WBEZ | philanthropy http://www.wbez.org/tags/philanthropy Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Women in craft beer http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-05-19/morning-shift-women-craft-beer-112050 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Darren%20Moloney.jpg" style="height: 600px; width: 600px;" title="Flickr/Darren Moloney" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/206220029&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">No state bailout from Illinois philanthropy</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">IIllinois is facing some serious fiscal challenges and could use a little help. It shouldn&rsquo;t however, count on the state&rsquo;s philanthropic sector to bail it out this time around. Illinois&rsquo; largest grant making foundations have always been counted on by state government to help fill the funding gap when it comes to nonprofits that assist with Illinois&rsquo; social needs, but with the state&#39;s dire fiscal picture, those same foundations say they cannot make up the difference caused by slashed government funding. We talk with a policy analyst from the <a href="https://donorsforum.org/">Donors Forum</a> about what this means going forward for those in need.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>Doug Schenkelberg is the&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/DonorsForum">Donors Forum&#39;</a>s Vice President of Strategy and Policy.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/206220024&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">CPS students take action</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Chicago&#39;s Mikva Challenge works with Chicagoland students across hundreds of school landscapes each year to empower tomorrow&#39;s leaders. This year, 67 schools are taking part in the group&#39;s annual <a href="http://www.mikvachallenge.org/event/youth-change-maker-awards-annual-benefit/">Action Civics Showcase</a>, Tuesday at the Chicago Cultural Center. From improving police youth relationships and encouraging LGBTQ awareness in schools, to making schools more eco-friendly and addressing bullying in and outside of the classrooms, most students have spent the school year working to address an issue they feel passionate about. Later today, students will present their projects to community leaders and public officials all in the name of change. We&#39;re joined by Collin&#39;s Academy ninth-grader Demajaie Walton and his teacher Katie Halberg. We will also hear from <a href="https://twitter.com/MikvaChallenge">Mikva Challenge</a> Ally Award recipient Jadine Chou.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="http://cps.edu/News/Press_releases/Pages/11_16_2011_PR2.aspx">Jadine Chou</a> is the Chief Safety and Secuity Officer at <a href="https://twitter.com/chipubschools">Chicago Public Schools.</a>&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em>Demajaie Walton is a ninth-grade student at <a href="http://collinsacademyhs.org/">Collins Academy High School</a>.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em>Katie Halberg is a teacher at <a href="http://collinsacademyhs.org/">Collins Academy High School.</a>&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/206220019&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Women in craft beer</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><a href="http://chibeerweek.com/">Craft Beer Week</a> is taking place in Chicago and so Morning Shift thought it was a perfect opportunity to take the pulse of women in craft beer. How have women affected the continued growth of the craft beer craze? And what are the challenges to breaking into the business? We talk with the founder of The pink Boots Society, an education and advocacy organization for aspiring and professional women brewers and the co-owner of The Can Van.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/terifahrendorf">Teri Fahrendorf</a>&nbsp;is the founder of the <a href="http://pinkbootssociety.org/">Pink Boots Society</a>.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="https://www.beercitizen.com/citizens/jenncoyle">Jenn Coyle Catalano</a> is the co-owner of <a href="https://twitter.com/thecanvan">The Can Van</a>.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/206220016&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">The hosts of General Admission preview summer arts in Chicago</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Eventually summer will arrive in Chicago. And when it does, there will be an insane amount of arts-related events to check out. From theater to gallery walks to music, film and more, the hosts of WBEZ&rsquo;s more-than-your-average arts podcast <a href="https://twitter.com/genadmissionchi?lang=en">General Admission</a> lay out some of the highlights you should put on your calendar.