Our Partners

A note of gratitude to our community of partners

Our philanthropic community in Chicago and beyond demonstrates inspiring generosity in support of CPS students. Children First Fund remains grateful for your partnership as we meet our mission of providing a quality education to every Chicago student.

Thank you again for your support as we build on our academic progress and work together to create a more equitable and student-centered education system in Chicago.

Special thanks to Adtalem Global Education for supporting the development of the Children First Fund website.

Our Partners page currently reflects contributions from FY20 through the end of fiscal year 2022

Principal’s Circle ($1M+)

Dean’s List ($500,000 – $1M)

Educator’s Committee ($100K – $499,999)

Abbott Labs

ALDI Batavia Division

Anonymous

Anonymous

AT&T

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Baxter International, Inc.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

BMO Harris Bank

Board of Education of the City of Chicago

Camelot Illinois LLC

Chicago Community Trust

Anonymous

ComEd – Commonwealth Edison

Cook County Hospital

Darcie A Wadycki

Discover Brighter Futures Fund

Education Equity Fund

Ernst H and Lilian H Volwiler Fund

Fifth Third Chicagoland Foundation

GCM Grosvenor

GEM Realty

Google

GoPuff

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

IMC Chicago Charitable Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The Lefkofsky Family Foundation

MB Charitable Foundation

Michael Reese Health Trust

NewSchools Venture Fund

Peoples Gas

PepsiCo

PNC Bank

President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama

Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation

Relativity

Rockefeller Foundation

Southwest Airlines

Steans Family Foundation

TAWANI Foundation

University of Chicago

Whole Kids Foundation

Student’s Council ($10K – $100K)

Adtalem Global Education

Amazon

American Honda Foundation

Andrew, Ashley & Klan Vail and Sally Curtin Lowing’s other friends and family

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Apple

Ardagh Group

Ardmore Roderick

Back-to-School Illinois

The Barack Obama Foundation

Best Buy Foundation

Big10 Foundation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Brent Seabrook

The Chicago Community Foundation

Chicago Cubs Charities

The Chicago Defender Charities Inc.

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

City Year

Comcast Foundation

Crown Castle

Dallas Foundation

Darrell Hackett

The Dart Foundation

Donald Graham

Education Couture, NFP

The Family of Shirley Flowers

Flowers for the Living, NFP

Foles Believe Foundation

Graham Allen

Helen Thom Edwards Charitable Trust

Hilco Real Estate, LLC

Hyde Park Hospitality

Invest for Kids

Mr. and Mrs. James Levie

Janet Winter

Joe Fresh Goods Inc.

John and Carrier Smart

Jr. NBA

Kay and Robert Merrick

Keeper Security

Kerry Wood Family Foundation

Ketchum, Inc.

Kids First Chicago

Life Time Foundation

Lyft

Maria Kronfeld

Maryanne Metz

Office Depot, Inc.

Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute

Prince Charitable Trusts

Qatar Foundation International

Richard Dufour

The Roberts Foundation

Rose Shure Charitable Trust

Sloan Global Holdings, LLC

Toys for Tots

Universal Music Group

University of Massachusetts Boston

Vivo Foundation

Walmart Inc.

Wisconsin Public Service

World Wildlife Fund

Friends of CFF ($1K – $10K)

A Meal Today, A Meal Tomorrow

Abbvie Employee Engagement Fund

Abejide Toure

Adam King

Adam Langsam and Family

Adobe

Adopt-A-Gym

AdoptAClassroom.org

Advise Us Foundation

Advisory Research

AF Group

AIDS Healthcare Foundation – LOUD

Alan and Sophia King

Alice Thompson

AlixPartners

American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation

American Family Mutual Insurance Company

Anke Faber

Ann Masur

Anne Gron

Anonymous

Ariane Boissonnas

Arora Family Charitable Foundation

Artist Capital LLC

Ayco Charitable Foundation

Baker Tilly

Barbara Cooney

Belvedere Cares Foundation

Beyond Limits Media Group

Brian Boonstra

Bruce Rauhe

Burns McDonnell Foundation

C|Z Design Strategies

C2 Imaging

Castillo Family

Catherine J Ross

CBRE

CDW Corporate

Center for Childhood Resilience Team at Lurie Children’s Hospital

Charles Graves

Chicago Film Studios LLC

Chicago Jesuit Academy

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Clarence & Delores Lynch Wallace Family Foundation

Clarence Bourne

Cole Family

Colors 4 Change

Concepcion Calderon

Conversant

Cooney & Conway

Country Financial

Coyle Financial Counsel

Dave Pequet

David G and Nancy B Walsh Family Foundation

Deborah Franczek and James Franczek

Dennis Kokenes

Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University

Elizabeth and Jason Anderson

Ellen Goering

Eric Pounder

Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC – FBO M. Goldberg

Fifth Generation Inc.

