Our Annual Report Fiscal Year 2021

Access in Action

From Our President and CEO

L-R: President and CEO Karen Tamley and Board Chair John Schmidt. Access Living’s Board of Directors and staff are made up of a majority of people with disabilities.

Dear Access Living friends and allies,

As I reflect on 2021, I am in awe on the tireless work of this entire community, and I am deeply grateful. I am grateful for you.

Whether you are a self-advocate or an ally in our advocacy efforts, a community partner or donor, we could not do the work we do without each and every one of you.

This year, you rallied, uplifted each other’s voices, and helped us advance disability justice, protect disability rights, and collectively called for changes that make the world more accessible and inclusive for everyone. Together, we made a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

Now’s the time to take a moment to celebrate the work we’ve done and to look toward the work still ahead.

Thank you for all you do to support us.

Be well,

Karen

President and CEO, Access Living

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A purple Access Living sign that says “Thank you! Our work would be impossible without supporters like you.

Our Impact

Hear from some of Access Living’s consumers and clients about our work this year. We asked them about our services, advocacy, civil rights work, training and consulting and even a pilot program we did to get disabled people laptops and access to broadband during the pandemic. This is what they had to say…

Our Consumers

By Primary Disability

By Race

By Age

Our Services

2,000+

People reached through our disability inclusion consulting and training efforts for nonprofits, philanthropies and companies.

954

Calls were taken from consumers for support services.

275

Consumers with disabilities were assisted with housing needs.

250+

Disabled Chicagoans were registered by Access Living for COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

205

Disabled Chicagoans received case management support through our partnership with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.

155+

Home visits were completed to deliver meals, make assessments and provide assistance.

157

High school youth with disabilities prepared to transition into higher education or the workforce through our youth leadership trainings in 18 schools.

140

Personal assistant trainings were held to empower people with disabilities in their daily lives.

90

Disabled consumers got assistive technology devices and the necessary training to use them to live more independently.

44

Households received our housing counseling services to improve living conditions.

36

Disabled consumers transitioned out of nursing facilities.

24

Cross-disability support group sessions were held to offer peer support during the pandemic.

20

Disabled consumers graduated from an 11-week financial literacy training, and shared that they have improved their financial positions as a result.

Our Civil Rights

549

People learned about the fair housing rights of people with disabilities.

47

New fair housing and Americans with Disabilities Act cases were handled with favorable results received in 26 cases. Many cases are still pending.

40

Fair housing tests were conducted.

Access Living’s Healthcare Community Organizer Ryan McGraw speaks at the Build Back Better Act rally for fair wages for home healthcare and child care workers who support disabled people.

Our Advocacy

COVID -19

Access Living has been on the front lines supporting people with disabilities during the pandemic. Our COVID-19 Impact Report highlights the work we’ve done in response to evolving needs.

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Education

We passed several state-wide bills to address emerging needs of students with disabilities during the pandemic including education plan delays and the accessibility of remote learning platforms.

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Healthcare

We worked to support the creation of a Community Integration Subcommittee for the Illinois Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC).

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Housing

We worked t to advance the end of Source of Income (SOI) discrimination statewide, winning more legislative support than ever.

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Transportation

Allying with US Senator Tammy Duckworth’s office, we supported the All Stations Accessibility Act, a new $1.75 billion federal grant program to improve the accessibility of legacy passenger rail stations.

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Latinx and Immigration

Access Living continued the Disability and Immigration Taskforce of Illinois to support immigrants with disabilities in multiple ways, surveying immigrants with disabilities on their experiences in English, Spanish, Polish, Arabic and Chinese.

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Reducing Incarceration

Access Living launched the Voices of Reentry video storytelling project and continued to collaborate on efforts to ensure accessible diversion and reentry for people with disabilities.

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Racial Justice

The Community Emergency Services and Supports Act (CESSA) became law, making Illinois the first to adopt a statewide non-police emergency response for mental health/behavioral crises.

