Aperion Care Offers Seniors-Protected Environment and Specialized Care

Living in an assisted-living facility offers seniors a protected environment to help insulate them from possible abuse. Aperion Care owns and manages a number of nursing homes across Illinois, Indiana and Texas. The founder and president, Yosef Meystel, explains the benefits and advantages of nursing homes over home care.

Assistance with daily tasks

As people are getting older, the difficulty for dealing with the daily tasks increases. They need somebody to help them with the daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, eating, drinking, using restroom, running errands and administering medicine. Nursing homes, like Aperion Care, provide assistance to their residents with all this daily activities.

Social environment

While living alone at home, many seniors suffer from depression, due to lack of socialization. Besides, living in a nursing facility provides seniors with a built-in social network of their peers. They can enjoy the company of others who are living in the same facility and share their experiences. Aperion Care offers social events and games that are open for participation to all residents.

House keeping

Cleaning and housekeeping can be very difficult task for many elderly people. Yosef Meystel states that, the staff of Aperion Care is taking care of laundry service, dry cleaning and general cleaning services.

Food service

Following a popper diet and meeting the nutrition requirements can be difficult if the senior people are living alone. At Aperion Care meal plans are designed to cater to different tastes and dietary requirements of its residents. The meals are prepared with the help of a licensed dietitian to ensure that their residents are enjoying a healthy and balanced diet.

Health care services

The greatest and most crucial advantage of living in a nursing home are the personalized health care services offered 24/7. These services typically include regular administration of daily prescriptions, medical attention when needed, emergency medical services, 24-hour health monitoring services etc.

Aperion Care is staffed by registered nurses and personnel. They have the ability to provide specialized health care to senior suffering from serious diseases, such as dementia, Parkinson’s, cancer or diabetes. The level of the individualized care goes above and beyond the care that family members can provide.


As people are getting older, they can become targets of physical, emotional and financial abuse. Aperion Care offers seniors a protected environment to help insulate them from possible abuse. They are always supervised and their safety is guaranteed.

Access to resources

Aperion Care’s nursing home staff will help residents find the information they need quickly and efficiently. They don’t have to worry about learning how to use the internet or holding on the phone while trying to obtain information.

Relieving your family

Many family members don’t have time to care for the elderly parents or relatives. They have their own lives with busy work schedules, children, obligations, etc.  Often, they don’t have enough time to attend to their own personal lives and at the same time provide constant care to their elderly family members. By living in a nursing home seniors are taking a burden off the family members. Also, they are provided with professional care 24/7.

Beautiful interior and exterior

Many of the nursing facilities provide beautiful interior and exterior with all the amenities that are facilitating the life of the elderly people.

Recently Aperion Care opened a new luxurious nursing facility in Illinois. This nursing facility offers a luxurious exterior and interior, highly accessible and suited for comfortable operation, even for residents who have physical difficulties. The concept is based on hotel accommodation, but it is also fully equipped with medical equipment and aids for tenants who will need such help.


A Nonprofit Helping Families Solve Their Issues in Chicago

Big cities are great places to live in but they also have major issues to deal with. As one of the biggest cities in the United States, Chicago is not the exception to this statement. Statistics show that some Chicagoans are starving, others are victims of abuse or come from a broken family. Many nonprofits work to address some of the most pressing issues from different perspectives. Yosef Meystel knows that there is one nonprofit in particular that works helping families in need throughout the Chicago area and it is called Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS).


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JCFS has been working for Chicagoans for over 160 years. It is a nonprofit organization committed to guiding families in the Chicago area that need help solving their crisis and pressing issues. All services provided by JCFS are based on Jewish values, which aim to strengthen the lives involved in local communities. Also, the organization is partner with some charitable foundations in Illinois such as the Jewish United Fund of Chicago, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, and the Center for Independent Futures

Regardless your background or religion JCFS wants everyone to know that they are not alone with their struggle and anguish. They can always count on the support of the JCFS’ highly skilled staff members, which are always willing to provide community members with advice, training, and solutions to care for children, teens, older adults and their families. This way, JCFS has given its support to over 26,000 people each year, having a positive impact on its community.

