Our Annual Report Fiscal Year 2022 (July 2021 to June 2022)

We Are
Access Living

From Our President and CEO

Access Living President and CEO Karen Tamley (left) with her daughter, Dominika Tamley, at our 2022 gala.

Dear Access Living friends and allies,

The disability community is the most diverse and fastest growing minority group in the nation. One in four adults — 61 million people — living in the US have some type of disability. In Illinois, disabled people live in poverty at more than twice the rate of people without disabilities and that rate is compounded for disabled people of color. Some 400,000 Illinois residents are living with Long COVID and as a result may be experiencing disability for the first time. Survivors of escalating gun violence are suddenly faced with disability too. And there’s a growing aging population living longer with disabilities. In fact, any one of us can become a part of the disability community at any time, and all of us will likely experience disability at some point in our lives. That’s why the work of Access Living is needed now more than ever.

2022 was an incredible high impact year for us supporting people in ways that matter, and driving systemic changes to build the more accessible, inclusive world we all need and deserve.

We worked alongside people with all types of disabilities to become self advocates, helped disabled Chicagoans find affordable, accessible housing, transitioned institutionalized people to their own apartments with the supports they need, defended the civil rights of those facing accessibility barriers and discrimination, and launched a digital relief program that provided laptops and internet connectivity at no cost to our consumers.

We also played a role in passing important state legislation to expand Medicaid coverage to immigrants with disabilities, worked to increase access for disabled people to actively participate in democracy at both the state capital and via vote-by-mail, and we successfully worked with the Social Security Administration to make sure that disabled people participating in universal basic income pilots at the city and county wouldn’t lose their benefits and critical access to healthcare.

Our work is making a lasting impact and there’s still more to do. Together, I know we can tackle what lies ahead. The continued support of our dedicated staff, consumers, donors and allies will make our vision of a more inclusive world a reality. We’re grateful for each and every one of you! Thank you for all you do to support our work.

Karen

President and CEO, Access Living

Access Living staff helps a former nursing home resident get settled in his own apartment.

Our Consumers

By Primary Disability

By Race

By Age

Our Services

2000+

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

950+

Calls were taken from consumers for support services.

275

Consumers with disabilities were assisted with housing needs.

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.

90

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

67

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

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

562

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.

50

Fair housing tests were conducted.

29

Disability discrimination cases were resolved.

24

Fair housing trainings were conducted.

Our Advocacy and Outreach

Coexisting with COVID-19

Coexisting with COVID-19

Access Living launched a Coexisting with COVID resource page for people experiencing long COVID, centering lived experience with disability.

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Consulting & Training

Access Living worked with more than 20 corporate, foundation and nonprofit clients this year to provide disability inclusion training and consulting as part of their overall diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility efforts.

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Diversion & Reentry

Access Living expanded its Diversion and Reentry policy work to help ensure accessible diversion and reentry for people with disabilities.

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Economic Opportunity

Access Living worked with the City of Chicago to ensure that disabled people had access to and were included in the nation’s largest cash assistance pilot program.

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Education

Access Living worked to help pass 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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Emergency Services

Right now, if you’re a wheelchair user who needs to be transported by ambulance, your wheelchair is left behind. This can cause major health and mobility challenges. So Access Living began a campaign to transport needed mobility devices to the hospital.

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Healthcare

Access Living played a role in passing important state legislation to expand Medicaid coverage to immigrants with disabilities.

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Housing

Access Living led a statewide coalition of organizations that successfully advocated for passage of a state bill to prohibit source of income discrimination across the state of Illinois, which as a major impact on the housing options available to disabled people.

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Latinx and Immigration

Latinx and Immigration

Access Living continued its work to empower and support immigrants and refugees with disabilities and their families to access culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

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Legal Support

On behalf of Haymarket DuPage, we filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Village of Itasca due to its denial of Haymarket’s proposal to operate a treatment center in Itasca for those with substance abuse disorder.

