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2009 Annual Report


OWNER Dear Fire Friends and Fans,

2009 was a big year for the Chicago Fire—both on and off the field. The Chicago Fire making it to the MLS Cup Playoff for the fifth consecutive season made me enormously proud of the club. The Eastern Conference Championship drew a sold out crowd of more than 21,000, which was the largest Toyota Park has ever seen for a Fire game. Despite the Fire’s heart wrenching loss to Real Salt Lake, I truly believe the Fire’s passion and love for the game is unmatched in Major League Soccer. With newly appointed Coach Carlos de los Cobos leading and a roster of terrific talented players, we look forward to the 2010 season with optimism, confidence and renewed energy. Off the field, the Chicago Fire Foundation has remained true to its mission of enriching the community’s youth. Driven by our dedicated staff and wonderful volunteer Board of Directors, whose commitment and service is so appreciated, the Foundation has to-date provided over $1.4 million in grants, contributions and in-kind support to the community. In 2009, the “Kicks for Kids” program enabled over 6,000 children from nearly 40 local charitable organizations to attend a Chicago Fire game. For many, it was the first time attending a professional sporting event. The Foundation has also teamed up with local charities and other organizations to host numerous events including the 2009 Girls on the Run-Chicago Fall 5K, the 9th Annual Frank Klopas Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Outing and the Chicago Fire vs. UIC Flames Benefit match, among others. The ongoing success of our club and the efforts of the Chicago Fire Foundation in the community are made possible only through the invaluable support we receive from our amazing Fire fans. Your remarkable enthusiasm and generous spirit inspires me throughout the year. On behalf of my family and everyone at the club, we thank you for your continued support. Go Fire! Sincerely,

Andrew Hauptman, Owner

2009 Annual Report P R E S I D ENT ’ S

LETTER Looking back at 2009, the season was filled with passion and enthusiasm among our club and fans both on and off the field as well as many notable achievements. The team’s strength and character was on display throughout the 2009 season as the Fire tied for the league lead in the least amount of losses in the regular season and experienced another exciting run in the playoffs. Another notable achievement was when Fire midfielder and Chicago Fire Foundation board member Logan Pause was recognized by the MLS as the 2009 Humanitarian of the Year for his continued dedication and commitment to the community. Despite a year with economic difficulties, in 2009 the Foundation was able to award over $150,000 in grants and contributions back into the community. With your continuous support and generosity, our fans the Fire and Foundation continued to grow our staple events such as the annual Season Kickoff Luncheon, the Commemorative Jersey Auction, the annual Frank Klopas Golf Outing and the 50/50 Raffle during home games. I also wish to express our gratitude to Andrew Hauptman and Andell Holdings for their generous contributions towards our 2009 successes. The extraordinarily charitable efforts on the part of Andell, along with their continued dedication and commitment to the club, will allow us to give back to the community for years to come. We remain strong and steadfast in our mission to enrich the lives of the Chicagoland community, particularly its youth, in the areas of health and wellness, education and the environment. We look forward to a strong 2010 campaign and to further expand our programming and outreach. We look forward to your continued support and hope for the same displays of passion and enthusiasm that our club promises to give day in and day out throughout this coming season.

Frank Klopas, President Chicago Fire Foundation


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EVENTS 2009 CHICAGO FIRE SEASON KICKOFF LUNCHEON The 11th Annual Chicago Fire Season Kickoff Luncheon, sponsored by Ticketmaster, was held March 24th at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. This was the first opportunity of the season for fans to mingle with their favorite Fire players and coaches. The luncheon was attended by a tremendous crowd of over 700 people and included a reception, lunch and silent auction which featured Chicago Fire and other sports memorabilia, gift certificates and much more.

NBC sports anchor Paula Faris emceed the event and this year’s featured guest was Chicago native Jim Belushi-venerable comedian and television, film and music star. Guests were also treated to a quiz show featuring Belushi and various sports anchors from Chicago including Jim Rose, Oscar Guzman, Hector Lozano, Jill Carlson and Paula Faris. The 2009 Season Kickoff Luncheon was a huge success and we would like to extend our greatest appreciation to all those who helped and participated in the luncheon and continue to support the Chicago Fire Foundation and the Chicago Fire. All proceeds from the luncheon benefited the CFF.


