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Sponsors & Donors

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.

Donor Profile: Jackson national

CIS of Chicago is thrilled to continue our partnership with Jackson through the 2021-2022 school year. Their continued support of our Intensive program allows us to provide case management to hundreds of students, helping them stay in school and on track to graduate high school prepared for success. We couldn’t do it without Jackson’s dedication to our students and our mission.

Jackson is a leading provider of retirement products for industry professionals and their clients. The company and its affiliates offer variable, fixed and fixed index annuities designed for tax-efficient growth and distribution of retirement income for retail customers, as well as products for institutional investors. Jackson is a proud founding member and co-chair of the Alliance for Lifetime Income, a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization formed and supported by 24 of the nation’s financial services organizations to create awareness and educate Americans about the importance of protected lifetime income. The company prides itself on sound corporate risk management practices and strategic technology initiatives. Focused on thought leadership and education, Jackson provides industry insights and financial representative training on retirement planning and alternative investment strategies. The company is also dedicated to corporate philanthropy and supports nonprofits focused on strengthening families and creating economic opportunities in the communities where its employees live and work. For more information, visit

Donor Highlight: BMO Harris Bank

CIS of Chicago recognizes BMO Harris Bank for investing in our Intensive Program during the 2021-22 academic year. BMO’s generosity will help our team positively impact 1,350 students in 30 schools across Chicago. These students will receive individualized case management, as well as a myriad of connected programs and services, both of which are proven to keep students in school and on track to graduation. 


The BMO community giving philosophy is grounded in the company’s Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life and focuses on collaboration, learning, and innovation. BMO works with its community partners to achieve sustainable solutions and shape the future together. 


BMO’s core values of integrity, empathy, diversity, and responsibility, as well as the company’s guiding principles around social change, financial resilience, community building, and economic impact, are integral aspects of the way they work with community partners. Together, they develop forward-thinking solutions that benefit society as a whole. CIS of Chicago is proud to partner with BMO, and we appreciate the generous investment in our mission and our students. 

Leaders in Learning

Communities In Schools of Chicago Donors, FY20


  • AbbVie
  • Anonymous Foundation
  • A Better Chicago
  • Craig and Elliana Bondy
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Capital One
  • Carnahan Family Foundation
  • Foglia Family Foundation
  • Foundation for Human Development
  • I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation
  • Kemper Educational and Charitable Fund
  • Michael Reese Health Trust
  • Bill Nygren Foundation
  • Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Matthew Steinmetz
  • Thrive – Together for Students
  • VNA Foundation


  • Adtalem Global Education Foundation
  • Anonymous Foundation
  • Mark and Jamie Brady
  • Brinson Foundation
  • Kevin and Joan Evanich
  • Finnegan Family Foundation
  • Grant Healthcare Foundation
  • Ryan and Casey Harris
  • Higher Path Foundation
  • Peoples Gas Community Fund
    at The Chicago Community Foundation
  • Speh Family Foundation
  • The Shippy Foundation
  • Topfer Family Foundation
  • Ulta Beauty Inc.
  • Jim and Catherine Ann Welch
  • W.P. & H.B. White Foundation


  • Adams Street Partners, LLC
  • Ares Management, LLC
  • Regina and Luke Bakalar
  • Carmax Foundation
  • Jodi and Ruben Caro
  • Bob and Pam Conlon
  • Vinay Couto and Lynn Vincent
  • Elder Family Foundation
  • Steve Elkins
  • Therese and Jim Fauerbach
  • Bon and Holly French
  • Brian and Jaala Good
  • GCM Grosvenor
  • Golder Family Foundation
  • John M. Greening
  • Richard M. Gunst
  • Jackson National Community Fund
  • Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
  • Alain and Laura LeCoque
  • Brad and Jen Meyers
  • Brian and Cindy Moncrief
  • Northern Trust Corporation
  • Scott and Rachel Pasquini
  • Joan W. Ward
  • William Blair & Company, LLC


  • Anonymous
  • Jon and Susan Ballis
  • Edith Chen and Greg Miller
  • Kent and Elizabeth Dauten
  • Deloitte
  • Mike and Eleanor Evangelides
  • Barbara and Todd Ford
  • Stuart Frankel
  • Dorothy and Jack Jiganti
  • Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  • William McIntosh
  • NTT Ltd
  • Valli Perera
  • Elizabeth Price and Lou Yicese
  • Robin and Jill Selati
  • Matt and Julie Simon


  • Neil Araujo
  • Steve and Alison Dry
  • Alex and Katie Feld
  • Ervin and Louise LeCoque
  • Jay and Sharon LeCoque
  • Brendan and Kelli McKeough
  • Ruthellyn Musil
  • Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation
  • Gintaras Vaisnys and Gloria Kot
  • Katherine Wanner
  • Kareem K.W.O.E. Wells
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Edward and Mary Ann Wood


  • Anonymous
  • Jeannie Affelder and Jeff Weissglass
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Richard Berger
  • Brian and Heiji Black
  • Andrew and Shaun Block
  • Rob Bronstein
  • Suzanne Burns
  • Robert and Virginia Burnstine
  • Brad and Katie Cohen
  • Michelle Collins
  • Bill and Kim Colwyn
  • Pam and Dan Davis
  • Marie Devlin
  • Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher
  • Charles Edelstein
  • Bob and Rose Fealy
  • Lawrence Fey
  • Michael and Erica Fishman
  • David Goldman
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Jonathan and Rebecca Guryan
  • David Habiger
  • Dr. Heather Haukness and Mr. David
  • Torrence and Kimberly Hinton
  • John D. Jawor
  • Jeff Jelm
  • Candice M. Johnson
  • Alan and Michelle Kaplan
  • Harry Kraemer
  • Janet Krueger and Tony Castelluccio
  • John Kos
  • Kovler Family Foundation
  • Legg Mason & Co., LLC
  • Alvin Marley
  • Rocco and Roxanne Martino
  • Loui Marver
  • Tom McCleary
  • Mike Naimo
  • Danny and Jennifer O’Shaughnessy
  • Jim and Sharon O’Sullivan
  • ORBA
  • ORIX Foundation
  • Jim Parsons
  • Laura Pearl
  • Sanford E. Perl
  • Stephen L. Ritchie
  • Dan Rosenbloom
  • Scott Segal
  • Benjamin Socie
  • Rita Spitz and David Blears
  • Gregory and Carmelina Stoklosa
  • Marc and Marcy Strongin
  • Edward Swan
  • Kay Torshen
  • Douglas and Pam Walter
  • Barbara West
  • Robert Westropp
  • James Wildman

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