Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., Principal Lindsey Paige Markus
has been selected by the Jewish United Fund (JUF) Young Leadership Award Committee as a recipient of the 2016 Davis, Gidwitz & Glasser Young Leadership Award.
The award honors young volunteers who have demonstrated exemplary dedication and made significant contributions to Chicago's Jewish community.
Markus is one of the youngest members of JUF’s Professional Advisory Committee and uses her knowledge and vast experience in charitable planning to advise donors on charitable giving and promote gift planning vehicles to her clients. She also serves on the Legacies & Endowments Committee and is the incoming chairman of the Lawyers Division. Markus is a graduate of the Jewish Leaders Institute and is a member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet.
In addition to charitable planning, Markus’ legal practice focuses on assisting business owners and families with their estates, protecting assets, transferring wealth and minimizing taxation. She works closely with clients to formulate succession plans, and advise on business formation, wealth preservation and gift and estate taxation.
In November 2015, Markus combined her passion for volunteering with her work at Chuhak & Tecson as the host of the firm’s annual Women Helping Women
(WHW) event. Held by the women attorneys of Chuhak & Tecson, WHW is an after-hours group offering professional women the opportunity to network, build business alliances and accomplish charitable service at the same time. Each event spotlights a different nonprofit agency serving women, or women and their children, and identifies practical ways that participants can help. Markus successfully endorsed Jewish Child and Family Services as the featured charity partner for November’s event. Guests supported the organization’s Child Welfare program and Counseling and Child Development programs by donating more than 250 culturally diverse dolls
to children of all faith throughout Chicago.
“My grandparents set wonderful examples of making tzedakah
(charity) a way of life. Their sacrifices and hard work have provided my generation with opportunities they could not have imagined. With success and opportunity comes a responsibility for me – to not just continue our family tradition of caring and doing for others but to enhance my participation in giving,” Markus said. “Being involved with the Jewish community has provided me with an opportunity to carry on their legacy and make a meaningful difference.”
Markus is involved with several other nonprofit organizations, including Between Friends and the Advocate Charitable Foundation as a member of the Gift Planning Advisory Committee.