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EQUALITY ILLINOIS

ANNUAL REPORT FY 2015

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EQUALITY ILLINOIS ANNUAL REPORT FY15


MISSION

Equality Illinois builds a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of the rights of the LGBT community.

STAFF (as of November 1, 2015)

BOARD

BERNARD CHERKASOV

GRANT GOCHNAUER

ANGELO BARONE

ANTHONY D’AMATO

PATTY DILLON

TOBY EVELAND

Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer

Director of Field Operations

MICHAEL NORDMAN Director of Development

MITCHELL LOCIN

Communications Liason

CHRIS HUARACHA Operations Manager

JESSICA PETERS

Development Associate

MARCUS FOGLIANO Field Fellow

(as of November 1, 2015)

Chair, Equality Illinois

Chair, Equality Illinois Education Project Vice Chair, Equality Illinois

CHRISTOPHER PETT

Vice Chair, Equality Illinois Education Project

EDITHA PARAS Treasurer

CLAY TILLACK Secretary

JOSHUA COLLINS YVETTE CHAVEZ* PATRICK DEPOY JOAN DUCAYET KEVIN HAUSWIRTH STEPHEN S. HERSETH* ARTHUR JOHNSTON* CHRISTINA KAHRL* MATT PRUYN SAVA RISTANOVIC JASON SANTOS CATHERINE SIKORA* MIKE SIMMONS * Emeritus

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LETTER FROM THE CEO Thank you for making possible another successful year for Equality Illinois. Our shared accomplishments demonstrated a profound understanding that changing laws is just the foundation for securing a lived equality. After the national spotlight moved on to other causes all of us - together - went to work on securing equal treatment for LGBT Illinoisans in every corner of the state. We’ve trained TSA agents on processing of trans passengers, organized sensitivity seminars for law enforcement cadets, helped employers large and small develop inclusive workplace practices, and worked with houses of worship to create safe spaces for our youth -- all while fighting along with our coalition partners for a fair budget. Indeed, as part of our statewide commitment, we are opening our central illinois office to bring this critical work in every corner of the state. Our LGBT Equality Institutes in Springfield and Chicago brought together over 300 activists to focus on the future of our community. There are still laws to pass. In fact, this year we passed three milestone laws, protecting youth from harmful conversion therapy, granting transgender individuals the right to designate gender identity in binding funeral instructions. and defending LGBT centers from institutional violence. And we are ready for another active year. You don’t need me to tell you that opponents of LGBT equality are not giving in, packing their bags and moving to other causes. They are fewer, but their voices are amplified by well-funded nationwide efforts. And just as we’ve gotten this far, it’s going to take all of us working together to defend our progress and keep moving forward. Thank you for all that you do. Yours,

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IN EVERY CORNER OF THE STATE We're expanding our network across the state and reaching more Illinoisans than ever before. Here are a few places we've been:

We love attending the ChampaignUrbana Pride every September!

Our Annual Lobby Day focused on advancing our legislative agenda which included a ban of conversion therapy and passing a responsible and moral budget. Fifty advocates joined us and lobbied over 30 legislators.

CHICAGO

CHAMPAIGN SPRINGFIELD

BELLEVILLE This year marked the 8th Annual MetroEast Pride Festival, where we talked with hundreds of supporters from the area and collected signatures for our petitions.

CARBONDALE

We hosted the second annual LGBT Equality Institute in Chicago with over 150 advocates in attendance, as well as community-based trainings on topics like filing taxes and adoption

Staff and volunteers participated in several community events in Springfield this year, including the Illinois State Fair and Springfield PrideFest. Our community partnership with the Phoenix Center is the first of its kind, and we expect to partner with many more community groups throughout the state this coming year!

