100 Club Hosts
Raising Hope Awards
Karin Lijana Matura
William J. O'Connell
Secretary: Liz Livingston Howard
Treasurer: Robert A. Sullivan
Chairman Emeritus: James V. Riley
President Emeritus: James J. O'Connor
Board of Directors
Fred J O'Connor
Larry R. Rogers, Jr.
Glenn F. Tilton
Lawrence J. Wert
As 2017 comes to a close, I am extremely grateful for all of the wonderful support the 100 Club has received this past year. It's because of our supporters that the 100 Club is able to fulfill our mission each year. We sent 20 kids to college this past fall and were able to assist 2 families who suffered horrible tragedy.
I thank each and every one of you for your commitment to our 100 Club mission. Let's make 2018 another fantastic year for the 100 Club.
Robert H. Asher
Hon. Anne M. Burke
Russell H. Ewert
Peter A. Fasseas
Sheldon F. Good, CCIM
Jeanne Randall Malkin
Thomas F. Meagher, Sr.
Dennis I. Mudd, Sr.
B. Michael Pallasch
Elizabeth M. Rochford
William P. Sullivan
Edward S. Weil, Jr.
The 100 Club will dedicate 2018 to honoring all of our distinguished scholars. These men and women are succeeding in their higher education pursuits and working on their dream careers.
The 100 Club’s Educational Assistance Program is vital to our families and we are proud to continue to provide for our current scholars and the 64 more who will have the opportunity of education in the coming years. Thank you for your support in 2017, and we hope to see you in 2018.
FROM OUR LEADERSHIP
Chairman: Ralph B. Mandell
President Darrell B. Jackson
Chief Executive Officer: Joseph J. Ahern
Executive Vice President: Michael J. Meagher
Vice President: Denis J. Healy
Above Photo: 100 Club board members at the Raising Hope Awards
Cover Photo: The 100 Club Staff pose with 100 Club Families at the Raising Hope Awards. (David Miller Visual)
Hon. Edward M. Burke
Thomas J. Cashman
Juan Gaytan, Jr.
How has the 100 Club influenced you or helped you along the way?
The 100 Club is what basically made my decision about going to college in the first place. I wasn’t very interested in continuing my education because I wasn’t very fond of school (which is why I decided to go into the arts) and I didn’t put much thought into which college I would attend.
I can’t even thank the 100 Club enough for everything they have done for me since I have come to college, I would have probably dropped out by now without their support and I am forever grateful. Caitlyn Brennan has been especially helpful and kind to me throughout the process and is another person I am eternally grateful for.
100 Club Scholar, Jessica Perez, is set to graduate from DePaul University this upcoming spring.
How did you choose your area of study?
I have actually changed my major a handful of times throughout my college career, until I finally settled on getting a BFA Art, Media, and Design with a concentration in digital and photography and a minor in Information Technology. I love art, and I knew I wanted to go into a creative field, so I turned my passion of photography into a career opportunity.
We extend our condolences to the family of:
Chicago Police Department Officer Bernard Domagala
September 5, 2017
REMEMBERING OUR HEROES
Sergeant Salvatore Genualdi, Streamwood Police Department, December 4, 1967
Sergeant M. Chester Means, Olympia Fields Police Department, December 9, 1967
Officer John Collins, Chicago Police Department, December 13, 1967
Officer Charles Pollard, Chicago Police Department, December 14, 1967
Deputy Sheriff Earl F. Dannenberg, Cook County Sheriff's Department, December 22, 1967
Firefighter Thomas J. Conley, Chicago Fire Department, January 8, 1968
Captain John Fischer, Chicago Fire Department, February 7, 1968
Firefighter Edward Leifker, Chicago Fire Department, February 7, 1968
Lieutenant Edward V. O'Neill, Chicago Police Department, November 1, 1972
Officer Edgar DeCuir, Chicago Police Department, December 22, 1972
Firefighter Richard E. Kowalzyk, Chicago Fire Department, January 6, 1973
Firefighter Timothy W. Moran, Chicago Fire Department, January 6, 1973
Firefighter Alfred E. Stach, Chicago Fire Department, January 6, 1973
Officer Robert F. Wenzel, Chicago Police Department, January 19, 1973
Sergeant Michael F. Maguire, Chicago Police Department, January 24, 1973
Volunteer Firefighter Warren H. Ahlgrim, Palatine Fire Department, February 23, 1973
Volunteer Firefighter Richard H. Freeman, Palatine Fire Department, February 23, 1973
Volunteer Firefighter John T. Wilson, Palatine Fire Department, February 23, 1973
