ESC was a unique organization when it was founded in 1978. And in today’s environment of competing organizations and individual consultants, we still are unique. Why? Because our consultants have all walked the walk. All of our consultants have the experience of years in business and professional careers. We
don’t rely on textbook solutions. For every problem or challenge that our nonprofit clients face, we have consultants who have dealt with the same issues and can provide practical advice and solutions. Add to that the fact that our consultants are not on a time clock. They can spend as much time as necessary to help walk their clients through issues and make sure that they get the desired results. Helping clients learn how to more efficiently and effectively provide their services—so
necessary for Chicago area citizens—is what we do. ESC is as much about educating as consulting. That’s the ESC way.
As a nonprofit itself, ESC invests in the training and team development of its volunteer consultants. We take great pride in the work we do together—but our greatest pride is seeing our clients thrive and grow.
Toni S. Smith
ESC is recognized as one of the very best advisors in the nonprofit community—a true partner for nonprofit leaders who want to build and maintain strong, engaged boards, efficient operations, and sustainable programs and services. There is no other organization serving the nonprofit sector that offers ESC’s unique brand of consulting—an approach that we call escComplete. ESC consultants provide a holistic assessment of all the nonprofit's needs. We match dedicated experts in cohesive teams to partner with nonprofit leaders from conception through implementation—working together to find sustainable solutions that really work! In the second year of our three-year strategic plan, we continue to develop and pilot the best of what works in today’s challenging environment. Chief among these are methods for identifying new opportunities for revenue growth, with achievable strategies and action plans, and a practical leadership curriculum for corporate executives serving on nonprofit boards, giving them a
deeper understanding of nonprofit governance and the tools for meaningful participation as a leader, while building a pipeline for effective nonprofit boards.
Former Partner, Spencer Stuart and Chair, ESC Board of Directors
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As the nonprofit sector emerges from the worst five years in recent history, leaders will need all the new ideas, diverse skills, professional talent and deep commitment that ESC offers. This
report showcases ESC’s customized and integrated solutions and enterprising initiatives that bring out the best in the business of doing good. Pamela J. Wilcox
President & CEO Executive Service Corps of Chicago
THE PEOPLE THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS OF DOING GOOD
We are 300 trained consultants, retired as well as working executives, volunteering our career knowledge and experience. We’re serious about making a meaningful difference in partnership with the nonprofits who ask our help. That’s what makes us unique in the nonprofit sector. We work together in consulting teams with nonprofit leaders to provide a complete assessment of all needs. Our escComplete brand of consulting is what makes us uniquely valuable to each nonprofit client. We deliver measurable results and community impact in a lasting relationship as a trusted, reliable and affordable resource. The nonprofit leaders on these pages tell our ESC story in their own words.
GRAYSLAKE COMMUNIT Y PARK DISTRICT
TECHNOLOGY AND MANUFACTURING ASSOCIATION
CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
THE CHALLENGE With a staff that has been on board for quite some time, and me, for not so long, I wanted to get an objective measurement on where we stood staffingwise, planning-wise, and how strong our overall vision and direction was—and if it was shared by all. THE ESC ADVANTAGE ESC has a highly regarded reputation in providing the exact type of consulting and measurement services I needed. They were extremely organized, systematic and very aware of our organizational culture. They knew how to handle potentially delicate situations and were very tactful and professional in their approaches. TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT I continue to utilize results of the organizational assessment to implement new practices in communication, succession and team building.
Executive Vice President & CFO
THE CHALLENGE TMA was looking to sustain its growth and find new areas to build on its current offering. THE ESC ADVANTAGE The board was looking for leaders who had experience and could guide our directors down the right path. TMA asked for a presentation to our board as part of our decision-making process and the ESC consulting expert represented the confidence and quality we wanted. ESC offers truly great value at a price we can afford. It’s a great resource. TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT Our organization has a workable strategic plan that is being implemented and not just sitting on a shelf. We expect to see our revenue grow as a result of this plan.