Community meetings in Carbondale inspired us to create a guide for medical professionals to be culturally competent with LGBT patients. We once again joined the LGBTQ Pride Picnic at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Carbondale. 4

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33,850 new advocates for LGBT rights in Illinois

educational events across the state

766

people attended advocacy events & trainings

5,453

signatures supporting our legislative work

1,725 emails sent to legislators

EQUALITY ILLINOIS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

62

phone bank volunteers

312

hours of calls

12,210 phone dials

15,230

views on the Get Your V-Card campaign video

Get Your V-Card was a statewide effort to make sure Illinois voters were ready to cast their ballot in upcoming elections. EQUALITY ILLINOIS ANNUAL REPORT FY15

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SENATE BILL 43 Requires Illinois government agencies to publicize the national human trafficking hotline. Homeless LGBT youth face a significant chance of becoming victims of human trafficking.

Signed into law.

HOUSE BILL 1004 Amends the AIDS Confidentiality Act, making it easier for health care providers to conduct routine HIV screening. Designates appropriately knowledgeable individuals to provide pre-test information and answer questions. Extends African American HIV/AIDS Act Fund to 2026.

Signed into law.

SENATE BILL 100 Reforms school disciplinary mechanisms in the School Code. Prohibits all disciplinary fines and fees; limits suspensions and expulsions; prohibits zero-tolerance policies.

SENATE BILL 1793 Requires IL Board of Education to develop a model of suicide awareness and prevention. Requires each school to adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy.

Passed legislature. Awaiting signature

Passed legislature. Awaiting signature

SECURING RIGHTS ACROSS THE STATE AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY. STUDENT NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT Equality Illinois led the way for Illinois congressional delegation support by securing US Senator Mark Kirk as a co-sponsor. The law would ensure federal anti-bullying protections for LGBT students. BLOOD DONATION BANS & RESTRICTIONS In the spring, the FDA changed its policy on blood donations by men who have sex with men from a lifetime ban to a one-year abstinence requirement, Equality Illinois continues to oppose these irrational bans and restrictions that are not rooted in science. PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT Equality Illinois led the way for Illinois congressional delegation support by securing US Senator Mark Kirk as a co-sponsor. The law would provide non-discrimination protections for pregnant workers.

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THE TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY of Equality Illinois during the General Assembly’s spring session in 2015 was protecting youth in Illinois from discredited and dangerous conversion therapy through legislation sponsored by Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Sen. Daniel Biss (HB 217). Thanks to the advocacy of our supporters, the work of our bipartisan team of lobbyists, the leadership of conversion therapy survivors , the tenacity of the legislative sponsors, and our coalition work, HB 217 passed the General Assembly on May 29 with bipartisan support and was approved by Governor Rauner on August 20. Illinois joins California, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Oregon in protecting LGBT youth from conversion therapy. HB 217 will protect LGBT youth by prohibiting licensed mental health providers from engaging in conversion therapy with anyone under the age of 18. Further, No person or entity may offer “conversion therapy services” in a manner that represents homosexuality as a mental disease, disorder, or illness. The bill was supported by the major mental health organizations in Illinois, including the Illinois Psychiatric Association, Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago through a strong statement of support, drafted and circulated by Equality Illinois.

Curtis and Christian appeared before the House and Senate committees and spoke with Governor Rauner and media representatives on the Equality Illinois Advocacy Day.

When I was 16 and growing up in Benton, a town in southern Illinois, my parents found out that I am gay. I asked for counseling. But, instead, I received

psychologically abusive ‘therapy’ that divided my family, told me I was broken, and left me isolated and depressed. – CURTIS GALLOWAY

Curtis Galloway of Benton and Christian Lowe of Chicago, survivors of conversion therapy, told their harrowing stories of undergoing conversion therapy: EQUALITY ILLINOIS ANNUAL REPORT FY15

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FAITH OUTREACH

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faith leaders signed up

clergy persons signed

faith leaders signed

to be on the EQIL faith

on to the EQIL online

on to a letter to Gov.

resource group

resource map

Rauner about a moral budget

During this year, Equality Illinois has built a robust faith resource group that discusses the issues of faith and equality that are important to communities all over the state. Inspired by the panel conversation on this topic during the 2nd annual LGBT Equality Institute in Chicago, dedicated members of the resource group have committed to work with Equality Illinois on a series of faith-based initiatives. One of the most impactful efforts was a letter from signed by over 40 faith leaders and sent to

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Our state government is accountable to every single resident, and it cannot balance this budget on the backs of the most underserved Illinoisans. Instead,

our budget needs to give these individuals the tools they need to lift themselves out of their need and build better lives. As people of faith, we recognize that human family is strongest when we invest in the potential, healing, and betterment of one another.