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/dray4255?lang=en">Don Hall</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://twitter.com/storyproducer?lang=en">Tyler Greene</a> are the hosts of <a href="http://generaladmissionchicago.com/">General Admission</a> on WBEZ.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/206220005&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Ivan &amp; Alyosha</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">If you&rsquo;re two musicians who also are fans of Dostoyevsky&rsquo;s The Brothers Karamazov what better way to honor the Russian writer than naming your band after two of the novel&rsquo;s main characters? Enter the rock-folk band&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ivanandalyosha.com/">Ivan &amp; Alyosha</a>. While the name wasn&rsquo;t the idea of the two original members Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary, both are fans of Dostoyevsky. I&amp;A started out as a duo in Seattle back in 2007 and now records as a quintet. The music has a touch of 60&rsquo;s psychedelia and 80&rsquo;s pop, with an occasional twang. The band plays a show Tuesday night at <a href="https://twitter.com/LincolnHall?lang=en">Lincoln Hall</a>. A stripped down version of the band stops by the Morning Shift for a preview.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/ivanandalyosha?lang=en">Ivan &amp; Alyosha</a> is a Seattle-based band.&nbsp;</em></p></p> Tue, 19 May 2015 07:52:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-05-19/morning-shift-women-craft-beer-112050 Global Activism: 'Spark Ventures' and 'Allowance for Good' in Nicaragua http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-spark-ventures-and-allowance-good-nicaragua-110874 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/GA-Spark Ventures.jpg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-90f02249-c83c-f6d0-c4aa-85c1d290d1f4">We&rsquo;ve talked with Global Activist,<a href="http://www.sparkventures.org"> Spark Ventures</a>, a<a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-activism-spark-ventures-works-vulnerable-kids-zambia"> couple</a> of<a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism/chicago-organization-offers-opportunity-volunteer-zambia-groupon-98471"> times</a>. The Chicago-based nonprofit has developed what it calls an &ldquo;innovative model of business driven philanthropy to bring sustainable solutions to children living in poverty.&rdquo; Now, the organization teamed with another non-profit,<a href="http://allowanceforgood.org"> Allowance for Good</a> (AfG). AfG&rsquo;s focus is to &ldquo;raise the next generation of philanthropists&rdquo;. The two groups just returned from a service learning trip to Spark&#39;s social impact partner in Nicaragua. While there, they introduced Chicagoland youth to new friends and new perspectives.</p><p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr"><span>For </span><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, we&rsquo;ll speak with Sylvana Peneff, a high school senior who traveled with Spark Ventures and AfG, Sparks Venture Board Member, Jeff Plaisted, who joined the trip with his wife and two young children and Elizabeth Newton, founder and executive director of AfG.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/169358871&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-90f02249-c843-61f4-a631-4d1cdfd6b07a"><strong>Spark Venture&rsquo;s Calls to Action:</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy</strong>: Explorers &ndash; Enroll your teens in our Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy class! Great experience to grow as a global citizen, enhance leadership development, and engage in service&mdash;more information and registration can be found here:<a href="http://www.allowanceforgood.org/elp"> www.allowanceforgood.org/elp</a>.</p><p><strong>Roots to Ripples Fundraising Campaign:</strong> This month we are celebrating our #roots2ripples by telling the stories that led to our present-day civic engagement. Our roots are the ties that weave our interests and passions into our actions &mdash; our ripple effect. Join us as we empower the rising generations of philanthropic leaders. Check it out at <a href="http://www.allowanceforgood.org/donate">www.allowanceforgood.org/donate</a>.</p></p> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-spark-ventures-and-allowance-good-nicaragua-110874 Museum of Contemporary Art receives $10 million http://www.wbez.org/culture/art/museum-contemporary-art-receives-10-million-97951 <p><p>The Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Chicago has received a $10 million gift from two longtime supporters.</p><p>The museum announced the donation from Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson on Wednesday. A 300-seat theater in the museum will be named the Edlis Neeson Theater in their honor. Museum Board of Trustees chairwoman Mary Ittelson says Edlis and Neeson have been among the most generous supporters in the museum's history.