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2013 Annual Report

A Message From Our Owner

Since 1998, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club and the Chicago Fire

The Foundation makes a citywide impact through its

Foundation have been committed to providing youth with

programs. Through our long-running “Kicks for Kids” program,

the tools and opportunities for growth and success. Over the

we provided more than 8,000 underserved children with the

years, we have contributed over $1.5 million and devoted

opportunity to experience a Fire game at Toyota Park. The

thousands of hours to community service, but the impact is

Foundation also continued its participation in the U.S. Soccer

truly immeasurable and invaluable.

Foundation’s Passback Program, collecting thousands of pieces of gently used soccer equipment to donate to youth

We are thrilled to report that 2013 was one of our most

soccer programs around the globe.

rewarding years yet. The Foundation hosts some of Chicago’s andrew hauptman

owner, chicago fire soccer club chairman, andell, inc. chicago fire foundation, honorary chairman

most exciting fundraising events, with proceeds benefitting

With the launch of our new pilot project, P.L.A.Y.S. (Participate,

the youth in our community. In 2013, we raised over $250,000

Learn, Achieve, Youth, Soccer) Program, the Foundation

with events like our sold-out White Party, the third annual Art

further extended its reach in Chicagoland. The P.L.A.Y.S.

of Futbol event featuring local artists, and Fire, Brews, and

Program is designed to not only enhance the academic

Bites, sponsored by MillerCoors.

performance of elementary school students, but also promote the development of key social and emotional skills through

In an effort to continue providing a variety of innovative

a sports-based curriculum. In its inaugural year, the P.L.A.Y.S.

events, the Foundation successfully launched its first-ever

Program served 256 third through fifth grade students at

Soccer & Style Fashion Show in 2013. Fire players and coaches

eight Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) schools

hit the runway in front of nearly 200 guests at the upscale

across Chicago.

ROOF on theWit to sport the best looks of the season.

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We realize many of our initiatives would not be possible without the right partnerships.

The Chicago Fire is proud of the substantial efforts from its staff, players, partners and

This year, we were grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the Academy for

supporters year after year. We are excited to make even bigger strides in 2014 as we

Urban School Leadership, America SCORES Chicago, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s

continue to look for ways to make a meaningful and lasting impact on our surrounding

Hospital of Chicago, City Year Chicago, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, St. Jude Children’s

communities. On behalf of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club and all those who benefit from

Research Hospital, Urban Initiatives, World Sport Chicago, and many others. Thanks to

your dedication and commitment, we extend our sincerest gratitude and look forward

these organizations, we were able to influence positive change at a faster pace and on

to your continued support.

a grander scale.


From a club perspective, we recognize that the change starts with us – the staff and players. In 2013, our players and coaches made nearly 400 appearances around Chicago. The team went above and beyond to make a difference, including defender Gonzalo Segares, who was recognized by Chicago Magazine and Ketel One Vodka in their Modern Hispanic Gentleman series for his work with the Chicago Fire Foundation. He also served as an official spokesman for the Chicago Department of Public Health advocating for the flu shot. We were extremely proud to announce our new partnership with City Year Chicago. City Year is an education-focused organization that combats the nation’s dropout epidemic by uniting young people of all backgrounds for a full year of full-time service in high-need schools. As a sponsor of Carl Schurz High School we are helping City Year address the high school dropout crisis in our city by providing students with the extra care and attention they need to graduate.


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Andrew Hauptman, Owner


practice in the community On Saturday August 24th, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club welcomed supporters to Stuart Field on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology for the third annual Practice in the Community, presented by University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. The event brought the entire first team to Chicago’s South Side for a full training session. Following practice, players and coaches took time to talk with and sign autographs for the over 300 fans in attendance.

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Hero of the Match Throughout 2013, the Chicago Fire honored a “Hero of the Match� at every home game. Representatives included local veterans, active military, and those fighting cancer. Each hero was recognized on field for their courage and were invited to enjoy the game!