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THE CHALLENGE The people who make up The Chicago High School for the Arts have brought our institution countless honors and international recognition, therefore, when it was identified that three toplevel positions at the school would become open, we recognized the critical importance of making the right selection. THE ESC ADVANTAGE We engaged Executive Service Corp because our organization demands highly-qualified individuals who are capable of the inventive thinking that drives Chicago’s first public arts high school. ESC’s experience with nonprofits and its local touch lined up with our own vision of Chicago’s thriving arts and nonprofit communities. TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT We have hired two talented individuals through ESC, and we are currently in the process of hiring one more!
NONPROFIT CLIENTS IN 2013
CIVIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
ELDERCARE Jill A. Grubbs Director
THE CHALLENGE ElderCARE engaged ESC to help develop a strategic plan that addresses the increasing demand for our services, including friendly visits, grocery shopping and transportation to medical appointments. The aging population and the number of newly insured under the Affordable Care Act add to the opportunity for expanded service. THE ESC ADVANTAGE We first met ESC during a workshop series hosted by the Lake County Community Foundation. ESC consultants serving as workshop facilitators impressed us with their knowledge and approach to teamwork consulting. We knew they could help not only with the strategic planning process but as an ongoing resource for implementation, with hard-to-find depth of nonprofit experience and up to date methods and training. TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT ElderCARE now has a reasoned and defensible plan with broad community support to expand services over the next two years. ElderCARE’s Board will have a clearly defined set of responsibilities and relationship to Christ Church’s board, exactly what is needed to assure that ElderCARE grows and promotes health and independence among Lake County’s elder residents.
ADOPT Pet Shelter Allstate Assyrian Universal Alliance Foundation Blocks Together Brighton Park Neighborhood Council Carlson Community Services Centro Romero Chatham Business Association Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms CNT Energy Community Renewal Society Corporate Responsibility Group of Greater Chicago Developing Communities Projects DuPage Homeownership Center Eighteenth Street Development Corporation Enlace Chicago Evanston Coalition for Latino Resources Executive Service Corps of Chicago Far South Community Development Corporation Full Circle Communities Genesis Community Housing Development Corporation Gerber/Hart Library and Archives Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence Illinois Environmental Council Indo-American Center Inner City Muslim Action Network Korean Resource and Cultural Center La Voz Latina Latino Coalition of Lake County Latino Policy Forum Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago Lincoln Park Conservancy John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation National Alliance for Latino American & Caribbean Communities The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association Northern Alliance for Immigrants Northern Trust Oak Park Regional Housing Center
Open Lands Project Quad Communities Development Corporation Reconciling Ministries Network The Resurrection Project Plumbing Manufacturers International Rogers Park Business Alliance Sierra Club – Illinois Chapter Technology and Manufacturing Association YNPN Chicago
EDUCATION & YOUTH The Alain Locke Initiative ArtServe Michigan Association of Waldorf Schools of North America Camp of Dreams Chicago Foundation for Education Chicago High School for the Arts Chicagoland Jewish High School Children’s Research Triangle Cool Classics! Inc. El Hogar del Niño Family Centered Educational Agency Garden of Prayer Youth Center Hip Hop Detoxx Holy Family Ministries I Am Who I Am Illinois Dream Fund Commission Illinois Safe Schools Alliance Ingenuity Incorporated Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network Literacy Volunteers of Lake County Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education Morton College Most Blessed Trinity Academy, Waukegan National-Louis University New York State Alliance for Arts Education Project Vision Providence Englewood Charter School Reading in Motion San Miguel Schools St. Peter Lutheran Church and School – Arlington Heights University of St. Francis Youth Service Project