</p><p>Edlis and Neeson are well-known collectors of modern and contemporary art and have donated works to the museum's collection by artists like Jeff Koons and Jasper Johns.</p><p>Edlis is an officer on the museum's board and has been a trustee for more than 30 years. Neeson serves on the museum's exhibition committee.</p></p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 09:30:58 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/culture/art/museum-contemporary-art-receives-10-million-97951 The art of giving: Philanthropy in the age of the Great Recession http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-03-29/art-giving-philanthropy-age-great-recession-97738 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2012-March/2012-03-29/giving_Flickr_Mr. Kris.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A number of new studies indicate that even in our present tough economic times charitable giving remains a strong component of the American way of life: Last year Americans gave more than $290 billion to their favorite causes despite the struggling economic climate.</p><p>I explore what this means in the video below:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kQSaAr2e0y4" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p><em>Al Gini is a professor of business ethics and chair of the department of management at Loyola University Chicago. He is also the co-founder and associate editor of&nbsp;</em>Business Ethics Quarterly,<em>and the author of several books, including</em>&nbsp;My Job, My Self&nbsp;<em>and</em>&nbsp;Seeking the Truth of Things: Confessions of a (catholic) Philosopher.</p></p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-03-29/art-giving-philanthropy-age-great-recession-97738 Department of 'duh!' The (arts) rich get richer http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-17/department-duh-arts-rich-get-richer-93159 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-14/fusing arts.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Now <a href="http://www.ncrp.org/paib/arts-culture-philanthropy">here's a shocker</a>: apparently most of the arts philanthropy in this country goes to big organizations. Who'da thunk it, huh? Who would imagine that arts funding in underserved communities, particularly communities of color, would lag behind donations to institutions serving wealthy white people?</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-14/fusing arts.jpg" style="width: 441px; height: 500px;" title=""></p><p>Obviously, study authors from the Committee for Responsive Philanthropy need to keep making this point if the situation is ever to be rectified; but sometimes I think the money spent on documenting the situation in the arts would be better spent on, oh, what's that called? The arts? For, <a href="http://www.economist.com/node/12263124">as it is written</a>, "You don't fatten a hog by weighing it."</p><p>But the issue does need to be raised, because attacks on the arts as "elitist" are only valid if the only arts groups getting support are the ones preferred by the elites.&nbsp; And validating that argument should be the furthest thing from the minds of people who support the arts, whether with their creativity, their attendance or their money.</p><p>What to do about it? A word of advice from a <a href="http://nonprofiteer.net/2007/05/10/dear-nonprofiteer-with-friends-like-these/">fundraising consultant</a>-cum-theater critic (or maybe it's the other way around): Don't count the money in other people's pockets. Don't presume that your audience is too poor to donate.&nbsp;<em><u><strong>Ask them!</strong></u></em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2009/05/19/68456/americas-poor-are-its-most-generous.html">Poor people donate more generously than rich people</a>, and generous gifts to small organizations can make a huge difference.&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-17/department-duh-arts-rich-get-richer-93159 Mission #77: Save the world by drawing a cherry http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-06-13/mission-77-save-world-drawing-cherry-87775 <p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Mission #77 begins with this video:</p><p>&nbsp;<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="312" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uuRVumPuOd0" width="500"></iframe></p><p>So here's how <strong>Mission Cherry Tee/Charity</strong> plays out...</p><p>1. &nbsp;Draw a cherry. &nbsp;Or draw a bunch of cherries. &nbsp;That's right, get out your box of crayons or watercolors or markers or pastels or any medium of your choice, and simply draw a cherry/cherries. &nbsp;Have fun! &nbsp;Get the kids involved! &nbsp;Get your office involved! &nbsp;Get coloring!</p><p>2. &nbsp; Scan and email it to me as a jpg or pdf at missamykr at yahoo dot com.