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Plow the Sidewalks

Access Living has joined forces with Better Streets Chicago in an effort to launch a pilot program calling on the City of Chicago to plow the sidewalks this winter just as it plows the streets.

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Transportation

Due in part to our advocacy, the Federal Railway Authority issued a decision that requires Amtrak to adopt a policy to provide for the removal of seats from train cars to allow large groups of wheelchair users to travel on a single train.

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Our Arts and Culture

3Arts

Chicago Disability Cultural Center, University Of Illinois at Chicago

Bodies of Work: Network of Disability Art and Culture

Department of Art Therapy and Counseling, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago/DCAL

Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Program on Disability Art, Culture, and Humanities, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago

Gallery 400, UIC

MOMENTA Dance Company

ReinventAbility

Old Town Triangle Association

Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition

The Museum of Contemporary Art

Women & Children First Bookstore

Gene Siskel Film Center

Genevieve Ramos (formerly Nutley)

Justin Cooper

Grishma Shaw

Anke Loh

Ladonna Freidheim

Brianna Beck

Cherlnell Lane

Jay Cornejo

TJ Gordon

Mayra Alexandra Puma Alvarado

Antonio Davis

Alison Stine

Julie Carrick Dalton

Shayda Kafai

Seeley Quest

Andy Slater

Katharine Joy Houpt 

Maggie Bridger

Julia Cox

Anita Fillmore Kenney

Sarah Najera

Lauren Reed

Alice Sheppard

Ginger Lane

Robby Williams

Judith Heumann

Kristen Joiner

Keah Brown

Riva Lehrer

Liat Ben-Moshe

Our FY2022 Board of Directors

Officers

John Schmidt – Board Chair, Mayer Brown LLP

Kevin Bradley – Vice-Chair, HUB International

Kent Klaus – Treasurer, DePaul University

Felicia Rauls – Secretary, Mesirow Financial

ShaRhonda Crystal Knott Dawson – Program Committee Chair, BRONDHOUSE, 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

 

Members

Ken Bennett

Denise Avant

Sangeeta Patel Driver, MD MPH, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

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

Dr. Larry Goodman, Rush University

William Haffner

Anthony Hinton

Dr. Zachary Kordik, Modern Mental Health

Wilson Mantilla, Peoples Gas

Karin Norington-Reaves, Founder, Former CEO, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

 

Mark Owen

Kurt Schulenburg, Accenture

Beth Server, BMO (Retired)

Chad Turner, Bank of America

Molly Walsh, J.P. Morgan

 

