Unlocking the power of human potential

President and Chairman of the Board's Letter

Inspire minds. Change lives.

From President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address to a steady influx of news stories, the drumbeat for transformative change in early education is growing louder every day. And as more Americans recognize the role early childhood education can play in breaking the cycle of poverty, the time is ripe to capitalize on this energy.

Leading our field with program, policy and research expertise, the Ounce of Prevention Fund is uniquely positioned to shape this national issue. For more than 30 years, we have steadfastly pursued a single goal: to increase the access to and quality of early childhood education that unlocks the potential within children living in poverty. We are pleased to report significant progress in achieving this goal this year.

We continue to build solutions designed to reach more children and families in need than ever before, broaden our impact and drive greater outcomes. We are enhancing the skills of early childhood professionals, empowering parents to become leaders of their families and communities, and coaching partners and influencing policymakers.

We feel great urgency in our work: More than 6 million young children in poverty are counting on all of us to help them achieve their dreams. In addition to those we serve directly, we touch the lives of all children and families living in poverty by building the tools and supports to effect systemic change.

We know that we can’t do it alone. We are proud to partner with other advocates, experts and researchers; with local, state and federal governments; with community-based programs and national organizations; and with business leaders, philanthropists and all champions for young children.

In the coming pages, we highlight recent projects to improve quality, to reach more children and families and to drive greater impact. We are grateful for your ongoing support and hope you will continue to join us in launching the dreams of children, families, communities and our nation.

Diana Mendley Rauner
President

Anne Lea Tuohy
Chairman of the Board

30
years

of professional development for home visitors in Illinois

27,000

children and families nationwide served by center- and homebased early learning professionals developed by the Ounce

program leaders, supervisors and home visitors provided feedback and data for the creation of the online program



90%+

percentage of home visitors in Illinois developed by the Ounce

Our Stories

Building a Stronger Early Childhood Workforce

As a home visiting supervisor at the Jefferson Area Children's Health Improvement Program, Juliana Weaver provides vital support to home visitors working directly with children and families in need. Ten home visitors, each with a caseload of up to 25 families, rely on Juliana—a responsibility she does not take lightly. "I miss working directly with families and watching kids grow up," she says, "but this gives me the opportunity to pass to people some of my experience."

Juliana's charge is to give her home visitors the structure, training and resources to excel at their jobs and better serve the children in their care. Home visitors become a part of families' lives, which makes their jobs incredibly rewarding but also incredibly challenging. Juliana sees that struggle every day in the home visitors she supports. For every home visiting success story, there is a different family in crisis. The home visitor must rise above the crisis to help the parents build strong bonds with their children.

Juliana works tirelessly to find professional development opportunities that prepare her home visitors for the new challenges that come up daily when working with families. She seeks out training that focuses on how to structure visits and build partnerships with families to promote their self-sufficiency.

Juliana is one of the many home visitors across the country providing valuable feedback on our new Online Home Visiting Professional Development program to ensure it is relevant and powerful for professionals in the field. She lives for that moment when her team members are engaged with their families and see the impact of their work.


Home visiting is a powerful early intervention that is proven to increase positive birth outcomes for children, increase children's literacy and high school graduation rates, and decrease rates of child abuse and neglect.

As impactful as home visiting is for families, the profession faces high turnover and quick burnout due to the emotional demands on home visitors.st1p Professional development instills confidence in home visitors, increases job satisfaction and improves interactions with families, building a better trained, more impactful workforce and better outcomes for children and families.

Expanding on our 30 years of home visiting professional development experience in Illinois, the Ounce made significant progress this year toward offering affordable, high-quality professional development to home visitors nationwide. Seed investments from the Bezos Family Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Joshua J. and Eunice Stone Foundation, Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation, and Pritzker Children's Initiative helped the Ounce pilot our new Online Home Visiting Professional Development program.

st1-2pThis comprehensive program—the first of its kind—enables home visitors across the country to access high-quality training anytime, anywhere. It's built with the end user in mind, offering practical advice from experts who have lived the role of home visitor. The courses offer useful tips, tools and real-life examples in a range of formats designed to meet the needs of different learning styles.

In the coming months, we'll complete our pilot of the first learning series. In the first year of the launch, we anticipate reaching 500 home visitors with the online program, expanding our impact to an additional 8,000 children and families across the country.

Home visitors become a part of families' lives, which makes their jobs incredibly rewarding but also incredibly challenging.

Ultimately, we will expand the reach of the Online Home Visiting Professional Development program to 20,000 home visitors across the country like Juliana and her teamto drive better outcomes for 1.5 million children and families in poverty.

