2012 Chicago Fire Foundation Annual Report
The Chicago Fire Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps the Chicago Fire contribute to the community through grants and contributions.
1 A MESSAGE FROM OUR OWNER Over the past 15 years, the Foundation has contributed more than $1.5 million to provide opportunities for disadvantaged youths throughout the Chicagoland area, deepening our connection between the club and the community. For the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, 2012 was an inspiring year both on-and-off-the-field. The Chicago Fire and Chicago Fire Foundation continue to make an enduring impact in Chicago. Each year, the Foundation utilizes innovative events to engage supporters, expand our reach and build the Fire brand in support of our soccer and education programs. In 2012 our two marquee events, the Season Kickoff Luncheon and White Party, sold out and combined to raise over $120,000. A Chicago Tribune article previewing the year ahead listed the Fire’s White Party as one of the top anticipated Chicago parties for 2013. In 2012 the Chicago Fire Foundation hosted its second annual Art of Futbol event, a one-of-a-kind art exhibition that brings together local artists to share their vision of the beautiful game. The Chicago Fire Foundation also launched Fire, Brews, and Bites, the Club’s first ever beer tasting event, which gave supporters the opportunity to try unique beer pairings with a variety of small plates in a fun atmosphere. We are especially proud of our programs and partnerships which support our mission to improve the quality of life for young people and communities across the city. 2012 was the second year the Chicago Fire Foundation participated in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Program, and in October our team of 22 Fire supporters ran 26.2 miles and raised over $18,000 for the Fire Foundation. We continued our participation in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Passback Program, collecting over 3,000 pieces of gently used soccer equipment on behalf of youth soccer programs in need. In 2012, the Chicago Fire Foundation partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma society for its Soccer Kicks for Cancer program. Throughout the 2012 season our long-running “Kicks for Kids” program enabled over 7,000 underprivileged youths to attend a Chicago Fire game at Toyota Park. In 2012, our players left their cleats on the field to give back to the community in many different ways, becoming role models, mentors, advocates and champions for the various causes they support. Fire midfielder Michael Videira continues to sit on the Junior Board for Urban Initiatives and has been involved with many of their student initiatives. In September 2012, MLS W.O.R.K.S. named Fire captain Logan Pause “Humanitarian of the Month” for his work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as an MLS Ambassador. Our players dedicate countless hours throughout the season, giving back to the community through appearances at schools, hospitals, clinics and various community organizations. Along with the players, our supporters, sponsors, and front office staff are tireless in their efforts to give back to the community in the name of the Club, and they all continue to make a lasting impression throughout Chicagoland. As we look ahead to 2013, we are excited by the new opportunities and experiences we will share together. On behalf of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club and all those who benefit from your dedication and commitment, we extend a heartfelt thank you. Sincerely, Andrew Hauptman, Owner 2 FOUNDATION MISSION The Chicago Fire Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life of our youth and communities throughout Chicagoland by promoting health and wellness, education and the environment. The Foundation also supports organizations that share this vision so as to further extend the investments needed to make a meaningful impact on the lives of our children. 3 FUNDRAISING EVENTS Each year the Foundation hosts a number of events that allow supporters to interact with the team while financially supporting the Chicago Fire Foundation and Chicagoland community. These unique and innovative events help the Foundation expand their reach and build the Fire brand. Various Foundation events help us reach our financial goals. Every dollar makes an impact and is deeply appreciated. 