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Legal Support

Among its successes, our civil rights legal team resolved a case to help make health care access more equitable for disabled people and resolved a wheelchair accessibility case in a historic Chicago neighborhood

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Our Arts and Culture

3Arts
Chicago Disability Cultural Center, University Of Illinois at Chicago
Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition (Chicagoland DPOCC)
Bodies of Work
Department of Art Therapy and Counseling, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Illinois Department of Human Services
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
MOMENTA dance company
NAMI Metro Suburban
Poetry Foundation
The Chicago Community Trust
The Illinois Arts Council
The Museum of Contemporary Art
The Poetry Foundation
The Program on Disability Art, Culture, and Humanities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago

Alice Sheppard
Antonio Davis
Barak ade soleil
Bri Beck
Carrie Sandahl
Cathy Saunders
Cipriano Ortega
Cherlnell Lane
Esteban Cruz
Evan Reynolds
Genevieve Nutley
Ginger Lane
Grishma Shah
Jade T. Perry
Jay Cornejo
Justin Cooper
Kennedy Healy with Christea Parent
Ladonna Freidheim
Lily Diego-Johnson
Marrok Sedgwick
Matt Bodett
Maggie Bridger
Mike Ervin
Nina G, Michael Beers, and Mean Dave
Noa/h Fields
Octavia Rose Hingle
Safiya Eshe Gyasi
Sandie Yi
Sky Cubacub
Stefania Gomez
Stephanie Alma with Tommy Carroll
Sydney Erlikh
Tommy Carroll with Lyn Rye and Chet Zenor
Washieka Torres
Yo-Yo Lin with Pelenakeke Brown and Kevin Gotkin

Our 2021 Board of Directors

Officers

John Schmidt – Board Chair, Mayer Brown LLP

Tuyet Le – Vice-Chair

Kent Klaus – Treasurer, DePaul University

Felicia Rauls – Secretary, Mesirow Financial

ShaRhonda Crystal Knott Dawson – Program Committee Chair, Brondihouse, LLC

Shari Runner – Program Committee Vice-Chair, The Humanity Institute

Jennifer Brown – Resource Development & Communications Committee Chair

 

Kristin Weaver – Resource Development & Communications Committee Vice-Chair, The Northern Trust

Ben Lumicao – Nominating & Board Development Committee Chair, Allstate

Elliot J. Roth, MD – Nominating & Board Development Committee Vice-Chair, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Members

Ken Bennett

Denise Avant

Kevin Bradley, HUB International

Andrés J. Gallegos, Esq., Robbins, Salomon, & Patt, Ltd.

Dr. Larry Goodman

William Haffner

Hon. Neil F. Hartigan

Anthony Hinton

Dr. Zachary Kordik, Modern Mental Health

Wilson Mantilla, Peoples Gas

Karin Norington-Reaves, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

 

Mark Owen

Kurt Schulenburg, Accenture

Beth Server, BMO

Chad Turner, Bank of America

Molly Walsh, J.P. Morgan

 