Our FY2022 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

Faith K. Brown

Jenny Burke

Jezabel Cardenas

Nirali Chauhan

Tonera Chiume

Candace Coleman

Kate Connolly

Carson Creamer

Elizabeth Cummings

Timothy M. Curtis

Melissa Dappen

Anton Dietzen

Abby L. Draper

Chelsea Emond

Norberto Escobales

Bridget Evans

Seth Feldman

Haley Elizabeth Feller

Alicia Gallegos

Katie Garvey

Tara Giuliano

Kevin Griffin

Greg Grigoropoulos

Emily Hall

Jess Hauert

Jenna Heffron

Bradley Stavros Heit

Stephen D. Hiatt-Leonard

Russell Houser

Rachel Howland

Sharon Lee Hsieh

Megan Hufnagel

Kelsey Ibach

Ben Jacobi

Leigh Juranitch

Adam Kahn

Nicholas Kaleel

Ravi Kasi

Erin Kim

Arjun G. Kumar

Kapil Kumar

Angela Larson

Josh Lewis

Jonathan Lira

Christopher A. Ly

Zhiying Ma

Chaitanya Manchanda

Amy Mashburn

Ryan McGraw

Janie Mejias

Abraham Melendez

Kaitlin Miller

Aziza Nassar

Greg Oguss

Neel Patel

Radhika 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

Theresa Tran

Irene Tseng

Ismail Umer

Will Vandenberg

Amelia Wallrich

Kelsey Watters

Alli Wickes

Temaka Williams

Elizabeth Wirtz

Hye-Jin Yun

Robert Zimmerman

Russell Zimmerman

2021 Supporters and Sponsors of
Lead Onward & Beyond

Dentons

Emily J. Harris and James Ridker

Mesirow Financial

Rush staff, including members of its Diversity Leadership Council and Disabilities Employee Resource Group, enjoy the view from the rooftop of Navy Pier in Chicago at the Access Living gala.

2022 Lead On Gala Supporters and Sponsors

Jennifer and Alex Brown

The Chicago Community Trust

Andrés J. Gallegos, Esq.

Carol and Peter Goldman

Larry and Michelle Goodman

Ken and Lucy Lehman Family

The Klaus Family

LCM Architects, LLC

The MacArthur Foundation

McDonald’s Corporation

Mesirow Financial

Cesar Mendez

Rush University Medical Center

John Schmidt and Janet Gilboy

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Michael Small, K4 Mobility

Julia Stasch

Walsh-McKillip Family

Our Funders

$100,000 and ABOVE

The Chicago Community Trust

Crown Family Philanthropies

Ford Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Polk Bros. Foundation

The Frederick Henry Prince Charitable Trust

$50,000 – $99,999

The Joyce Foundation

JPMorgan Chase

Northern Trust

$20,000 – $49,999

Anonymous (1)

Allstate Foundation

Allstate Insurance Company

Bank of America Foundation

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of IL

BMO Harris Bank

CIBC

Comcast NBCUniversal

Exelon Corporation

Foglia Family Foundation

Henrietta Lange Burk Fund

ITW

Network for Good

Northwestern Medicine

Peoples Gas

Prince Charitable Trusts

Robert and Mayari Pritzker Family Foundation

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

The Grainger Foundation

$10,000 – $19,999

Bresky Foundation Corp.

Crown Family Philanthropies

Lakshmi Foundation

Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois

Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund

Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Foundation

SEIU Healthcare IL IN

Sol & Tina P. Waxman Family Foundation

The Chicago Bar Foundation

The Chicago Community Foundation

The Harris Family Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

The Impact Fund

University of Illinois at Chicago

$5,000 – $9,999

Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund

Lawyers Lend-A-Hand

Mary’s Pence

McDonald’s Corporation

Mesirow Financial

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Rush University Medical Center

Sargent Family Foundation

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

The Debicki Family Foundation

$1,000 – $4,999

Anonymous (1)

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Chicago Teachers Union Foundation

First Midwest Bank

John H. Hart Foundation

Kovler Family Foundation

McKee Family Foundation

Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)

Special People in Need

$500 – $999

Anonymous (1)

The Retirement Research Foundation

The Speers Group

$100 – $499

Church of the Three Crosses

NJ Association for Biomedical Research

Over the Rainbow Association

$99 and below

Chalkboard Preschool

Park Claridge Condominium Association

Donations listed between the dates of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Please contact Barbara Khalouf, Director of Development, at bkhalouf@accessliving.org to make edits to the list.

AbbVie

Allstate Insurance Company

Bank of America

BMO Financial Group

CIBC

Exelon

Fifth Third Bank

National Futures Association

Northern Trust

Peoples Gas

S & C Electric Company

Donations listed between the dates of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Please contact Barbara Khalouf, Director of Development, at bkhalouf@accessliving.org to make edits to the list.

