The work we do in Chicago public schools helps keep students in school and on track to graduate. It has a data-driven impact. It efficiently leverages community resources, and focuses 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.

Thanks to our new 2018 donors!

Impact Grants Chicago

The REAM Foundation

Thanks to our donors with in-kind support!

Colliers Interational

Cradles to Crayons

Communities In Schools of Chicago Donors, FY18


Altria Group


Craig and Elliana Bondy

Capital One

Carnahan Daniels Foundation

Communities In Schools National

Vinay Couto and Lynn Vincent

The Crown Family

Kevin and Joan Evanich

Vincent and Pat Foglia

Gilead Foundation

I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation

Invest for Kids

Kemper Educational and Charitable Fund

Michael Reese Health Trust

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Polk Bros. Foundation

Speh Family Foundation

Matthew Steinmetz

Telligen Community Initiative

Together for Students Initiative


Adtalem Global Education Foundation

Anonymous Foundation

Mark and Jamie Brady

Brinson Foundation

City of Chicago – Mayor’s

      Mentoring Initiative

CME Group Foundation

Costco Wholesale Corporation

Finnegan Family Foundation

Foundation for Human Development

Bon and Holly French

Ryan and Casey Harris

Walter D. and Barbara Scott

Topfer Family Foundation

W.P. & H.B. White Foundation



Adams Street Partners, LLC

Jodi and Ruben Caro

CME Group Community Foundation

Bob and Pam Conlon


GCM Grosvenor

Golder Family Foundation

Matthew Gibson

Brian and Jaala Good

Rick and Pamela Gunst

Higher Path Foundation

Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

Alan and Laura LeCoque

Rick and Liz Mentzinger

Brad and Jen Meyers

Scott and Rachel Pasquini


Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation

Gregory and Carmelina Stoklosa

Ulta Beauty, Inc.

Joan W. Ward

Jim and Catherine Ann Welch

William Blair & Company, LLC


Jon and Susan Ballis

Robert and Virginia Burnstine

Edith Chen and Greg Miller

Therese and Jim Fauerbach

Barbara and Todd Ford

Latham and Watkins LLP

Billy and Catherine Lawless

Luther I. Replogle Foundation

William McIntosh

McMaster-Carr Supply Company

Northridge Group, Inc.

Ogletree Deakins

Peoples Gas

Valli Perera

Elizabeth Rice and Lou Yicese

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Rooney Ripple and Ratnaswammy, LLP

Robin and Jill Selati

Matt and Julie Simon

Andrew and Dana Stern

Douglas and Pam Walter

Winston & Strawn LLP


Jeff and Annette Adams

Troy and Elizabeth Barnett

Constance J. Capone


Colliers International

Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher Kelly

Steve and Alison Dry

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Mike and Eleanor Evangelides

Goldman, Sachs and Co.


Joe Gutman

Dorothy and Jack Jiganti

Candice M. Johnson

Andrew and Suzie Kassof

John and Emily Kos


Janet Krueger and Tony Castelluccio

Alvin Marley

Tom and Megan McCleary

Brian and Cindy Moncrief

Daniel and Jennifer O’Shaughnessy

Lanny and Terry Passaro

Ropes and Gray LLP

Marc Simon

Robin Steans

Marc and Marcy Strongin

Scott and Sue Strusiner

Michael and Nancy Timmers

Gintaras Vaisnys and Gloria Kot

Matthew Zimmer


Jeannie Affelder and Jeff Weissglass

Zaid and Mariam Alsikafi

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Jill and Ted Beattie

Andy Block

Judy Chernick

Chicago Community Trust

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Michelle Collins

Bill and Kim Colwyn

Marie Devlin

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Ana Lorena Elizondo

Bob and Rose Fealy

Michael and Erica Fishman

Mike and Kate Flores

Sue and Tom Gates

Douglas C. and Ann Grissom

Ankur Gupta

Jonathan and Rebecca Guryan

Heather Haukness and David Bentrem

Gregory and Nora Hedges

Torrence Hinton

Jeff Jelm

Andrew Jessen

Matthew and Karen Kaplan

Stanton Kawer

William S. Kennedy

Kovler Family Foundation

Leo Lanzillo

Richard Mentzinger

Jeff Michael

Mozilla Foundation

Ruthellyn Musil

Jim and Sharon O’Sullivan

Cole Parker

Laura Pearl

Sanford E. Perl

Jim Perry

Richards, Layton, & Finger

Stephen L. Ritchie

Kristi Rowsell

Mike and Kim Shean

Mike Siska

Kay Torshen

David and Bonita Turner

Barbara West

Robert Westropp

Edward C. Wood

Jamie Woodward

Lisa Young