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HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES A Safe Place Adoption-Link American Red Cross of Greater Chicago Bear Necessities Pediatric Center Foundation Cambiando Vidas / Access Living Casa Central Centers for New Horizons Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation Chicago Commons Association Chicago Dental Society Foundation Chicago Help Initiative Chicago Lying-In Hospital Board of Directors Chicago Run Chicago Women’s Health Center Children’s Place Association ElderCARE @ Christ Church Elderday Center Erie Neighborhood House Family Service Prevention, Education, and Counseling Family Shelter Service Father Gary Graf Community Center Gads Hill Center Health Disparities & Public Policy Program, Northwestern University School of Medicine Healthcare Alternative Systems Healthy Families Chicago Humboldt Park Social Services Interfaith House Mano á Mano Family Resource Center Onward Neighborhood House Respond Now Rush NeuroBehavioral Center Senior Connections SHALVA Share Your Soles Teen Living Programs West Humboldt Park Family & Community Development Council West Suburban Senior Services
ARTS & CULTURE About Face Theatre Access Contemporary Music Art Forward Beverly Arts Center of Chicago Chicago Children’s Choir Chicago Children’s Theatre Chicago Dramatists Chicago Human Rhythm Project Chicago National Association of Dance Masters Chicago Opera Theater Chicago Sinfonietta The Citadel Dance and Music Center Collaboraction ElevArte Community Studio Emerald City Theatre Company Free Street Theater House Theater Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art LIFT Aurora & Cultural Creatives Light Opera Works Morrison-Shearer Foundation Next Theatre Company Northlight Theatre Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Perceptual Motion, Inc. Porchlight Music Theatre Preservation Partners of Fox Valley Redmoon Theater River North Chicago Dance Chicago Ron DeJesus Dance Salt Creek Ballet Silk Road Rising/ The Gilloury Institute Street-Level Youth Media
PUBLIC & GOVERNMENT AGENCIES City of Prospect Heights Cook County Veterans Assistance Commission Downers Grove Park District Grayslake Community Park District Joliet-Bolingbrook Special Recreation Association Palatine Park District Villa Park Public Library Village of Streamwood Westchester Park District
UNIQUELY ES C I N T EG R AT E D S O LU T I O N S , CO LL ABO R AT I V E , CUS TO M I Z E D, CO M PLE T E
Because nonprofits face challenges as unique as their mission, people and services, every engagement with ESC receives a collaborative, thoughtful approach, customized for their needs and circumstances, resources and budget.
Because there is increasing support from companies that value a corporate citizenship connection with nonprofits and encourage an employee culture of volunteerism and service, ESC has been invited into the corporate community as an educational resource with deep sector experience.
ESC SERVICES IN PUBLIC/ PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
NONPROFIT BOARD TRAINING FOR CORPORATE EXECUTIVES
Beverly Arts Center (BAC) on Chicago’s
Southwest side began working with ESC in 2012 to address financial challenges that were threatening the future of BAC as a valued community asset. The ESC consulting team audited BAC financial issues and engaged the Board of Directors in problem-solving action steps implemented in cooperation with Fifth Third Bank to secure the organization’s revitalization. In September 2013, BAC’s Board President, Barbara O’Malley, hosted a press conference that announced terms of the revitalization plan as part of a public/private partnership. Mayor Rahm Emanuel applauded efforts to sustain this visual and performing arts resource, a goal of the city’s new arts & culture strategies for “strengthening arts in the community.”
Above: Nancy Abbate, ESC Interim Executive Director for BAC; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Pamela Wilcox, ESC President & CEO; Judee Olechno, BAC Vice President; and Barbara O’Malley, BAC President following a 2013 press conference announcing BAC revitalization in 2013.
Allstate engaged ESC in 2013 in a
company-branded customization of the ESC Corporate Citizenship Connection
MULTIPLE, SIMULTANEOUS CHALLENGES Erie Neighborhood House used the opportunity to work with Executive Service Corps on its Strategic Plan to focus externally on mission and internally on the infrastructure and support needed to carry out that vision. “We reorganized our senior leadership structure, developed facilities plans, looked closely at our partnerships and collaborative work, and determined how best to develop (recruit and retain) our Board of Directors in order to help move the organization forward,” said Celena Roldan, Executive Director. “The transformative impact was development of our Board Human Resources and Personnel Committee, which evaluated our current internal staffing configuration and created a new senior leadership structure to support the Executive Director in being fully focused and invested in raising Erie Neighborhood House’s profile and fulfilling our mission.