$50,000 AND ABOVE

Anonymous

William Haffner

William and Cathy Osborn

$20,000 – $49,999

Hon. Robert J. Dole

$10,000 – $19,999

Jennifer and Alex Brown

Henry T. Chandler, Sr. Charitable Trust 

Daniel and Mary Dolan

Larry and Michelle Goodman

Benjamin E. Lumicao

Ron, Paula and Erin Mallicoat 

Kurt and Rachel Schulenburg

$5,000 – $9,999

Lucy Ascoli

Jennifer A. Fortner

Philip and Regan Friedmann

Carol Goldman

Emily J. Harris

The Klaus Family

Kenneth and Lucy Lehman

Brad and Kathy Markham

Mark Owen and Cynthia Owen

Eric Robb

Dr. & Mrs. Elliot and Renee Roth

Shari Runner

John Schmidt & Janet Gilboy

Kurt and Rachel Schulenburg

Kelly and Michael Small

Julia M. Stasch

Molly Walsh & Chris McKillip 

Kristin Weaver Danzinger & Family

$2,500 – $4,999 

Anonymous (1)

The Crown Family

Leslie Bluhm

Keith and Rodney Goldstein

Kevin Irvine & Karen Tamley

Cathy Pick

Jordan Rifis

Anne Riggs and Eric Grossman

Beth Server

Chad and Mary Turner

$1,000 – $2,499 

Anonymous (1)

Judith Aiello-Fantus

Michael Alesia

Simon and Virginia Aronson

Denise Avant

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew K. Block

Leslie Bluhm

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Catlin

Yoshiko S. Dart

Kent and Elizabeth Dauten

Karen and Andrew Pillsbury

Stephen Eisen

Ellen Frankle

Daniel Feidt* and Margery Martin

Jim and Toni Feldstein

Thea Flaum Hill and Robert A. Hill

Andrés J. Gallegos

Nancy Gidwitz

Dr. Michelle S. Gittler & Dr. Lee Francis 

Peter and Carol Goldman

Anne Hamada

Bridget and George Hayman

Dr. Kristi Kirschner & Dr. Raymond Curry

Zachary Kordik

Kevin Lamb

Beth Lane and Joel Moody

Tuyet M. Le

Suzanne Lebold

Gregory Long

Helen Lucaitis

Dr. Christina Marciniak & Dr. Michael Brown

Diane McKeever and Eric Jensen

Susan R. Nussbaum

Nancy Prussian-Weber

Felicia N. Rauls

Burton X. and Sheli Z. Rosenberg 

Jennifer W. Steans and James P. Kastenholz

Katherine W. Stetson

Carolyn Sykes

Mary E. Timmons

Chad and Mary Turner

Amy Winchell

$500 – $999

The Arkebauer Family

J. Benson and S. Bufferd 

James Berns

Monika Betts

Jack and Phyllis Bone

Kevin W. Bradley

Kent Bridgeman

James Charlton & Caroline Harney

Carol Clark

Roche Edward Schulfer

Sue Gander

Leadership Greater Chicago Class of 2022

Danielle H. Hamada

Joy M. Hammel

Judith E. Heumann

Joe Higgins and Scott Hoesman

Joanna K. Horsnail

Andrew G. Huckman

David Hyndman

Linda Romley-Irvine and Perry Irvine

Mark Ishaug

Lora Laverty

Jonathan Lotsoff

Gabrielle Lyon

Kelly and Michael Small

Zena Naiditch

Annie Nash

Jacqueline Neal

Nipa Pandya

Cameron Park

Stacy & David Pritsker

Michael Prussian

Ronald G. Rohde

Bettylu and Paul Saltzman

Michael and Cindy Santay

Steve Schuette

David and Susan Sherman

Carrie Steyer

Ivan G. Strauss

Richard and Ella Strubel

Andrea Turner

Caitlin Urbain Powers

Martinez Family Fund

E. Scott Peterson and Judith M. Desenis

$100 – $499

Anonymous (2) 