4 5 FIRE, BREWS, AND BITES The Chicago Fire Foundation hosted Fire, Brews, and Bites, another innovative event to benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation on June 9. Anchored by MillerCoors this first time event drew over 150 people to the newly renovated rooftop of Roots Handmade Pizza in West Town. The event featured an introduction to and sampling of WHITE PARTY Guests donned their most stylish white attire at the second annual Chicago Fire White Party, held on August 23 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Warehouse. This sold out marquee event with 700 guests raised over $40,000 for the Chicago Fire Foundation. The event included a premium open bar which 6 featured and Absolut Vodka ice bar and Malibu Red bar and a wide array of well known Chicago restaurants with everything from sushi to gelato. Guests danced the night away to music spun by DJ Sye Young, struck a pose for photos with ActionBooth and took home a gift bag to top off the night! six unique beers from MillerCoorsâ€™ expansive portfolio each paired with a signature Roots appetizer, including Blue Moon Vintage Pale Ale, a gold medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival. Also included were a pizza buffet, a raffle, and a commemorative beer stein for each guest. BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON To highlight the Fire’s partnership with MLS W.O.R.K.S. in promoting Breast Cancer Awareness these jerseys featured pink names and numbers and a special patch. Every winner was given the opportunity to have the Fire player whose jersey they won personally autograph the new piece of memorabilia after the game. The funds raised benefitted the Chicago Fire Foundation, which supports the Chicagoland community. CHICAGO FIRE COMMEMORATIVE JERSEY AUCTIONS Twice during the 2012 season, Fire supporters had the chance to bid on commemorative Chicago Fire jerseys from each member of the team, using a text-to-bid platform. During the April 28 Chicago Fire vs. Seattle Sounders FC game, the player’s jerseys featured green names and numbers along with a special patch to help highlight the Fire’s “Going Green” initiatives. The second game was the October 27 Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United game. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the five World Marathon Majors. One of the fastest growing marathon road races in the world, in 2012 the race drew over 50,000 runners. On October 7, the Chicago Fire Foundation participated in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Program with 22 runners. In addition to completing the incredible challenge of running 26.2 miles, members of Team Chicago Fire Foundation raised over $18,000 to benefit the Foundation. The runners were honored on field during halftime of the Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United game on October 27. 7 50/50 RAFFLE For the ninth season, the Chicago Fire Foundation conducted a 50/50 raffle at each home game. From the time gates opened through halftime, fans had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets. The winner received half of all proceeds raised that game, and the other half went to the charitable organization that sold the tickets. With the help of these organizations, the Foundation was able to raise more than $55,000. The following organizations benefited from the 50/50 Raffle fundraiser in 2012: Almost Home Kids, Amundsen High School, AYSO, Bethel College Menâ€™s Soccer Team, Beyond the Ball, Carl Schurz High School, Chicago Area Runners Association, Feria Cultural, GLASA, Grand FC Mustangs, Naperville Jaycees, Rotary Club of Moraine Valley, Round Lake AYSO, The House Church, Windy City Stars, Zion AYSO Again in 2012, supporters were offered the opportunity to purchase commemorative bricks allowing them to leave their mark at TOYOTA PARK and in Chicago Fire history. Bricks were strategically positioned near the main entrance of TOYOTA PARK. All proceeds from the Commemorative Brick program benefited the Chicago Fire Foundation. COMMEMORATIVE BRICK PROGRAM 8 IN STADIUM AUCTIONS In addition to the commemorative jersey auctions, at each Chicago Fire home game, the Chicago Fire Foundation auctioned exclusive, autographed memorabilia including jerseys from the Chicago Fire and the visiting team, soccer balls, cleats and