Friends of Gene Lee
Organized by: The Friends of Gene
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.