Sarah Ailey

Michael Allen

Dr. Allison Arwady 

Jennifer K. Axelrod

Michael T. Bailey

Danny Barth

Grant Began

Donald Belgrad 

Sarah Bendelow

Jim Bennett

Elliott and Debbie Berman

Elizabeth A. Bleakley

Emily Blum

Ellen Bravo

Kent Bridgeman

Sophie Brown

Mary R. Brown

Lillian Bui

Daniel Burke

Margaret Byrne

Patricia A. Cachur

Kristen Carey

Patricia Casey

Dani Chitwood

Ilan Chorowsky

Joe Christoff

Mila A. Cohen

Leslie Combs

Michelle Conklin

Aaron Cramer

Charlotte and Lawrence Damron

Johanna Danz

Avik Das

Dr. & Mrs. Gerben and Janice DeJong

Kathleen Dillon Narko

Melissa Donaldson

Anna R. Edwards

Jacqueline English

Gloria Esquivel

Annie Feidt

Daisy Feidt and Berenice Tow

Marie Ferro Lusk

Nancy Fleming

Valerie Fletcher

Peter Foreman

Felicia Foster

Sharon S. Fox

Jaime Frankle

Richard Freeman 

Linda S. Galitz

Brian Gallagher

Dr. Betsy Gidwitz

Ethel and William Gofen

Eveline Faure and Allen Goldberg

Susan Hayes Gordon

Lisa Goren

Jacky Grimshaw

Ada Mary Gugenheim

Joan Gunzberg

Matthew Hamada

Leanne and Jim Heininger

Stephen Hiatt-Leonard

John B. Hirsch

Darren Hogben

Ms. Marsha F. Holland

Irene Innes

Seth Jacobson

Serena Jaros

Prakash Jayabalan and Kara Osterbur

Virgil Jones

Robin Jones

The Kahn Family

The Kaleel Family

Rachel Kamin

Virginia L. Keller

Barbara Kemmis & Gina Medalle

Tracy Kennedy

Jason Klein

Barbara L. Kornblau

Chris Kowalke

Hannah Kreischer

Kruti from Rush. We are with you! 

Joyce B. Lane

Ginger Lane

Jason A. Lane

Virginia A. Laszewski

Ashley Lebovic

Audrey Williams-Lee and Byron Lee 

Paul Leisner

Sally Westernhagen

Stacy T. Lindau

Michael Lipsitz

Monica Llorente

Tekki Lomnicki

Gabrielle Lyon

Patrick Macellaio

Stephen Malkin

Ann Manikas

Laura Mayka

Geraldine McCabe-Miele

Mary McClelland

Melanie McCreary

Judith McDonald

Mary D. Melone

Conklin Michelle

Marquis Miller

Philip Milsk

Leslie Mishel

Diane Moore

Cory Muldoon

Donna Myers and Aaron Lebovitz

Ellen Needelman

Michael Nussbaum

Genevieve Nutley

Lawrence Oberman

Kellie O’Connell

Steve and Elizabeth Olson

Ann and Harry Oppenheimer

Peggy Parfenoff

Charles Petrof

Ellard L. Pfaelzer, Jr.

Jonathan Quinn

Brittany Refka

Nilesh Reshamwala

Jordan B. Rifis

Marie Ritzo

Louis R. Rodriguez

Dawn Rose

Amy Rynell

Steven Saltzman

Orit and Ezra Schwartz

Beth Shadur

Jo Ellen and Steven Sommers

Dan Stanley

Joanna Su

Mary Sylla

Diana Thorpe

Carol and Peter Tomaselli

Kim H. Tran

Sheryl Von Westernhagen 

Marijo Walsh 

Ruth Ann and Thomas Watkins

Joanne Kinoy and Mark Weber

Daniel E. Weil 

Audrey and Herbert Wennink

Laura Wilhelm

Roger Wilk

Kathleen Wills

Gerald E. Wunsch

Dr. James Young

Amy Zimmerman

$99 AND BELOW

Anonymous (1)