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player outreach The Chicago Fire is not only dedicated to showing their

Health’s flu shot campaign, along with other prominent

four MLS Ambassadors for St. Jude Children’s Research

commitment on the field, but off of the field as well.

Chicago sports figures, encouraging residents to get a flu


Throughout 2013, the team participated in over 383

shot and stay healthy all winter. In recognition of his work

appearances throughout Chicagoland.

off the field, Segares was named the MLS W.O.R.K.S. July

Chicago Fire Defender Gonzalo Segares was named one

Humanitarian of the Month.

of three Modern Hispanic Gentlemen by Ketel One for his

Chicago Fire Midfielder Logan Pause was also recognized

commitment to the community. Segares was also selected

for his continued work in the community as a board

to be the face of the Chicago Department of Public

member for the Chicago Fire Foundation and one of

Donations Donations are an essential part of the Chicago Fire’s community outreach efforts and provide the team the opportunity to generate a positive impact throughout the Chicagoland




allows the Fire to support a number of




in turn help those in need. The Fire supports various fundraising endeavors through the donation of Fire memorabilia and merchandise. This past year, the club donated to over 200 different charities in the Chicagoland area. 7

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Throughout the year, the entire team took the opportunity to support the community at charity events, schools, soccer tournaments, festivals, and more to help make a difference in Chicagoland!

City Year Chicago City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that combats the nation’s dropout epidemic by uniting young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service in high-need schools. These young people, referred to as “corps members,” keep students in school and on track to graduation by serving as tutors, mentors, and role models. City Year currently has locations in 25 U.S. cities and two international affiliates. As a part of a new partnership with City Year Chicago, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club is sponsoring 10 City Year corps members who will work full time at Carl Schurz High School.  Over the course of the 2013-2014 school year, corps members will help impact the lives of more than 730 ninth grade students. The partnership was made possible by a grant from the Hauptman Family Foundation.


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Greater Chicago Food Depository The Chicago Fire is proud to partner with

food for hungry people while striving

dairy products and meat, the equivalent

sort and distribute over 20,000 pounds of

the Greater Chicago Food Depository and

to end hunger in the community. The

of 134,800 meals every day. On Saturday,

food to benefit over 650 local shelters and

support their efforts to help collect food

Food Depository distributes donated and


June 29 the Chicago Fire participated in

food banks. During the Sunday, September

and raise awareness for the hundreds of

purchased food through a network of

the 28

Annual Hunger Walk at Soldier

1st Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo

thousands of men, women and children in

650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters

Field, a benefit for the Greater Chicago

match and during the annual locker room

Cook County who struggle to find food every

to 678,000 adults and children in Cook

Food Depository’s member soup kitchens,

sale on December 13th, the Chicago Fire

day. The Greater Chicago Food Depository,

County every year. Last year, the Food

pantries and shelters. On August 27th, the

hosted food drives to benefit the Greater

Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food

Depository distributed 64 million pounds

Fire front office staff volunteered at the

Chicago Food Depository.

distribution and training center providing

of nonperishable food, fresh produce,

food depository warehouse and helped to

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Special Olympics Illinois Special Olympics is a global organization


that unleashes the human spirit through

On Saturday October 12 , the Chicago

the transformative power and joy of

Fire Soccer Club partnered with Special

sport, every day around the world. The

Olympics to host the first ever Illinois

Chicago Fire is proud to support Special

Unified Soccer Competition for 20 high

Olympics of Illinois in their mission to

school and middle school teams at

provide year-round sports training and

TOYOTA PARK. Fire staff and Sparky were

athletic competition in a variety of

in attendance to mingle with families, sign

Olympic-type sports for children and

autographs, and support the athletes!


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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.


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Programs and partners The Chicago Fire’s goal on the field is to

reach into the community and to provide

play hard and win. Off the field, the club

a measureable impact on our youth, the

has strived for success through the work

Foundation has established core programs

of the Chicago Fire Foundation, which

and partnerships that support its mission

is committed to improving the quality of

in the key areas of health and wellness,

life of youth and communities throughout

education and the environment.

