To make a difference in the lives of people in need by serving and giving back to our community.


To redirect our youth, comfort those in pain, and give hope to those in need.


Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has built many community partnerships over the years with charitable organizations and outreach event organizers in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana. The foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser in Indiana, the Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Cornhole Tournament, helped raise $28,000 in 2022 alone.

100% of proceeds raised from the annual Cornhole Tournament are given back to directly support local charitable groups, schools, first responders, and nonprofits throughout Illinois and Indiana.

A few of the more notable contributions from 2022 include donating 1,150 backpacks with school supplies to disadvantaged youth in Chicago and Merrillville, donating over 2,250 Thanksgiving meal gift bags to vulnerable families in need in the same areas, and serving over 30 local nonprofits, schools, and police departments through various forms of donations.

We invite you to join our team that is “more than a law firm” by donating your time, sponsoring our cornhole tournament, and/or gifting financial resources to help flood our local communities with love and empathy. 

Together we can be the difference that helps bring about positive change. Illinois and Indiana charitable organizations and nonprofits are also welcome to submit sponsorship requests.   

Please contact our Illinois/Indiana Outreach Director Arianna Baiz, at [email protected] or call 708-222-2222 ext 6325 with any questions.


NW Indiana & Chicagoland Contributions in 2022


Volunteer Hours

(Average Total per Team Member in 2022)


Smiles generated

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back event sponsorship requests are open year-round and must be made a minimum of four weeks prior to event day. Volunteerism and community outreach in the form of resource drives and non-monetary donations are also open on a year-round basis. Please continue to check our website for updated information.

5th Annual Cornhole Tournament

4th Annual Cornhole Tournament

Date: To Be Announced
Time: To Be Announced

@ Bulldog Park in Crown Point, IN

All funds raised from team registrations, vendors, and event sponsorships go directly back into the community.

Please contact Arianna Baiz [email protected] with additional questions.