Above: Celena Roldan, Erie Neighborhood House Executive Director Right: Northern Trust executives discuss the practical requirements of nonprofit board service during their Board Leadership Forum in May 2013.
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service for select Allstate executives. This unique ESC service recognizes the genuine interest of companies and their executives in nonprofit board service and the crucial importance of their education in preparation for the critical role they can play in a nonprofit’s overall success. Allstate executives received one-to-one mentoring, a tailored board governance toolkit with relevant information and references and several months ongoing guidance and support specific to their nonprofit board service. The service has been extended to 2014 and expanded with small group sessions. Northern Trust helped ESC launch this service in May 2013 with development of the Northern Trust Board Leadership Forum for an initial cohort of 42 Northern Trust executives. This cohort will receive additional training on the topic of fund development in 2014 and a second cohort will be introduced to the forum in the fall.
ESC BENCH STRENGTH IN NONPROFIT BUSINESS, LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS
Strategic Planning Consultants
Human Resources Specialists
Above: 19 Chicago-area nonprofit leaders advised by the ESC team graduated the Small Businesses Intiative curriculum for nonprofits in February 2014..
ESC NONPROFIT ADVISORS As a part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative in 2013, an ESC team of coaches and consultants worked in an advisory capacity closely and cooperatively with City Colleges of Chicago faculty and 19 nonprofit leaders to adapt a business curriculum for the nonprofit sector. This was the country’s first nonprofit cohort in the program, offering practical business and management education. As a result, each participating nonprofit has built a plan for revenue growth.
Because we watch for specific sector challenges as well as trends in the nonprofit community, we partner in the creation of targeted solutions; we consider ourselves a nonprofit “test kitchen” that examines what works so that we can share results with nonprofits that will directly benefit.
NONPROFIT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE—REVENUE GENERATION Throughout 2013, ESC examined how nonprofits could use the social enterprise concept to leverage existing resources
Leadership Transition/ Succession Planning Facilitators
Board Development Professionals
and assets toward new sources of unrestricted revenue. In the long arc of
Leadership and Team Coach/Mentors
economic recovery, nonprofits continue to face long term budget pressure from declining government grants and contributions from foundations and endowments.
When the 10,000 Small Businesses program in Chicago was looking for support of a national initiative to create a dedicated nonprofit cohort, we looked to ESC as a natural partner. They had the experience, professionals and perspective to help make sure our scholars got an exemplary experience. They also helped us improve our service level for nonprofits entering our program in the future. I am a fan of what they do and how they do it.
In the first quarter of January 2014, ESC introduced a social enterprise toolkit and several pilots. The toolkit takes the nonprofit through readiness selfassessment and three phases directed to the identification of existing assets and market opportunities, development of a feasibility assessment and business plan and implementation steps. Nonprofits interested in participating should contact Theresa Collins at 312.870.5817 or Jo Posselt at 312.870.5803.
Organizational Assessment Experts
Bral M. Spight
Executive Director 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative – Chicago Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago For a complete list of ESC services, see page 6.
