CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL
CHARTER SCHOOL

DONORS & PARTNERS

Our Donors

Thank you to the people and organizations whose generosity during the 2012-2013 school year has made critical investments possible even in the face of public funding challenges. We are grateful for your support and the difference that it makes for the students, teachers and staff of the CICS network. 

$100,000 and Above

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
New Schools for Chicago
Rauner Family Foundation

$10,000- $99,999

Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation
The Broad Center
Children’s Inner City Educational Fund
CME Group Foundation
The Philip M. Friedmann Charitable Trust
Catherine & Richard Gottfred
Patty & Craig Henderson
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Keiser Donor Advised Fund
LJM Partners
Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation
Anne & Bill Tobey

$5,000- $9,999

John & Weezie Gates Charitable Trust
Pass with Flying Colors

$1,000- $4,999

Lorraine Arvin
Atlantic Research Partners
Debbie & David Chizewer
Daniels and King 
Management Co., L.P.
Gorter Family Foundation
Laurus Strategies
Sandra & Daniel Leib
Anne E. Matz
Mesirow Financial
The Richard and Barbara 
Metzler Charitable Foundation
Oppenheimer Family Foundation
ORBA, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants
Target Foundation
Laura A. Thonn
Transitpro Logistics, Inc.

$500- $999

American Hospital Association
John A. Bollero, Jr.
Andrew Curto
Suzi Dulle
Cassie Gavin
Nancy Gidwitz & 
Jeff Grossman
Steven Goering
Diana Lopez
Maggie & Bill Morrison
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
Thomas J. Nieman
Anthony Paskevich & Associates
Beth & Jeff Purvis
Arthur J. Reliford, Jr.
Mary Stafford
Craig Stubler
The Joseph Valenti, Jr. Family Foundation
Tricia & James Valenti

Up to $500

Anonymous
Abbott Laboratories
Elizabeth Allen
Academy of Our Lady 
Alumnae Association
Bart Anderson
Karoline Andris
Margot & John Anello
Chris Arlinghaus
Allen Asemota
Sharon Ashford
David Bain
Kristin Baldino
Claudio Ballesteros
Chris Barton
Anne Bell
Jessica Bergman
Gina Biondi
Deanna Blair
Desmond Boachie
Teresita Bondoc
Eileen Boyce
Kim Bracy
Karin Breo
Olga Breslavskaya
Jennifer Brock
Caroline Brown
Timothy Bruhn
Amanda Cadin
Vanessa Calderon-Miranda
Erica Camiliere
Heidi Casey
Elizabeth Castellon
Gina Castronovo
Kapil Chaudhary
Chicago Foundation 
for Education
Violet & Anthony Clark
Colleen Collins
Beth Colodny
Debra Colodny
Wight & Company
Vincent Congine
Maria Corona
Andrea Corral
Michael Cotter
Ben Crist
Katherin Crist
Matthew Cullen
David Daiga
Anthony Danielak
Anthony Danzy
Kristina Davis
Marie & Bob Delaney
Daniel Delgado
Phil Dodson
Robert Durst
Aimee Eichelberger
David Emery
Primera Engineers Ltd.
Elizabeth Evans
Melissa Feinberg
Leon Feret
Christina Fiduccia
Laura Fisher
Jason Flahive
Lori Flood
Scott Frauenheim
Dana Gagnon
Armen Garry
David Giants
Amy Gierthy
Jody Gitelis
Carolyn Glantz
Ginger Glantz
Molly Glantz
Virginia Glantz
Jorge Gloger
Joseph Glossberg
Matthew Godfrey
Jaclyn Goldis
Anna Mae Grams-Pullappally
Mark Graves
Jennifer Greene
Monica Green-Wilson
Katrina Greenwood
Ashley Grosshuesch
Greg Gurley
Sheila Hamilton
Elizabeth Harper
Craig Henderson
Jane & Stephen M. Hoffman
Rhiannon Holcombe
Michael Hubbard
Donald M. Hubbard, Jr.
Alexandra Hunt
Steven Hyde
Ramsey Jabbar
Erin Jewell

