Janice E. Rodgers Named a Woman of the Year by Rotary Club of Chicago06/05/14
CHICAGO, ILL. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Janice E. Rodgers, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, has been named a Woman of the Year by the Rotary Club of Chicago.
For the second year in a row, the Rotary Club of Chicago is honoring outstanding women for their commitment to service. Rodgers is being honored for her longstanding commitment to the Chicago Foundation for Women, an organization that raises money in the greater Chicago area to fund and support organizations that serve women and girls. She will be honored at a luncheon on June 17 in Chicago.
Rodgers is national chair of the firm’s Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on representing and advising not-for-profit organizations, including private and public foundations, charitable and educational institutions, and other tax-exempt entities. Rodgers also has experience in advising both individuals and institutions on charitable giving, including charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, direct gifts and tax planning for long-term charitable gift programs. Outside of the firm, she is a volunteer director of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, a former board member and current public policy committee member of the Donors Forum of Chicago and a former board member and current member of the audit committee and Alumnae Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women.
She received her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and her bachelor's degree, with highest honors, from the University of Illinois.
The world's oldest service club, which was founded in Chicago in 1905, the Rotary Club of Chicago is made up of professional men and women who meet weekly to collaborate on business and to use collective talents and resources to make a difference in the world. There are over 34,000 clubs around the world, with 1.2 million members. For more information, please visit rotaryone.org.