Gov. Rauner, imploring him to support a budget that speaks to the moral core of our state. In the coming year, we hope to grow the faith resource group and host a faith and equality summit focused on the intersections of social justice and religion.

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The 2nd Annual LGBT Equality Institute, a two-day conference hosted at Hyatt Regency Chicago, brought together our state's LGBT community and allies, progressive advocates, civic leaders, and community groups to discuss issues that affect us all.

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congressional districts represented

Jonna Cooley Presenter, Springfield

Most popular topics covered include:

THANK YOU to our community sponsors:

- The Role of Faith in LGBT Equality - Access to Healthcare - Addiction and Suicide Prevention - Criminalization of Gender NonConformity - Equality South of I-80: Looking Statewide

Marcus Fogliano Presenter, Peoria

Toni Weaver PFLAG Representative, McHenry

Amanda Simpson Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives

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PHOENIX CENTER PARTNERSHIP

To better serve the needs and priorities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Illinoisans, Equality Illinois focuses on the needs of the entire state. Our expanded statewide strategy will allow us to more comprehensively serve LGBT Illinoisans in those parts of the state where stronger connections to policy, education, advocacy and support services are needed to ensure full equality. The expansion also provides more opportunities for Equality Illinois to engage with our allies throughout the state, and create community partnerships. Equality Illinois’ first strategic community partner is the Phoenix Center, Springfield’s LGBT community center. Founded in 2001, the Phoenix Center provides a range of services, including: transitional housing for homeless men and women who are HIV positive, free testing for sexually transmitted infections, outreach services for the most vulnerable members of the community, educational programming, and a support group for LGBT youth. As a community partner, the Phoenix Center will advise Equality Illinois on priorities and needs in the area and coordinate on outreach, educational, and other programming.

It makes sense for Equality Illinois and the Phoenix Center to partner as we are doing great work here in central Illinois. Our partnership with Equality Illinois will allow us to add resources and trainings to our programming and will help Equality Illinois establish a greater presence in the Capital City. Working together, we can do even more for the LGBT

community.

-JONNA COOLEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PHOENIX CENTER

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THE JOURNEY TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY 1924 1962 Illinois became the first state to decriminalize homosexuality

1996 Marriage law amended to prohibit same-sex marriages

2011 Civil unions legalized, law took effect June 1

October 2013 Thousands converged for March on Springfield for Marriage Equality

June 1, 2014 Marriage equality takes effect in all 102 Illinois counties. 10,700 same-sex marriages performed in first year

First gay-rights organization in US is founded in Chicago. Disbanded due to political pressure

1991 Equality Illinois was founded

2007 Rep. Greg Harris introduced first marriage & civil unions bills, both stalled

Early 2013 Sen. Steans and Rep. Harris introduced marriage equality bill. Passed Senate on Valentine's Day

November 2013 Marriage equality bill passed House & was signed into law.

June 26, 2015 US Supreme court issues Obergefell decision: Marriage equality immediately takes effect nationwide.

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Passing laws is only the beginning. December 2014 As tax season approached, we hosted a training in conjunction with the Center for Economic Progress geared at what our supporters needed to know about filing their taxes for that years or amending past returns.

January 2015

May 2015

July 2015

We partnered with The Cradle Adoption Agency and Rosemary Mulryan, renowned family and adoption lawyer, for an LGBT-focused adoption seminar at Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP in downtown Chicago where over 60 attendees joined us to learn and ask questions.