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EVENTS CHICAGO FIRE vs. UIC FLAMES BENEFIT MATCH The Chicago Fire defeated the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) men’s soccer team in an exhibition match to benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation. The match kicked off at 7:00 PM CT on Tuesday, April 7th at Flames Field, located on the UIC campus. Fans in attendance helped raise over $5,300 through ticket sales and donations. Thank you to all the fans that attended and for their continued support of the Chicago Fire Foundation.



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On Saturday, May 9th, fans that attended the Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution game had an opportunity to bid on Commemorative Chicago Fire jerseys from each member of the team. These exclusive jerseys included green-colored names and numbers along with a special, one-of-a-kind patch to help highlight the Fire’s “going green” initiatives throughout the game. Plus, 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 event raised over $8,500 and all proceeds benefited the Chicago Fire Foundation.


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EVENTS 2009 KICKS FOR KIDS On Saturday, July 11th, the Chicago Fire teamed up with local contributors and businesses to celebrate the 6th Annual “Kicks for Kids Night”, a soccer evening organized by the Fire and Chicago Fire Foundation. The event brought together nearly 2,500 underprivileged children from the Chicagoland area on Saturday, July 11th to watch the Chicago Fire take on the Columbus Crew. For many of them, this was their first Major League Soccer game. During the 2009 season, over 6,000 children from nearly 40 local youth-based organizations were provided the opportunity to experience the excitement of a Chicago Fire home game at TOYOTA PARK. Some of these groups included Big Brothers Big Sisters, Urban Initiatives, Family Focus, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Kids Hope United.

2009 FRANK KLOPAS CELEBRITY PRO-AM GOLF OUTING The Chicago Fire Foundation, the charitable division of the Chicago Fire, hosted its 9th Annual Frank Klopas Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Outing on August 31, 2009 at the Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park, IL. This was an exciting opportunity for fans to interact with the 2009 Chicago Fire team. Every foursome had the opportunity to golf with a Chicago Fire player or coach in a scramble format. The day included a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf, lunch, cocktail reception and buffet dinner. The event concluded with a silent auction, raffle and the awarding of the day’s prizes. All proceeds for the event benefited the CFF. Thank you to all those who joined Frank in giving back to the Chicagoland community by participating in the 2009 Frank Klopas Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Outing!


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EVENTS GUEST BARTENDING The Chicago Fire participated in a series of guest bartending events to raise funds for the Chicago Fire Foundation. The Chicago Fire goalkeeping squad turned in their goalie gloves to serve brews and other drinks to fans before various World Cup Qualifying Matches. The first event took place at Fado Irish Pub on June 3rd before the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) faced Costa Rica. The goalkeeping squad got behind the bar at The Kerryman on September 9th as fans watched the USMNT face Trinidad & Tobago. The series concluded on October 14th at Small Bar as goalkeepers Jon Busch and Andrew Dykstra served drinks to fans before the USMNT match against Costa Rica. All tips from their time behind the bar benefited the Chicago Fire Foundation.

CONNIE’S PIZZA FUNDRAISER The Chicago Fire Foundation (CFF) and Connie’s Pizza teamed up for a delicious fundraiser to benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation. On August 31st and September 1st (from 5:00 PM until closing), guests who visited select Chicagoland Connie’s Pizza locations not only enjoyed great food, but also helped out the CFF. This was an easy and tasty way for Fire fans to help support the Foundation! When guests turned in the flyer to their server or cashier on August 31st and September 1st (from 5:00 PM until closing) 13% of their check benefited the Chicago Fire Foundation.


