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Inspiring Change Giving Circle

Inspiring Change Giving CircleOur 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


  • Mark Affolter
  • Donald Bielinski
  • Rita Spitz and David Blears
  • Judy Chernick
  • Brad and Katie Cohen
  • Charlie Gruber and Janel Daley
  • Kent and Elizabeth Dauten
  • Pam and Dan Davis
  • Janel Daley and Charlie Gruber
  • Jeff and April Diehl
  • Cameron Docter
  • Dan and Nicole Drexler
  • Steve and Alison Dry
  • Ellen Rudnick and Paul Earle
  • Charles Edelstein
  • Bob and Rose Fealy
  • Michael and Erica Fishman
  • Andy and Jenny Friedman
  • David Goldman
  • Mark and Michelle Grossmann
  • Gregory and Nora Hedges
  • Dorothy and Jack Jiganti
  • Candice M. Johnson
  • Andrew and Suzie Kassof
  • Jeff and Carol Kearney
  • Andrew and Samantha Kessel
  • John Kos
  • Alvin Marley
  • Rocco and Roxanne Martino
  • Dan Rosenbloom
  • Matt and Julie Simon
  • Marc and Marcy Simon
  • Steve and Gale Smith
  • Van and Stephanie Stapleton
  • Marc Strongin
  • Steven and Jodi Taub
  • Katherine Wanner
  • Edward and MaryAnn Wood

Thank you for your consideration

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Cotugno at or Zindy Marquez at

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