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Inspiring Change Giving Circle

Inspiring Change Giving Circle badgeOur Inspiring Change Giving Circle is a dedicated community of changemakers who make an annual commitment of $1,000 or more in support of CIS of Chicago’s vital work that keeps students on track to graduation.

Students who graduate from high school are healthier, safer, and more economically secure. This has a ripple effect that enhances all of our lives.

100% of your contribution will help to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and succeed in life.

By joining our inner circle, we want to bring a little inspiration to you! Explore a full suite of benefits below.

Exclusive Benefits


Allows us to connect enrichment opportunities to an entire grade for a full school year


Provides case-management for one student for a year


Provides a virtual support group for students for 10 weeks


  • Brian and Heiji Black
  • Rita Spitz and David Blears
  • Janet and Tony Castelluccio
  • Judy Chernick
  • Brad and Katie Cohen
  • Marie Devlin
  • Jeff and April Diehl
  • Cameron and Mari Docter
  • Dan and Nicole Drexler
  • Steve and Alison Dry
  • Ellen Rudnick and Paul Earle
  • Alfred Estberg
  • Bob and Rose Fealy
  • Michael and Erica Fishman
  • Andy and Jenny Friedman
  • Nick and Kari Galassi
  • Phillip Gerber
  • David Goldman
  • Donna and Jack Greenberg
  • Mark and Michelle Grossmann
  • Dorothy and Jack Jiganti
  • Candice M. Johnson
  • Matt and Marnie Joy
  • Jeff and Carol Kearney
  • Andrew and Samantha Kessel
  • John Kos
  • Alvin Marley
  • Roxanne and Rocco Martino
  • Jeff and Melanie Michael
  • Mike Naimo
  • Jim and Sharon O’Sullivan
  • Jay Pollitt
  • Dan and Melissa Rosenbloom
  • Matt and Julie Simon
  • Steve and Gale Smith
  • Van and Stephanie Stapleton
  • Marc and Samantha Strongin
  • Michael Timmers
  • Gintaras and Gloria Vaisnys
  • Katherine Wanner
  • Edward and MaryAnn Wood

Thank you for your consideration

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Kate Paetow-Fanning at

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

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