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Friends of Gene Lee

Organized by: The Friends of Gene

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THE STORY:

Thanks to everyone who helped us reach our fundraising event goal of $25,000.  Help us get the rest of the way to our final goal - $50,000.

Friends of Gene Lee seeks to support Gene and his family while he awaits sentencing on a case brought against him by the Federal Government. Gene and his family are now faced with mounting legal bills.

Contributions made to this fundraiser will help pay legal fees and other expenses associated with Gene's case including but not limited to lawyer fees, court costs, restitution, and accounting fees. NOTE:  Contributions made to this fund are NOT tax deductible gifts.  Friends of Gene Lee is not a 501(c) 3 charitable organization.

For those who wish to make a contribution via check, please make checks payable to:  Friends of Gene Lee Legal Fund and indicate in the memo line if you wish to be listed as a contributor on this site.  Mail checks to:

Friends of Gene Lee Legal Fund                                 2918 S. Wentworth Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

 

About Gene Lee

Gene Lee is a native Chicagoan, born and raised in Chicago's Chinatown where he still lives today. He has served the community through his career as well as through his personal efforts for more than 40 years.

Forty years ago, Gene combined his interest in basketball and his passion for the community by starting the Chinese Dragon's Athletic Association, known today as the Chicago Dragon's Athletic Association. With humble beginnings, the Dragon's provided a safe haven for young men and women in Chinatown from the streets and taught them sportsmanship and civic responsibility through basketball and community service. Later the organization added cultural heritage through traditional Chinese Lion and Dragon Dancing.

The Dragon's remain an active part of the community in Chinatown through basketball leagues and camps for kids. Dragon alumni are actively involved in the leadership of the Chicago Chinatown Special Events which produces events including the Chinatown Summer Fair and Annual Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown.

Gene's legacy lives on through his children and the hundreds of people he has mentored throughout his forty year career as a community leader and public servant with the City of Chicago.
 

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To This Fundraiser

$37,900

 

76% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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  • Howard Lee & Shirley Chi

    $100

  • Stephen "Monk" Tang

    $1,000

  • CrowdRise

    $100

  • ZUMBA with Michelle Mark (and Joe Mark)

    $250

  • Delilah

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sarah

    $500

  • Albert

    $200

  • David & Susie

    $500

  • Natalie Shively

    $1,000

  • James Woo

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Sonya/Fernando Marin

    $100

  • David Galvan

    $100

  • Shinai Oh Lee

    $500

  • Guy Shively

    $2,000

  • Carmen Mora

     

  • Livia Quan Aber

    $100

  • Jeannie Chiang & Robert Choy

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Kevin Yoo

    $100

  • Linda W Jung

    $100

  • Terence Khuu

    $50

  • dennis pang

    $300

  • William & Sandra Lai

    $100

  • Will Mark

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John La Monica

    $100

  • Tim Brenmark

    $100

  • Dave Chan

    $100

  • Sammy & Theresa Chan

    $100

  • Joyce Chin-Guan & Family

    $100

  • Don Don

    $100

  • Donna Egan

    $100

  • Tony Eng

    $200

  • George Lee

    $200

  • Larry Li

    $100

  • Eric Lo

    $100

  • Matthew Lo

    $100

  • John Ng

    $100

  • Gloria Seid

    $150

  • Marvin Tang

    $200

  • Andrew Toy

    $250

  • Joseph Wong

    $100

  • Doug Woo

    $100

  • Henry Yau & Family

    $400

  • Rockers

    $550

  • Vinny & Karen

    $200

  • Janice & Miguel Arias

    $100

  • CC and Kal Moy

    $100

  • Ed and Mei Wong

    $2,000

  • Robert and Khai Yang

    $100

  • Kenny Lin

    $100

  • Candy Truong

    $250

  • Cynthia & Annette Lau

    $100

  • Damon Wong

    $100

  • Friends of Gene Lee -Event

    $20,325

  • Mary

    $200

  • Elaine Dea Wilson

    $200

  • Linda Dea Lau

    $200

  • Uba Meraz

    $100

  • James & Birdie Chow

    $1,000

  • Ming Wan

    $100

  • David Dea

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

David Dea

David Dea

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Ming Wan

Ming Wan

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Uba Meraz

Uba Meraz

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

James & Birdie Chow

James & Birdie Chow

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Linda Dea Lau

Linda Dea Lau

DONATION: $200

Thank you Gene for being a part of my Panda years. You're the best! 3 years ago

Elaine Dea Wilson

Elaine Dea Wilson

DONATION: $200

You have impacted so many of us. Thank you for the years and dedication. 3 years ago

Mary

Mary

DONATION: $200

Gene, thank you for your passion and dedication to the Chinese Community 3 years ago

Friends of Gene Lee -Event

Friends of Gene Lee -Event

DONATION: $20,325

3 years ago

Damon Wong

Damon Wong

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

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