JCFS as an organization counts with a strategic plan that aims to have a positive impact in Chicago within the next three years. Over 1,000 stakeholders participated in the development of this plan, including clients, staff, board, donors, volunteers, and Chicago community members.

Who Can Be Helped by JCFS?

The answer is simple: anyone! JCFS is there for all Chicagoans who need support. No matter if you are dealing with autism, a cognitive problem, or even alcoholism, JCFS is always going to be there to offer support with advanced illnesses, special training, and education, counseling for individuals or families, among other initiatives.

According the owner of residential homes and philanthropist, it is a matter of engagement and reciprocity. JCFS only asks its members to engage with the programs and volunteer helping others, this way you can contribute to the growth of the organization and guarantee there is going to be there for you in case you need it. It is all about transformational change conducted by the same members of the community that understand its needs and care about solving them.

JCFS offers a wide variety of programs based on the diversity of its members. They can offer to counsel and care for abused and neglected youth, as well as therapy for adults and children who have dealt with traumatic experiences or difficult circumstances. Also, JCFS offers support services for people with disabilities and their caregivers or families, among other services such as general counseling, special education, grief counseling and special education.

The organization’s talented staff is prepared to help children and their families regardless their religion, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender or sexual orientation. Everyone is welcomed to participate in inclusive activities and camps, support one another and engage with an organization that is always willing to help families in the Chicago area.


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Mission and Values

Jewish Child & Family Services aims to provide adults, children, and families with vital, results-driven, supportive, individualized and therapeutic services. No matter the background, each year the organizations is committed to helping individuals facing challenges with mental health, life transitions, basic human needs and any type of disability.

For this reason, the organization’s statement is to provide the necessary conditions to anyone in the community in order to make it stronger while helping it with its problems. This powerful statement is the one that impulses JCFS to become the best connection to get trusted and innovative care.

JCFS values are based on Jewish values and are oriented to care for life in a responsible way. The words Tikkun Olam refer to the idea of repairing the world and making it more perfect. This is one of the most important values for the organization, which aims to create a model society, responsible for the welfare of every human being. This means contributing to social justice, helping others heal and care for them.

The process of ensuring that the mental health needs of the community are addressed and that the organization is going to do everything that is at hand to do its best for its clients and members are also some of the core values of JCFS.   

The main mission is to always strive for excellence while supporting, protecting and nurturing families in Chicago. It is necessary to understand what families are going through in order to be able to help them. Always keeping in mind that communities are essential to living and for this reason, it is vital to keep them healthy and strengthen


An Inspiring Nonprofit Bringing Art to Young Detroiters

Most of us know Detroit for being the world’s automotive center or the biggest city in Michigan. Known as the Motor City and an important commercial hub (especially with Canada), Detroit has positioned itself as the city of champions. However, a few know that the city also has an artsy side that aims to benefit the youth and to position Detroit as a cultural reference in the United States. This is why organizations such as the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit contribute successfully to the cultural development of the city from a philanthropic approach.


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The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is located in the southeast of the city and it is recognized as one of the cultural jewels of Detroit and the Midwest. Operating as an organization dedicated to producing student-driven performances, for more than twenty years this institutions has served more than 7,000 young artists in the city of Detroit, who have done theatrical presentations and tours worldwide. This has helped the city gain some recognition as a center for arts and culture where young and talented people can be part of different artistic expressions and performing arts.

How it all started

Founded in 1992 by the actor and director Rick Sperling, the Mosaic was created to serve young artists in Metro Detroit. With 25 students during its inaugural year, the organization evolved to serve hundreds of students during its first years of operation. Allowing youths to participate in different stage programs over the years.

The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit was created when schools budget cuts Fforced institutions to eliminate most art programs. This inspired Rick Sperling to start the Mosaic offering the chance to young talents to be trained in advanced arts and perform in different stages. This philanthropic initiative led Sperling to observe how art programs helped in the development of youths allowing the institution to grow and have an active participation in the life of students who wanted to attend college. Over 95% of students who have been part of the Mosaic have been admitted to college, exceeding the national average in this area.

