We often hear about the terrible violence and persistent poverty facing Chicago. This news can make us lose hope and forget that there are other stories within our city—stories of tenacity, persistence, and courage. Though these stories often go untold, these are the stories that you make possible, through your support of Chicago Youth Centers (CYC). Read the success stories you made possible this year, and please consider making a gift to the CYC Annual Fund today to help us write tomorrow's stories of hope. More >>
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CYC gratefully acknowledges our 2016 Children's Champions Circle. The following individuals, foundations, and corporations gave $500 or above to support CYC's Annual Fund: Vytas and Cecilia Ambutas • Gabor and Sarah Balassa • Delbert and Barbara Arsenault • Bill Barry • Maria C. Bechily and Scott Hodes • Frank and Prue Beidler • Blum-Kovler Foundation • Bomher Family Foundation • Craig Bondy • Christopher Butler • David and Sherri Dees • Robert O. Delaney • Katherine Erwin and Dirk Van Koughnett • Elizabeth Fama and John Cochrane • FCI Construction, Inc. • Mark and Lynne Florian • Francis Beidler Foundation • Frank and Karen Ptak Family Foundation • David Frizzie • Robert Gecht and Albany Bank and Trust Company • James and Louise Glasser • William and Ethel Gofen • Richard and Mary Gray • William and Patricia Hagenah • Marguerite D. Hark • Neil Hayes • Jeffrey Heh • Timothy and Jocelyn Hirsch • Rose M. Houston • Jeffrey and Sandra Jelm • Michael and Rosalind Keiser • Kirkland & Ellis Foundation • Kristin and Bill Krogstie • John Kos • Judy Macior • MacLean-Fogg Company • Martin and Mary Boyer Foundation • KJ McConnell • Charles and Meryl Moss • Brad and Amy O'Dell • John Q. O'Donnell • Shama Patel & Rohit Kumar • Ronald Redd • Jeffrey and Debbie Ross • John and Jean Schneider • Steven & Beth Schulwolf • Virginia Seggerman • Harrison and Lois Steans • Richard and Ann Taft • Terraco Inc. • Charles Thurman • Elizabeth Tisdahl • Thomas and Rebecca Vander Veen • Herbert and Karen Wander • Hank and Joyce Wisniewski • Listed as of 12/22/16
Most of us know Shakespeare’s phrase about greatness: “Some are born great; some achieve greatness; and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Many of us also are lucky enough to Full Article »