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EVENTS BERRY CHILL FUNDRAISER The Chicago Fire Foundation and Berry Chill teamed up to create a special “Red Alert” Chill (small original yogurt w/ strawberries & pomegranate seeds) to celebrate the Fire’s run in the Eastern Conference Championship! Fans had the unique opportunity to purchase this special combo Wednesday, November 11th through Saturday, November 14th at Berry Chill (635 N. State location). All proceeds from the purchase of this special combo benefited the Chicago Fire Foundation! Thanks to all our fans for helping to raise over $800! Rooting for the Fire never tasted so good...


The Chicago Fire Foundation and Girls on the Run-Chicago teamed up to host the 2009 Girls on the Run-Chicago Fall 5K. The race took place Saturday, November 14th at TOYOTA PARK. The USATF certified 5K (3.1 mile) course ran through the beautiful Village of Bridgeview. Over 2,500 runners participated and once again, the race started and finished at TOYOTA PARK with runners having the unique opportunity to run around the field and see themselves on the big screen as they crossed the finish line at midfield! Also, in celebration of Girls on the Run-Chicago’s 10th anniversary, they hosted a “Lil’ Sparks Sprints” to celebrate the future 10 years of Girls on the Run. This was an exciting event where kids and adults could run together in one race while helping to benefit Girls on the Run-Chicago. The WonderGirl race series, with more than 70 events across the United States and Canada, is the second largest 5K race series in the nation.


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EVENTS 50/50 RAFFLE 2009 marked the sixth season the Chicago Fire Foundation conducted a 50/50 raffle at each home game. From the time gates opened through half time, fans had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets, with the winner receiving half of the proceeds raised that game and the other half going to the charitable organization that sold the tickets. With the help of these organizations, this year the Foundation was able to raise nearly $50,000.

The following is a list of all the organizations that benefited from the 50/ 50 Raffle fundraiser in 2009: Aspire, BSUC Foundation, Chicago Jaycees, Juarez High School Soccer, Lions Club, Marty Bunte Memorial Group, Naperville Jaycees, North Park University, Oak Lawn Community High School, Parkland College Men’s Soccer, Rauner Family YMCA, Rotary Club of Moraine Valley, Special Olympics Illinois, Storehouse, Team Kid Care, The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, and Word of Grace.

STADIUM JERSEY AUCTION At each Chicago Fire home game the Chicago Fire Foundation auctioned off an autographed jersey from both a player from the Chicago Fire and a player from the visiting team. The auctions were held at the Chicago Fire Foundation tent located on the Northeast Concourse of the stadium. Bidding began when the gates opened and continued through half-time, with all proceeds benefiting the Chicago Fire Foundation. A few of the visiting team autographed jerseys auctioned off this season included: Nate Jaqua (Seattle Sounders) Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus Crew), Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake), Zach Thornton (Chivas USA), as well as a team autographed Club America jersey just to name a few.


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EVENTS COMMEMORATIVE BRICK PROGRAM For the fourth year in a row, fans were offered the once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase Commemorative bricks allowing them to leave their mark in TOYOTA PARK and 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.

WEB AUCTIONS In an effort to reach Chicago Fire fans all around the world, fans had the opportunity to bid on unique autographed Chicago Fire memorabilia online through our Chicago Fire web auctions. Items included team autographed soccer balls, a Jon Busch autographed goalkeeper jersey, signature CuauhtĂŠmoc Blanco soccer cleats, a Brian McBride autographed home jersey, as well as many other one-of-a-kind items! In 2009, the Chicago Fire Foundation was able to raise over $2,000 from online web auctions.


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RECIPIENTS BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CHICAGO The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago provide hope, stability and opportunity for more than 13,840 young people per year throughout 32 Clubs in the Chicago area. Each Club is supervised by caring and trained professionals who engage kids in more than 200 activities each year. Club leaders and staff members believe their work is an opportunity to positively shape the future of America. Boys & Girls Clubs’ programs have taken members from the Clubhouse to the White House; from the game room to the corporate boardroom; and from the drum corps to Orchestra Hall. The Chicago Fire Foundation is excited to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and support its mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

CHILDREN’S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Children’s Memorial Hospital is Illinois’ only freestanding hospital exclusively for kids. Ranked #1 in almost every major pediatric specialty, they provide superior pediatric healthcare in a compassionate, familycentered environment. Through this partnership, the Chicago Fire Foundation will work with Children’s Memorial Hospital’s Institute for Sports Medicine to provide funding for its Knee Injury Prevention Program (KIPP) which is designed to lower the risk of ACL injuries in athletes. Like Children’s Memorial Hospital, the Chicago Fire Foundation is also dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children. On September 22nd, members of the Chicago Fire spent time visiting patients and took part in the hospital’s weekly bingo game.