The Office of Civil Rights & Liberties invited Equality Illinois to conduct a series of trainings at the TSA administrative offices outside of Chicago O’Hare International Airport, for over 200 TSA officers from across the Midwest. These trainings discussed strategies to improve interactions during the security process for transgender flyers.

We built a relationship with Cook County Sheriffs Training Institute to provide LGBT cultural competency training and ally development to new classes of corrections cadets and officers. Each session is hosted at Moraine Valley Community College where up to 50 cadets are trained during each session.

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HATE CRIMES BILL PROFILE

SEN. DANIEL BISS Equality Illinois authored and advocated for House Bill 3930, major legislation to add gender identity to Illinois hate crimes protections. The new law also extends hate crimes protections to community centers that may be targeted because of sexual orientation or gender identity status. The existing hate crimes law, signed in 1990 by Gov. James Thompson, included sexual orientation as a protected category. However, the law did not explicitly protect transgender Illinoisans from hate crimes or LGBT community centers from institutional vandalism. HB 3930 ensures those protections.

Sen. Daniel Biss presenting the bill during the Senate Criminal Law Committee

HB 3930 was sponsored by Rep. Sam Yingling, Rep. Kelly Cassidy, and Sen. Daniel Biss. The Anti-Defamation League partnered with Equality Illinois to advocate for the measure. HB 3930 unanimously passed the General Assembly and was approved by Governor Rauner on July 20, 2015. The law becomes effective on January 1, 2016.

Sen. Biss presenting the bill for final action by the Illinois Senate

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TRANS BURIAL RIGHTS PROFILE:

REP. GUZZARDI

After we’d heard the tragic story of a trans woman in Idaho whose relatives presented her remains in men’s clothing and refused

to use her chosen name or

identity at her funeral, we felt compelled to act to prevent that from happening in Illinois. Working closely with Equality Illinois, we were able to pass a bill with overwhelming bipartisan support protecting the rights of transgender people to preserve their identity once they’ve passed away. It’s one of the proudest moments of my first year in the legislature, and I look forward to working with EQIL on many more successes in the fight for full equality.

– REP WILL GUZZARDI

HB 3552 allows a person to designate their gender identity in binding funeral and burial instructions. Such instructions may include, but are not limited to, appearance, chosen name, and preferred pronouns. The individual may make such instructions regardless of whether they have obtained a court-ordered name change, changed the gender marker on any identification documents, or underwent any transition-related medical treatment.

Rep. Will Guzzardi and Mike Ziri after the bill passed the House Judiciary-Civil Committee on March 18

The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Will Guzzardi and Sen. William Delgado.

HB 3552

passed the Illinois Senate unanimously and the Illinois House with 79 bipartisan votes. Signed by Governor Rauner on August 20, 2015, the new law becomes effective on January 1, 2016. Now, transgender Illinoisans have solace that their last wishes will be honored.

Sen. William Delgado and Mike Ziri after the bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 13

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THE ROAD AHEAD Grow a strong and diverse statewide network that empower LGBT Illinoisans to live equal in every aspect of their daily lives and activates the population at large through educational events, networking meetings, and cultivating leadership.

Work with Illinois-based businesses to create and maintain inclusive and welcoming works practices, as well as inviting spaces for LGBT clients.

Engage faith leaders from welcoming and inclusive communities of faith on issues of social justice for the LGBT community, and seek out clergy persons who are looking to create safe spaces for the community in their faith tradition.

Convene the third annual LGBT Equality Institute in Chicago and second annual LGBT Equality Institute in Springfield, both to educate and empower a total of 400 supporters, thought leaders, and stakeholders statewide.

Ensure existing laws are properly implemented throughout the state.

Protect, defend, and expand LGBT rights under the law by defeating all anti-LGBT l egislative or ballot efforts, as well as advancing federal and state priorities.