Frances Ferguson

Francisco Isla

Freeway Insurance

Fulk Family Foundation

Gail and John Ward

Gary Comer Children’s Hospital

GCS Charitable Fund

Generation IV Charitable Trust

The George M Van Cleave Family Foundation

Gery Chico

Girls Unlimited Education

Givebutter

Going Places, LLC

Goodfellows Group Partnership

Greystar

Hari Iyer

Harri Hoffman Family Foundation

HealthScape Advisors

Hilton

HOK Architecture

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Ian Burns

iMentor

Infrastructure Engineering Foundation

JAM Productions, LTD

Jellyvision

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Joel Drechny

John & Barbara Cooney Family Foundation

Joyce Wilkos

K+S Aktiengesellschaft

Kathleen & Joseph Madden (in memoriam)

Kathleen Henderson

Kier Associates, Inc.

Kenneth Lehman

Kim Payne

Kimley-Horn Foundation

Knight Partners, LLC

The Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Latham & Watkins

Leanne Ho

Leonard Herman Family Trust

Littelfuse

Louis Torick

Lucy Luo

Mackin Educational Resources

Madison Dearborn Partners

Mariachi Heritage Foundation

Marisa McKay

MARS Food Seeds of Change

Mary Cahillane

Matt & Mandy Pulley

MCM Advisors, LLC

MCP 550 West Washington, LLC

Mesirow Financial

Michael Eboh

Michael Zanco

Microsoft Business Solutions

Mike & Maggie Sayles

Morgan Stanley

Nathan Hudson

National Louis University

Nico Hoerner

Norfolk Southern

Northeastern Illinois University

The Obama Foundation

On the Spot Network

OneChicagoFund

Oppenheimer Family Foundation

PATHS Program

Patricia Pinianski

Peter and Shana Ellis

Peter Jebson

Polk Bros. Foundation

Popular Pays

Promethean

Raikes Foundation

Rebecca Baruc

Reed Smith LLP

Regal Foundation

Reshma Drake

Residential Real Estate Council

Robert and Kelley Cole

Robert F. Denvir

Robert Friesen

Rush University Medical Center

Safari Montage

Screencastify

Small Moves Foundation

SMART Technologies

Standard Communities

Steven Murrow

Strategic Alliance International

Strong Analytics

Taiwo Omisore

Theodore Lim

Thomas Barta

Thomas Linguanti

ThriveChicago

Tides Center

Transwestern

Union Pacific Illinois & Wisconsin Region

University of Illinois

University of Illinois Chicago

Vail Systems, Inc.

Vicki and Bruce Heyman

Vicki E DuFour

Wells Fargo Your Cause, LLC

West Monroe Partners

Willis Towers Watson

WIU Foundation

Youth Guidance

In-Kind Contributors

A Meal Today, A Meal Tomorrow

Abbott Labs

Accelerated Growth

Active Office Solutions

Adopt-A-Gym

AdoptAClassroom.org

ALDI Inc. Batavia Division

Amazon.com

Aramark

Back-2-School Illinois

Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Bee Sales, Co

Big 3 Packaging LLC

Block Household

Chicago Beyond

Chobani

Cintas Corporation

Clarence & Delores Lynch Wallace Family Foundation

Coinflip

Colgate BSBF

Colors 4 Change

Compass

Cradles to Crayons

Cunningham Household

CW26 Chicago and The U

Domino’s Pizza Chicagoland

Ecentria

Elevated Creative Group

Feastables

Fisher Scientific

Ford Motor Company

Friesen Household

Gary Comer Children’s Hospital

Geevarghese Household

GEM Realty

Girls Unlimited Education

GOOD MASK CO.

Good Sports

Google Fiber Webpass

Grainger

Greenchem Industries

Hogsalt

Home Depot Foundation

Home Run Inn

IKEA

Intel

Ion Exhibits

Jane Block

JOANN

Jones Lang LaSalle, Incorporated

Jr. NBA

Keeper Security

Kemper Corporate Services

Kerry Wood Family Foundation

Kids in Need Foundation

Laird Plastics

Lakeshore Learning Materials

Lefkofsky Family Foundation

Loreli

Lucas Group

Magid

Mallon Household

Mars Food North America

McKesson Foundation

Morgan Stanley

Morningstar

The Obama Foundation

Office Depot Inc.

Operation Warm

PATHS Program

Polymershapes

Popular Pays

R3/Bunzi Distributors

Residential Real Estate Council

Ruggable

Sandrik Household

SC Johnson

Seabrook Household

Secure Source America

Share Our Spare

Shedd Aquarium

ShowPad

Social Conscience Project

SodexoMAGIC, LLC

Souls 4 Shoes

Sprout Social

Staples Inc.

Starbucks

Steans Family Foundation

Supply Clinic

Teacher Peach

Tooling Express

Uber Freight

United Way of Metro Chicago

Urban Innovations

WeLoveU Foundation

Wilson

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