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RECIPIENTS COMMON THREADS Co-founded by Art Smith, Oprah’s former personal chef, Common Threads began out of love for family and good food; two basic ingredients that link all people together. Its mission is to educate children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking. Children who participate in their programming come to their kitchens and embark on a world adventure as they prepare nutritious meals rooted in diverse cultural heritages. By using the power of food they can bridge cultural boundaries and strengthen our bond as a global family through the simple process of preparing and sharing a meal with others. Through this partnership, the Chicago Fire Foundation will help Common Threads serve approximately 1,000 students primarily those from various low-income neighborhoods in Chicago. One Kid + One Kitchen = One World Discovered

GATEWAY GREEN Gateway Green is a non-profit organization that believes beauty and sustainability go hand in hand. For nearly 25 years, Gateway Green has been dedicated to making Chicago a more beautiful and “greener” place to live. Through this partnership, the Chicago Fire Foundation will support Gateway Green’s endeavor to greening and beautifying the expressways, gateways, and neighborhoods of Chicago.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society The Chicago Fire Foundation, in cooperation with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, partnered to produce “Kicks for Cancer,” an event that uses the sport of soccer to help raise funds and awareness of blood disorders. Through this pledge-based event, participants were challenged to “touch” a soccer ball using techniques that include dribbling, passing, and shooting. Proceeds were then matched by the Foundation to form the grant that was publicly presented at a Fire game during the half time ceremony at TOYOTA PARK.


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RECIPIENTS GIRLS ON THE RUN-CHICAGO Girls on the Run-Chicago is an after-school program for 3rd through 8th grade girls that uses the power of running to educate and inspire girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The 12-week program culminates in a non-competitive 5K run event which gives the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. The Chicago Fire and Girls on the Run also teamed up to host the 3rd Annual Girls on the Run-Chicago Fall 5K on November 14th at TOYOTA PARK.

MIDTOWN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Midtown Education Foundation is an after-school and summertime enrichment program that serves thousands of students in grades 4-12 in the Chicagoland area. Since 1965, Midtown has helped thousands of inner-city kids become better students and better people through its academic and character education programs. Through this partnership, the Chicago Fire Foundation will help contribute to Midtown’s success in graduating 98% of its students from high school where 89% of alumni go to college.

RAUNER FAMILY YMCA The Rauner Family YMCA is dedicated to creating a place where everyone feels they belong and strives to help its members grow physically, mentally and spiritually. Since its opening in 2006, the Rauner Family YMCA has reached over 7,000 individuals in the Pilsen, Little Village, and Back of the Yards communities. The partnership between the Chicago Fire Foundation and the Rauner Family YMCA will help promote youth soccer and wellness which influence the lives of children, teens and adults.

TEAM KID CARE Team Kid Care, a Chicago-based non-profit organization, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with serious medical conditions and their families by providing supportive, compassionate, meaningful programming. The Chicago Fire Foundation is partnering with Team Kid Care to help provide no-cost services to over 700 families a month facing the threat of serious pediatric illness in six major hospitals throughout the Chicagoland area. Like Team Kid Care, the Chicago Fire Foundation is also dedicated to enhancing the lives of children. Chicago Fire Midfielder, Logan Pause, visited patients and families at the Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital of Loyola University.