Host forums and trainings across the state to inform members of the LGBT community of about their rights, how to take advantage of these rights, and how to seek remedies when their legal rights are impaired.

In pursuing every state and federal priority, ensure full inclusion of the transgender community protections.

Expand collaborations with youth advocacy organizations, labor unions, non-LGBT community members and organizations, LGBT-supportive small businesses, and racial, immigrant, and economic justice organizations.

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ELECTION 2016: YEAR OF EQUALITY

One of our most important tools to achieve LGBT equality is the ballot box. The Equality Illinois Political Action Committee engages in state and local elections to ensure Illinois remains a pro-equality state. In 2014, thanks to the support of the Equality Illinois PAC and our volunteers, no state legislator lost their re-election as a result of their vote in favor of marriage equality in 2013. We endorsed. We contributed. We contacted voters. In 2016, we will re-elect pro-equality legislators. In fact, 23 Illinois Senators are facing their first election since supporting marriage equality. We will support candidates vying for state and local offices across the state, from county boards to the Office of State Comptroller.

WE WILL STAND UP FOR THOSE WHO STAND UP FOR US.

WE WILL... 4 Identify incumbents and candidates committed to the equal protection and human rights of LGBT Illinoisans; 4 Establish a pipeline of pro-equality officeholders from the town halls to the State House; 4 Train and educate incumbents, candidates, and voters about issues and the next steps for LGBT equality; and 4 Endorse and support stellar incumbents and candidates. EQUALITY ILLINOIS ANNUAL REPORT FY15

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EQUALITY ILLINOIS HEADLINES

Illinois Times May 14, 2015 We’ve Come a Long Way; There’s a Long Way to Go Thoughts for Pride Fest from Equality Illinois by Mike Ziri

Chicago Sun-Times July 14, 2015 Protect Illinois youth from harmful conversion therapy by Curtis Galloway (opinion column placed by Equality Illinois)

Chicago Sun-Times June 27, 2015 Family is the Bedrock of Our Lives by Bernard Cherkasov (opinion column placed by Equality Illinois)

Crain’s Chicago Business April 3, 2015 Indiana’s Tough Lesson: Money Talks, and Corporate America Has Spoken by Bernard Cherkasov (opinion column by Equality Illinois)|

The Advocate April 10, 2015 Gay Chicago Was Instrumental to Rahm’s Win by Mike Ziri (opinion column by Equality Illinois)

State Journal-Register March 21, 2015 Rauner, Gay Rights Advocates Find Common Ground by the Associated Press

EQUALITY ILLINOIS appeared in the following media outlets during fy2015: Chicago Tribune Chicago Sun-Times Crain’s Chicago Business NBC5 Chicago NPR WGN Radio Chicago ABC7 Chicago Kankakee Daily Journal 18

Chicago magazine The Advocate Illinois Times Associated Press State Journal-Register Rockford Register Star Capitol Fax

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In Spring and early Summer 2015, Equality Illinois encouraged our supporters and friends to show pride for their identity in a public way. Whether it was wearing our t-shirt, posting a photo on Facebook, signing our petition, or coming out to one of the many pride festivals throughout the state, thousands of supporters shared how that #liveEQUAL in their daily lives. Here are some examples...

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As the largest LGBT equality organization in the region, Equality Illinois annually hosts and convenes the Midwest Leadership Summit. Held over two days in the Fall at the Godfrey Hotel, the Summit brought together over 50 LGBT leaders and activists from ten area statewide equality groups. With so many victories for equality happen-

the Summit allows for networking and collaboration across organizations. The ing at the state-level,

conference held in conjunction with the Equality Federation worked to build skills, share regional best practices and determine what’s next on the regional and national LGBT agenda.

LGTB leaders and activists

10 area statewide equality groups

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EXPANDED STATEWIDE STRATEGY This year, Equality Illinois announced and began to implement an expanded statewide strategy.