Empowering parents and reaching

4,000

children and families through Early Head Start and Head Start and our network of home visiting and doula programs throughout Illinois

80%

increase in Educare Chicago Alumni Network

Nurturing strong parentchild bonds across our Educare Learning Network, reaching

3,000

children and families daily

100+

formal family interactions and events at Educare Chicago annually

Our Stories

Empowering Parents as Leaders

"Educare Chicago opened my eyes to what’s available for my son and what’s available for me. When you know better, you do better. It gave me ammunition to be a pushy parent where my son is concerned," says Monica, parent of a child in the first Educare Chicago graduating class.

Nine years after leaving Educare Chicago, mothers of the first graduating class all still point to the school as instrumental in helping steer their children toward success.

Parents highlight the supports they received while their children were developing the social-emotional and cognitive skills they needed to be ready for kindergarten. Parents learned tools and strategies to be engaged in and strong advocates for their children’s continued education.

"My parenting skills grew from workshops, and I learned what to expect at different ages. I wouldn’t have been as smart of a parent if not for Educare," says another parent, Camille. She credits her daughter’s success to the support she received as a parent from Educare Chicago.

"I didn’t think what Educare offered was possible; I thought I’d be one of the statistics," says Temeika, a teen mom when she enrolled her daughter in Educare. "The staff at Educare Chicago was there to support me. They gave me the motivation to graduate high school and go to college." For many parents like Temeika, the school put dreams within reach by highlighting and providing resources and supports available to young parents.


There’s a greater chance for children’s long-term success when parents are involved in their education. The Ounce two-generation approach honors the important role that parents play and offers support systems to help them inspire what’s possible for their children and themselves..

To create new supports and shape existing ones to best fit the needs of parents, the Ounce worked extensively with parents, staff and educators across the Educare Learning Network and our partner Head Start and home visiting programs to inform our thinking. We asked parents questions like: What challenges do you face daily? What tools would help? Whom do you rely on for advice? We asked our teachers, family support specialists, doulas and home visitors what strategies are working and what tools they wish they could offer parents.

We then paired these first-hand insights with our family support expertise and research that has been generously supported by the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, Dr. Scholl Foundation, Northern Trust, Polk Bros. Foundation and W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation.

We heard our parents ask for stronger home-to-school connections to better reinforce their children’s classroom learning at home. From activities in the classroom, to pick-up and drop-off conversations, to parent educational sessions, staff at Educare Schools across the Network continually capitalize on opportunities to engage parents as allies in their children’s educational success.

Many of our parents want to connect with parents like themselves—those who may face similar challenges and backgrounds. They want to share with each other, get advice, celebrate achievements and help each other through tough times. The Educare Chicago Alumni Network is one way we help our parents meet each other. This year, membership grew by 80%and now spans from parents of kindergartners to parents of high schoolers.

We found that parents also underestimate the power of their own voices in advocating for their children. To build their confidence and show the impact they can have, we give themtools and training to speak up on behalf of their children and communities. Many of our Head Start and Educare parents joined us in Springfield for our Early Childhood Advocacy Day last April and saw the power their voices could have.

st3pWe all seek financial stability and have our own dreams to pursue. One such parent, Beatrice, credits Educare Chicago staff with giving her the confidence and motivation to attend college and open her own successful home day care business. Our family support staff, home visitors, doulas and teachers are helping parents daily as they forge their own paths ahead.

Thanks to seed investments from the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Irving Harris Foundation, George Kaiser Family Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation, we are proud to be developing and ultimately providing new tools and supports for parents. By strengthening parents’ confidence as their children’s first teacher and staunchest advocate, we shape the future for generations of children.

Our Stories

Leading the National Early Learning Movement

Like many Early Head Start grantees, Educare Oklahoma City’s parent organization, Sunbeam Family Services, wrestled with how to serve more low-income working families struggling to find high-quality care and education for their children.

The new federal Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grants presented an exciting opportunity to reach more children and families with high-quality early education. The federal grants encourage Early Head Start programs and child care programs to partner and jointly provide comprehensive, highquality services to infants and toddlers and their families. With just over two months to prepare a quality application, Educare Oklahoma City set out to find local child care providers, forge a partnership with them and navigate the application process.

With this daunting challenge ahead for Early Head Start programs nationwide, the Educare Learning Network team at the Ounce set out to provide individual consultation, peer-learning opportunities and resources and tools. Educare Oklahoma City as well as other schools across the Network tapped into this assistance to meet the application deadline.

