Philanthropy has an enormous and lasting legacy in Chicago. It has enabled the establishment of numerous educational and cultural institutions of national and international renown and has supported the development of a network of charities that have improved the health and social welfare of metropolitan area residents.
"Special Olympics Illinois is excited to help bring Network of Giving to Chicago, along with its benefits for our supporters, local merchants, and ultimately the communities where we live and prosper. As an organization, we always strive for three main goals – to improve athlete experiences, reach more athletes, and raise more resources. This program aligns with those goals and we look forward to what the future holds."
– Dave Breen, President and CEO of Special Olympics Illinois
“The Network of Giving will provide our partners, supporters, and individual residents with an easy-to-use tool to provide financial support for United Way of Metro Chicago’s work of helping individuals meet their basic needs—such as food, housing, and access to health care—and supporting equitable transformation in neighborhoods across the region.”
– Sean Garrett, president and CEO, United Way of Metro Chicago
“The Greater Chicago Food Depository is excited to be part of the Network of Giving in Chicago which will benefit our community, nonprofit charities, local businesses, and residents. Through our participation the Network of Giving will enhance and strengthen our mission to end hunger. The Network of Giving enables us to increase our daily impact for those who face hunger in Chicago and across Cook County. We look forward to our partnership with the Network of Giving so that more Chicagoans can play a role in our mission.”
– Jim Conwell, VP of Marketing and Communications at the Food Depository
“We know that many of our supporters in communities across the state want to help the children we serve. With this incredible tool from the Network of Giving, we can connect our caring neighbors with Illinois children with critical illnesses in need of the optimism and hope a wish can bring. We are thrilled by this opportunity to further support wish children and the ability to partner with more local businesses.”
– Stephanie Springs, CEO at Make-A-Wish Illinois