As an important part of the Mosaic history, Yosef Meystel, who studied at SAIC Chicago, must highlight its outstanding efforts to benefit youths who come from low-income families in Detroit and its Metropolitan Area. Nowadays, the institution benefits hundreds of students each year in more than 50 Metro Detroit schools. Supported in a large proportion of donors and volunteers.

Related: Artreach: empowering and connecting people through visual art

The Mosaic’s mission

The Mosaic’s mission is to provide innovative training and mentoring programs and opportunities to young actors, singers, and stage technicians. This is possible thanks to the contribution of each one of these individuals to activities beyond the stage that allows the organization to be sustainable while it empowers youths to maximize their potential through theatrical and musical art.

This philanthropic institution is a reference in youth development in the Midwest focused on artistic training. Delivering high-quality education and to young Detroiters who want to follow an artistic path. Mosaic always has the challenge of inspiring, engaging and transforming young individuals who probably live in difficult circumstances but have the potential and talent to shine on stage but most importantly, as human beings and out of the spotlight.

One of the noblest things this institution does is provide its service to youths between the aged of 7 to 18 regardless their ability to pay. What matters most to the institution is the talent and passion of young individuals as well as their will to commit to performing arts.


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A lifetime commitment to youths

Mosaic has grown as a renowned arts institution defined by its excellence and commitment to the lives of young Detroiters who have the necessity of developing their passions and talents in a safe environment. The institution has been honored by multiple arts committees and institutions. It has also been awarded by Crain’s Detroit Business as the Best-Managed Nonprofit in the city and by New Detroit, Wayne State University with the Governor’s Art Award.

Offering opportunities to young individuals who otherwise would spend their lives away from art is something that Mosaic understands as a way to help the world build better societies and places. Providing a safe environment where every artist feels empowered, secure and supported is the basis to the organization’s mission since students are the ones who are requested to perform in different stages in the United States and other countries. In other words, Mosaic operates as a vehicle for youths to explore and use their full potential as devoted artists.

Keeping an active soul and doing things with passion is central to Mosaic’s philosophy. This is why the institution’s approach to students is personalized and aims to build confidence, skills, and self-esteem in youths from all social and economic backgrounds. This way Mosaic guarantees that the institution will not only provide artistic training to students but also support and counseling for the mental and emotional well-being of each student.

Variety: the children’s charity of Wisconsin

When you are an adult thinking about being disabled is total hell. If you once were able to walk, you can’t imagine life without walking. We often see many people in the streets passing by on a wheelchair or using crutches, or with a visible disability. We may feel pity, sadness, motivation or amazement. Either way, we cannot ever put ourselves in their shoes or in the shoes of the family around that same person.

Being handicapped must be as hard as it comes and to really overcome the illness or get to the point where life is enjoyable must be an admirable thing.

In Wisconsin, there is a charity that aims at helping children that are physically disabled and in summary all children, regardless of their ability to do physical activities, to be part of society and to actively participate within the environment and dynamics of communities so they can experience first-hand all the fun and joy that being a child has. Sometimes we think that being physically disabled must be the end of the world. Well, Variety, The Children’s Charity of Wisconsin, is proving everybody wrong by making life fun and joyful for children with different needs.

Let’s take a look at what motivates them to continue the fight after so many years, how the charity started and how they arrived to Wisconsin.

Variety´s work is important because children with disabilities often very bad health outcomes, lower education achievements and higher levels of poverty; because the functionality of a child should be seen in the context he or she lives in and not in isolation. That functionality should be directly related with how the person contributes to the community and how he or she is an active community member; and because according to the world health organization there are 93 million children aged 0 to 14 that live with a moderate or severe disability and the percentage of unmet needs for these children is very high.