Chicagoland. In order to continue our


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P.L.A.Y.S. Program Mission: The Chicago Fire Foundation P.L.A.Y.S.(Participate, Learn, Achieve Youth Soccer) Program is committed to enhancing the academic performance and development of key Social and Emotional (SEL) skills of elementary school students through a sports based curriculum On April 1, 2013 the Chicago Fire Foundation in partnership with World Sport Chicago launched the P.L.A.Y.S. Program in eight Academy for Urban School Leadership Schools. This first of its kind program explicitly teaches participants proven Social and Emotional (SEL) traits that are linked to improved academic performance. Students in the P.L.A.Y.S. Program have not only learned soccer skills such as passing and dribbling, but also many valuable life skills including teamwork, communication, and good sportsmanship. After these ten weeks, students and coaches have noticed a difference both on and off the field. In addition to regular practices, students competed against other schools in three game days, which allowed participants to implement the skills they learned throughout the program. The culmination of the program was Saturday, October 19th at TOYOTA PARK where all participants and coaches were recognized and watched the Chicago Fire take on Toronto FC!


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Passback Program

Kicks for Kids

The Chicago Fire and the Chicago Fire Foundation,

At the September 28th Chicago Fire vs. Montreal

The Kicks for Kids program enables individuals to support underprivileged

in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Foundation

Impact game, the Chicago Fire Foundation held

children by giving them the opportunity to experience the excitement of

and, once again participated in the

a Passback drive, collecting over 1,000 pieces of

a Chicago Fire game at TOYOTA PARK. Throughout the 2013 season, over

Passback Program. The Passback Program allows

equipment. Since its inception, the program has

8,000 children from 34 local youth-based organizations had the chance to

individuals to donate new or gently used soccer

grown enormously and thousands of pieces of

see the Fire play live. For many of the children, this was their first time

equipment, which is then passed back to youth

equipment have been collected and distributed

experiencing a Major League Soccer game. On June 25th, the Chicago Fire

soccer programs in the community.

to schools, clubs and youth organizations across

front office held a sell-a-thon that raised over $30,000 to benefit the Kicks

the nation. From a small school in Zimbabwe to

for Kids program.

an after-school program in inner-city Chicago, Passback gear has found its way to all corners of the globe. 15

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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 serves as one of four MLS ambassadors. St. Jude also had a presence at the September 14th Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution game. A St. Jude patient was recognized on field and led both teams and the referees onto the field before kickoff!

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is Illinois’ only freestanding hospital exclusively for kids. Ranked #1 in almost every major pediatric specialty, they provide superior pediatric healthcare in a compassionate, family-centered environment. Along with the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Chicago Fire Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children and continues to support the hospital through contributions and visits. On November 1st, Fire Defenders Austin Berry and Gonzalo Segares and Midfielder Daniel Paladini joined Sparky and members of the front office at the Champions for Children’s dinner to benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital.


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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality for 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 2013, the Chicago Fire Foundation once again partnered with LLS for their “Soccer Kicks 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 LLS’ great cause and their alignment with the values of the Foundation, donated over $10,000!

Academy for Urban School Leadership Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), created in 2001, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve student achievement in Chicago’s high-poverty, chronically failing schools through its disciplined transformation process, built on a foundation of specially trained AUSL teachers. In 2013, the Chicago Fire Foundation launched the soccer and academic focused P.L.A.Y.S. Program in eight AUSL schools throughout Chicago.

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.


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Fire midfielder Michael Videira sits on the Junior Board for America SCORES Chicago and has been involved with many of their initiatives.

World Sport Chicago World Sport Chicago is an independent, non-profit organization that teaches positive values and leadership through sport. The organization acts on the belief that sport has the power to strengthen individuals, and in turn, Chicago’s communities. World Sport Chicago promotes programs and events and collaborates with several community partners, public agencies and Chicago’s professional sports teams to deliver impact and change. In 2013, the Chicago Fire Foundation in partnership with World Sport Chicago launched the  P.L.A.Y.S. Program  which focuses specifically on developing social and emotional learning characteristics in elementary school students

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.