In order to better serve the needs and priorities of all LGBT Illinoisans, this strategy includes opening a new office in Central Illinois. The expanded statewide strategy is being made possible in part by the support of the Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation. Equality Illinois’ first strategic community partner in this expanded strategy is the Phoenix Center, Springfield’s LGBT community center. The Equality Illinois Central Illinois field office will be in Springfield and will open the fall of 2015. The office will be staffed initially by a field fellow, who will build relationships with groups and individuals, train and motivate activists, and facilitate educational, outreach programming throughout Central and Southern Illinois.

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Director of Public Policy, Mike Ziri, and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth during the Pre-Pride Parade Reception at Crew.


FY 2015 CAPITOL CLUB

THANK YOU! CAPITOL CLUB MEMBERS (As of July 1, 2015)

BENEFACTOR

SUSTAINER

Craig Andree & Frank Quinn Mariterese & Pat Balthrop Robert Brumbaugh Gabriel Fontes & Grant Gochnauer Paul Lehmann & Ronna Stamm Michael Leppen Col (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret.) Cari & Michael Sacks

Anonymous Whitney Allen & John Whitehurst John Becvar & Jim Walsh Kay Carter & June Donka Dalila Fridi & Elizabeth McKnight Mary Jo & Stephen Herseth David Kovy Jay Michael Christopher Pett Dave Samber & Darrell Windle Peter Tortorello & Robert Wolf

PRINCIPAL Anonymous The Estate of Robert Beck John Geary & Chuck Middleton Yvette Chavez & Lisa Gershenson Jim & Joan Ducayet Jon Thomas Foley & Jeffrey Grinspoon Art Johnston & Jose Pena Robert Kohl & Clark Pellett Laura Ricketts Jennifer Rule & Christy Webber Thomas Skilling Hon. Heather Steans Lee Anne & Rich Stoddart

LEADER Richard Aleong & Terry Howerton Julian Burzynski Evette Cardona & Mona Noriega Theodore Grady & Ross Slotten Clark Miller & Gregory Story Robert Park & Robert Rupp Mary Pierson Alan & Irene Redman

ACTIVIST Mathieu Agee & Bret Farris Patrick Ahern David Alfini Clyde Alpert Rachel Asher & Lee Smallman Charles Austin & Stuart Whitman Austin Baidas James Bailey Brad Ballast Bradley Balof John Barry & Daniel Otto Mary Dee Beaubien Rodney Becker & Mark Liberson Jim Bennett & Terry Vanden Hoek Andrew Bigelow & Brian Lighty Barry Brunetti & Robert Neubert Phil Burgess & Jim Nutter Scott Burgh Tom Catania & Don D’Ercole John & Char Cepek Hon. Thomas Chiola & Drew Jemilo Robert Cohn

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FY 2015 CAPITOL CLUB

THANK YOU!

ACTIVIST cont’d Joshua Collins & Charlie Eder Anthony D’Amato & Jim LoBianco Kurt Dahl & Jeff Clark Cassandra Damm & Arthur Paris David Dean Alexander deHilster & Michael Jefvert Nicholas Dehnert Joe Della Monica & Michael Hendricks Patrick DePoy Daniel Dever Edward Diffin David Ernesto Munar Bradd Easton & Jeff Zacharias Toby Eveland Mike Forti & Daniel Joseph Tim Fox Dan & Jacqueline Frett Michael Fruchter Quincy Fuller & Kelly Jones Hon. Bridget Gainer J. Richard Gallagher & Clifford Kaiser Chris Gawart Richard Gibbons & Robert Ollis Mark Glafka & Damon Marquis Jerry Glover Joseph Goodwin & Michael Pellecchia John Graziani & Timothy Volk Mike Griffin Peter Hammer Patrick Harms David & Susan Hauswirth Kevin Hauswirth Byron Hoover Marcella Huff Dennis Johnson Randolph Johnston Scott Johnstone & Gary Metzner Christina Kahrl & Charley Wanamaker Thomas Kehoe Robert Kendzior & Clay Tillack Holly King