It was the year 1928 and it was the 24th of December. The Sheridan Square Theatre in Pittsburgh had just finished one of their plays and was ready to close to go celebrate Christmas with family and friends. But something caught the eye of John H. Harris the manager of the theater. He saw something strange on the stands and went to investigate and for his surprise he found a one-month-old baby girl abandoned there under the seats of the theater. She had a note attached to her that said:

“Please take this baby under your care.  I have named her Catherine and I am leaving her here because for me it is impossible to take care of her since I have 8 other children to look after. My husband is no longer working and we are going through the worst of moments. She was born on Thanksgiving Day and I pray for the goodness of show business and its people so they can take good care of my baby” the note was signed as “A Heart-Broken Mother”

And for show business, this was a task that had to be tackled. The “Variety Club,” was a social club that was created to host meetings for Harris and 10 additional entertainers. The club was not intended for this purpose as it already existed a year before the girl was left on the stands. These men decided to dedicate this club to caring for the baby and came to the conclusion that they had to provide support and education for the baby.

In a funny twist, they named the girl Catherine “Variety” Sheridan in honor of the mother and the venue. While they were caring for Catherine, they realized that there were many other mothers and children that needed help due to the hard times the country was going through.  They found an adoptive family for Catherine but understood that they could do more for other children. They continued to raise money for the cause and soon many other entertainers and people in the show business knew about the amazing work taking place at the variety club and joined in the effort by helping children with needs and disabilities everywhere.


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7 years after Catherine’s mother left the note at the theater, in 1935 a group of businessmen and entertainers and people that had ties to the show business decided to put up a Variety chapter in Milwaukee. This Variety chapter is what is known as  the “Variety- the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin” charity. Their mission is to give access to  life-enriching assistance and experiences to children that have any kind of physical disability.

Next week we will talk about their programs and how they are helping the community in Wisconsin and in the Midwest.

In the meantime be sure to also read this post about these top 5 giving foundations in Illinois

Top 5 Giving Foundations in Illinois

Now that we are close to Christmas and the end of the year 2016 arrives, it is time for us to take a look at the foundations that gave the most to support different causes in Illinois. These foundations were classified by The Grantsmanship Center’s funding databases according to certain criteria they needed to meet, like having a staff and issuing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from those interested in obtaining a grant.

Despite the fact that some nonprofits’ budget was a bit short and some had to close down. Illinois continued to do and outstanding work to serve those in need and solve some of the most pressing issues affecting the state and the Midwest, in general, such as homelessness, education, and healthcare. Below, Yosef Meystel shares some of the top givers for this year.


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1 . John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Total Grant Amount: $209,859,152

This foundation is one of the largest and most influential philanthropic institutions in the United States. It serves different organizations located worldwide. Its main goal is to support creative people and meaningful institutions which are working for the sake of a better world. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation believes that through small actions progress and change are possible in a way that some of the most pressing social issues are addressed and solved.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation mainly focuses on problems related to over-incarceration, nuclear risk, globular climate change and increasing capital for the social sector. The organization works as one of the largest nonprofit foundations in the United States with offices in different states, as well as in Mexico, India, and Nigeria.

2 . The Rotary Foundation

Total Grant Amount: $168,093,702

The Rotary operates as one of the largest organizations worldwide committed to tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. With more than 1.2 million members around the globe, the Rotary Foundation aims to reach those who live in communities that are in need. By uniting leaders from different backgrounds, continents, and occupations, the Rotary Foundation allows individuals to gather and take action in different communities around the world.

In Illinois, the Rotary Foundation has had a major impact in terms of giving grants to different social causes since the organization is open to supporting a wide variety of projects and scholarships. The Rotary helps individuals plan their projects, acquire the resources to implement them and finally, this entity gets involved in the execution of each project in order to minimize the risk of it not being successful after all.


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3 . The Caterpillar Foundation

Total Grant Amount: $55,998,836

The motto of the Caterpillar Foundation is “We are stronger together”. This organization believes that through teamwork and cooperation it is possible to eradicate extreme poverty. This is why the foundation created the Together Stronger platform as a tool that reunites businesses, nonprofits, citizens and the government to help over 50 million people stand out of extreme poverty by the year 2020.

The foundation has done its share in Illinois by contributing to preserving the environment. Due to its considerable footprint, Caterpillar has been committed to environmental causes since 1952, and Illinois in not an exception. The foundation makes millionaire contributions to environmental causes every year in the Midwest to mitigate the impact of their job as manufacturers. This may not seem like the best way to go, but is a neat solution for potential problems that could take place in Illinois.