Judy and Tom Aronson

Lexi Artman

Veramarie Baldoza

Elizabeth Ballis

Bianca Barr

Kathy Bavaro

Lisa Bercu

Jonathan Bernstein

Amanda Betts

Tamara Biggs

Kimberley Bireen Wright

Greg Bork

Matthew Borus

Jamilah Bowden

Julie Burman Kaplan

Jody Cheng

Catherine Cilli

Kimberly Costello

Elizabeth Cummings

Jennifer Cunningham

John Decanto

Susan DeCostanza

Lisa Dougherty

Sharon Dukes

Susan Fraerman

Daniel Froman

Jennifer Fullick

Susan C. Garvey

Carol Golemo

Gorski Family

Michele Gorski

Safi Hadeis

Abbey Hambright

Leslie Helmcamp

Kathleen Hess

Bellene Kaish

Barbara S. Khalouf

Rosemarie B. King

Carol Korovesis

Mitul Koya

Meghan Lamb

Catherine LaMendola

Viktoriya Landar

Sue Lippe

Elisabeth Loren

Yolanda Martin

Tonya McGowan

Melinda Metzger

Sarah Michaelson

Aleya Miller

Amanda M. Moreland

Rebekah Ray Nguyen

Christopher Nguyen

Alisa Nguyen

Margaret Nowak

Lisa Nunnally

Hon. Alice J. Palmer 

Emily Perlberg

Gina A. Propp-Schmarak

Nicole Putzel

Ellen and David Resnick 

Nikele Riek

Ned and Marsha (Cookie) Robertson

Lorra Rudman

Jill M. Rudzinski

Lori Rusack

Hon. Kathleen Ryg 

Alejandra Santana

Broucka Sarnoff

Jami Schlafer

Mary T. and Michael A. Semik

Laure H. Shaprio

Kathleen M. Short

Lee Smith

Jacqueline Stein

Linda Swimmer

Sarah L. Triano

Christy Weimer

Ursula White

Danny Wilk

Calzaretta William

Maggie Wong

Scott Yonover

Peter Zotos Family

Robin Zucker

 

Donations listed between the dates of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Please contact Barbara Khalouf, Director of Development, at bkhalouf@accessliving.org to make edits to the list.

In-Kind Donations

George Hayman

JPMorgan Chase

ShaRhonda Knott Dawson

Molly Walsh 

Anonymous (4) 

Ken Bennett

Kevin W. Bradley

Bresky Foundation

Jennifer and Alex Brown

Gail & Jack Catlin

The Chicago Community Trust

Terry D. Conour, in memoriam

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

Helen Brach Foundation 

Judy Heumann & Jorge Pineda

KRW Foundation

The Klaus Family

Zachary Kordik

Virginia A. Laszewski

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, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Please contact Barbara Khalouf, Director of Development, at bkhalouf@accessliving.org to make edits to the list.

In Memory of Marca Bristo 

Michael Allen

The Arkebauer Family

Tamara Biggs

Yoshiko S. Dart

Judy and Jamie Dimon 

Eveline Faure & Allen Goldberg

Ellen Frankle

Dr. Kristi Kirschner and Dr. Raymond Curry

Daniel Feidt* and Margery Martin

Barbara L. Kornblau

Alice J. & Edward L. Palmer

Sarah L. Triano

In Memory of Rex Bridgeman

Kent Bridgeman

In Memory of Susan Boor

Carol Korovesis

In Memory of Larry Broutman

Elizabeth Ballis

In Memory of Terry D. Conour

Carol Golemo

NJ Association for Biomedical Research

Calzaretta William

In Memory of Peter Gidwitz

Lorra Rudman

In Memory of Rosemary Hoffmans and Ed Hoffmans

Leslie Mishel

In Memory of Patsy Houlihan

Anna R. Edwards

Leadership Greater Chicago Class of 2022

In Memory of Susan R. Nussbaum

Fred and Jim Berns

Jonathan Bernstein

Ellen Bravo

Nikele Riek

In Memory of Andy Siegel

The Kaleel Family

In Memory of Cliff Weber

Nancy Prussian-Weber

In Memory of Jeffry S. Wineman, Sr.

