Welcome to Women Giving Back Illinois
Presenting our donation to the Center for Independent Futures
(l) Ann Sickon, Executive Director and (r) Megan Madigan, Program Director
Our selected charity at the November 2022
Meeting: Lurie Children's Hospital NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopment Program: Early Childhood Clinic
Total Donations - $16,492
We had three charities nominated for our November meeting. After hearing from each charity, our members chose the Lurie Children's Hospital NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopment Program: Early Childhood Clinic.
Thank you to all who donated! 54 members donated to the Lurie Children's Hospital NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopment Program: Early Childhood Clinic, the selected charity, for a total of $10,600, which included a VERY generous $5,000 donation by one member.
In addition, the following 2 nonprofits which were also nominated received significant sums.
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses - Illinois Chapter, was the recipient of $1,636 from 19 women, which will fund a scholarship to a deserving student.
The Will Hicks Charitable Association received $1,500 from 19 members as well.
When the Executive Director of our last selected charity, Elevated Access, appeared on our Zoom call to update us on how our donations were used, he mentioned that donations on Giving Tuesday were being matched by an anonymous donor up to $30,000. With that, 5 people donated a total of $929.34 online which was matched dollar for dollar, and $336.00 was mailed to me after the meeting.
Finally, some of our past selected charities and nominees received end-of-the-year donations, too.
One Tail at a Time - $50
Our House of Hope - $300
Some Assembly Required - $100
With the match to Elevated Access and with one person's employer's matching gift to Lurie, we raised $16,391.68. The total amount of donations given by Women Giving Back to date is $132,720. Yay us!!!
Our next meeting will be in the spring. We would welcome any new members you can recruit. I hope that circumstances allow us to meet in person so I can serve cake at Sunset Foods! In the meantime, be safe and enjoy your family and friends.
Thank you, as always.
Selected Charities to Date
Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding*
Pets for US Heroes*
Ryan Banks Academy*
*No longer in business