player photographs. The auctions were held at the Chicago Fire Foundation tent, with all proceeds benefiting the Chicago Fire Foundation. WEB AUCTIONS In an effort to reach out to Chicago Fire supporters worldwide, the Foundation provided the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items through an online web auction. All memorabilia was autographed and items included exclusive player photos, commemorative team signed soccer balls and more. These items are a must for any true Fire supporter. All proceeds benefited the Chicago Fire Foundation. On October 16, Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and midfielder Michael Videira served drinks at Mad River Bar and Grille to fans as they watched the U.S. Men’s National Team take on Guatemala in a World Cup Qualifier. Guests enjoyed complimentary drinks and pizza during the game. All proceeds benefited the Chicago Fire Foundation. GUEST BARTENDING MOLLY’S CUPCAKES In August, the Chicago Fire Foundation and Molly’s Cupcakes partnered to create the “Chicago Fire Velvet Swirl” cupcake. During this promotion, $1 from each sale benefitted the Chicago Fire Foundation. The specialty cupcake became an instant hit, selling out almost every day to raise $1,010 throughout the month! 9 FOUNDATION PARTNERS AND PROGRAMS The Chicago Fireâ€™s goal on the field is to play hard and win. Off the field, the club has strived for success through the work of the Foundation, which is committed to improving the quality of life of youth and communities throughout the Chicagoland. In order to continue our reach into the community and to provide a measureable impact on our youth, the Foundation has established core programs that support our mission in the key areas of health and wellness, education and the stewardship of the environment. The Foundation also supports community organizations that align with our mission and values. 10 URBAN INITIATIVES The Foundation partners with Urban Initiatives, a non-profit organization that runs a health and education soccer program in the Chicago Public Schools. By actively engaging participants in extracurricular activities at a young age, Urban Initiatives empowers youth to live a healthy lifestyle, value education, and enhance their personal and social development. In 2012, the Chicago Fire Foundation continued their support of Urban Initiatives for their Work to Play Program. In addition, the organization participated in our Kicks for Kids program to bring underserved youth to a Chicago Fire home game. AMERICA SCORES CHICAGO The Foundation partners with America SCORES Chicago, whose mission is to empower students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression and service learning. The Foundation is pleased to partner with America SCORES Chicago to help grow the sport of soccer by providing children in underserved communities the opportunity to experience the beautiful game. The Chicago Fire continues to participate in their Poetry Slam and SCORES Cup in addition to many of their other initiatives. 11 ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. As a part of the MLS W.O.R.K.S. Soccer Kicks Cancer campaign, Chicago Fire captain Logan Pause was recognized as the September “Humanitarian of the Month” for his work with St. Jude as one of four MLS ambassadors. St. Jude also had a presence at the September 22 Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew game. A longtime St. Jude patient and her sister were recognized on field and were player escorts for Logan Pause prior to the game. 12 LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is an organization with a mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS has dedicated itself to being one of the top-rated voluntary health agencies in terms of dollars that directly fund their mission. In 2012, the Chicago Fire Foundation partnered with the LLS for their Soccer Kicks for Cancer program. Youth soccer players solicited pledges for every time the player touched a soccer ball over a ten-day period, with the goal of 2,000 touches. In support of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s great cause and their alignment with our values, the Chicago Fire Foundation donated nearly $10,000 in 2012. The Kicks for Kids program enables individuals to support underprivileged children by giving them the opportunity to experience the excitement of a Chicago Fire