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Season Kickoff Luncheon The Chicago Fire Foundation’s 15th annual Season Kickoff Luncheon presented by Ticketmaster was held March 5th at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The annual fundraiser brought together members from the corporate and civic community, season ticket holders, supporters groups as well as the media for the first opportunity of the season to meet the team and coaching staff. Highlighted by a reception, lunch, program with guest speaker Dan Flynn of U.S. Soccer and an extensive silent auction. The event raised over $70,000 to benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation!


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Art of FÚtbol The Chicago Fire hosted the third annual Art of Fútbol on Thursday May 16th at Society Art Gallery. This one-of-a-kind art exhibition featured local artists and their original work depicting the beautiful game of soccer. Guests mingled with Fire players and artists while enjoying music provided by SOULPHONETICS, light appetizers from Carnivale, and sweet treats from Café Vienna. This was truly a unique event that brought together an eclectic mix of people to celebrate soccer, the sport that permeates all aspects of our city!

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Fire, Brews, and Bites

Molly’s Cupcakes

Guest Bartending

On Saturday, June 15th, the Chicago Fire hosted the

From July 8th-August 8th, the Chicago Fire Foundation and

On July 16th, Chicago Fire defenders Daniel Paladini and

second annual Fire, Brews, and Bites beer tasting in

Molly’s Cupcakes partnered to create the “Chicago Fire

Gonzalo Segares helped serve drinks at Fadό Irish Pub to

West Town. Held at Roots Handmade Pizza, the event

Velvet Swirl” cupcake for the second year in a row. During

fans as they watched the U.S. Men’s National Team take

allowed guests to sample six one-of-a-kind beers from

this promotion, $1 from each sale benefitted the Chicago

on Costa Rica in a World Cup Qualifier. All tips and 20%

MillerCoors’ unique portfolio, including favorties Redd’s

Fire Foundation. The specialty cupcake was an instant hit,

of food sales benefited the Chicago Fire Foundation.

Apple Ale and Big Eddy Rye Wheat Wine, each paired

selling out almost every day to raise $915 throughout the

with a Roots signature appetizer. The event also featured


a pizza buffet, raffle, and each guest went home with a commemorative beer koozie while raising over $15,000 to benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation.

On July 25th, Chicago Fire defenders Daniel Paladini and Gonzalo Segares and forward Patrick Nyarko got behind the counter at Molly’s to serve the “Chicago Fire Velvet Swirl” and all your other favorite cupcakes! Molly’s matched all the tips received that evening to benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation.


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White Party The third annual Chicago Fire White Party was held Thursday August 8th at the MCA Warehouse in West Town. Praised by the Chicago Tribune as one of Chicago’s top parties for 2013, the event proved to be one of the hottest tickets in town, selling out for the second consecutive year. Guests donned in their most stylish white attire at this marquee event featuring a premium open bar, food from various Chicagoland restaurants, music from DJ Sye Young, photos from ActionBooth and more. To top of the night, each guest left with a gift bag! This year’s White Party raised over $50,000 to benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation!

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Soccer & Style On Thursday September 19th Chicago Fire players and coaches took the runway at Roof on theWit for the first ever Soccer & Style fashion show. Members of the team walked the stage in the season’s hottest looks from 900 North Michigan Shops, The Original Penguin, Diesel, Mezlan, and Chicago Fire apparel. Nearly 200 guests enjoyed champagne from Moet-Hennessey while watching the team strut their stuff to benefit a great cause!


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Bank of America Chicago Marathon 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 2013 the race drew over 45,000 runners. On October 13th, the Chicago Fire Foundation participated in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Program with 25 runners. In addition to completing the incredible challenge of running 26.2 miles, members of Team Chicago Fire Foundation raised over $14,000 to benefit the Foundation. The runners were honored on field during halftime of the Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC game on October 19th.