4 . Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation

Total Grant Amount: $51,055,275

Located in Chicago, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation is committed to helping citizens and community leaders work to make life better in every neighborhood and community in Chicago. Since 1955, the foundation has worked as one of the largest foundations in the United States with over 1 billion dollars in assets. It focuses on working with well-educated citizens that are willing to engage with social causes in Chicago.

At first, the foundation started as a charitable institution working for literacy, education, and the prevention of cruelty or abuse to children or animals. In time, it became an important institution supporting childhood education, youth civic engagement, journalism, assistance for vulnerable communities and veterans. Providing grants to meet the needs of those living under disadvantaged circumstances.

5 . The Joyce Foundation

Total Grant Amount: $41,476,494

Bases in Chicago, the Joyce Foundation believes that through community work they quality of life can be improved. Striving to promote community vitality and the building and growth of a fair society, this foundation trusts in grants as a tool for individuals to obtain what they need in order to make their communities stronger.

The foundation is involved with children education, reducing poverty and expanding economic opportunities for workers under disadvantaged conditions. Also, it supports policies related to the environment conservation, the reduction of violence and the promotion of artists and colorful communities filled with cultural contents.

The MacArthur Foundation, making the world a better place to live

In Chicago, people can find many different types of charities. There are some dedicated to taking care of those living under vulnerable circumstances. Others work for animal conservation and pets. A few are dedicated to reducing homelessness and fight child abuse. Yosef Meystel knows that there is probably one foundation that works for everyone, almost everywhere and has a clear mission of reducing all sorts of pressing issues in order to contribute to the creation of a better world for everyone. This is the MacArthur Foundation.


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Headquartered in Chicago and with more than 152 staff members in the United States and 27 abroad, the MacArthur Foundation introduces itself as one of the biggest foundations in the United States. Having given away grant for over $6 billion dollars since it opened and working in about 50 countries, this foundation is central to the philanthropic development of the wind city and the country in general.

A bit of history

John MacArthur was a banker that had amassed a considerable fortune that included the companies Bankers Life and Casualty insurance. With his wife Catherine T. MacArthur, this fortune continued to grow over the years, adding some real estate properties in New York City, Florida and Chicago to it and allowing them to contribute to some philanthropic causes in Chicago and Palm Beach.

It was October 1970, when William T. Kirby convinced John MacArthur that starting a foundation was a good way for him to continue to give a good use to his money one he was gone. This is how John MacArthur decided to give his fortune away and sign all the required documents to start a nonprofit in Illinois.

At first, he didn’t know what to do or what kind of cause to support. This is how he left the responsibility of making such an important decision to the first board members. John MacArthur stated that he had made all that money that now it was time for them to decide what to do with it in order to help others. The board was then left with two challenges: 1. How to responsibly use the assets and 2. How to support organizations that could actually have a positive impact on the change of the most pressing issues affecting our continuously evolving society.

In 1978, after John MacArthur died, the foundation gave its two first grants of $50,000 each to support the California League of Cities and the Amnesty International. Since that day, the MacArthur Foundation has given away grants for over $6 billion total for organizations in the United States and 50 other countries.

Fighting Over-incarceration


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One of the most significant initiatives of the MacArthur Foundation is the Safety and Justice Challenge. This intends to change the way Americans think about jails and the way they should be used. Nowadays, there are 20 times more local jail admissions than prison admissions. 75 percent of this admissions include individuals that were sentenced to go to jail for crimes that don’t actually represent a risk to others, such as traffic offenses or public order violations. Also, 60 percent of the individuals admitted to jail are legally presumed innocent and area awaiting trial or are simply too poor to pay for bail.

As all these numbers start to look awful from anyone’s perspective, the MacArthur Foundation started to question the current system and came to the conclusion that it is vital to have a fairer system that could ensure that those going to jail are actually the ones that represent a real risk to others and to society. It is simple math if there were fewer individuals populating jails, billions of dollars coming from taxpayers would be used to meet other needs related to the healthcare system, education, workforce development, among others.