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E X TR A OR D IN A R Y L E A D E R S H I P E S C C o n t i n u u m o f S e r v i ce Board Leadership & Strategy • Board Development Retreats and Training • Fund Development • Strategic Planning • Business Planning • Social Enterprise Ventures Management & Operations • Organizational Assessment • Financial Operations and Planning • Human Resources Management • Marketing and Communications • Volunteer Management Leadership & Professional Development • Coaching • Mentoring • Team Development Executive Transition • Executive Transition Management • Succession Planning • Facilitated Executive Search • Interim Executive Director • Passing the Torch Workshop Corporate Citizenship Connection (C3) • Board Leadership Forums • Peer Group & Board Mentoring • “Special Topics” Forum
E X T R AO R D I NARY LE AD E R S H I P, C AR I N G CO M M ITM E N T
The Executive Service Corps Consulting Teams working with the nonprofits named on these pages reflect the high caliber and career accomplishment of every ESC volunteer, 300 in the Chicago area. Each ESC consulting expert brings at least 20 years of career knowledge to these relationships combined with professional nonprofit consulting training conducted by ESC faculty throughout the year. We’re proud to introduce the consulting experts and coach/mentors who led our 2013 consulting engagements. John P. Anderson Sr Dir, Exec Compensation & VP Comp Strategy, USG Corporation John Anthony Human Resources Director, CIBA Vision Mary Beth Berkoff President & Founder, Creative Consortium, Ltd. Gordon F. Bieberle Director, Creative and Printing Services, Columbia College Chicago Mary Jo Bollero Principal, Resource Management Consulting LLC James A. Brandt Vice President & General Manager, Zurn Industries, Marland Clutch Division Paul Brenner Vice President, Baxter International Jean M. Broom Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Itochu International Inc. Sherry Brownstein Director of Field Operations, Illinois Division, American Cancer Society
It’s hard for me to adequately articulate the satisfaction and inspiration I have received through my volunteer work with ESC. In my mind, giving back to the community through helping those less fortunate is one of the great rewards one can get out of life. Ellard Pfaelzer Jr.
ESC Life Director and Chair, Swift Fund Trustees
Brian C. Chen Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore Mike Christ President Tiffany Japan Tiffany & Company Joe E. Clark Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, Nutra Sweet/Monsanto John C. Donaker, Jr. President, Johnston & Chapman Co. David S. Finch Partner, Altheimer & Gray
Evan Freund Executive Director, Advanced Behavioral Care Jacqueline G. Gilbert Director of Education The Rosenwald School Michael G. Gorman Vice President, Ameritech/Illinois Bell Linda T. Hamilton Senior Manager, Allstate Insurance Co. David C. Hawley Director, Federal Public Affairs Inland Steel Industries, Inc. Lawrence Hedblom Managing Director Springboard Unlimited, LLC Victoria Helander-Heiser Director/Assistant Superintendent Human Resources, Northfield Township H.S. District #225 Diane E. Herr Vice President, Lucent Technologies, Inc. Brian Horwood Technology Manager, BP Amoco Bruce L. Jorgensen VP, Sales & Marketing & Co-President RMP America, REXAM PLC
Marjorie W. Lundy Vice President/Manager Community Affairs, Northern Trust Company R. Ernest Mahaffey Co-Founder and President, CBEID.org David Marienthal Middle & High School Art Teacher, Francis Parker School Linda L. Mateja Global Project Leader, Hewitt Associates Geoffrey McClelland Senior Vice President & Director Media Operations, DDB-Chicago
Frank B. Schnierow Owner/President, Belmor Mfg. Company Susan Scholten Associate Dean, School of Social Work, Loyola University Toni S. Smith Partner, Spencer Stuart Michael A. Snipes Vice President, Human Resources, Allstate Insurance Co.
Joseph G. Migely President, Alliance Banking Company
Drew Suss Principal, Catapult Leadership Communications LLC
Irving F. Miller Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago
Pauline Taylor Vice President & Director of Shareholder Services, Goldman Sachs
Ellard L. Pfaelzer, Jr. Chairman Emeritus, The Bruss Company Jerry C. Pinney Vice President of Marketing, IGA International Mark E. Rissman CEO, Greenbrier & Russel, Inc.
George Krafcisin Vice President, Health Services Kemper Insurance
John H. Rosenheim Chairman, Universal Training Systems Co.
Marcia E. Lazar President, Intergroup Associates
Joseph M. Ross President, Hendrickson International
Muriel N. Lederer Senior Marketing Manager, Arthur Andersen & Co.