Our 2021 Young Professionals Council

Justin Cooper, President

Rachel Wittenberg, Social Media Chair

Laura Maule, Secretary & Friendraising Chair

Michelle Bonin, Friendraising Chair

Ellis Wills-Begley, Recruitment Chair

John William Abbate

Joshua Adams

Azeema Akram

Chris Alessia

Nora Ames

Sarah Arora

Natalia Avila

Margot Macaulay Babington

Becky Baker

Ray Baker

Vishal Bansal

Molly M. Bathje

Brianna Beck

Drew Beres

Jasmine Betancourt

Bavna Bhagavat

Maggie Bridger

Jenny Burke

Jezabel Cardenas

Tonera Chiume

Candace Coleman

Kate Connolly

Carson Creamer

Elizabeth Cummings

Timothy M. Curtis

Melissa Dappen

Anton Dietzen

Abby L. Draper

Chelsea Emond

Bridget Evans

Haley Elizabeth Feller

Alicia Gallegos

Katie Garvey

Tara Giuliano

Kevin Griffin

Emily Hall

Jess Hauert

Jenna Heffron

Bradley Stavros Heit

Stephen D. Hiatt-Leonard

Russell Houser

Rachel Howland

Megan Hufnagel

Kelsey Ibach

Ben Jacobi

Leigh Juranitch

Adam Kahn

Ravi Kasi

Kapil Kumar

Angela Larson

Josh Lewis

Jonathan Lira

Zhiying Ma

Chaitanya Manchanda

Amy Mashburn

Ryan McGraw

Janie Mejias

Abraham Melendez

Kaitlin Miller

Aziza Nassar

Greg Oguss

Neel Patel

Shivam Patel

Viki Peer

David Pirszel

Boss Povieng

Caitlin Powers

Caitlin Regan

Sylvie Sabones

Elizabeth Schroeder

Ray Shipley

Morgan Stasell

Alan Stupnitsky

Maggie Sugrue

Glenna Sullivan

Alex Tapas

Kim The

Hannah Thompson

Ismail Umer

Will Vandenberg

Amelia Wallrich

Kelsey Watters

Alli Wickes

Temaka Williams

Elizabeth Wirtz

Robert Zimmerman

Russell Zimmerman

Lead On Live
Access Living’s Gala Reimagined

James L. Alexander and Curtis D. Drayer
Ariel Investments
Ken Bennett
Jennifer and Alex Brown Family Fund
Chicago Bears Football Club
Yoshiko S. Dart
Dentons
Lynn Donaldson and Cameron Avery
Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation
Jennifer Fortner
Larry and Michelle Goodman
Karen Gray-Krehbiel and John H. Krehbiel
Hill Foundation for Families Living With Disabilities/FacingDisability.com
Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation
Gantz Family Foundation
Peter and Carol Goldman
Goldman Sachs
Michael S. Huckman
JRG Capital Partners LLC
Rosalind C. Keiser and Michael L. Keiser
Zachary Kordik
LCM Architects, LLC
Lavin Family Foundation
Tuyet Le
Benjamin Lumicao
Hon. Paddy McNamara
Mesirow Financial
Peoples Gas Company Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation
Pritzker Traubert Foundation
Felicia Rauls
James Reynolds, Jr.
John W. Rogers, Jr.
Dr. & Mrs. Elliot and Renee Roth
Richard and Ellen Sandor
John Schmidt and Janet Gilboy
Michael J. Small & Kelly A. Small
Julia Stasch
Ella and Richard Strubel
Frederick & Catherine Waddell
Molly Walsh

ADM
Allstate
Bank of America
CIBC
Comcast NBCU
EY
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Goldman
The Grainger Foundation
Larry and Michelle Goodman
Rosalind C. Keiser & Michael L. Keiser
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
John and Judy McCarter
Northwestern Medicine
PNC
PwC
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation
SEIU Healthcare
SEIU Illinois Council

Thank you to our Lead On Live peer-to-peer fundraisers for reaching out to your networks to raise funds for this meaningful virtual event!

Neil Anderson

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Cunningham

Justin Cooper

Emily Garmager

Daisy Feidt

Monica Hamada Peña

Bridget Hayman

Barbara S. Khalouf

Tuyet M. Le

Katie Leisner

Reba Pope

Caitlin Powers

Ben Santos

Kurt Schulenburg

Amber Smock

Kristin Weaver Danzinger

Mary Weiss

Access Living’s Young Professionals Council (YPC)

Our Funders

$100,000 and ABOVE

Anonymous (2)

Chicago Community Trust

D & R Fund

Ford Foundation

The Canning Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

$50,000-$99,999

Anonymous

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust

Frederick R. Stryker Trust Fund

Polk Bros. Foundation

$20,000-$49,999

Anonymous (1)

Aon Corporation

Bank of America Foundation

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois

Bresky Foundation

The Chicago Bar Foundation

Healing Illinois Fund

Peoples Gas Company Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation

GCM Grosvenor

The Harris Family Foundation

ITW

Henrietta Lange Burk Fund

Robert and Mayari Pritzker Family Foundation

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

$10,000-$19,999

Abbott Laboratories

Allstate Insurance Company

The Harry S. Black & Allon Fuller Fund

CIBC Bank USA

Comcast NBCUniversal

Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund

Dentons

EA Foundation

The Grainger Foundation

Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois

Northwestern Medicine

The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund

SEIU Illinois Council

Sol & Tina P. Waxman Family Foundation

Wieboldt Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

Ariel Investments, LLC

Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation

The Debicki Family Foundation

Gantz Family Foundation

Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation

Illinois Arts Council

Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing

Lawyers Lend-A-Hand

LCM Architects

McKee Family Foundation

Mesirow Financial

Public Interest Law Initiative

$1,000-$4,999

Anonymous (2)

Air Comfort Corp.

