March 06, 2006

Jenner & Block recently became a “High 5” sponsor of Scholarship Chicago, a nonprofit organization that provides economically disadvantaged youth in Chicago with programs and scholarships to help them pursue college or other post-secondary education.

As a High 5 sponsor, the Firm will make a significant contribution to Scholarship Chicago over five years. That investment will support five college-bound students with a full year of college preparatory programming in their senior year of high school, including a personal mentor to work with them through college, renewable 4-year college scholarships, and access to summer internships and career networking opportunities, among other things.

“The Firm is a longtime supporter of Scholarship Chicago, and we are proud to increase our commitment to such an important organization,” said Jenner & Block Chairman Jerold S. Solovy, who, along with Partner J. Kevin McCall, spearheaded the Firm’s donation.

Scholarship Chicago is the largest privately funded college scholarship organization in the city.