CHICAGO FIRE COMMEMORATIVE JERSEY AUCTIONS Twice during the 2013 season, Fire supporters had the chance to bid on commemorative Chicago Fire jerseys from each member of the team plus Sparky, using a text-to-bid platform. During the July 3rd Chicago Fire vs. San Jose Earthquakes game, the player’s jerseys featured red, white, and blue names and number plates. To highlight the Fire’s partnership with MLS W.O.R.K.S. in promoting Breast Cancer Awareness, on October 19th, the team wore jerseys featuring pink names and numbers and a special patch. After each game, winners had the opportunity to meet the player whose jersey they won and get it personally autographed. Combined, the auctions raised over $25,000 to benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation. 2013 annual 24 2013 annual reportreport

commemorative brick program The Chicago Fire Foundation continued it’s Commemorative Brick Program in 2013, giving supporters 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.

Name in Lights At each home game, birthday, anniversary, welcome and other messages were shown in stadium. Whether supporters wanted Sparky to surprise their guests with a gift pack or just display a message, the Chicago Fire helped created a memorabilia experience for fans! All proceeds benefited the Chicago Fire Foundation.


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IN STADIUM AUCTIONS In addition to the commemorative jersey auctions, at each Chicago Fire home game, the 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.

50/50 RAFFLE For the 10th 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 $50,000. The following organizations benefited from the 50/50 Raffle fundraiser in 2013: Amundsen High School, Bethel College, Carl Schurz High School, The C.H.A.M.P.S. Community Project, Crece Foundation, John Marshall Law School, G.L.A.S.A., Naperville Jaycees, Rotary Club of Moraine Valley, USO, Streetwise, and West Chicago AYSO. 2013 annual report

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financial Contributors

$20,000+ The Hauptman Family Foundation Teammates for Kids Foundation Swissotel Chicago