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CONTRIBUTORS $10,000 and up

DeLeon Foundation Teammates for Kids Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999

Best Buy Chicago Fire Richland Family Fund Section 8 TicketMaster

$1,000 - $4,999

Alice McNulty Anthony Achilles AthletiCo Sports Medicine Bridgeview Bank Chicago Fire Premier FC Chicago Sun-Times David May Dominican University Flo Dyson Give wtih Liberty GOYA Foods Greg Barker Gus Dovellos Imre Hidvegi James Morrison John LaRocque KAP Graphics Knutte and Associates LifeSource Meridian Leasing Corporation Michael Meranda Pete Klem Phil Ciesulka Shattered Glass Sports On Earth Stuart A. Reid TGI Systems

Tony Lopez Tony Passero UnitedHealthcare University of Illinois Men’s Soccer Club Village of Bridgeview William Parillo

$500 - $999

ABM Janitorial Adam Merges Aflac Amber Simons America SCORES Chicago Bryan Cunningham Cardinal Fitness Chicago Fire Juniors Chicago Tribune Chris Fox Citizens for Jesse White Creative Promotional Partnerships Daniel Gaichas David Gaichas Denis Hamlett Donald Ortale ESW Partners Gary Cole George Gorecki Girls on the Run-Chicago Jill Matesic John Koliopoulos John R. Keller Jose Rodriguez Juan Gaytan Jr Keith Andersson La Raza Newspaper Mary Meadors Metalmaster Roofmaster Midwest Wings Monterrey Security

MST Latino Inc. Patio Restaurants Patricia Thomas Pepsi Americas Robert Loncar Safeway Insurance Steve Williams Stratford Square Mall Teddy Montoya Theodor Gravel Todd Short Toyota Chicago Region Tupelo Honey Productions Univision Radio US Soccer Federation VM Arch-Design W Chicago Lakeshore Zee Hirst

$250 - $499

Amy V. Stark Becky Carroll Berry Chill Bradley Fry Brian Beach Brian Erber Cancer Support Center Chicago Soccer Dana Plotkin David Kirkby Debbie Fox Douglas Thompson Intercon Solutions Jackie Rodgers Javier Chavez Jeff Kautz Jim Loughlin John Donovan Jorge Valenzuela

Joseph J. Han Judith McLean Judy Quintero Julie Jawor Kevin Spudic Liz Scherer Lynn Stojanovich Mark Hollingshead Matt Warmbier Michael Haak Michele Donley Mike Squire Mitch Lakin Nick Kavadas Nothing But Nets Patricia Perez Pete Veugeler Peter Wilt Ron Barczak Sabino Vidal Sandy Primm Sportsline Steven Pedlow Telemundo Chicago Terry Shipp Tom Conner Treasurers and Ticketsellers Union Vivien Barkidjija

$100 - $249

Alexa Prutch Alison Breckler Alvin Fritscher Amalgamated Bank Amy Schoeny Andrew L. Braudy Angelo Annoreno Anixter Center Anton Zirkelbach


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Ardmore Associates Audrey Moriarty Better Boys Foundation Bonnie DeBolt Camille Baxter Chicago Professional Women’s Soccer Chicago Teacher Inc. Claudette Struzile Code Red Cody Kasten Colin Fagan Connie’s Restaurants Daniel Garnett Daniel Gillen Daniel Jordan Daryl Shore David Czajka David Kennedy Deanna Swanson Debbie Meza Diane Bonina Diego Gutierrez Dina Zissimopoulos Eli Ungar Eliana Makhlouf Eric Kekeis Gary Kaplan Glenview Vision Care Greg Kabat Greg Moran Hugo Dulce Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Inter-Track Partners Ivan Matsunaga Jackie Hamlett James Bruce Jamie Binder Jeff Davis

Jeffrey McCormack Jerry Campagna Jim Johnson Jonathan Paul Jose Silva Josh Gomez Juan Calahorrano Judith Bregman Julie Kalainov Julie Klein Julio Escalona Kristin Carlson Vogen Kristin Logerquist Kristina Braun Larry Daily Laura Zawacki Liana Davila Lockport Firefighters M.T. Strubel Manuel Ramirez Marcella Mendoza Marcelo Halpern Mark Garland Mary Joss Michael Lisak Midway Hotel Center Noe Kenig Norma Pachar Norma Vazquez O’Malley & Associates Pablo Mena Pamela Lynn Colon Pamela Mayer Patricia Marino Patrick Dunne Paul Makhlouf Peter Traczyk Philip Lee Harris Raymond Karenas