"We are so fortunate to have worked with the Ounce. Being able to share ideas and concerns with top experts across the country elevated the conversations and truly moved our partnership program design ahead 10 years!" said Adrienne Elder, Sunbeam Family Services grant writer.


When President Obama announced a renewed focus on quality preschool in his 2012 State of the Union address, early childhood champions across the country cheered to see early learning on the national stage. The Ounce immediately saw an opportunity to shift the dialogue on early education beyond the traditional preschool years to reflect the broader birth-to-agefive window. We embarked on a journey to educate policymakers on the importance of a child’s first three years. Together with the First Five Years Fund, we met with people in high levels of the Obama administration to informand influence their position. We relentlessly created opportunities for us to share our point of view.

We were excited and proud to note our influence paid off. Early Head Start- Child Care Partnership grants designed to produce better outcomes for children during those critical first three years were included in the White House Plan for Early Education and subsequent budget request.

Securing funding was just the first step; tomake an impact, it was essential to structure the grants to best support quality programming. The administration looked to us for strategic guidance, and we created numerous opportunities to share our expertise. We quickly assembled an integrated team of our own program and policy experts and Educare Schoolst3-1p leaders from across the country to inform the design of this opportunity.We led conversations that engaged leaders from the federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care, Office of Head Start and Educare Schools.

Our leadership came to fruition when the final Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant application released last June reflected many key Ounce recommendations. Educare’s hallmark model of blending multiple funding streams forms the foundation for the ACF’s approach to supporting highquality service delivery through these partnerships. With $650 million in funding attached, these new grants are expected to serve nearly 45,000 additional infants and toddlers from low-income families with more comprehensive early care and education services.

After shaping this federal opportunity, the Ounce intentionally chose to galvanize a collective vision of what quality partnerships would look like. We provided assistance to schools across the Educare Learning Network as well as to Early Head Start partners in Illinois. We are proud to say we harnessed the power of our expertise and national and local partnerships to provide critical technical assistance to increase the quality of applications across the country.

Thanks to the investment of the Grand Victoria Foundation, the Irving Harris Foundation, the Pritzker Children’s Initiative and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Ounce helped Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership applicants fromacross Illinois request funds to serve 3,500 additional children. Across the country, 14 Educare Schools applied for funding to support more than 2,000 additional children through 100 new child care partnerships.

Every day, Jan Stepto Millett faces a tough challenge: how does she help her team of early learning educators better prepare their children for kindergarten…and beyond? As Vice President of Early Childhood Services at Children’s Home + Aid (CH + A), Jan and her team serve young children in the metro Chicago area. The opportunity to make an impact on their lives is great. She needed a solution that would not only be effective but would create buy-in from her teachers as well as her administrators. Would the Ounce job-embedded professional development program be that solution?

"The approach seemed to make perfect sense," Jan says, reflecting on routines of collaboration and the need for a supportive learning environment that are integral to our job-embedded approach to professional development. "But it is also grounded in research, which gave it much more weight in my mind."

But would the approach work where it counts?

CH + A family and children’s center in Schaumburg, Ill., became one of four pilot sites for our federal Investing in Innovation grant. And our job-embedded approach was put to the test. The pilot program was so successful that Jan wanted to the Ounce to work with her Englewood facility, where we have been implementing a more robust version of our approach.

"We have drunk the Kool-Aid," laughs Jan, "and I mean this as a good thing! This program has made and will continue to make a lasting impact on early childhood learning at Children’s Home + Aid."

"It’s already affecting how we hire and shaping how we look at various roles within the administration," she continues. "But most significantly, our CLASS scores are increasing, as a direct result of this work. And that is where the rubber hits the road."

Recognizing that our approach to professional development is making a difference where it counts, Jan is rolling out the program to other locations in her region. And with the help of the Ounce, CH +A is changing the lives of children, from one center in Schaumburg to thousands across the state.


The situation is disconcerting: The majority of early childhood programs across the country simply do not prepare high-needs children for kindergarten. At the same time, research indicates that the key to program success is highly effective teachers and staff; but traditional teacher development programs weren’t producing the results needed to set millions of young children on the path to success.

At the Ounce, we recognized that we had the makings of a new approach to professional development—one modeled and honed in our own Educare Schools. A federal grant called Investing in Innovation funded our pilot this new form of professional development, one that recognizes the complexity of teaching and learning, relies on routines of collaboration among all levels of teachers and helps to create child-centered learning environments. Our four successful pilots—which resulted in higher outcomes for children—are leading to more work with organizations like Children’s Home + Aid.

