Murphysboro BBQ Cookoff
UA Scholarship Fund 160-439
Parkside Neighborhood Association
Illinois Bar Foundation
United Steelworkers
New Shining Light Church
Stief Family Benefit
Chatsworth Township Library Building Fund
100 Black Men of Alton
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Swansea Fire Department
Edwardsville High School
Iron Workers Local 392 Scholarship Fund
JSC of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon
Riverbend Head Start
Belleville Center Solidarity Fund
The Shankapotomus Shoot-Out
SouthWestern Illinois Laborers’ District Council Scholarship Fund
Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades
Metro East Fraternal Ordre Police Lodge #262
Mike Jones Benefit
Law Day Breakfast
Belleville East High School Golf
Metro East Fraternal Order of Police – Lodge #262
The Broadcast Center NFP
JDRF Charity
Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Committee
United Way of Greater St. Louis
The Mike Kelley Foundation
Metro East Fraternal Ordewr of Policy – Lodge #262
Federal Bar Association for the Southern District of Illinois
Clyde C. Jordan Food Bank
AJAX St. Louis Soccer Club
St. Louis Crisis Nursery
Christian Activity Center
Orange Crush East St. Louis Football
Backpacks for East St. Louis Children
Clyde C. Jordan Food Bank Thanksgiving Dinner
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Dept. D.A.R.E. program
Village of Swansea for Police and Fire Youth Academy
World Class Cheer for mouse race event
Friendship Bridge for Rebecca m. Cueto Memorial
St. Clair County Young Lawyers Land of Lincoln Night
Epsilon Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi
Friends of Robert Eastern III for 2nd Annual Toy Drive
Wolf Branch School
JSC of Edwarsville/Glen Carbon
National Fire Safety Council, Inc.
EAWR/Roxana Hockey
Belle Clair Soccer – 501(c)3
East St. Louis Schools for book bags
Rush Soccer Club
D.A.R.E. and Scared Straight Calendar – All American Calendars
New Shining Light Outreach
National Child Safety Council
Rite Initiative Inc. – 501(c)3
Swansea Fire Department Civic Association – 501(c)3
Rotary Club of Swansea Foundation – 501(c)3
Compassion for Seniors
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
Military Warriors Foundation
Guatemala SANA Children’s Project
Plumbers and Pipefitters 101 Club
Twin Bridges Lightning Team
Elite Hockey School
42 Foundation
S.O.A.R. 7-34-2
Law Enforcement Services St. Clair County Sheriff’s Calendar
Wolf Branch PTC Auction
CFS-HB Scholarship Fund
SWILDC Scholarship
The Laborers’ Care (TLC)
District 175 Educational Foundation
Swansea Family Christmas Fund
Junior Service Club
Ainad Shriners Wrestling
Southwestern Illinois CLC Fund
Rotary Club of Swansea
Esther Serving the Nations, Inc.
Swansea Rotary
Mark and Jay Keeley Memorial Foundation
Law Enforcement Services, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department
Clyde C. Jordan Senior Center Thanksgiving Dinner