Our Donors

Thank you to the people and organizations whose generosity during the 2013-2014 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. Your generosity is crucial in helping us support Every Child, Every Day.

For a list of our 2014-2015 donors thus far, please see our Midyear Donor Review.

$100,000 & Above

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

$10,000- $99,999

The Broad Center
Children’s Inner City Educational Fund
CME Group Foundation
The Philip M. Friedmann Family Charitable Trust
Patty & Craig Henderson
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Keiser Donor Advised Fund
Margulf Foundation
PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Rauner Family Foundation
Heather Steans & Leo Smith
Mr. & Mrs. William R. Tobey, Jr.

$5,000- $9,999

Howard B. Bernick
Catherine & Richard Gottfred
Invest in Others Charitable Foundation
Ostrow, Reisin, Berk, & Abrams, Ltd.
Target Foundation

$1,000- $4,999

Lorraine  Arvin
Mary Ann Boggs
Debbie & David Chizewer
Ellison Elite PTA
Food Service Professionals
Gorter Family Foundation
Oppenheimer Family Foundation
James Stovall
Laura Thonn
University of Southern California
Wight & Company

$500- $999

Brianna Baker
John A.  Bollero, Jr.
Violet & Anthony Clark
Colin Clement
Nancy Gidwitz
Andrew Larsen
LTS Chicago
Mikva Challenge
Mrs. George J. Nieman
Thomas J. Nieman
Tricia & James Valenti

Up to $500

Academy of Our Lady Alumnae Association
Kalie Adkinson
Margot & John Anello
Heather Anichini
Sandra & Johnson Asemota
Lilah Aubrey
Karla Bailey
Kristin Baldino
Chris Barton
Daniel Basler
Stacey Beardsley
Steven Berkley
Ashley Bininger
Pete Blatchford
Brooke Borio
Timothy Bruhn
Blair Burson
Eileen Cadigan
Erica Camiliere
Heidi & Kevin Casey
Elizabeth Castellon
General Mills
Gina  Castronovo
Jesus Cerrato
Jorge & Carmen Chavez
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Eshela Chumbi
Kathleen Clarke & Samuel C. Van Hecke
Colleen Collins
Alissa Coronna
Francisco Cortes
Michael Cotter
Juana Cruz-Manzanares
Marie & Bob Delaney
Charlotte Dennis
Erica Diaz
Phil Dodson
Josalyn T. Drain
Marisol & Eric Duerr
Kevin Dundek
Robert  Durst
Katy Eagen
Monica Echavarri
Melissa Feinberg
Leon and Susan Feret
Anna Field-Osler
Laura Fisher
Katie Flood
Erin Flynn
Logan Freethy
Jamie Funkhouser
Teresa Furr
Emily Gavin
Amy  Gierthy
Carolyn Glantz
Molly Glantz
Rebecca Glantz
Jillian Goetz
Xochitl Gomez-Santos
Mark Graves
Monica Green-Wilson
Ashley Grosshuesch
Gregory Gurley
Jack & Sandra Guthman
Nicole Harris
Rosemary Hastings
Louise & Tom Hayden
Nicole & Andrew Hayek
Eileen Hellstrom
Jennifer Hellstrom
Jim Hellstrom
Kimberly Hinton
Jane & Stephen Hoffman
Samantha Holland
Carey Holst
Marissa Holtzman
Michael Hubbard
Michael C. Jackson
Deena & Gerald Jenkins
Chris Kopechessi
Anne Kostyo
Anisa & Imtiyaz Kothawala
John Kuebler II
Teri Levich
Pete Liles
Joyce Lockhart-Fisher
Rebecca Lorenzen
Juliet Luna

Up to $500, Continued

Brian Malkin
Lindy Mandel
Amber Mandley & Cheri Tatar
Agnes Mangubat
Linda  Martin
Robinette Mattox
Anne Matz
Megan Mau
Kalsey Mayher
Loren McDonald
Erin Mead
Kelly Merkel
Dea Meyer
Ifleda Millon & Danilo Millon
Maggie & Bill Morrison
Michael Muhich
Sandra Murphy
Francis Nkwocha
Claire Nolan
Sarah O’Connell
Andrew Parker
Luke Paskevich
Pass with Flying Colors
Polk Brothers Foundation
Beth & Jeff Purvis
Mariel Race
Tonya Rambo
Carolyn Rutili
Anna Marie Samaan
Scott Saunders
Meghan  Schmidt
Kristin Schrepferman
Erica Schwartzenfeld
Kevin Seibel
Molly Shields
Square Register
Leslie Stiller
Jason Swindle
Jane Szot
Van Tang
Andrew Taranto
Rachel Teachout
Robert W. Thomas
Kathleen Toth
Meagan Ulmer
Sommer Urias
Ryan Van Elslander
Diana Vasich
Josh Vick
Kimberly Wade
Jon Watson
Wells Fargo
Cassie Williams
Cheri Wilson-Chappelle
Joseph Wise
Scott Witoszynski
John & Patricia Zeeman

In Honor Of
Colin Clement
Craig Henderson
Katherine Muhich
Beth Purvis & the CICS Team
Laura Thonn
Victory Education Partners

Matching Gift Companies
Illinois Toolworks Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
NICE Employee Matching Gift Program
PCS Administration (USA), Inc.

In-Kind Contributors
Bacci's Pizza
Backyard Grill
Bella Cuisine
Bob Chinn’s Crab House
Ross Bossingham
Bucaro Family
Chicago Brauhaus
Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox Charities, Inc.
Chicagoland Aviation
Chipotle- Lincoln and Jersey Location
Civitas staff
COTG-A Xerox Company
C.W. Henderson & Associates
Davis Movie Theatre
Degerberg Academy
El Pueblito
First Book National Bank
Nancy Gidwitz
Glencoe PTO
Golberg Kohn
Gracie Barra Chicago
Hooters Management Corporation
Laser Quest
Lincoln Square Athletic Club
Malnati Organization, Inc.
Meatheads Burgers
Mee Mah's
Nacional 27
Office Max
Pass with Flying Colors
Portrait Plus
Putting Edge
Beth & Jeff Purvis
Bob and Kathy Smith
Jamie Steel
Tall Ship Red Witch
Trattoria Trulo
Linda Turner
Whole Foods
Zemsky’s Clothing Commission

Local, State, and Federal Contributors
IL. Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Program Partners
Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago Scholars
Civic Leadership
Chicago Debate League
Future Founders
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
One Goal
Pass With Flying Colors
Positive Coaching Alliance
Piedmont Office Realty Trust
Schuler Scholar Program
Union League B & G Club
Youth Guidance

Thank you to all those who gave using

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



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