At the same time, we are pursuing new opportunities to transform the field of early learning at scale, and our efforts are rapidly coming to fruition. In August, the Ounce was awarded a new federal grant to provide training and technical assistance to leaders and supervisors in 240 early learning programs across Illinois. With our assistance, these programs will embed professional development into their culture, structures and routines. And like Jan, they will have one goal in mind: to achieve the highest levels of quality in their school or center-based settings, giving their children the best chance for a successful future.

Statement of Financial Position
Preliminary and Unaudited: Year Ended June 30, 2014

2014
Assets Ounce FFYF Bounce DC Eliminations Total
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $5,889,562 $1,955,307 $1,051,111 $8,895,980
Accounts receivable – governmental agencies and other 5,604,140 542 171,452 (193,853) $5,582,281
Pledges receivable, current 2,457,036 1,000,000 $3,457,036
Deposits, prepaid expenses and other assets 186,701 80,778     $267,479
Total current assets 14,137,439 3,036,627 1,222,563 (193,853) 18,202,776
Investments
Donor- and Board-designated 24,402,664 $24,402,664
Other 2,221,817       $2,221,817
Total investments 26,624,481 26,624,481
Note Receivable* 10,700,070 $10,700,070
Pledges Receivable, Net Of Current Portion 1,954,670 $1,954,670
Property, Plant And Equipment, Net 6,482,615 17,244     $6,499,859
Total Assets $49,199,205 $3,053,871 $11,922,633 $(193,853) $63,981,856
* New Market Tax Credit transaction for Educare of Washington, DC
Liabilities And Net Assets
Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $5,389,837 $515,650 $146,026 $(193,853) $5,857,660
Deferred revenue 484,987       $484,987
Total current liabilities 5,874,824 515,650 146,026 (193,853) 6,342,647
Other liabilities 921,346       $921,346
Total liabilities 6,796,170 515,650 146,026 (193,853) 7,263,993
Net Assets
Unrestricted
Undesignated 14,141,999 17,244 11,776,607 $25,935,850
Board-designated         $-
14,141,999 17,244 11,776,607 25,935,850
Temporarily restricted 13,408,256 2,520,977 $15,929,233
Permanently restricted 14,852,780       $14,852,780
Total net assets 42,403,035 2,538,221 11,776,607 56,717,863
Total Liabilities And Net Assets $49,199,205 $3,053,871 $11,922,633 $(193,853) $63,981,856

Statement of Activities
Preliminary and Unaudited: Year Ended June 30, 2014

Revenue and other support
Illinois Department of Human Services $12,276,586
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services $10,595
Illinois State Board of Education $1,767,090
Illinois National Governors Association $25,000
US Department of Health and Human Services $14,095,775
US Department of Education $1,038,309
US Department of Agriculture $120,489
Chicago Public Schools $1,791,858
Corporations, foundations, trusts $13,784,942
Individuals $3,072,550
Interest, investment income and other revenue $4,722,666
Donated services/in-kind $716,288
Loss on uncollectible pledges receivable $(7,000)
Total revenue and other support $53,415,148
Expenses
Program Services
Child and Family Support Services $8,326,081
Illinois Birth to Three Institute $1,691,068
Program services sites – pass through $17,115,642
Research $1,375,437
Illinois policy $1,145,131
National consultation $1,308,707
Educare Learning Network $2,346,404
Ounce Institute $3,669,916
Special projects/program innovations $4,356,130
Subtotal $41,334,516
Bounce DC $1,994,588
First Five Years Fund $4,302,774
Total program services $47,631,878
Supporting Services
General and administrative activities $5,691,756
Fundraising and special events $1,553,292
Total supporting services $7,245,048
Total expenses $54,876,926

Consecutive Donors

The Ounce is grateful to the following donors for their long-time commitment to the Ounce through consecutive annual donations.

DONORS FOR 20 YEARS OR MORE

Billie Wright Adams, M.D. Bill∞ and Donna Barrows Mr. and Mrs. Donald Belgrad Blum-Kovler Foundation Eloise H. Cornelius The Crown Family Jim and Susan Florsheim Harris Family Foundation/   Linda and Bill Friend   Caryn and King Harris   Katherine P. Harris   Stephanie and John Harris   Toni and Dr. Ronald Paul   Pam and Dr. Joseph Szokol Irving Harris Foundation Robert Heaton Rusty and Samuel Hellman Edgar D. and Deborah∞ Jannotta Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Lifton Henry and Elsie Loeb Robert R. McCormick Foundation Paul Metzger and Sarah Bradley Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Northern Trust Polk Bros. Foundation Jill and Ron Rohde Dr. Scholl Foundation Barbara and Walter Scott Anne and John Tuohy Bernice Weissbourd
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DONORS FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE

Elisabeth and William Adams Anonymous (3) Lynn Donaldson and Cameron Avery Susan and Steve Baird Linda and Robert Barrows Julie and Roger Baskes Judith G. Bertacchi John and Vicki Bitner and Holly Bitner Duck The Boeing Company Kristi and Kevin Brown Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum The Buffett Early Childhood Fund Sherry and Paul Carbery Sara Chaffetz CME Group Foundation Mitchell Cobey and Janet Reali Shari and Mark Coe, Coe Capital Management, LLC Patricia Cox D & R Fund Kelly King Dibble Claire Dunham Early Childhood Funders’ Collaborative/BUILD Lois and Steve Eisen Gail and Richard Elden Deborah and David Epstein Don and Beth Eugenio Marshall and Jamee Field Family Fund Marilyn and Larry Fields Jay and Phylis Frankel Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation John and Weezie Gates Willard G. Gilson and Diana G. Gilson Keith and Rodney Goldstein Sue and Melvin Gray Richard and Mary Gray Cabray Haines and David Kiley Theresa and Michael Hawley Janet and Bob Helman Dana Westreich Hirt Illinois Action for Children Justine Jentes and Daniel Kuruna The Joyce Foundation JPMorgan Chase & Co. George Kaiser Family Foundation Anne L. Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keiser Donor Advised Fund Alan and Sophia King Mary and Donald Kirwan Timothy and Elizabeth Landon Fifi and Ron Levin Elaine and Donald Levinson Mr. and Mrs. John S. Lillard The Malkin Family Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Rick and Susie Mayer Christopher and Amanda Miller Gary Missner J. Clifford Moos Morrison Family Foundation Laura and David Nadler Judith Neisser Kristi Nuelle Jerry and Diane∞ Pekow Robert Perelman and Mary Lee Barker Martin J. Perry and Barbara J. Williams Prince Charitable Trusts J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Diana and Bruce Rauner Raul I. Raymundo Pearl H. Rieger Julie Roin and Saul Levmore The Honorable John∞ and Mrs. Gwendolyn Rogers Harvey E. Rosenthal and Beverly A. Rosenthal The Rothkopf Family Cari and Michael J. Sacks Bettylu and Paul Saltzman Maggie and Eric Scheyer Judy and Tom Scorza John and Ruth Sellers The Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation Ilene and Michael Shaw Charitable Trust Catherine Siegel and Howard Siegel Joyce∞ and Roy Skoog Lois and Harrison Steans Robin Steans and Leonard Gail W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation Robert Stillman and Janet Surkin Art and Rita Sussman Don and Pamela Neal Suter Ken and Kathy Tallering Coleman Tuggle and Deborah Daro Nancy Vincent von Weise Associates Bernard and Abby Westapher The Honorable Bonnie M. Wheaton Helen and Sam Zell Sheri and Sherwin Zuckerman Back To Top

Lifetime Giving

The Ounce is proud to recognize the following donors for their significant lifetime investment in the Ounce and its mission to help all children achieve their potential.

$5,000,000 OR MORE

The Buffett Early Childhood Fund Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Irving Harris Foundation Joan and Irving∞ Harris W.K. Kellogg Foundation Robert R. McCormick Foundation J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Helen and Sam Zell
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$1,000,000 TO $4,999,999

Alliance for Early Success Anonymous (2) Bezos Family Foundation Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum CME Group Foundation Early Childhood Funders’ Collaborative/BUILD Marilyn and Larry Fields Finnegan Family Foundation Grand Victoria Foundation Harris Family Foundation/   Linda and Bill Friend   Caryn and King Harris   Katherine P. Harris   Stephanie and John Harris   Toni and Dr. Ronald Paul   Pam and Dr. Joseph Szokol The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation The Joyce Foundation George Kaiser Family Foundation Anne and Burt∞ Kaplan Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Diane Rickles Pekow∞ Pittway Corporation Charitable Foundation Polk Bros. Foundation Diana and Bruce Rauner Michael Reese Health Trust Catherine Siegel and Howard Siegel W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
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$500,000 TO $999,999

Anonymous The Chicago Community Trust The Crown Family D & R Fund Robert Heaton Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Northern Trust The Steans Family
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$250,000 TO $499,999

Anonymous Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Cartwright Foundation Evanston Community Foundation Heising-Simons Foundation Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation JPMorgan Chase & Co. Louis R. Lurie Foundation John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation The McCall Family Foundation The David & Lucile Packard Foundation Pew Charitable Trusts/Pre-K Now The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund Prince Charitable Trusts Pritzker Early Childhood Foundation The Rothkopf Family Cari and Michael J. Sacks Diana and Michael Sands Dr. Scholl Foundation Stranahan Foundation Anne and John Tuohy Voices for Illinois Children
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$100,000 TO $249,999