game at TOYOTA PARK. Throughout the 2012 season, over 7,000 children from 35 local youth-based organizations were provided this opportunity. For many of the children, this was their first time experiencing a Major League Soccer game. KICKS FOR KIDS PASSBACK PROGRAM The Chicago Fire and the Chicago Fire Foundation, in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, once again participated in the Passback Program. The Passback Program allows individuals to donate new or gently used soccer equipment, which is then passed back to youth soccer programs in the community. At the September 15 Chicago Fire vs. Montreal Impact game, the Chicago Fire Foundation held a Passback drive, collecting over 3,000 pieces of equipment. Since its inception, the program has grown enormously and thousands of pieces of equipment have been collected and distributed to schools, clubs and youth organizations across the nation. From a small school in Zimbabwe to an after-school program in inner-city Chicago, Passback gear has found its way to all corners of the globe. 13 14 Contributors $25,000 AND UP The Hauptman Family Foundation Teammates For Kids $10,000-$24,999 Section 8 Chicago $5,000-$9,999 Chicago Fire Soccer Club George Wild Gilt City MillerCoors TicketMaster $1,000-$4,999 Anthony Achilles BMO Harris Bank Bob Tangredi Carol Hamlin Faure Casey Faure Craig Gresko David Gaichas David McCarty David Zeiger Frank Cardenas Give with Liberty Jack Derkacy Jim Zangrilli Kelly Petring Knutte and Associates Kurt Drescher Margaret McCarthy Matt Burnham Matt Mason Mike Dunneback Molly's Cupcakes Meridian Group International Inc. Northern Trust Ryan Haas Samuel Petras Tom Kopczynski Tom Wagner Tony Passero UNO Charter School Network $500-$999 Andrew Paul April Neukam AthletiCo Sports Medicine AYSO 418 Bonnie Paganis Brad Simmons Cardenas/Fernandez & Associates Carolyn Roys Chane Keller Charles Raycroft Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau Chicago Fire Juniors Chris Moran Chris Zawisza Clear Channel Comprehensive Health Management Creative Graphics Management Daniel Olswans Dominic Oduro Dreams Retail Edward Sitar Elizabeth Smith Erin Kwiatkowski Flo Dyson Frank Klopas Fritz Siddall George Gorecki Gerald Chickerillo Glen Suerte Greggory Berry Hector Hernandez Illinois State Soccer Assn. Jason Leifheit Jeffery Krause Jeremy Rose Joseph Murphy Joshua Graning $500-$999 continued Josue Gomez Kim Bellware Kim Langston La Raza Newspaper Leif Elsmo Mary Jane Bender Meridian Leasing Corporation Mike Juell Monterrey Security Nancy Ramirez Nathan Helsabeck Patrick Jahn Pepsi Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation Prospect Mortgage Quaker Oats Rachel Belack Shane McIntyre Sodexo Sophia Klopas Stanley Janowiak Steven Pedlow Sun-Times News Group Tom Jones Tom Kopczynski Tony Nielsen Toyota Chicago Region TGI Systems Ty Fujimura U.S. Soccer Federation Village of Bridgeview Vincent Day $250-$499 Aaron Wolfe Abe Shaker Andrew Braudy Andy Moy Angela Manos Antonio Cennallos Arica Marx Ashley Ceno Brian Quirk Brian Rider Caryn Brissman Chase Bank Chet Young Chris Schoenberg Chris Stewart Chuck Raymond Comcast Cable CRECE Dana Plotkin Dimitra Svigos Doug Thompson Downers Grove Road Runners Greg Barker Heidi Drescher Helen Stefos Jaime Gonzalez James Constantine James Giroux James Morrison Javier Madriz Jennifer DiTucci Jerry Palcan Jim Gonzalez Joe Campagna Joesph Han Jordan Bressler Kathryn Sanborn Katie Waldin Lilly Belle Logan Pause LTS Chicago Mad River Bar and Grille Major League Soccer Marcus Hubert Mark Levine Mark McKibbon Mary Meadors Michael Brown Miguel Ortiz Milos Savic Nick Kavadas Patrick Finnan Paul Martin Redmond's Robert Rooth Sara Scharg SEIU Local 1 Shawn Bashir Sports and Spine Chiropractic SC Theatrical Stage Employees Union Local 2 Tom Laird Treasurers and Ticketsellers Union Valerie A. Purdy-Pyeron Wal-Mart Foundation 15 Contributorscontinued $100-$249 Adrianna Saccone Alfonso Via-Reque Alfred Sumner Winston Ali Riahi Alicia Perla Alma Malagon Alma Velasquez Amy Shanker Angela Norcup Art Gramer Ashley Purcell Atul Khosla Aviva Kleiner Barbara Hoffman Bill Thoman Bonnie Parker Brad Moore Brian Koff Bryon Trauscht Byron Clarke Caetano Calviti Carrie Rennemann Caryn Brissman Cathlyn Kestler Cheryl Philippi Chicago Tribune Christian Smith Christine Broderick Daniel Gibbons Dave Beck Debra Sitar Diego Isasi Dina Loughlin Doug Anderson Douglas Emde Douglas Lautner Eric Leslie Erik Holverson Erika Knierim Ernestina Pagan Evan Scussel Evana Younan Francis Torres-Garcia Gears Gears Gears Inc. 