Rhonda Brei Richard Nagle Robert Kellam S. Clark Sandra Hasan Saul Robles Scott Lennartson Sean Phillips Seong Ha Stephen Gryzlo Sun-Times News Group Susan Watkins Terry Gaughan Theresa Duran Thomas Diaz Univision TV Valente Oria William H. Green WLey Wolfgang Haensel Yvonne Mayer

Up to $99

Adam Collopy Addison Braendel Alejandra Cordoba Alicia Ponce Alyce Adams Amaury Juarez Amy Warman Anita Arnett Anna Pigoni Anne Kelly Turner Anne Russell Annemarie Valenti Ashley Ceno Belinda Bliss Berenice Calderon Bernadette Diaz

Beth Harling Bob Jones Bonnie Vanderwell Bradley Brei Brian Ramiro Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce Carol Babcock Carol Mayer Carolyn Morrison Casey Lipe Charles Saville Chris Costello Chris Doran Chris Fry Christine Rubly Christopher Bohus Claudia Yepez Connie Henderson-Damon Cynthia Hockey Cynthia Kosydor Dave Heinold David Ripley David Ruiz Deborah Donnelley Denise Sacks Dennis Lynn Don Crafts Edward Jaffe Edward McDermott Elizabeth Barbour Elizabeth Kennedy Knight Ellen Hanson Eric Hendrickson G. M. Makhlouf Gloria Baker Grace Bruce Gregg Abbott Helen Gullo Henry Bliss


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CONTRIBUTORS Up to $99 (continued) Jacob Perez Jacquelyn Robinson James Ginsburg James Noonan Janet Holsclaw Janet Mellor Jason Decker Javier Ordaz Jay Clark Jeanne Affelder Jeff Clifit Jeffrey T. Hawke Jenn Jarmula Jennifer Chisholm Jennifer Leazzo Jennifer McNulty Jennifer Resek Jessica Sarowitz Joanna Hoelscher John Farrell John Resek Jolanta Dlugopolski Joni Holinger Joseph R. Pakovits Joseph Wendt Joyce Sundling Juan Ramirez Juan Rios Juan Romero Juan Santillan Judith Sklar Julie Boughton Karen COlley Karen Roth Kari Hayden Katharine Lippincott Katherine Haugan Katherine Nelson

Kathleen Moriarty Kathleen Schrobilgen Kathryn Stewart Kathy Hager Kathy Iwashima Kathy Niebuhr Katie Waldin Kendra Blaney Hatfield Kim Ross Kimberly Collins Kristin Edstrom Kurt Bonigut Larry Lyman Lashon Gurrola Laura Kupiec Lauren McMahon Leo Lillard Linda Kuhn Lisa Laible Lisa Neumann Lisa Schwartz Lois Mejdrich Lorraine Owles Luis Alberto Medina Manuel Pachar Marianne Fleisher Marilu Rivich Marjorie Morris Mark Enenbach Mark Gonzales Marlin Garcia-Cook Martin Cae Marwan Baya Mary Goetting Mary Margaret Goetting Mary Msall Mary Smith Meck Print Melisaa De Vries

Michael Cardinale Michael Roenna Michael Ryan Michelle Couturier Midtown Educational Foundation Mike Scardina Mike Schuldt Mike Thompson Molly Galo Mr. David Mendell Nancy Graham Nancy Greer Nancy McMahon Nancy Montroy Nathan Helsabeck Nicholas Sideris Nicole Carroll Norman Block Orysia Kourbatov Pamela Valderrama Pans Food Center Pasquale Labriola Patricia Coronado Patricia Feeley PAtricia Hahn Patricia Hoogendoorn Patricia Montroy Paul Lukas Paul Rodriguez Pedro Gurrola Peter Adams Peter Donati Philip Bareck R. Tage Welindt Raniel Iniguez Regina Waldroup Reginald G. Moore Renee Greer Renee Macroni