Firefighter Anthony M. Gallo, Jr., Schaumburg Fire Department, December 16, 1977
Firefighter James M. Smith, Chicago Fire Department, December 16, 1977
Firefighter Patrick J. Bowler, Chicago Fire Department, February 24, 1978
Sergeant Hampton T. McMikel, Jr., Chicago Police Department, November 20, 1982
Special Agent Robert W. Conners, Federal Bureau of Investigation, December 16, 1982
Special Agent Charles L. Ellington, Federal Bureau of Investigation, December 16, 1982
Special Agent Terry B. Hereford, Federal Bureau of Investigation, December 16, 1982
Special Agent Michael J. Lynch, Federal Bureau of Investigation, December 16, 1982
Officer Larry J. Vincent, Chicago Police Department, January 14, 1983
Officer Lee R. Seward, Chicago Police Department, December 30, 1987
Correctional Officer Jeffery Blakey, Cook County Department of Corrections, January 5, 1988
Deputy Alfred Brown, Cook County Sheriff's Department, November 17, 1992
Officer Richard R. Schott, Chicago Police Department, December 4, 1997
Firefighter Anthony Lockhart, Chicago Fire Department, February 11, 1998
Firefighter Patrick King, Chicago Fire Department, February 11, 1998
Battalion Chief William E. Bonnar, Sr., Orland Fire Protection District, February 25, 1998
Officer Eric E. DeWit, Matteson Police Department, February 17, 2003
Captain Herbert Johnson, Chicago Fire Department, November 2, 2012
Firefighter Walter Patmon, Jr., Chicago Fire Department, November 11, 2012
"I believe that secondary education really helps you shape your future the way you want it to be."
On September 28, the 100 Club of Chicago hosted the Raising Hope Awards at the Adler Planetarium. The program recognized three honorees: GCM Grosvenor, Michael Meagher and Denis J. Healy. GCM Grosvenor received the Raising Hope Award for their contributions to the education program. Michael Meagher earned the Community Partner Award for his consistent involvement in Family Day, and Denis J. Healy was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of dedication to the 100 Club mission.
100 Club Scholar, Eugene Blackmon, III, addresses the audience.
Top Left: Raising Hope attendees enjoyed a dessert reception under the moon in the Grainger Sky Theater.
Above: 100 Club Scholar Bridget Hannon poses with friend Megan Shanahan during cocktail hour.
Bottom Left: Director of Illinois State Police, Leo Schmitz, Ellyn Schmitz, Christine Gleason and Rich Kozik stand for the national anthem.
Below: Chicago Police Officer Mike Ostrowski prepares to stand in the Honor Guard corden.
THE RAISING HOPE AWARDS
Left: 100 Club of Chicago CEO, Joe Ahern, poses with Michael Meagher, the recipient of the Community Partner Award. Right, Denis J. Healy give his acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement Award.
For the annual day of worldwide giving, the 100 Club of Chicago showed appreciation for first responders by delivering cookies to various police and fire departments in Cook and Lake Counties. We thank all first responders for their dedication and service to the community.
Top Left: The competitors in the final round of the Pig Out hamburger eating contest. Police won again for the third time!
Top Right: CEO Joe Ahern and 100 Club Scholar Lavar Merrell pose with the fastest female first responders in the Chicago Triathlon.
Left: Over 50 motorcycles participated in the 2nd Annual 100 Club First Responder Ride.
Bottom Left: Fire came out on top of this year's Shoots and Ladders Charity Hockey Game.
Bottom Right: The Wood family gathers before the first Tom Wood Memorial Motorcycle Ride.
Save the Date
First Look for Charity is February 9!
First Look for Charity stands as one of Chicago's greatest one-day fundraisers, regularly generating more than $2.5 million for 18 area nonprofits. Held at McCormick Place the evening before the Chicago Auto Show Opens, this event is anticipated by socialites and car buffs alike. Guests are treated to champagne, wine, hors d'oeurves and dessert all while being the first to explore the annual edition of the nation's largest auto show.
Get your tickets on the Chicago Auto Show website.
Newman's Own Foundation $500,000 Holiday Challenge
Start off 2018 as a member of the 100 Club of Chicago! We are currently in the process of preparing membership materials for those who have renewed their membership for the new year. New decals and membership cards should arrive in January.
There's still time to purchase your 2018 membership at 100clubchicago.org/join.
Thank you, and Happy New Year!
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