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Milan Adidas Adler Planetarium Akira Amy Vondra-Stark Apple Vacations Arami Arlington Park Race Course Audio Visual Productions Avion Tequilla B96 Bar Louie Bar Toma Bakary Soumaré Bell’s Brewery Bespoke Cuisine Big City Swing Bleeding Heart Bakery Bob Campbell Photography Body Balance for Performance Body Glove Bull and Bear Brian Kersey Cabot Cheese Café Salsa Café Spiaggia Canvas On Demand Charles Dinolfo Chicago Bears Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Bulls Chicago Cubs Chicago Dramatists Chicago Fire Soccer Club Chicago Soccer Chicago White Sox Chuck’s Manufacturing Clear Channel Com Ed Connoisseur CPX Sports Dallas Cowboys Dan Kelly DePaul University Athletic Department Destination Fitness Diageo North America Dinkel's Bakery Dogfish Head Dreams Retail East Bank Athletic Club Ed Sitar Ehlers Estate El-Mar Bowl Emergen-C Emigdio Gamboa Engligh Essence Suites Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Fellowes Fifty/50 Group Five Star Restaurant Frank Klopas Gameplan Creative Garrett Popcorn Shop Gelato D'oro Gilt City Goodman Theatre Group H2Vino Half Acre Beer Company Halo Salon Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown Harry Caray's Restaurant Heaven on Seven Henry Crown and Company Henry Givray Hilton Oak Lawn Hotel and Conference Center Hub51 Hyatt Regency Chicago iO Chicago Theater Jagiellonia Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap Jin Park Joe’s Bar John G. Shedd Aquarium John Santucci John Tolley Karen Spinelli Keith Andersson Kevin Patton Kincade's Bar and Grill Kingston Mines Las Tablas Lagunitas Brewing Company Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants Levy Cares Lil’ Kickers Lilly Belle LivePerson Logan Pause Lou Malnati's Pizzeria LTS Chicago Lynfred Winery Maday Productions M Avenue Restaurant Major League Soccer Manchester United Market Bar Matt Burnham McFaddens Mercadito Meridian Group International MillerCoors MLS W.O.R.K.S Monterrey Security Morton’s Steakhouse Moto Restaurant Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Museum of Science and Industry Chicago Nick Mitrovich NoMi Kitchen Nozin Numi Tea O.N.E. Coconut Water Panera Bread Paris Club Paris Saint-Germain Pepsi Pernod Ricard USA Pop Chips Print Butler Prospect Mortgage Quaker Oats Red Bull RedEye Rick Hannon Robert Garofalo Roots Handmade Pizza Rosemont Theatre Seamless Shaw's Crab House Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers Sky High Sports SmallBar Stanley's on Lincoln Stone Strength Time Sushi X Sweet Street Tanteo Tequila Tenzing The Allerton Hotel The Bagel Restaurant & Deli The French Pastry School The Patio Restaurants, Inc. The Redhead Piano Bar The Second City Three Floyds Brew & Pub Time Out Magazine Trader Joe’s Two Brothers Brewing Company Ty Fujimura Uber Ultraslide US Concepts US Soccer Federation Vapiano Village of Bridgeview Vitamin Water Vosges Chocolate Waldorf Astoria Chicago Walgreens Whitney’s Cafe Winebow Wolfgang Puck Wow Bao Wrigley Yogaview Zanies Comedy Club Zed451 Zym Tabs 19 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANDREW HAUPTMAN Owner, Chicago Fire Soccer Club Chairman, Andell, Inc. Chicago Fire Foundation, Honorary Chairman KEITH ANDERSSON President, Print Butler MATT BURNHAM Operating Partner Kamylon Capital KAVITA CHOPRA-ATHANIKAR Contract Attorney, Huron Consulting TOM DUNMORE Section 8 Chicago JIM FROSLID Director of Soccer Development – USA FieldTurf LOGAN PAUSE Captain, Chicago Fire Soccer Club ADAM POLLET* Director Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity JULIAN POSADA President, Chicago Fire Soccer Club President, Chicago Fire Foundation ED SITAR Manager, Economic Development and Large Customer Solutions, ComEd TY FUJIMURA Owner and Operator, Arami KAREN SPINELLI Media and Promotions Manager Apple Vacations IMRE HIDVEGI Owner, Chicago Soccer JESSICA YAVITZ Executive Director CARLOS JARAMILLO Deputy Chief of Staff, United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) JENNIFER VANSPARRENTAK Events and Development Specialist ADRIANA KUROPAS* Account Director, Ogilvy 20 DEBBIE MOSSBURG ACAS Metro/south Chicago & Surrounding Area Lowe’s Companies, Inc. *2013 New Board Members