$10,000 - $19,000 Krista Klees MillerCoors Section 8

$5,000 - $9,999 Chicago Fire Soccer Club Gilt City

$1,000 - $4,999 Ticketmaster Anthony Achilles Call One, Inc. Christopher Zawisza

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Comcast Cable

Academy for Urban School Leadership

Glen Suerte

Erika Hammer

Assurance Agency

Greater Kansas City Community

Flo Dyson

AthletiCo Sports Medicine


George Wild

AYSO 418

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Jim Zangrilli

Brad Simmons

Illinois State Soccer Association

Keith Andersson

Brenda Palm

Illinois Youth Soccer Association

Kimberlee Wawak

Carol Hamlin Faure

James Froslid

Knutte and Associates

Casey Faure

Jason Obin

Matt Burnham

Chicago Fire Juniors South

Jessica Worley

Max West

Chicago Fire Juniors West

Joseph J. Han

Meridian Leasing Corporation

Craig Gresko

La Raza Newspaper


Craig Murphy

Laura Miller

Quaker Oats

Daniel Dyrda

Leif Elsmo


Daniel Gaichas

Lisa Thomas

UNO Charter School Network

David Mello

Lori Stone

Youth Elite Soccer

David Schlensker

Matt Rosine


Monterrey Security

George Gorecki

Nicholas Suizzo

Gina LoGalbo


Give with Liberty

Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation

$500 - $999 ABM Parking Services

Ray Bausa

Bill Thoman

David Jensen

Jeff Delgado

Rob Randolph

Brad Bauer

David Quinn

Jeff Harbert

Roberto Cisneros

Bradley Wolven

Ed French

Jeff Pelletier

Rollin Dye

Bret Sharp

Edward Sitar

Jeff Schiedemeyer

Ryan Chorzempa

Brett Lewandowski

Eliot Schencker

Jerry Palcan

Sard Verbinnen & Co

Brian Bullington

Eliud Gonzalez

Jill DeArmond


Brian Choquette

Eric Michaelis

Joan Rockey

Sophia Lee Klopas

Brian Tracy

Esteban Canales

Joanna Horsnail

Steven Pedlow

Canh Tran

Ethan Matyas

Joe Kosac

TGI Systems

Carla Tantillo

F. Ray Padilla

Joel Friedman

Thomas Lipton

Carlos Jaramillo

Fado Irish Pub

Joel Piktel

US Soccer Federation

Carlos Vasconcz

Frank Kastelic

John Donovan

Wal-Mart Foundation

Caryn Brissman

Frank Top

John Goebel

World Sport Chicago

Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival

Gabi Garcia

John Pritchett

Zak Jarrell

Chance Weisensel

Gail Jindrich

John Sampson

Chicago Sports Commission

George Gelfer

Jorge Rodriguez

Chicago Tribune

Gift of Hope

Josue Gomez

Adis Kapetanovic

Chris Munroe

Gil Munoz

Julie Leifheit

Adriana Kuropas

Christian Smith

Giselle Paletta

Kari Molter

Alexander Timchak

Christopher Mileto

Greg Barker

Kathy Ayres

Alexander Wald

Christos Karabis

Gus Dovellos

Kevin Gorniak

Alicia Perla

Crystal Johns

Heather Froslid

Krista Miller

Amanda Scheller

Crystal Perez

Horacio Arroyo

Kristin Carlson Vogen

Andrew St. John

Dan Avalos

Isabel Dimas

Kristopher Roskos

Andy Paul

Dan Garnett

J. Kathryn Zupko

La Quebrada

Arica Marx

Dan Gerrits

Jake Stout

Larry Morgan

Barbara Hoffman

Dave Hurley

James Vlahakis

Larry Tan Jr.

Barry Slotnick

David Berchem

Jaroslaw Merchut

Leo Percovich

Benjamin Weinberg

David Gaichas

Javier Madriz

Leslie Weiss

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Libbey Paul

Rita Shack

Low Voltage Works, Inc

Rob Greer

Mae Bys

Ron Haub

Mark Levine

Sam Coughenour

Mary Jane Bender

Sam Weisbrod

Mary Teeter

Sanna Stella

Matt Fleming

Sarah Ziesler

Matt Goulding

Scott Malaga

Matt Lopez

Sean Phillips

Megan Chesney

Shane McIntyre

Melissa Chester

Sherry Cohen

Michael Paganelli

Sound Incorporated

Microsoft Matching Gifts Program

Stanley Janowiak

Miguel Flores

Stephen Poremba

Miguel Ortiz

Theatrical Stage Employees Union

Mike Ernst

Local 2

Mike Speca

Thomas O’Connor

Mindful Practices

Tom Laird

Mitch Kim

Tom Wolfe

N Renee Sichlau

Tony Passero

Nancy Perez

Tracey Nicastro

Neal Armstrong

UBS Matching Gift Program

Newtan Davis

Victoria Rowell

Nicolette Trobaugh

Warren Spector

Pattrick Stanton

Wendy Serafin

Patty McKibba

Wendy Wells

Paul Moran

Yvonne Truszkowski-Glodz

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Up to $99 Aaron Taggart Adam Green Adam Pollett Adam Stern Amalgamated Bank Ana Garcia Doyle Anal Agarwal Andrew Eiden Ann Vogel Anton Trizna Atul Khosla Audrey Moriarty Barbara Hickey Barbara Stamm Bences Maravilla Beth Dowell Bonnie Hickman Brandee Hansohn Branko Francev Carol Hellman Charlotte Buy Chloe Bender Chris Greene Christina Ellis Cindy Michelotti Claudette Bravo Clay Hulen

