One of the nation’s largest providers of communications services and equipment, Call One combines customization and innovation to maximize the benefits of leading edge voice, data, and internet technologies for Chicago-area businesses. Call One’s Give Back Program offers employees at all levels the opportunity to join together to choose a different charity each year to support. The impact of giving back extends well beyond the charities and communities served, inspiring the company’s core client, partner, and colleague relationships, and defining its values and culture. Call One was recently named to Crain’s list of Chicago’s 50 fastest growing companies, to Inc. Magazine’s list of the nation’s 5,000 fastest growing companies, and has been recognized as a Workplace of Excellence by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
MB Financial Charitable Foundation is dedicated to strengthening low- and moderate income communities and households by supporting economic development and social well-being. The Foundation promotes public welfare through support of community based programs including affordable housing, neighborhood efforts to stimulate business growth, certain health and education programs, and civic organizations concerned with neighborhood development, preservation and local social issues. MB Financial Charitable Foundation works in partnership with MB Financial Bank to help build vibrant communities in which families and small businesses prosper.
BKD, LLP, a national CPA and advisory firm, helps people and businesses realize their goals. Our dedicated professionals offer solutions for clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer clients a variety of services, and we combine the insight and ideas of multiple disciplines to provide solutions in a wide range of industries. BKD has a long history of investing in the local community and takes pride in its employees’ participation in a variety of charitable activities including food drives, walk-a-thons, and firm-wide volunteer days.
Mandell Menkes LLC is a boutique law firm dedicated to providing business clients the highest quality of legal services and unrivaled personal attention. The Chicago-based firm represents a broad range of sophisticated clients from some of the country’s largest companies to internet startups. In its litigation and transactional practices, Mandell Menkes delivers exceptional technical expertise, innovative solutions to complex legal issues, and timely results. The firm has generously worked pro bono for a variety of causes including safeguarding freedom of the press, recovering stolen antiquities, and representing public housing tenants in federal court.
The Foster Charitable Trust is a private charitable foundation created by the Foster family to make religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational contributions. Since its inception in 1962, The Foster Charitable Trust has granted funding to support higher education, youth- and health-related programs, scientific research, the arts, and other charitable causes. Leading local institutions supported by the trust include NorthShore University HealthSystem, The Art Institute of Chicago, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University develops brave leaders who inspire growth in people, organizations and markets. The school is a global leader in management education, renowned for its distinctive thought leadership and pioneering approach to learning. Kellogg offers an innovative portfolio of programs: four Full-Time MBA programs including leading one-year program and joint degree programs with the engineering, law and medical schools; a Part-Time MBA Program; the premier Executive MBA global network; and extensive non-degree Executive Education programs.
The Chicago Tribune is Chicagoland’s leading source for news, sports, business, and entertainment. An institution since 1847, the preeminent newspaper is also a leader in community support. Chicago Tribune Community Giving focuses on helping low-income youth and adults build their lives through educational and family support opportunities. Its contributions raise the profile of Chicago-area nonprofits and the issues they are championing for Chicagoland’s under-served youth and families.
Chicago Tribune partners with the McCormick Foundation to raise funds for Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund. Through the McCormick Foundation, Chicago Tribune Charities has contributed more than $112 million since 1990 to support local nonprofit organizations that help low-income populations have access to youth education, adult literacy, workforce development and child abuse prevention and treatment programs.
Michelle Damico designs public relations and marketing campaigns for businesses that mean business. The Damico team of strategists, writers, media outreach experts and content producers use creativity and grit to craft stories that news outlets just can’t resist. Thanks to years of Chicago media experience, Damico’s team has the instincts and skills to get clients’ news to the right audiences — whether those audiences access news in print, online, through social networks or on radio and TV.
Collision Labs is a graphic design studio based in Chicago. Specializing in web, print, and branding design, Collision focuses on producing creative work for a wide range of clients, from startups to large businesses, in all types of industries. Always holding themselves to high standards of quality, Collision understands the needs of your business and your users, and they carry that into their design work to make sure you not only look great – whether it be on screen or on paper – but that your design pieces serve a purpose and function well too.