The work we do in Chicago public schools helps keep students in school and on track to graduate. It has a data-driven impact. We leverage community resources efficiently and focus on proven programs.

For less than $50 per student, we are able to achieve important results in improving social-emotional health, physical health, arts enrichment, and college and career readiness. All of this comes together to keep students in school and on track to graduate prepared for success.

This combination of efficiency and effectiveness appeals to our sponsors and donors. They view their donations as investments – in our work, in the students of Chicago, and in the city of Chicago.

Our current partners encompass leading foundations, civic-minded corporations, and caring individuals. Their generous support allows us to serve the students of Chicago, which serves the greater good as well. Join us in support of our mission.

DONOR PROFILE: Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Communities In Schools of Chicago is grateful for the partnership with the Paul M. Angel Family Foundation.

The foundation, which honors Paul M. Angell and his ideals, supports efforts designed to help alter the life trajectories of socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals and families, including school completion for at-risk youth. This focus aligns with the CIS of Chicago mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

In the Spring of 2017, individuals from the foundation joined us on a site visit to see our work in action at Chavez Multicultural Elementary, located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. During the visit, we witnessed the genuine connection between Jessica Juarez, CIS of Chicago Student Supports Manager, and the students she works with every day. Kim Van Horn, of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation noted that “the only thing that works is a real relationship” – and we couldn’t agree more.

We also saw firsthand just how much the school staff values Jessica’s presence in the school – with the Principal stating that he now has the time to focus on being a principal.

Partnership with the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation is supporting expansion of this program to more schools where student support is most needed. Together, we are removing students’ barriers to learning which ensures that they have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

DONOR HIGHLIGHT: CarMax Foundation

CIS of Chicago partnered with CarMax as part of their Stickers for Good program available at CarMax stores in Chicago through March 15. CarMax has donated a total of $300,000 to various local nonprofit organizations in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. We are grateful to be one of recipients.

CarMax created a special bumper sticker in honor of the campaign to raise awareness of the causes they are supporting in education, arts and culture, animal welfare, and many other areas.

Thank you, CarMax, for your partnership and for helping spread our mission that is changing the lives of thousands of Chicago public-school students every year.

Communities In Schools of Chicago Donors, FY19



Altria Group


Craig & Elliana Bondy

Capital One

Carnahan Family Foundation

Communities In Schools National

Kevin & Joan Evanich

Vince & Pat Foglia

Impact Grants Chicago

Kemper Educational & Charitable Fund

Michael Reese Health Trust

Northwestern University Dance Marathon

Paul M. Angell Foundation

Polk Bros. Foundation

Matthew Steinmetz

Together for Students Initiative


Adtalem Global Education Foundation

Anonymous Foundation

Bill Nygren Foundation

Mark & Jamie Brady

Brinson Foundation

Jodi & Ruben Caro

CME Group Foundation

Vinay Couto & Lynn Vincent

Finnegan Family Foundation

Grant Healthcare Foundation

Ryan & Casey Harris

Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

Brad & Jen Meyers

Peoples Gas

Topfer Family Foundation

VNA Foundation

W.P. & H.B. White Foundation

Jim & Catherine Ann Welch


Adams Street Partners, LLC


CME Group Community Foundation

Robert & Pamela Conlon


Bon & Holly French

GCM Grosvenor

Golder Family Foundation

Brian & Jaala Good

Rick & Pamela Gunst

Higher Path Foundation

Harry Kraemer

Bill McIntosh

Rick & Liz Mentzinger

Brian & Cindy Moncrief

Scott & Rachel Pasquini

Ream Foundation

Gregory & Carmelina Stoklosa

Joan W. Ward


Anonymous Corporation

Jon & Susan Ballis

Edith Chen & Greg Miller

Kent & Elizabeth Dauten

Whitney Doerr

Mike & Eleanor Evangelides

Barbara & Todd Ford

Al & Melissa Hamood

Candice M. Johnson

Latham & Watkins LLP

Billy & Catherine Lawless

Alain & Laura LeCoque

Locke Lord

Luther I. Replogle Foundation

Northridge Group, Inc.

Olgetree Deakins

Valli Perera

Robin & Jill Selati

Shippy Foundation

Matt & Julie Simon

William Blair & Company, LLC

Winston & Strawn LLP

Elizabeth Price & Lou Yicese


Cam Cummins

Shawn M. Donnelley & Christopher Kelly

Steve & Alison Dry

Ervin & Louise LeCoque

Alvin Marley

Lanny & Terry Passaro

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Benjamin Socie

Robin Steans

Steans Foundation

Scott & Kimberly Stiffle

Gintaras Vaisnys & Gloria Kot

Bruce & Jill Vierck

Kareem K.W.O.E. Wells

Edward C. Wood


Anonymous Donor

Anonymous Foundation

Jeannie Affelder & Jeff Weissglass

Ares Management

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Ryan Barr

Richard Berger

Andy Block

Robert & Virginia Burnstine

Steve Campbell

Judy Chernick

CIBC Bank (formerly PrivateBank)

Michelle Collins

Bill & Kim Colwyn

Charles Cunningham

Marie Devlin

Jeff Diehl

Peter Eisenberg

Bob & Rose Fealy

Wende Fox

Nick & Kari Galassi

Rick Gallwas

Sue & Tom Gates

Andy & Melanie Goodman

Mark & Michelle Grossmann

Jonathan & Rebecca Guryan

Heather Haukness & David Bentrem

Torrence Hinton

John D. Jawor

Dorothy & Jack Jiganti

Kovler Family Foundation

Janet Krueger & Tony Castelluccio

Leo & Elizabeth Lanzillo

Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP

Rocco & Roxanne Martino

Lori McCaffrey

Richard Mentzinger

Scott Mulcahy

Ruthellyn Musil

Mike Naimo

Daniel & Jennifer O’Shaughnessy

Jim & Sharon O’Sullivan

Cole Parker

Laura Pearl

Sanford E. Perl

Jim Perry

Richards, Layton, & Finger

Steven L. Ritchie

Dan Rosenbloom

Petra Seals

Rita Spitz & David Blears

Marc & Marcy Strongin

Edward Swan

Steven Taub

Kay Torsehn

Robert Westropp

Jessica White