Allstate Insurance Company Anonymous (3) AptarGroup Charitable Foundation Susan and Steve Baird Bill∞ and Donna Barrows Prue and Frank Beidler Bloomberg Philanthropies The Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation BMO Harris Bank The Boeing Company Helen Brach Foundation Brady Education Foundation Terri and Robert∞ Cohn The Commonwealth Fund A. Steven and Nancy C. Crown The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Educational Foundation of America Melissa Sage Fadim, Sage Foundation GATX Corporation Keith and Rodney Goldstein Jim and Brenda Grusecki Gustafson Family Charitable Foundation/Patti and Allen Gustafson Julie and Parker∞ Hall Rusty and Samuel Hellman Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation Timothy and Elizabeth Landon Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Martha∞ and Albert H.∞ MacLeod Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation Paul Metzger and Sarah Bradley Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation Linda and Mike Simon Visiting Nurse Association Foundation The Oprah Winfrey Foundation Woods Fund of Chicago
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Annual Donors

The Ounce honors all our donors for their gifts, pledges and payments this year from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014.

$1,000,000 AND ABOVE

Bezos Family Foundation The Buffett Early Childhood Fund+ Marilyn and Larry Fields+ Irving Harris Foundation+ W.K. Kellogg Foundation Diane Rickles Pekow∞+ Pritzker Children’s Initiative Diana and Bruce Rauner+ Helen and Sam Zell+
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$500,000 TO $999,999

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation George Kaiser Family Foundation Robert R. McCormick Foundation+ Catherine Siegel+
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$100,000 TO $499,999

Anonymous (2) CME Group Foundation+ Early Childhood Funders’ Collaborative/BUILD Finnegan Family Foundation Grand Victoria Foundation Jim and Brenda Grusecki+ Harris Family Foundation+/   Linda and Bill Friend   Caryn and King Harris   Katherine P. Harris   Stephanie and John Harris   Toni and Dr. Ronald Paul   Pam and Dr. Joseph Szokol Heising-Simons Foundation The Joyce Foundation Liz and Eric Lefkofsky+ The David and Lucile Packard Foundation W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation Stranahan Foundation
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$50,000 TO $99,999

Allstate Insurance Company+ Anonymous Alvin H. Baum Family Fund BMO Harris Bank+ The Boeing Company+ The Crown Family A. Steven and Nancy C. Crown+ Evanston Community Foundation Conrad N. Hilton Foundation JPMorgan Chase & Co.+ Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Northern Trust+ Polk Bros. Foundation Cari and Michael J. Sacks+
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$25,000 TO $49,999

Anonymous The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation The Brinson Foundation Crain’s Chicago Business+ D & R Fund Daniel P. Haerther Charitable Trust Malott Family Foundation Prince Charitable Trusts J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation+ The Rothkopf Family+ The Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation Splash, A Wrapports Publication+ William and Kristen Woolfolk
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$10,000 TO $24,999

Anonymous (2)+ James C. Allen Charitable Foundation Paul M. Angell Family Foundation Susan and Steve Baird+ Prue and Frank Beidler+ Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum+ Rita and John Canning+ Jane and David Casper+ Kelly King Dibble+ Dr. Scholl Foundation Anne and Don Edwards+ Jacky and Michael Ferro, Sun-Times Foundation+ Kenneth and Anne Griffin+ Rusty and Samuel Hellman+ David Herro and Jay Franke+ Hannah and Gary Hirschberg ITW+ Howard Ellsworth Jessen Anne L. Kaplan+ Dolores Kohl Kaplan+ Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keiser Donor Advised Fund Lavin Family Foundation+ Fifi and Ron Levin, Goldman Sachs+ The Malkin Family+ Rika and Joe Mansueto Laura and David Nadler Virginia Oviedo+ Pierce Family Foundation PNC Bank+ Michael and Tanya Polsky+ PwC+ The Randleigh Foundation Lydia and Pat Ryan, Accelerate Institute+ Manny Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez, Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP+ Diana and Michael Sands+ Howard Siegel+ Julie and Brian Simmons+ Linda and Mike Simon+ Souder Family Foundation Lois and Harrison Steans+ Irvin Stern Foundation Joshua J. and Eunice Stone Foundation Anne and John Tuohy+ Edward J. Wehmer, Wintrust Community Banks+
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$5,000 TO $9,999