Bank of America

Chicago Teachers Union  Foundation

inQuest Consulting

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

John H. Hart Foundation

Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

Kovler Family Foundation

Morgan Stanley

Sargent Family Foundation

Special People In Need

Sprout Social

TForce LSM

$500 – $999

Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Mathematica

$100-499

Exelon Foundation

Gelber Foundation

IFF

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

$99 and below

Salesforce.org

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Thank you to all employees who gave through their company’s employee giving programs!

Abbvie

Allstate Insurance Company

Bank of America

BMO Financial Group

Exelon

JPMorgan Chase

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Donations listed between the dates of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Please contact Barbara Khalouf, Director of Development, at bkhalouf@accessliving.org to make edits to the list.

$50,000 AND ABOVE

Kirsten and Chancelor Bennett

Crown Family Philanthropies

William Haffner

The Beverly Hayford Family Fund

William and Cathy Osborn

$20,000 – $49,999

Daniel and Mary Dolan

Richard* and Mary L. Gray

John Schmidt and Janet Gilboy

David and Susan Sherman

$10,000 – $19,999

Anonymous (1)

Jennifer and Alex Brown

Hon. Robert J. Dole

Philip and Regan Friedmann

Peter and Carol Goldman

Rosalind C. and Michael L. Keiser

Kemery Bloom at the Lakshmi Foundation

Kenneth and Lucy Lehman

Brad and Katherine Markham

John and Judy McCarter

Ron, Paula and Erin Mallicoat

Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Foundation

Kelly and Michael Small

$5,000 – $9,999

James L. Alexander and Curtis D. Drayer

Lucy Ascoli

Ken Bennett

Lynn B. Donaldson

Larry and Michelle Goodman

The Klaus Family

Karen Gray-Krehbiel and John H. Krehbiel

Andrew and Robert Huckman

Benjamin E. Lumicao

Hon. Paddy McNamara

John W. Rogers

Dr. and Mrs. Elliot and Renee Roth

Richard Sandnor

Julia M. Stasch

Ella and Richard Strubel

Frederick H. & Catherine Waddell

Molly Walsh & Chris McKillip

$2,500 – $4,999

Yoshiko S. Dart

Mitchell Manar

Norma Borcherding

Mark and Cynthia Owen

Karen and Andrew Pillsbury

Candice P. Rosen

James and Renee Togher

$1,000 – $2,499

Anonymous (1)

Kevin W. Bradley

Colleen Connors

Kristin Weaver Danzinger & Family

Andrés and Donna Gallegos

Nancy Gidwitz and Mr. Jeff Grossman

Drs. Michelle S. Gittler & Lee Francis

Eric Grossman & Anne Riggs

Anne Hamada

Matthew Hamada

George and Bridget Hayman

Karen Tamley & Kevin Irvine

Van Anh Le

Tuyet M. Le

Amy Osler Lowenthal

Drs. Christina Marciniak & Michael Brown

Margery Martin and Daniel Feidt

Terry Mazany

Diane M. McKeever

Elizabeth Moore

Alicia Pond

Nancy Prussian-Weber

Burton X. and Sheli Z. Rosenberg

Michael and Cindy Santay

Kurt and Rachel Schulenburg

Carolyn Sykes

Yeong-Chi Wu

$500 – $999

Anonymous (2)

Michael Allen

Jack and Phyllis Bone

Sheila A. Dugan

Gloria Esquivel

Ellen Frankle

Robert S. Hamada

Perry Irvine

Richard J. Jasculca

Tara John

David V. May

Marcelle S. McVay

David Nadig

Susan R. Nussbaum

The Peterson/Desenis Charitable Fund

Caitlin Powers

Pamela Ransom

Hedy M. Ratner

Jill Rohde

The Sampson Family Charitable Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation

Joseph Seliga

Talia C. Shear

Dan Stanley

Ivan G. Strauss

William White

Barbara Wolf

Gerald E. Wunsch

$100 – $499

Anonymous (13)