Renita Duncan Rich Owens Richard Baca Richardo Ramirez Rob Barg Robert Scotto Roger Sokol Ron Schults Ronaye Bush Rose Diaz Roy Sundling Sarah Arnett Sarah Funches Sarah Ziesler Scott Davis Sharon Sih Sheila Moore Susan Breitenstein Susan Crothers-Gee Susan Harrold Susan Keller Suzanne Schreck SWATware LLC Sylvia Lopez Tamara Nezhina Teri Miller Theresa Piasecki Thomas Knight Tina Castaneda Tina Daluga Tom Hall Tomas Thompson Tony Del Grosso Valerie Bahena We Give To Get Wenwei Zhang William Divane


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10pin bowling lounge A.C. Milan About Space, Inc. Adidas Adler Planetarium American Airlines American Machining and Welding Andell Andersen Concrete Pumping Aquashantia Scheibe Arlington Park Race Course Arthur P. O’Hara, Inc. AthletiCo Bartlit Beck Berry Chill Bespoke Cuisine Best Buy Best Imaging Solutions Inc. Bob Campbell Photography Bob Littel Bob Maguire Body Balance for Performance Brazilian National Team Bret Wentz Brookfield Zoo Brown-Forman Bruce Anderson Calumet Council Carmine Contreras Casa Margarita Ceramic Arts Café Charlene Vasoli Chicago Architecture Foundation Chicago Bears Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Bulls Chicago Children’s Museum Chicago Cubs Chicago Fire Players, Coaches and Staff

Chicago Pro Womens Soccer Chicago Shamrox Chicago Sky Chicago Soccer Chicago White Sox Chicago Wolves Chivas USA Chris Schilling Chris Wittenberg Cleveland Browns Club America Club America Colorado Rapids Columbus Crew ComEd ComedySportz Connie’s Pizza Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Corona CPX Sports Cracovia Kraków Crain’s Chicago Business Culvers D.C. United Dallas Cowboys Dan Waite Daniel Lingenfelter Dave & Buster’s Dave Hines David Gubala David May Debrai Haile DePaul University DeSoto House Dewey L. Lee Dr. Gilberto Munoz Dr. Haak East Bank Athletic Club Eli’s Cheesecake World Elvis Limousines Entertainment Cruises Chicago Eric A. Smith

Erin Pontinus FC Dallas Fireside Restaurant Fisher Nuts Flo Dyson Food Life French Pastry School Gayety’s Chocolates and Ice Cream Gino’s East Go Picnic Gordon Weidle Hawthorn Race Course Hilton Oak Lawn Hotel and Conference Center Hollywood Blvd. Houstan Dynamo Hyatt Regency Chicago Hyde Park Hair Salon I-Go Car Sharing Illinois PGA Integrated Control Experts Jason Elizando Javier Fernandez Jeanne & Joe Pakovits Jim Johns Jim Morrison Joel and Heather Tellinghuisen Jon Busch Juan Santoyo Judith Lewis Kansas City Wizards Kathryn Knapp Kevin Patton Kick 10 Promotions Kim Brown Kohl’s Children’s Museum Laercio Cunha Lemont AYSO Lettuce Entertain You Levy Restaurants Lifetime Fitness Foundation Los Angeles Galaxy

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Lynfred Winery Major League Soccer Mama Luigi’s Restaurant Mark Page Meridian IT Michael Jordan Michael Meranda Michael Rom Michael Wojcik Midway Hotel Center-Marriott Mike Medjuck Miller Lite MLS W.O.R.K.S. MTV Networks Museum of Science and Industry New England Revolution New York Red Bulls New York Yankees Nicoat Nielsen, Zehe & Antas, P.C. North Central College Nothing But Nets Panera Bread Panther Club Soccer Patio Food Products, Inc. Patio Resaurants Paul Ellis Pepsi Potbelly Sandwich Works PRP Wine International Quartino’s Real Salt Lake Red Head Piano Bar River North Chicago Dance Company Rodrigo Valencia Rosebud Restaurants, Inc. Rotary Club of Moraine Valley San Jose Earthquakes Sears Tower Skydeck Seattle Sounders Shamrock Company