The MacArthur Foundation aims to reduce the over-reliance on the justice system through the Safety and Justice Challenge. This means that the foundation is working hard to engage the community in a long-term strategy that will reduce the local demand for justice. Instead, it will open spaces for communication, research, and experimentation necessary to generate awareness towards those social issues that are generating the false idea of needing individuals to go to jail because of unfair causes.

What else is there for the MacArthur Foundation?

The foundation also supports programs related to global climate change and nuclear risk. It is responsible for placing big bets on causes that can make the world a better place to live and coexist with others who are living in different circumstances than we are. The bottom line is always finding a way to make this world a more peaceful place by creating a network of individuals who care.

Through programs like the MacArthur Fellows Program, the foundation is committed to respecting democracy and empower journalism as vital elements for the continuous growth and improvement of the city of Chicago.

Chicago Women in Philanthropy: bringing women together towards a common goal

We have already written about many charities in the Chicago area. Some of them that aim at helping animals, giving shelter to people or handing out food for the homeless. Chicago is a striving city for charities due to the aid that people and the community give to these types of institutions and to the impact they have in their communities and the city.

Well, following that same line, we are going to talk about a charity in the Chicago area that groups women towards a common goal. It cannot be considered a charity itself, but it does unite women in Chicago who are helping others through charities, events, fundraisings and many other strategies to help people.

Their name is Chicago Women In Philanthropy and this is their story and how they are making women come together to share, learn and design strategies to benefit other women and girls.

Their story started 35 years ago in the year 1981 when Kris Krieg and Joy Beaton realized there was a need to gather women around the philanthropy topic. The idea was to give women a space in the community where they could get together and create and propose initiatives to help other women and girls. They went to name their meetings the Chicago Women in Philanthropy (CWIP).

In a sense, the Chicago Women In Philanthropy community is a group of philanthropic, corporate-giving, and non-profit women that aim at helping other women and girls advance in society. Their goal is to motivate and support women philanthropy in the Chicago area and provide a space where the community can gather around the topic of philanthropy and women needs in order to create uncommon connections that can then have a positive impact in women and girls of all ages.

They have many other goals and objectives like supporting the gender lens which is a tool that makes it easier to allocate funds for women, girls, women based institutions, programs that help women and girls and organizations that aim at helping women; making funders, individuals, government and the companies aware of how to manage their fund allocation and if the real needs are being met; measuring and reading the results in order to reach more people and to correctly inform about funding activities.

They also support a networking association that connects funders and non-profits so they can reach and help as many people possible; the also connect professional women that are part of the non-profit community by inviting them to events, parties, reunions, meetings, lectures, panels, and fundraisers.

Apart from this, they are always on the look for new leaders in the community and how they can improve their knowledge and skills. They also aim at helping young, emerging, female leaders of the non-profit community so they can reach their full potential and impact the community as a whole.

For this purpose, they have the technical assistance program that also helps non-profits to do a better job and deliver better results. They also Advocate for better and accurate funding for women and girls’ programs and charities and they provide a warm, caring and open environment where all the members can share their ideas, learn about each other, mentor, exchange information and socialize with their peers.

Apart from providing a space for the philanthropic community in Chicago, they have some programs to reach out to women and help them out in their path of life:

  • CWIP’s Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program (WLMP). This program lasts for 1 years and the idea is to pair women who are studying with women leaders in the business and philanthropic sector in Chicago. The program has two components: emerging leaders and mid-career leaders. The emerging leader program aims at women when they are starting their career and the goal is to encourage individual professional development, do networking, and to motivate women to continue with their path in the non-profit sector. On the other hand, the mid-career leaders program aims at women who are in the middle of their careers and want to have guidance on topics such as job skills, the management hierarchy, and how to be a great influence for people on the job and in the community.

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  • Advocacy programs:  the CWIP works towards promoting programs and reach out to issues that women and girls face. They create a great deal of public awareness and dialogues through relationship building, education and research.
  • Networking Forums: the CWIP offers a wide variety of networking and professional development opportunities everybody. Apart from their very well-known Annual Membership Meeting and Annual Luncheon they host several more events during the year to connect non-profits and grant making professionals.

Did you enjoy reading this post? Be sure to also read this post on Chicago Cares, one of the most important non-profits in the Chicago area.