Cory Kadlec Cristin Fessel Dana Plotkin Dane Price Daniel Chester Darla Vivanco David Cohen David Leinberger Dawn Grizaffi Walsh Diane Connelly Dilly Duka Ed Kaczynski Elizabeth Carroll Eloisa Santibanez Garcia Emily Morris Enkelda Qirici Erica Gonzalez Geppetto’s Toy Box, Inc. Greg McConnell Greg Swierzbinski Guarav Issar Guenther Preuhs Haim Kaspi Haley Thatcher Hannah Antonelli Harrison Shamberg Helen Gragan Hellen DeBerry Holly McGuire

Ian Walker

Leonard Stein

Peter Traczyk

Thomas Kindler

Jack Fitzgerald

Leslie Debes

Philip Burnstine

Thomas Miller

James DeBeers

Linda Matthews

Rachel Myers

Tom Karalis

James Nesbit

Lisa Colpoys

Rafael Alvarez

Tracy Gurdian

Jason Vossen

Lisa Weisman

Ray Cobis

Vera Dowell

JC Restoration

Liz Scherer


Victor Fernandez

Jeff Wagner

LTS Chicago

Rick Baert

Wayne Rowell

Jennifer Schottler

Mallory Whitlock

Robert Connors

William Lappe

Jessica Gonzalez

Manfred Kay

Robert Lannon

William Southwick

JJ Castillo

Mara Unterberger

Roberta Bruce

Windy City Fitness

Joe Cacciatore

Margaret Scully-Granzeier

Roberta Lindegard Meier

Working in the Schools

Joey Dimas

Margaret Ward

Ronald Stone

Zach Dicken

John Lipic

Maria Gattone

Ross Roloff

John Zapala

Mario Gonzalez

Rozanne Epstein

Jonatan Yanez Juarez

Mario Paez

Jorge Perez de Jesus

Mark Biery

Samantha Trejo

Karen Spinelli

Martin Lipton

Sarah Davis Hayes

Karim Gueye

Mary Carmona

Sarah Duffy

Kathleen Moriarty

Mary Moloney

Sarah Myles

Kavita Chopra-Athanikar

Mary Small

Scott Burnham

Kenna Mackinnon

Matt Cohen

Scott Hillman

Kent Barnett

Melissa Rickey

Sonia Rivera

Kevin Patton

Meredith Howell

Steve Helmer

Kevin Reyes Ho

Michael Jones

Steven Ashby

Kimberly Wojack

Michelle Bero

Sue Caba

Laslo Boros

Molly Carson

Susan Curtin

Lawrence Palevsky

Monica Toth

Sylvia Puente

Lawrence Smith

Pawel Szynalik

Teri Turney

Lee Hannant

Peter Mattox

Thomas Kane

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donors and in-kind donor list

103.5 KISS FM

Bell's Brewery

Chez Moi

115 Bourbon Street

Bespoke Cuisine

Chicago Architecture Foundation

3 Floyds Brewing

Big City Swing

Chicago Bears

900 North Michigan Shops


Chicago Blackhawks

Acrylic Framing and Service

Blue Chip Casino Resort and Spa

Chicago Bulls


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Chicago Cubs


Bob Campbell Photography

Chicago Dramatists

AKIRA Chicago

Bob Chinn’s Crab House

Chicago Fire Soccer Club

Al's Char-House Steakhouse & Banquets

Body Glove

Chicago Futsal Academy, Melrose Park

Apple Vacations

Brian Kersey

Chicago Indoor Sports

Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast

Brookfield Zoo

Chicago Soccer


Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Chicago Walking Tour

Arbonne's SeaSource Detox Spa

Cabaret Theatre Show

Chicago White Sox

Aries Charter

Cabot Cheese

Chicago Zoological Society

Arlington International Racecourse Limited

Café Vienna

CHIRP: Chicago Independent Radio Project

Aston Villa

Card and Party Warehouse

Chivas USA

Audio Visual Productions


Cinemark IMAX at Seven Bridges

Bar Toma

Casa Margarita

Clear Channel

Beggars Pizza

Casey Moran’s

Club America

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Colorado Rapids

Fogo De Chão Restaurant

Kiehl's of Lincoln Park


Forever Yogurt

Kincade’s Bar and Grill


Four Winds Casino Resort

Kingston Mines


Gameplan Creative

Kokua Hospitality

CPX Sports

Garrett Popcorn

Kristin Johnson


Gilt City

L20 Restaurant

CS Magazine

Glossed & Found

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Dan Kelly

Goodman Theatre Group

Landry’s Inc.