The J.R. Albert Foundation Anonymous (3) Curt R. Bailey, Related Midwest+ Bill∞ and Donna Barrows+ Linda and Robert Barrows Julie and Roger Baskes BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois+ Eleni and Jimmy Bousis+ Denise and David Bunning+ Chicago Tribune+ Eloise H. Cornelius+ Dr. and Mrs. Michael DeVan Melissa and Chris Dunagan Erikson Institute+ John and Weezie Gates+ Keith and Rodney Goldstein+ Leonard C. Goodman Cabray Haines and David Kiley+ Jackson National Life Insurance Company Justine Jentes and Daniel Kuruna+ Timothy and Elizabeth Landon+ Elaine and Donald Levinson+ MacLean-Fogg Company+ Rick and Susie Mayer+ Paul Metzger and Sarah Bradley+ Christopher and Amanda Miller+ Janet and Andrew Miller+ Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP+ Sheila and Arthur Nielsen Sharon Oberlander+ Michelle Parekh+ Peoples Gas+ Deborah and Stephen Quazzo+ Tom and Cece Ricketts+ Jeanne Rogers and Perry Sainati+ Jean Schlemmer+ Cheryl and Craig Simon+ Robin Steans and Leonard Gail Don and Pamela Neal Suter+ Ken and Kathy Tallering+ Jill Garling and Thomas Wilson+ Sheri and Sherwin Zuckerman+
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$2,500 TO $4,999

Wendy and Jim Abrams+ Elaine and Floyd Abramson+ Ellen Alberding and Kelly Welsh+ Anonymous Arbor Investments+ Ariel Investments+ Axiom Consulting Partners, LLC+ Baxter International Inc.+ Karen and Steve Berkowitz+ William Blair & Company+ Blum-Kovler Foundation The John Buck Company Foundation Marcy and Greg Carlin+ CBOE Holdings+ CDW+ Liz Cicchelli and Rob Buono+ Shari and Mark Coe, Coe Capital Management, LLC+ Michelle L. Collins+ ComEd+ Patricia Cox+ DLA Piper+ Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP+ Fran and John Edwardson Deborah and David Epstein+ Exelon+ Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation+ Marshall and Jamee Field Family Fund Jim and Karen Frank+ Frequency540+ Paula and Tim Friedman Susan and Herb Getz+ Gorter Family Foundation Grant Thornton LLP+ Brad Henderson, The Boston Consulting Group+ Illinois Action for Children+ Mary Ittelson+ Gerri and David Kahnweiler+ Priscilla and Steve Kersten+ Flora Lazar and Lee Greenhouse Mesirow Financial+ Peg Moreland+ Motorola Solutions Foundation+ Alexandra Nichols+ Nicor Gas+ Debra Pacchiano, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Wagner+ Pine State Trading Co. Quaker Foods North America+ Alice B. Rapoport∞ and Michael Sachs+ RMB Capital+ Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation+ Jim and Laura Schultz Family+ Curt and Cathy Stoelting+ Coleman Tuggle and Deborah Daro+ Rick Tuttle+ Cate and Rick Waddell+ Beth and Bruce White+ Winston & Strawn LLP+ Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation
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$500 TO $2,499