Carolyn O. Rusnak Director of Endowment Development, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
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Jack J. Schindler Vice President, Planning & Business Development, BCS Financial Corporation
Lynda M. McKay Director, Talent Management & Executive Search, Campbell & Company
Craig L. Kaiser Principal, M.V.G. Consulting
John Lenhard Business Unit Manager, Regional Manager, Paslode, a division of Illinois Tool Works
Susan Schaffrath Executive Vice President, Product Development, National Geographic School Publishing
William L. Termini VP, Domestic and Global Sales, Hinda Inc. Michael A. Thompson Managing Director, Frederic W. Cook & Co. Joan Walsh Director, Senior Manager Development, Citigroup William A. Witkewicz General Manager/President, Pneumatech Inc. Ken Yoshitani President, EME, LLC R. James Young, Jr. Chairman, Allstate Canada
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair Toni S. Smith Partner, Spencer Stuart Secretary Robert J. Greenebaum, Jr. Executive Vice President, Swett and Crawford1 Treasurer & Chair, Finance Committee Steven H. Abbey Senior Vice President, FirstMerit Bank Vice Chair Geoffrey McClelland Senior Vice President & Director of Media Operations, DDB-Chicago
Chair, Governance Committee Mary Jo Bollero Principal, Resource Management Consulting Chair, Audit Committee James A. Brandt Vice President & General Manager, Zurn Industries – Marland Clutch Division Chair, Fund Development Committee Daniel E. Weil Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial1
General Counsel Richard S. Homer2 Of Counsel, DLA Piper1 President & CEO Pamela J. Wilcox2 Executive Service Corps of Chicago Wendy Kritt Senior Director of Consumer Relations & CP Operations, Kraft Foods Group1 Virginia S. Moffat Vice President of Custom Publishing & Marketing, McGraw-Hill Higher Education
James E. Norman Vice President of Diversity and Community Involvement, Kraft Foods Group Joseph M. Ross President, Hendrickson International Lucino Sotelo Head of Digital Marketing, Grant Thornton LLP1 Jill Wine-Banks Management Consultant, F & H Solutions1 R. James Young, Jr. Chairman, Allstate Canada
LIFE DIREC TORS Arnold M. Berlin Chairman, Norlin Music, Inc. Nelson L. (Lin) Carter Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America Robert E. Chamberlain Executive Vice President, St. Paul Federal Bank Mark Crane Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner Jacqueline Gilbert Director of Education, The Rosenwald School William P. Hall Executive Vice President, Duff & Phelps, Inc. Edward F. Huskisson Senior Vice President, Swift & Company Lucile Ish Director of Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Consulting & Volunteer Resources Heather Greenwell Vice President of Consulting Theresa L. Collins Director of Consulting Yvette Schmidt Director of Volunteer Resources Samantha Florey Manager of Training
ESC volunteers do some really great work, doing all they can to help make a genuine difference in people’s lives. R.J. Young
Lawrence E. Klinger Vice President of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Services, Swift-Eckrich John Kroening Senior Vice President & Management Supervisor, Campbell Mithun Esty Muriel N. Lederer Senior Marketing Manager, Arthur Andersen & Co. Howard C. Morgan Senior Midwest Executive, Citibank Ellard Pfaelzer, Jr. Chairman Emeritus, The Bruss Company Joann S. Rasmussen Founding Board Member, Executive Service Corps of Chicago
John H. Rosenheim Chairman, Universal Training Systems Co. Sam H. Saran Assistant to Chairman & Director of Corporate Communications Inland Steel Industries Peter R. Sawers Vice President, Towers Perrin
Jack D. Tovin Group Vice President & Director, Container Corporation of America
Barbara Weller Nonprofit Consultant
Jules N. Stiffel Chairman, The Stiffel Company
Berthold L. Weller Vice President – Engineering, McDonald’s Corporation
Alan Stone Senior Vice President, Stone Container Corp.