Sergio Acosta

Gerald W. Adelmann

Mary Lee Ahern

Steve Aisen

Richelle M. Albrecht

Michael J. Alesia

Julie A. Anderson

Sue L. Augustus

Denise Avant

Alan and Jennifer Axelrod

Patricia Baker

Alberto Barrera

MarySue Barrett

Shantha Rau Barriga

Elizabeth Bautista

Dena Bell

Sarah Bendelow

Jim Bennett

Jennifer Beran

Susan A. Berkowitz

Debbie L. Berman

Monika Black

Elizabeth A. Bleakley

Kimberly L. Borowicz

Daniel Briggs

Carol Brod

Jessica Brown

Daniel Burke

Antony S. Burt

Jean M. Butzen

Evelyn Cato

Adela Cepeda

James Charlton & Caroline Harney

Dani Chitwood

Natalie Claes

Carol Clark

Serendia Compton

Gail J. Connelly

Catherine Cooke

David Copeland

Carson Creamer

Ryan J. Croke

Angela Davis

Scott Davis

Erika Dillon

Doug Dobmeyer

Vicki E. DuFour

Danielle DuMerer

Cheryl Evert

Hilary Fedorinchik

Annie Feidt

Inna Feldman-Gerber

Nancy Fleming

Lauren Foley

Richard W. Freeman

Greenwood Philanthropic Fund for Dr. Betsy Gidwitz

Deborah J. Gaebler-Spira

Brian Gallagher

Susan Gander

Allison Glasser

Douglas W. Goldmacher

Michelle Gooze-Miller

Susan H. Gordon

Christine Griffin

Ada Mary Gugenheim

Janet Hamada

Nora F. Handler

Leo Harmon

Emily J. Harris and James Ridker

Meghan Hays

Pam Heavens

Cara Hendrickson

Deana Herrman

Karen Hirsch

Marsha F. Holland

Patsy Houlihan

Gary Hsin

Mary Hughes

Esther Hurh

Rubina Isaac

Benjamin Jacobi

Rob Judd

Jonathan Kamp

Russ Katz

Shirley T. Khalouf, MD*

Barbara Khalouf

Moizza M. Khan

Jason Klein

Amanda and Ronald Klezek

William Kopp

Gloria Kottick

Christine Kowalke

Jonathan LaMendola

Beth Lane and Joel Moody

Ginger Lane

Joyce B. Lane

Virginia A. Laszewski

Kevin J. Laukkonen

JeeYeun Lee

Jennifer Leisner

Rafael Leon

Carolyn Leonard

Steve Lollino

Leda Maggio

Ann Manikas

David Mann

Claire Marcy

Eric Markowitz

Joy R. Martin

Laura Mayka

Geraldine McCabe-Miele

Melanie McCreary

Judith McDonald

Janice McGeehan

Carrie McNally

Mary D. Melone

Melinda Metzger

Mykell Miller

Madeleine Minton

Cristina Mix

Steven E. Montgomery

Masami Morigami

Joseph A. Mulcrone

Donna Myers

Kathleen Dillon Narko

Nila Natzke

Nancy Nauheimer

Jacqueline Neal

Judith Newman

Anthony Nguyen

Brett Nightingale

Bridget O’Keefe

Matthew C. Olson

Elizabeth and Steve Olson

Lynn J. Osmond

Hon. Alice J. and Mr. Edward L. Palmer

Morlie Patel

Linda Pedroza

Candace Ramirez

Felicia N. Rauls

Judy Panko Reis and Sheldon Reis

Nilesh Reshamwala

Meshelle Rich

Jordan B. Rifis

Elise Rinaldi

Karin Rohn

Leanne Rorick

Michael Rowder

Charles Rubin

Shari Runner

Christine Saffold

Steven Saltzman

Clarita Santos

Joseph Scheiber

Amy Schoeffel

Ann Scholhamer

Gail Schulenburg

Paul Schulenburg

Orit Schwartz

Keri Serota

Beth Server

Jennifer Sheehy

Gail Smith

Richard & Karen Stavins

Christine Stone

Joanna Su

Havalah G. Teaman

Susan C. Teller

Jens Thomsen

Diana Thorpe

Berenice Tow

Maria Town

Chad and Mary Turner

Andrea Turner

Luis Valadez

Ruth Ann and Thomas Watkins

Kelsey Watters

Mark C. Weber and Joanne Kinoy

Dana M. Wesolowski

Frances West

Mark R. Williams

Jeanine Worden

Constantine M. Zografopoulos

Jennifer Zordani

$99 AND BELOW

Anonymous (16)

