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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: GCM Grosvenor

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CIS of Chicago is thrilled to feature GCM Grosvenor as a partner in our work with Chicago’s public-school students in the 2023-24 school year. For the past 8 years, GCM Grosvenor has been a gracious supporter of our work, allowing us to support thousands of students, helping them stay in school and on track to graduate high school prepared for success.

GCM Grosvenor is a global alternative asset management solutions provider. A leader in business and philanthropy, they focus their charitable efforts on community support and education. In 2020, GCM Grosvenor hosted an Inspiring Futures event for students from George Washington High School.

Inspiring Futures is a program that invites a group of CIS of Chicago students to corporate offices for a mentoring experience and opportunity to explore different career paths. This event at GCM Grosvenor allowed students from George Washington High School the chance to connect with professionals in the field and visualize opportunities for their future. CIS of Chicago is so appreciative of GCM Grosvenor’s support.

Donor Highlight: Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

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We are honored to feature the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, a leader in institutional philanthropy. The Foundation’s mission is to advance society through the performing arts, conservation of the world’s oceans, and social impact. The mission of the Foundation’s grantmaking in Social Impact is to promote equitable, safe, and thriving communities, particularly for ALAANA (African, Latino/a, Asian, Arab, and Native American) people living in historically disinvested communities through the priority areas of Education, Economic Empowerment, and Justice. 

CIS of Chicago is grateful for the generosity of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, which is helping us to expand our evidence-based programming across Chicago. With support from The Foundation, we are connecting high impact resources at 238 schools, to reach students who might otherwise have access to these vital supports. At 38 of these schools, we are also providing intensive case management services to students, providing counseling, mentoring, social-emotional learning supports, and more.

We thank the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation for their support of our mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Leaders in Learning

Communities In Schools of Chicago Donors, FY21


  • AbbVie
  • Anonymous
  • Communities In Schools
  • Craig and Elliana Bondy
  • Ellen Carnahan
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Foglia Family Foundation
  • Foundation for Human Development
  • I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation
  • Jackson National Community Fund
  • Kemper Educational and Charitable Fund
  • Lefkofsky Family Foundation
  • Michael Reese Health Trust
  • Nygren Family Charitable Fund
  • Panda Cares, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express
  • Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Thrive – Together for Students


  • Adams Street Partners, LLC
  • Anonymous
  • Ares Management
  • Mark and Jamie Brady
  • Brinson Foundation
  • Finnegan Family Foundation
  • GCM Grosvenor
  • Ryan and Casey Harris
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Kevin and Joan Evanich
  • Brian and Cindy Moncrief
  • David and Kate Schuppan
  • The Shippy Foundation
  • Topfer Family Foundation
  • UChicago Medicine
  • William Blair & Company, LLC
  • W.P. & H.B. White Foundation


  • Altria Group
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Michelle Renee Brown
  • Jodi and Ruben Caro
  • Bob and Pam Conlon
  • Elder Family Foundation
  • Eugene & Sallyann Fama
  • Therese and Jim Fauerbach
  • Bon and Holly French
  • Golder Family Foundation
  • Brian and Jaala Good
  • John M. Greening
  • Richard M. Gunst
  • Higher Path Foundation
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Alain and Laura LeCoque
  • William McIntosh
  • Brad and Jen Meyers
  • Nordstrom Cares
  • Northridge Group, Inc.
  • Scott and Rachel Pasquini
  • Peoples Gas Community Fund
  • Elizabeth Price and Lou Yicese
  • The Pritzker Organization
  • Robin and Jill Selati
  • Susan Crown Exchange
  • Ulta Beauty, Inc.
  • Jim and Catherine Ann Welch


  • Anonymous
  • Antares Capital
  • Regina and Luke Bakalar
  • Jon and Susan Ballis
  • Donald Bielinski
  • Edith Chen and Greg Miller
  • Kent and Elizabeth Dauten
  • Enova
  • Barbara and Todd Ford
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • James and Carol Hansen
  • Dorothy and Jack Jiganti
  • John Kos
  • NTT
  • Danny and Jennifer O’Shaughnessy
  • Protiviti
  • Valli Perera
  • Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  • Mrs. Barbara Scott
  • Matt and Julie Simon
  • SmithAmundsen LLC
  • Marc and Samantha Strongin
  • Vibha Foundation
  • Katherine Wanner
  • Joan W. Ward
  • Alicia West
  • Wind Point Partners
  • Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Winkel III
  • Edward and MaryAnn Wood


  • Adtalem Global Education Foundation
  • Albert Cotugno and Debi Levine
  • Jeff and April Diehl
  • Steve and Alison Dry
  • Alex and Katie Feld
  • Mr. Andrew and Dr. Jenny Friedman
  • David Goldman
  • Mark and Michelle Grossmann
  • Charlie Gruber and Janel Daley
  • Candice M. Johnson
  • Andrew and Suzie Kassof
  • Janet Krueger and Tony Castelluccio
  • Ervin and Louise LeCoque
  • Lan Nguyen-Chaplin and Brian Chaplin
  • Dan Rosenbloom
  • Edward Swan
  • Gintaras and Gloria Vaisnys
  • Vienna Beef


  • Jeannie Affelder and Jeff Weissglass
  • Mark Affolter
  • Anonymous
  • Brian and Heiji Black
  • Andrew and Shaun Block
  • Suzanne and Michael Burns
  • Capital Group
  • CBRE
  • Charles Schwab Corp. Foundation
  • Judy Chernick
  • Chicago Cares
  • CIBC Bank
  • Brad and Katie Cohen
  • Bill and Kim Colwyn
  • Michael Connally
  • Marie Devlin
  • Cameron Docter
  • Dan and Nicole Drexler
  • Charles Edelstein
  • Alfred Estberg
  • Mike and Eleanor Evangelides
  • Bob and Rose Fealy
  • Michael and Erica Fishman
  • Sue and Tom Gates
  • Jonathan and Rebecca Guryan
  • Gregory and Nora Hedges
  • Torrence and Kimberly Hinton
  • John D. Jawor
  • Nancy Kim
  • Kovler Family Foundation
  • Alvin Marley
  • Rocco and Roxanne Martino
  • Ronald and Ruthellyn Musil Family Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
  • Jim and Sharon O’Sullivan
  • Lo Patrick
  • Ellen Rudnick and Paul Earle
  • Rita Spitz and David Blears
  • Steven Taub
  • Michael Timmers
  • Samuel Tinaglia
  • Kay Torshen
  • Martin Treu
  • Brian and Julie Tyler
  • Barbara West
  • Robert Westropp
  • Jamie Woodward

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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