Up to $500, Continued

Rachel Johnson
William Johnson
Andrea L. Jones
Ann Kauth
Bryan Kenny
William Kesler
Emily King
Imtiyaz Kothawala
Natalie Kottmann
Rachel Kramer
Christy Krier
John Kuebler II
Cheryl Larson
eSpark Learning
Wendy Szeto Lee & Brian Lee
Susan & Richard Lenny
Matt & Joan Lewin
Melissa Lipshutz
Christopher Lozier
Jim Lullo
Juliet Luna
Jennifer Lynch
Brian Malkin
Amber Mandley & Cheri Tatar
Linda Martin
Megan Mau
Don McCord
Trisha McCullough
Lee & Tom McGrath
Trish McNulty
Melissa Megliola
Christine Meier
Lisa Meyer
Amy Mills
Genevieve Misfeldt
Amanda Morford
Sarah Morgan
Lauren Muldoon
James Murphy
Randi Myers
Ron & Diana Naspo
Katie Nay
Emily Newell
Francis Nkwocha
Edward O’Connell
Sarah O’Connell
Brian O’Connor
Jenna Otwell
Glenna Ousley
Keith Palz
Pantaleo Family
Andrew Parker
Luke Paskevich
JoAnne & Bryan Pepper
Meghan Petersen
Amy Peterson
Christine Poindexter-Harris & Jarrard Harris
Kelly Pollack
Patricia Prince
Kate Proto
Erick Pruitt
James Quaid
Lindsey Rader
Jennifer Rehor
Brandon Ritschard
Eric Roby
Joan Rose
Amanda Rychel
Lauren Rzepka
Nicole Rzepka
Lisa Salvatore
Scott Saunders
Meghan Schmidt
Todd Schmidt
Krisitn Schrepferman
Erica Schwartzenfeld
Nancy Schwartzenfeld
John Sfikas
Kate Soden
Will Stephens
Alissa Stolberg
Cherry Stubler
Gwenn & Steve Suvada
Jason Swindle
Brenna Taub
Rachel Teachout
Kristi Teague
Barbara Thomas
Robert W. Thomas
Mark Tomezak
Kathleen Toth
Margaret Trausch
Tom Tuohy
Meagan Ulmer
Adjovi Vana-Biney
Ryan VanElslander
Melchor Vargas
Joshua Vick
Helen Wargel
Chris Weber
Erika Weiss
Carl Wenz
David Williams
Amanda Williamson
Sarah & Chase Wilson
Cheri Wilson-Chapelle
Joseph Wise
Scott Witoszynski
Sloane Wolf
Denise Woods
Brian Zambie
Inside the Envelope, Inc.
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In Honor Of

Thomas F. McGrath III
Julia & Sam Osorio
Christina Tse

Matching Gift Companies

Illinois Tool Works 
Foundation
Nokia Matching Gift Program
PCS Administration (USA), Inc

In-kind Contributors

Academy for Global Citizenship
Accenture 
Isabelle Barany
Bin Donated
Kevin & Jane Berg
Chicago Children’s Museum
Rosemarie Clohisy
Jennifer Epich
First Book
Friends of CICS Tennis
Peter Gidwitz
Ehryck Gilmore
Glencoe PTO
Goldberg Kohn
Mrs. Sandy DeArmond 
Glenkirk
Beth Hattel
C.W. Henderson and 
Associates
Kathleen Iriarte
Jenny Lorbeck
Pass With Flying Colors
Beth & Jeff Purvis
Ravinia
Arthur J. Reliford, Jr.
Piedmont Realty
Schuler Scholar Program
Asbill & Brennan Sutherland
Tyranena Brewing Company
Neal Weisenburger 
Youth Guidance

Local, State, and Federal Contributors

Chicago Public Schools

Thank you to all those who gave using donorschoose.org

Funder Profile: Children's Inner City Educational Fund (CICEF)

   

 

Fifteen years ago, John Canning was moved by the tragic story of a small child who fell from a window to her death on the south side of Chicago. The incident sparked discussions about what could be done in communities across the city to keep kids safe, engaged and learning outside of traditional school hours. John decided to take action, rallying colleagues, clients and friends for a fundraising event to help one school – Holy Angels Catholic School, also on the south side – pay for after school programming.

 

This single spark was the beginning of Children’s Inner City Educational Fund (CICEF). Three more of John’s colleagues at Madison Dearborn Partners have gotten involved since then to help oversee the Fund. Nick Alexos, Doug Grissom and Brittany Smith also identified three additional schools to benefit from its work, among them another parochial school, a Chicago Public Schools elementary school and Chicago International Charter School’s (CICS) Bucktown campus. The group hosts periodic fundraising events to support long-term relationships with schools.

 

Holy Angels was a great first partner and has come to symbolize CICEF’s goal to serve “a little bit like angels,” according to Nick. The fund’s support has been a wonderful gift for the scholars of CICS Bucktown, where public grant funding for after school programs ended in 2010. CICEF has filled much of the void, allowing the school to continue partnering with outstanding program providers and seek out new ones based on opportunity and student interest. For the 2012-2013 school year, the arts-focused programming made possible by CICEF includes musical options from choir to rock band, theater, yoga, and skateboard-building.

 

The time between school dismissal and when adults typically get home from work continues to be the most dangerous part of the day for kids in Chicago. We are fortunate at CICS Bucktown to offer so many great, safe learning opportunities for students during this time. Thanks to Children’s Inner City Educational Fund and especially to Brittany Smith, who has been a welcome guest at SCORPS performances, choir concerts and skate park trips.