Makini Allwood

Rayna Aylward

Mehrdad Azemun

Michael T. Bailey

Bianca Barr

Michelle Batchelor

Julia Bateh

Sara Baum

Carmen Bender

Megan Billingham

Katherine E. Blank

Emily Blum

Kirsti Bocskay

Greg Bork

Matthew Borus

Kent A. Bridgeman

Timothy Bridgman

Paula Brien

Susan Bronstein

Paula J. Brown

Bonita Bryant

Matthew Ayo

Patricia A. Cachur

Elaine Carlson

Catherine Cilli

Jonathan Cochran

M. Christopher Collum

Elizabeth Connor

Justin Cooper

Drs. Katherine and Martin Corcoran

Kimberly Costello

Robert Cunningham

Katie Curry

Linda David

Isabelle Davis

ShaRhonda Dawson

C. C. Deavel

John Decanto

Sarah E. Dennis

Stein van der Ploeg

Jeff Deutsch

Kathleen Dillon Narko

Roxanna Dorrance

Alexander Drury

Shelby Dunster

Laura Eilts

Brandon Esparza

Andrea Evans

Cynthia Fah-Ok

Jenie Farinas

Susan Fraerman

Linda Garmager

Douglas Garmager

Joshua Garrett

Kathleen Garvey

Anna-Lena Gertenbach

Andrea Gilmore

Cherone Gladney-Morris

Peter Grosz

Christena M. Gunther

Curtis Hainds

Abbey Hambright

Deborah S. Hamilton

JJ Hanley

Curtis Harris

Kathleen Hess

Stephen Hiatt-Leonard

Robyn Hill

Kelly Hinton

John B. Hirsch

Isabel Hodge

Dan Holly

Angela Howard

Candace Huber

Raquel Iglesias

Irene Innes

Nadine Israel

Sean Jackson

Bellene Kaish

Stephanie Khalouf

Necole Watts Kiada

Emma Kowalenko

Jason A. Lane

William Larkin

Nafia Lee

Katie Leisner

Sherry Leo

Lynda J. Licastro

F. Lipschultz

Michelle Livas

Aislinn Lodwig

Mary D. Lopez

Elisabeth Loren

Patrick Maher

Alicia Maule

Alexis Maule

Laura Maule

Pamela and William McGaghie

Marena McPherson

Swarup Mehta

Jerry Mikutis

Cohen A. Mila

Robin Morrissey

Denisse Mullally

Patrick Murphy

Thomas Murphy

Kimberley Nagy

Kira O’Bradovich

Jae Jin Pak

Bethany Parnell

Rahnee Patrick

Felix Patte

Susan Pekar

Aurie Pennick

Amy Lea Perry

Natalie Pierce

Stacey Rago

Ellen and David Resnick

Suzen X. Riley

Iliana Rivera

Gabriela Rivero

Hon. Kathleen Ryg

Stephanie Salant

Carrie Sandahl

Caroline Schafer

Abrienne Schmelling

Lauren Schrero

Lori Schulenburg

Michael A. Semik

Barbara Sharp

Jianan Shi

Sophia Shin

Rachel Shrock

Lee Smith

Graham Smith

Francine Soliunas

Amanda F. Standard

Cynthia Stanford

Melissa Sterne

Sophia Stratton

Sarah L. Triano

Grace Tsao

John Tuhey

Larry Wanger

Kieron Weidner

Payton Welke

Cheryl Wesle

Jamie Wichman

Bobbi Widmeyer

Christiane Wilczura

Kathleen Wills

Paulie Young

Kate Zilla

Robin Zucker

Donations listed between the dates of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Please contact Barbara Khalouf, Director of Development, at bkhalouf@accessliving.org to make edits to the list.

George Hayman

ShaRhonda Knott Dawson

Max Stein of Boodell & Domanskis, LLC

Tati Masks and Crafts

Thank you to all employees who gave through their company’s employee giving programs!

Abbvie

Allstate Insurance Company

Bank of America

BMO Financial Group

Exelon

JPMorgan Chase

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Anonymous (8)

Boler Family Foundation

Bresky Foundation

Ms. Norma Borcherding

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence* and Susanne Broutman

Jennifer and Alex Brown

Ms. Maree Bullock

The Canning Foundation

Coolidge Family Foundation

Dr. Raymond Curry and Dr. Kristi Kirschner

David & Edith DeMar Foundation

Mr. Doug Dobmeyer

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel and Mary Dolan

Hon. Robert J. Dole

Mr. Maurice Fantus* and Ms. Judith Aiello-Fantus

Mr. & Mrs. Paul and Mary Finnegan

Foglia Family Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Philip and Regan Friedmann