Days Inn Chicago

Half Acre Brewing Company

Laugh Factory Chicago

DC United

Hawthorne Race Course

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Theater

DePaul University Athletic Department

Hilton Oak Lawn Hotel and Conference Center

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

Devil’s Head Ski Resort


Lilly Belle

deVine Cellars

House of Blues Chicago

Lockdown Bar & Grill

Diageo North America

Houston Dynamo

Logan Pause


Howl at the Moon Chicago

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

DJ Sye Young

HUB 51

Lucky Strike

Douglas J Aveda Institute Chicago

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

Lynfred Winery

Dunkin' Donuts

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Maday Productions

East Bank Club

Idegy, Inc.

Major League Soccer

Ed Debevic’s

iO Chicago Theater

Mama Luigi’s

Ed Sitar

J & L Catering

Manou Chahmirzadi

Elite Marketing Group

Jainn Jewels

Mario Ink

Elkhart Lake’s Road America

Jeff Hadala

Maxine Salon

El-Mar Bowl

Jeff Samels

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Entertainment Cruises Chicago

John G. Shedd Aquarium


Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping

Josue Gomez


FC Kansas City

Karen Spinelli

Midway Hotel Center


Keith Andersson


Fifty/50 Group

Kevin Egan

Mindful Practices

Fit Golf

Kevin Morrisey



Roof on theWit

The Patio Restaurants, Inc.

Moët Hennessy

Roots Handmade Pizza

The Renaissance Chicago Downtown


RPM Italian

The Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Monterrey Security


The Willis Tower Skydeck

Montreal Imapact

Seattle Timbers


Municipal Bar

Sebastien Grey Clothiers

Toronto Maple Leafs

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill

Trader Joe's

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

Shedd Aquarium

Two Brothers Brewing Company


Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers

Ty Fujimura

New York Red Bulls

Sky Deck Chicago


Numi Tea

Sky High Sports

United Airlines

Old Town Social


United States Soccer Federation


Society Art Gallery

US 99.5

Oskar Blue Brewery

Soul Phonetics

Village of Bridgeview

Paris Club

Spirit of Chicago Cruise


Pelle Sana Salon

Sushi X

Windy City Field House


Sweet Street

Wines Unlimited

Pepsi Co.

Swissôtel Chicago

Wow Bao

Piven Theatre





Yalumba Winery


Tequila Photo and Design




Zanies Comedy Nite Club

Print Butler

The Bagel Restaurant & Deli

Zym Tabs

Pro-Gems Jewelers Limited

The Cheesecake Factory

Purina Beneful

The Essence Suites

Quaker Oats

The Fireplace Inn

Red Bull

The Fireside Restaurant & Lounge

Reel Club

The French Pastry School

Renaissance Hotel Chicago

The GRAMMY Museum


the GRID

Board of Directors

andrew hauptman chairman, andell, inc. owner, chicago fire soccer club honorary chairman, chicago fire foundation

carlos jaramillo

Keith andersson president, print butler

karen spinelli media and promotions manager, apple vacations

Matt Burnham operating partner, kamylon capital

jessica yavitz executive director

kavita chopra-athanikar contract attorney, huron consulting

jennifer vansparrentak events and devlopment specialist

jeff marinacci section 8 chicago jim froslid director of soccer development - usa, fieldturf ty fujimura owner and operator, arami imre hidvegi owner, chicago soccer logan pause player, chicago fire soccer club adam pollet director, illionis department of commerce & economic opportunity

ed sitar manager, economic development and large customer solutions, comed

2014 Chicago Fire Foundation Annual Report  
2014 Chicago Fire Foundation Annual Report