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June 10, 2021

We asked and you responded!

Written by: Julia Smolucha

Chris Cole and Wendy Yamada, Outreach Committee Co-Chairs

Through the generosity of the congregation, we exceeded our goal and raised over $250,000 for the Outreach fund. A big thank you to all the members of the congregation who made contributions! While we missed the fellowship from our annual Outreach benefit this year, the success of our fundraising appeal enables us to continue to support many well-deserving not-for-profit agencies that provide essential services to less fortunate individuals and families in the Chicago area.

We would also like to thank the following people who assisted us in our communications and Minutes-for-Mission to support this campaign:

Linda Kingman
Audrey Peterson
Robin Roberts
Tim Weaver
Joan O’Neill
Peter Schaff
Mike Ritter
John Van Gorp

Michelle Gutowski
John Sharp
Bill Evertsberg
Christine Adams
Silvi Pirn
Julie Smolucha
Kathy McCabe

In late May, the Outreach Committee completed its evaluations of the applications for agency grants. This year we will be awarding $475,000 in grants to these agencies. We were inspired by the ingenuity, resourcefulness, adaptability, and dedication these organizations exhibited in order to safely meet the existing and changing needs of the people they serve. Click here to see the agencies awarded grants and the Kenilworth Union liaisons to each of these organizations.