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Ray Koenig & Jonny Song Ryan LaLonde & Christopher Moody Aaron Lawlor John Litchfield James Madigan Michael Matlock Kevin McGirr Hon. Michael McHale Nuha Nazy Brandon Neese & David Wick Bill & Sherry Nelson Timothy O’Keefe Gregory Ostfeld Editha Paras John Parro & Jerry Teske Thom Parrott-Sheffer Kathy Powers & Ellen Wiggins Brian Price David Prindable Matthew Pruyn William Pry Denise Punka Sava Ristanovic Paul Ruffino & Michael Weaver Carl Ruzicka Rayed Saleh Norman Sandfield Jason Santos Scott Sarti Greg Schedler Michael Shoemaker & Samuel Spencer Andrew Solomon Dan Sproull Robert Sullivan Hon. Tom Tunney Jeff Turner Frank Villella Danny Wein Joe & Michele Wein C.J. & Elizabeth Winke Jerald Wray William Zanetis


CORPORATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS, FOUNDATIONS, IN-KIND DONORS CORPORATIONS/BUSINESSES Jan Dee Jewelry MillerCoors LLC DLA Piper LLC Citizen Action IL/IL Unites Marriage EQIL PAC Schiff Hardin LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Hinshaw & Culbertson Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hillard United Airlines Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford Coca-­Cola North America Group Localized Chi Chicago Teacher’s Union StandUp Lisa Morgan Bunnie Cissell Alli Nisley Kelly Jo Lamb Ameriprise Square Inc Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg Sagin LLC/Richard Sypniewski Omnibus Advertising McDermott Will & Emery

FOUNDATIONS Illinois Bar Foundation The Lehmann-­Stamm Family Fund Alphawood Foundation The David Bohnett Foundation Abe & Ida Cooper Fdtn

IN-KIND DONATIONS Wirtz Beverage Group Schiff Hardin LLP BMO Harris Bank McDermott Will & Emery Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg Winston & Strawn Sidley Austin LLP Sidley Austin Foundation Chapman & Cutler Walgreens

Hinshaw & Culbertson Kirkland & Ellis Foundation Roundy’s Supermarkets/Mariano’s Exelon United Airlines Baker & McKenzie Mariterese & Pat Balthrop MillerCoors LLC Dream Town Realty McGuireWoods Coca-­Cola North America Group Leo Burnett Seyfarth Shaw LLP Reed Smith, LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Private Bank Brown-­Forman Corp Grosvenor Capital Management/M.J. Sacks Art Johnston Greg Schedler Tim O’Keefe Terry Howerton & Rich Aleong Tom Catania/Don D’Ercole American Family Insurance Aon Corporation ASGK Public Strategies AT&T Illinois Chicago Beverage Systems Chicago Teacher’s Union Clark Hill PLC CNA Insurance Grant Gochnauer/Gochnaur Fdtn Greenberg Traurig Hyatt Hotels Jenner & Block Marriott Int’l/Tim Vesperman MB Financial Bank NA Quarles & Brady Shirley Campbell/Jan Dee Jewelry Smith Amundsen LLC Sound Investment Stan J Sloan State Farm Insurance Companies Tawani Foundation The Revel Group/Clint Paton Unite Here Local 1 Walmart EQUALITY ILLINOIS ANNUAL REPORT FY15

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FY2015

COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENT

FY 2015 REVENUES SPECIAL EVENTS

INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS

FOUNDATIONS AND TRUSTS

CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS

Individual Contributions (Non-event)

$320,884

28%

Corporate Contributions (Non-event)

$189,293

17%

Foundations and Trusts

$112,500

10%

Special Events

$520,834

45%

TOTAL REVENUES

$1,143,471

100%

FY 2015 EXPENSES FUNDRAISNG ADMINISTRATION

PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION

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Programs and Education

$626,221

66%

Administration

$155,166

16%

Fundraising

$174,365

18%

TOTAL EXPENSES

$995,752

100%


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