Mr. Kevin Fritz

Mr. & Mrs. Andrés and Donna Gallegos

Peter E. Gidwitz Memorial Fund

The Grainger Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Richard* and Mary L. Gray

Mr. Douglas Gray

Mr. William Haffner

Ms. Emily J. Harris & Mr. James Ridker

The Harris Family Foundation

The Honorable Neil F. Hartigan

Mrs. & Mr. Beverly and Warren Hayford

Ms. Tara John

Mrs. & Mr. Rosalind C. and Michael L. Keiser

Mr. and Mrs. Kenton J. Klaus

Mr. & Mrs. Frederick and Kathleen Krehbiel

Mr. John H. Krehbiel Jr

Dr. Zachary Kordik

Ms. Tuyet M. Le

Ken and Lucy Lehman Family

Mr. Lawrence F. Levy

Mr. Benjamin E. Lumicao

Mr. Wilson Mantilla

Mr. & Mrs. Brad and Katherine Markham

Mrs. Beatrice C. Mayer*

Ms. Karen McCulloh

Mr. & Mrs. William and Cathy Osborn

Mr. & Mrs. Mark and Cynthia Owen

Hon. Alice J. Palmer and Mr. Edward L. Palmer

Mrs. Kathy Pick

Mr. Gary Prescott

Robert and Mayari Pritzker Family Foundation

Mr. Michael Prussian

Ms. Felicia N. Rauls

Ms. Shawnelle Richie

Dr. & Mrs. Elliot and Renee Roth

Ms. Shari Runner

John Schmidt and Janet Gilboy

Kurt and Rachel Schulenburg

Mr. & Mrs. David and Susan Sherman

Mr. & Mrs. Michael and Kelly Small

Mr. Sidney T. Smith

Jennifer W. Steans and James P. Kastenholz

Mrs. & Mr. Ella and Richard Strubel

Ms. Kristin Weaver Danzinger

Mr. Clifford Weber* and Ms. Nancy Prussian-Weber

Ms. Joan Wolfensberger and Mr. Kurt Lloyd

Mr. Arthur Wong

Anonymous (2)

Ken Bennett

Kevin W. Bradley

Bresky Foundation

Jennifer and Alex Brown

Chicago Community Trust

Ellen Costello and Michael Judge

Crown Family Philanthropies

D & R Fund

Kristin Weaver Danzinger & Family

The Debicki Family Foundation

Hon. Robert J. Dole

Toni & Jim Feldstein

Larry and Michelle Goodman

William Haffner

The Harris Family Foundation

Hon. Neil F. Hartigan

Judy Heumann & Jorge Pineda

The Klaus Family

Zachary Kordik

Tuyet M. Le

Benjamin E. Lumicao

Ron, Paula and Erin Mallicoat

William and Cathy Osborn

Mark & Cynthia Owen

Polk Bros. Foundation

Hedy M. Ratner

Felicia N. Rauls

Dr. & Mrs. Elliot and Renee Roth

Shari Runner

John Schmidt and Janet Gilboy

Kurt and Rachel Schulenburg

Beth Server

Kelly and Michael Small

Ella and Richard Strubel

Karen Tamley & Kevin Irvine

Maria Town

Chad and Mary Turner

Molly Walsh & Chris McKillip

Donations listed between the dates of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Please contact Barbara Khalouf, Director of Development, at bkhalouf@accessliving.org to make edits to the list.

In Memory of Marca Bristo

Anonymous (2)

Rayna Aylward

Michael Allen

Susan Bronstein

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Greg Bork

Bresky Foundation

Catherine Cilli

Gail J. Connelly

Ellen Frankle

Anne Hamada

Deborah J. Gaebler-Spira

Curtis Harris

Leo Harmon

Gloria Kottick

Ginger Lane

Ann Manikas

Daniel Mason

McKee Family Foundation

Diane M. McKeever

Madeleine Minton

Hon. Alice J. and Mr. Edward L. Palmer

Alexandra Perez-Garcia

Nancy Prussian-Weber

Ellen and David Resnick

Charles Rubin

Steven Saltzman

The Sampson Family Charitable Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation

Jennifer Sheehy

Kelly and Michael Small

Susan C. Teller

James and Renee Togher

Sarah L. Triano

Kate Zilla

In Memory of Dr. Henry B. Betts

Deborah J. Gaebler-Spira

Yeong-Chi Wu

In Memory of Harry Chandler

JJ Hanley

In Memory of Maurice Fantus

Anonymous

In Memory of Arlene Farinas

Jenie Farinas

In Memory of Beverly Blachman Huckman

Michael S. Huckman*

In Memory of Beverly and Michael Huckman

Andrew and Robert Huckman

In Memory of her beloved husband, Mort Kaplan

Hedy M. Ratner

In Memory of her brother, Daniel Ranft

Catherine Cilli

In Memory of Andrew Siegel

Gloria Kottick

In Memory of Clifford Weber

Nancy Prussian-Weber

In Memory of Modestos Zografopoulos

Constantine M. Zografopoulos

By joining the Access Living Legacy Society, donors ensure that Access Living can continue to empower people with disabilities to live independently for years to come. Through planned giving, donors can provide support that benefits both Access Living and their loved ones.

Many thanks to the generous members of Access Living’s Planned Giving Legacy Society:

Anonymous

Mr. & Mrs. Garland and Heather Armstrong

Mrs. Lucy Ascoli

Mr. & Mrs. Henry T.* and Clarissa H. Chandler

Mr. Henry T. Chandler, Jr.*

Ms. Courtney Graham Donnell*

Mr. Maurice Fantus*

Mr. William French*

Mr. & Mrs. Andrés and Donna Gallegos

Ms. Rosemary Hoffmans*

Ms. Natalie Kenvin

Mrs. Beatrice C. Mayer*

Hon. Paddy McNamara

Ms. Sarah Michaelson

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce & Susan Miller & BJ Miller

Ms. Susan R. Nussbaum

Ms. Amy Osler Lowenthal

Ms. Pamela Ransom

Mrs. Jennifer Thomas

For those interested in learning more about planned giving, please visit Access Living’s website for helpful information and useful tools www.accessliving.plannedgiving.org

You can also contact Ben Santos, Planned Giving Manager, at bsantos@accessliving.org or at (312) 640-2185 to get more information or schedule an appointment.

*Deceased

City of Chicago

Department of Family and Support Services

Youth Mentoring

Enrichment: Out-of-School Time Program

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities – Independent Living Program

Department of Housing – Technical Assistance

Illinois Department of Human Services

Independent Living Program

Colbert and Williams Housing Relocation Program- Association House and Trilogy Subgrant

Home Services Program

Fast Track Transition

Emergency Provider Backup Program – Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living Subgrant

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Community Living

Centers for Independent Living Program CARES Act – Expanding Disabilities Network’s Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Fair Housing Initiatives Program

Housing Counseling – Housing Action Illinois Subgrant

Donations listed between the dates of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021. Please contact Barbara Khalouf, Director of Development, at bkhalouf@accessliving.org to make edits to the list.

In Honor of Joya Adalah

Carmen Bender

Andrea Gilmore

Kelly Hinton

Necole Watts Kiada

Amanda F. Standard

 

In Honor of Robin Chan

Susan C. Teller

In Honor of Ashley Eisenmenger

Keri Serota

In Honor of Daisy Feidt

Gerald W. Adelmann

Sara Baum

Carrie McNally

Joy R. Martin

In Honor of Richard Gayes and Janet Prior Gayes

Greg Bork

In Honor of Monica Hamada

Anne Hamada

Matthew Hamada

In Honor of “all of my students”

Meghan Hays

In Honor of Tuyet M. Le

JeeYeun Lee

In Honor of Laura Maule

Alexis Maule

In Honor of “my support system”

Madeleine Minton

In Honor of Felicia N. Rauls

Leo Harmon

In Honor of Anna P. Rubin, Community Organizer

Charles Rubin

In Honor of Karen Tamley

Keri Serota

In Honor of Jessica Wielgot’s birthday

Jordan B. Rifis

Group posing at donor wall
A group of Access Living Board Members pose by a new plaque at Access Living recognizing the donors to the Marca Bristo Legacy Campaign, which funds the position of President and CEO of Access Living into perpetuity. L-R: Denise Avant, Ben Lumicao, Will Haffner, Zak Kordik, John Schmidt and Kurt Schulenburg.

Our Financials

For security purposes, we post our financials as a PDF. Download our statements of financial position: June 30, 2021 and 2020.