Danny Barth

Grant Began

Donald A. Belgrad

Lisa Bercu

Shaun and Andy Block

Joe Christoff 

Lisa Dougherty

Stephen Eisen

Richard Freeman

Michele Gorski

Seth Jacobson

Julie Burman Kaplan

Suzanne Lebold

Ashley Lebovic

Stacy T. Lindau

Stephen Malkin

Ellen Needelman

Lawrence Oberman

Ann & Harry Oppenheimer 

Pacers Sports & Entertainment 

Park Claridge Condominium Association

Emily Perlberg

Ellard L. Pfaelzer, Jr.

Gina A. Propp-Schmarak

Nicole Putzel

Ned and Marsha (Cookie) Robertson

Lori Rusack

Jonathan Quinn 

The Speers Group

Laurel H. Shaprio

Jacqueline Stein

Katherine W. Stetson

David and Susan Sherman

Ivan G. Strauss

Linda Swimmer

Daniel E. Weil

Danny Wilk

Roger Wilk

Scott Yonover

Donations listed between the dates of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Please contact Barbara Khalouf, Director of Development, at bkhalouf@accessliving.org to make edits to the list.

Monica Hamada-Peña

Barbara Khalouf

Katie Leisner

Ben Santos

Kurt Schulenburg

Beth Server

Amber Smock

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

Fast Track Transition

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Community Living

  • Centers for Independent Living Program

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, 2022. Please contact Barbara Khalouf, Director of Development, at bkhalouf@accessliving.org to make edits to the list.

In Honor of Joseph Ailey

Sarah Ailey

In Honor of Henry Betts, Marca Bristo, and everyone who fought for the rights of people with disabilities

Miss Amanda Betts

Mrs. Monika Betts

Chalkboard Preschool

In Honor of Marca Bristo and Steve Bresky’s friendship

Bresky Foundation Corp.

In Honor of Jennifer Newman Brown

Donna Myers and Aaron Lebovitz

In Honor of Doug Dobmeyer

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence and Charlotte Damron

In Honor of Esperanza Community Services

Meghan Lamb

In Honor of Maury Fantus

Kathleen Hess

In Honor of Daisy Feidt

Elliott and Debbie Berman

In Honor of Richard and Janet Gayes

Greg Bork

In Honor of Hon. Robert Gettleman

Beth Shadur

In Honor of Hon. Jeffrey Gilbert

Susan Stone

In Honor of Ginger Lane

Ms. Beth Lane & Mr. Joel Moody

In Honor of Monica Hamada-Peña

Danielle H. Hamada

Anonymous

In Honor of Joya Adalah Bowden Jones

Jamilah Bowden

In Honor of Meghan Lamb

Kevin Lamb

In Honor of Riva Lehrer

Rachel Kamin

In Honor of Benjamin G. Lumicao

Benjamin E. Lumicao

In Honor of John & Judy McCarter

Rodney and Keith Goldstein

In Honor of Molly and Chris McKillip and family

Sharon S. Fox

Tracy Kennedy

In Honor of Judy Panko-Reis

Laura Mayka

In Honor of Karen Tamley

Jennifer A. Fortner

Susan Hayes Gordon

Melinda Metzger

Linda Romley-Irvine and Perry Irvine

Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Foundation

Roche Edward Schulfer

In Honor of Dana Wesolowski

Jennifer Fullick

In Honor of Jessica Wieglot’s Birthday

Jordan B. Rifis

Longtime disability advocate and Access Living board member, the Hon. Neil F. Hartigan (L) and his wife watch the Chicago skies light up with fireworks and listen to an audio describer detail the stunning scene at Access Living’s 2022 gala.

Our Financials

For security purposes, we post our financials as a PDF. Download our statements of financial position: June 30, 2022 and 2021.