William E. Whitney Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Chicago
Phyllis Tabachnick Managing Director of Private Client Services, J.P. Morgan Securities1
Dennis A. Zavac President, Executive Service Corps of Chicago
Ron Tevonian Director, Network Systems R&D, Bell Labs/AT&T
Finance & Administration
Marketing & Development
Brian Eagan Chief Financial Officer
Jo Posselt Vice President of Marketing & Development
Kathy Anderson Manager of Accounting and Office Administration Steven Albert Manager of Information Systems Gloria Davis and Jade Lang Receptionists
Former chair of Allstate Canada, an ESC consultant and member, ESC Board of Directors
Robert E. Vanden Bosch Senior President, Harris Investment Management
P R O F E S S I O N A L S TA F F Pamela J. Wilcox President & CEO
We believe that a diverse and vibrant nonprofit sector provides vital services to people in need, creates strong communities and fuels economic health and growth.
Bill Cosper Vice President of Institutional Relations Paulette Boyd Manager of Donor Development Jaclynn Jutting Coordination of Marketing & Institutional Relations
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When I found ESC, I was really excited. Here was an organization that was helping nonprofits deal with the very same challenges that I’d been dealing with in the business world—struggling to do more with less, dealing with incredible change, managing the people part of the business. Since I’ve been a volunteer with ESC, I’ve found that the nonprofit clients are open to us coming in and partnering with them, and enormously grateful for our help. Helping nonprofits be the best they can be. I think that’s what ESC is all about. Susan Schaffrath
Volunteer with ESC and former EVP, Product Development, National Geographic School Publishing
THANK YOU FO R S E RV I CE , K I N D N E SS AN D SU PP O R T
VOLUNTEER AND INDIVIDUAL DONORS $10,000 or more Jacqueline and Howard Gilbert Robert and Amy Greenebaum Dolores Kohl Kaplan R. James and Judy Young $5,000–9,999 Jerald and Ellen Esrick James and Kimberly Norman Joseph Ross Toni Smith Louise and Dean Trafelet $2,500–4,999 Mary Jo Bollero and David Crumbaugh James and Nancy Brandt William and Margaret Crane Wendy Kritt R. Ernest Mahaffey and Sheila Penrose Mahaffey Geoffrey and Molly McClelland Virginia Moffat and Sally Weiner Ellard and Lorna Pfaelzer Carolyn Rusnak Michael and Donna Thompson Jack and Niki Tovin Daniel and Liz Weil Jill Wine-Banks and Michael Banks $1,000–2,499 Jean Broom Mike Christ Mark and Connie Crane Ronald and Dolores Daly Larry and Ann Feltes William Hall Robert and Linda Levin John and Martha Mabie
William W.N. McLeod Jacqueline B. Melissas Joan Parrott-Sheffer John and Audrey Rosenheim Ralph and Jo Rydholm Jules Stiffel Monroe and Loretta Walton Constance Watson Berthold L. and Barbara Weller William and Nancy Whitney Pamela and Robert Wilcox Stephen R. and Susan Wilson Elizabeth Young Eric Young $500–999 Steven Abbey and Pam Brick John and Dianne Anderson Joseph and Mary Anne Cappo Richard and Judith Clemens Ann Drake Wendy DuBoe Geraldine and John Fiedler Nancy H. and Stephen G. Fuhrman Matthew Gelbin and Pat Newman Linda Hamilton David and Dorothy Hawley Walter Kerr George Krafcisin and Beverly Snell Burt and Caryl Lasko Pamela and Ralph Pound Barbara G. Rizzo Lucino and Maria Sotelo Kristina Van Liew and John Boytim Robert and Nan VandenBosch James and Kathleen Zils