</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-June/2011-06-13/cherries.jpeg" style="width: 296px; height: 248px; margin: 7px; float: right;" title="">3. &nbsp; I will then create a line of <strong>Cherry Tee T-shirts </strong>with as many of the different drawings as possible. I will do this via CafePress and Spreadshirt, two print-on-demand companies I've worked with that create good quality t-shirts. You'll be able to order the shirts directly through their sites.</p><p>4. &nbsp; <strong>100% of the profits will go to charity</strong>. &nbsp;Not 98%. &nbsp;Not 99%. &nbsp;100%.</p><p>5. &nbsp; In terms of which charity or charities, please feel free to suggest one now in the comment section (nothing political please). &nbsp;I'm presently thinking Make-A-Wish Foundation and ScholarMatch.&nbsp;</p><p>I always loved Erma Bombeck's book <em>If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?</em>&nbsp; (You too?) &nbsp;So let's harness and harvest those cherries to help create a more fruitful life for those in need.</p><p><u><strong>Mission Updates</strong></u></p><p>First, quick update on<strong> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-05-23/mission-74-princess-and-little-pea-86914">Mission #74 Princess and (Little) Pea</a></strong>: &nbsp;we now have our adventurous team of "book hiders" (from about 20 different states!) who will be hiding <em>Little Pea</em> books in mattress stores around the country THIS WEEK! I'll be getting all the photos and video in by week's end, editing the final film next week, and posting it here the week (happily ever) after.</p><p>Finally, I'm currently weaving together all of your <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-06-06/mission-76-worlds-very-first-co-mmencement-address-87472">wonderful contributions from last Monday's mission</a> to create our first ever <strong>Mission Amy KR Co-mmencement Address. </strong>&nbsp;It will be ready just in time for our Thursday Thingy.</p><p>yours,</p><p>amy</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;">* &nbsp; * &nbsp; *</p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><strong>KEY LINKS:</strong></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="amykr/2010/01/missions-accomplished-the-archive/12696" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);">Mission Archives</a></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="http://www.whoisamy.com/" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank">Amy's Website</a></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mission-amy-kr/id420630232?mt=8" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank">Download the Mission Amy KR mobile app</a></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/amykr" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank">Subscribe to Mission Amy KR</a></p></p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 15:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-06-13/mission-77-save-world-drawing-cherry-87775 CHA board chairman donates stipend for scholarships http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-05-03/cha-board-chairman-donates-stipend-scholarships-86026 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2011-May/2011-05-03/Jim Reynolds (Color Photo).JPG" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" height="560" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-May/2011-05-03/Jim-reynolds.jpg" title="Jim Reynolds (Photo courtesy of CHA) " width="400"></p><p>The chairman of the Chicago Housing Authority board of commissioners is donating his $100,000 stipend to a college scholarship fund for public housing residents.</p><p>James Reynolds is also kicking in another $25,000 of his own money to Windows of Opportunity, the CHA nonprofit, to start a special board of commissioners scholarship fund.</p><p>“I took the position as chair of the board of the CHA actually not even knowing there was a stipend attached,” Reynolds said.&nbsp; “When I found out there was a stipend, I never once thought of keeping it. I don’t need the money – I thought the best use would be to help the kids.”</p><p>Reynolds is founder and CEO of Loop Capital Markets, a Chicago-based global investment banking and brokerage firm. It’s the largest minority-owned investment banking firm in the United States.</p><p>Reynolds said he wants his contribution to help residents transition out of public housing and into self-sufficiency. The money will go toward tuition as well as ancillary costs such as travel-abroad study and transportation costs to return home.</p><p>“I think the key to our young people leaving public housing for good is education,” Reynolds said.</p><p>In the last 20 years, Windows of Opportunity has awarded more than $850,000 in college scholarships to hundreds of college-bound public housing residents.</p><p>Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed Reynolds to the CHA board in August 2010. A native of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Reynolds serves on several civic boards around the city.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 03 May 2011 21:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-05-03/cha-board-chairman-donates-stipend-scholarships-86026