Shedd Aquarium Shoreline Sightseeing Silver Lake Golf Course Six Flags Great America SMG Marketing Southwest Airlines SpringHill Suites by Marriott Standard Parking Strictly FX Stuart Grinell Sybaris Pool Suites System Parking Incorporated Taco Bell Talerico-Martin Wholesale Bakers TGI Systems The Cheesecake Factory The Highbury Pub The Krash Inc. The Patio Restaurants The Second City The Signature Room at the 95th Tinley Park Bobcats Tom Knoll Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding Toronto FC TOYOTA TOYOTA PARK Trader Joe’s U.S. Soccer Federation Uncle Julio’s Corporation UnitedHealthcare Village of Bridgeview Village of Oak Lawn Warren Rocco WGN Am Radio 720 Whirlyball William Devine William Wright & Associates, Inc. Wirtz Beverage Illinois Zanies Comedy Club Zee Hirst


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Ordinary Income/Expense


10th Anniversary Book 2008 Chicago Fire Team Cookbook Commemorative Bricks Scoreboard Announcements Team Merchandise Sale We Give to Get Contributions Income - Other Total Contributions Income


Event Income

2009 Commemorative Jersey Auction 2009 50/50 Raffle 2009 Frank Klopas Celebrity Pro-Am 2009 Season Kickoff Luncheon 2009 Stadium Jersey Auction 2009 Web Auction Kicks for Cancer Total Event Income


Contributions Income

139.80 250.50 1,050.00 1,850.00 6,558.60 44.65 1,876.20 11,769.75

35,197.46 8,600.00 49,418.00 43,360.00 64,278.00 8,825.00 2,365.00 11,931.00 188,777.00



Total Income



Bank Service Charges

Event Expense

Merchant Processing charge Bank Service Charges - Other Total Bank Service Charges

2009 50/50 Raffle 2009 Frank Klopas Celebrity Pro-Am 2009 Season Kickoff Luncheon Total Event Expense

Filing and Accounting Fees

Grant and Contribution Expense

2009 Spring Grant Recipient 2009 Fall Grant Recipient Contributions Total Grant and Contribution Expense


Printing and Reproduction

42,050.00 1,535.02 1,383.79 2,918.81

22,899.00 8,166.17 45,956.46 77,021.63

8,018.50 64,913.75 35,000.00 55,208.57 155,122.32


Bricks Other Total Printing and Reproduction

232.60 2,468.04 2,700.64


Travel & Ent

Total Expense


Net Ordinary Income


Other Income/Interest Income





2009 Annual Report b o ard o f

directors Andrew Hauptman Chairman, Andell Holdings LLC Chicago Fire Foundation Honorary Chairman

Jill Matesic Vice President, Private Wealth Management Goldman Sachs

Frank Klopas Technical Director, Chicago Fire Chicago Fire Foundation President

Sheila A. Moore Consultant to the Flavor and Restaurant Industries Owner, Moore’s Food Resources, LLC

Tony Lopez President, Lopez Financial Chicago Fire Foundation Vice President and Treasurer

Donald A. Ortale Director, National Safety Council

Bob Armendariz Chicago Deportivo Director, CLASA Dave Greeley President, Chicago Fire Imre Hidvegi Owner, Chicago Soccer Javier Leon Managing Director, Andell Sports Dean Magdalin President, Shattered Glass, Inc.

Logan Pause Midfielder, Chicago Fire Stuart A. Reid Law Offices of Stuart A. Reid Jonathan Shapiro President, Creative Promotional Partnerships Inc. Tom Wiffler President and CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois Jessica Yavitz Executive Director Kristin Johnson Community Relations Coordinator, Chicago Fire


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2009 Chicago Fire Foundation Annual Report