$250–499 G. Marshall Abbey Richard Basofin Alvin and Roula Borenstine Frank and Kathy Burns Robert Chamberlain Richard F. Corrado Robert Delaney John and Leigh Donaker Robert Dwyer and Meg Amato John and Jeanne Farr Ermit Finch and Jonni Miklos Evan and Nan Freund Jackie Gnepp and Joshua Klayman Ronald Gurewitz Richard J. and Joyce Heneberry Diane Herr and Bill Hall Estelle Holzer and Jack Shore Richard and Judith Homer Brian Horwood and Mary Beth Berkoff Jill and Joel Hurwitz Marshall and Beverly Jacobson William and Sheila Kesler Edward Klinger Eve and Sidney Kripke Marcia Lazar and Alan O. Amos Marjorie Lundy and Jamie Godshalk Barbara Manny David Marienthal John and Shirley Mayer Paola Meinzer Irving and Baila Miller Douglas Nohe James J. O’Connor Sam and Terry Saran
IN-KIND DONORS Alvin Borenstine Brown Sugar Bakery Daniel E. Weil Debra Jackson DLA Piper The Eli’s Cheesecake Company Geoff McClelland
Susan Schaffrath and James Lindholm Jack and Judi Schindler Donnell and Jeanne Schwarz Sandra Seim Robert Shakno John Simonds Paula Sneed Alan and Joanie Stone Christine Sullivan Virgil Tolbert Joan Walsh and Gerard Purcell Edward and Dia Weil Steve Wine David Winston Dennis Zavac and Betsy Howland $100–249 Leslie Agnello-Dean Greg and Dawn Barnum Carole Bellows Harold and Sharon Bergen Gloria Block H. Constance Bonbrest Mary Brockmiller Barbara Burrell Carolyn B. and Curtis I. Carlson Jr. Nelson L. and Patricia Carter Brian and Dan Su Chen Marge Collens Roxanne Decyk Jessica T. Feldman Jan and Bill Flapan Martha Frish Okabe Jerry Fuller Michael and Gay Gorman Howard Graening Jay Gratz Steven and Kathleen Groot William and Kathleen Gruner John and Mary Anne Hackett
Lawrence and Susanna Hedblom Christie Hefner Margaret Herman Douglas R. Hoffman Ronald and Cynthia Holmberg Robert and Susan Houston Sandra Johnson Craig and Diane Kaiser Stephen Keen Joyce J. and John A. Kelly Catherine Knotts Char Kreuz John and Mary Kroening Thomas Lamb Muriel Lederer John and Phoebe Lenhard Todd and Jo Lief Marilyn Lissner Theodore Lobman and Catherine Hanson Pamela Loewenstein Stephen Mack Jeanne and Timothy Mayes Erin McInerney Lynda and Bill McKay John McKinnon Teresa A. McMenamy Patsy Mellott J. Clifford Moos Janis Morris Jack M. Neems James Ness Martha Frish Okabe and Robert Okabe Nancy Pacher Hadley Pihl Michael Post Semra Prescott Louis Raffel James and Hildegund Ratcliffe Thomas and Joan Read
H. Zane and Barbara Robbins Jackie and David Rosenheim Marvin Rudman Roberta Schaffner Nancy Schifo Frank B. Schnierow Charles Schwartz Jo Ann Seagren Kate Sheehy Howard and Lynda Silverman Dennis and Jill Skidmore Frank Smith Pamela and Charles Smith Michael and Doris Snipes Martin and Rosalie Snitzer Joan Steel John Straub Phyllis Tabachnick and Robert Friedman Joseph Taylor Jay Terry Almarie Wagner Frank Waldeck James and Davida Weiss Sandra Wilcoxon John Wineman William A. and Mary Witkewicz Sharon J. and Lee Woodry Antoinette Wright Ken and Izumi Yoshitani
John E. Herron Catherine Knotts David A. Lieberman Norman Matson Sherwin J. Malkin Arthur Medow
Richard J. Peterson Konrad F. Rother Sylvia Sklamberg
IN MEMORIAM Hensley Company James Brandt Julius Meinl Café - Southport Koval Distillery Lake Chapin Shores Mary Jo Bollero Northern Trust
Old Town School of Music R. James Young Revolution Brewery Tiffany & Co. Toni Smith Whitney Napoleon
William W. Boyd Rob Effinger George C. Fanning John M. Flavin Ralph C. Geppert Arch F. Gott
ESC 2013 audited financial data will be available on the ESC website at www.esc-chicago.org following completion of the audit and approval by the ESC Board of Directors.
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