Elisabeth and William Adams+ Ellen and Michael Alter Anonymous (9) Erika Lautman Bartelstein+ Mr. and Mrs. Donald Belgrad Susan Berman and Ray Cahnman John and Vicki Bitner and Holly Bitner Duck Lexis Blitstein+ Judith S. and Philip D. Block III Family Fund Norman and Virginia Bobins, The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation+ Mary and Carl Boyer Noelle C. Brock Bill and Joan Brodsky+ Ellen and Laurence Bronska Derek Brown and Deborah Hellman Kristi and Kevin Brown+ Greg Cameron and Greg Thompson+ Megan and Mike Canfield+ Carroll Family Foundation Tim and Carol Cawley Myron and Harriett Cholden Joanne Cicchelli and William Singer+ Mitchell Cobey and Janet Reali Marilyn Cohen+ Carol and Steve Collier+ Linda Corwin+ Dale & Gensburg, P.C.+ Daniel T. and Andrea S. Derrington Fund+ Lynn Donaldson and Cameron Avery Angela M. Duff Claire Dunham Eliza and Timothy Earle Charles B. Edelstein+ Lois and Steve Eisen+ The David and Lisette Eisendrath Foundation Gail and Richard Elden Laurel Elzinga+ Fern Finkel Sonja and Conrad Fischer Jean I. Foley Lula M. Ford+ Jay and Phylis Frankel Ian and Patty Frost+ Chad and Trisha Fugere William J. Gibbons Willard G. Gilson and Diana G. Gilson Dale and David Ginsburg+ Jeannette and Jerry Goldstone Beth Gomberg-Hirsch and Austin Hirsch+ Andi and Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds+ Shelley Gorson and Alan Salpeter+ Barbara Graham+ Richard and Mary Gray Sue and Melvin Gray Rachel and Devin Gross+ Maxwell Gunnill+ Martha I. Gutierrez+ Hannah’s Circle, a giving circle of the One Percent Foundation+ Mary Hasten+ Robert Heaton+ Janet and Bob Helman+ Skip and Meg Herman+ The Hermann Family Dana Westreich Hirt+ Howard Isenberg Edgar D. and Deborah∞ Jannotta+ Carol and Greg Josefowicz+ Suzanne and Dan Kanter+ Karen and Matthew Kaplan Karie Katz+ Mark and Mary Ann Kaufman+ Barbara and Howard Kaye Dr. Mona Khan and Mr. Shobi Khan+ Alan and Sophia King Mary and Donald Kirwan+ Nancy and Rik Kohn Martin and Patricia Koldyke+ Sherry and Alan Koppel+ Beth Kronfeld and Matthew Means+ J. Stuart Kruse David and Peggy Kubert+ Tracie L. and Larry B. Kugler Kathleen LaPorte+ Betsy and Scott Lassar Frances and Elliot Lehman+ Libby Keehn Lewis+ Mr. and Mrs. John S. Lillard Lofgren Family Peg L. Macaluso and Jeffrey A. Gonyo+ Katie and John MacCarthy+ Arthur Mead Martin+ Michelle McBride+ Diane and Tom Meagher+ Jennifer Collins Moore J. Clifford Moos Ann T. Moroney Morrison Family Foundation Kim and David Mulligan+ Catherine B. and Robert T. Napier+ Judith Neisser+ Johnnie Newman, Interstate Restoration+ Fred Nickl and Kim Hedstrom Janis W. Notz Gail and Jared Nourse Penny and Bill Obenshain+ Dr. Susan Offutt Erika Pearsall and Ned Jannotta+ Nancy and Marshall Peck+ Mona Penner Martin J. Perry and Barbara J. Williams Bruce and Deborah Pfaff Doug Poirier+ Raul I. Raymundo+ Larry Richman, The PrivateBank+ Robet Foundation The Honorable John∞ and Mrs. Gwendolyn Rogers Jill and Ron Rohde Julie Roin and Saul Levmore Lydia and Elias Rosario+ Kitty and David Rothschild+ John and Amanda Rutledge+ Ann and Steve Ryan Hilary and Samuel Sallerson+ Bettylu and Paul Saltzman+ Maggie and Eric Scheyer+ David and Jamie Schwartz+ Judy and Tom Scorza+ Barbara and Walter Scott John and Ruth Sellers Joan and Jim Shapiro+ Diana Morse Simon Merle and Howie Simon Louise K. Smith Andrew G. Spiegel Tammy and Eric Steele+ Don and Isabel Stewart+ Laurie and Foster Stewart Robert Stillman and Janet Surkin Ellen and Jim Stirling, The Lake Forest Shop+ Lauren and Stephen Strelsin+ Art and Rita Sussman+ Emanuel Tabachnik Michael and Eileen Tarnoff+ Leah Taylor+ Robin Loewenberg Tebbe and Mark Tebbe+ Mr. and Mrs. William R. Tobey Amy and Ken Viellieu Nancy Vincent+ Karen and Herb Wander+ Jennifer Alter Warden+ Mr. and Mrs. Marcus D. Wedner Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Weichselbaum+ Bernice Weissbourd+ Janelle and Terry Weldin-Frisch Robert and Maria Westropp Beth and Richard Wexner+ The Honorable Bonnie M. Wheaton Gregory White and Leslie Davis+ Susan D. Whiting+ Bart Winters Cheryle and John Wittert+ Richard and Nadine Woldenberg+ Edward and Carol Wroble Laura and Glenn Yaeger Ronna and Steven Zoll+
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$1 TO $499

Jon Abbott and Shari Malyn Billie Wright Adams, M.D.+ Carol Adelman Adler Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland Heidi Albert James C. Allen Charitable Foundation Ron and Julie Allen Leslie Alter Danielle Anderson Paul and Mary Anderson Anonymous (36) Lorraine and Brian Arbetter Frances E. Baker Dolores Barnett Kenneth I. Barron and Katherine C. Kimbrell Holly A. Bartecki Michael Bechtel Robert Behar and Sharon Flaim Rabbi Nehama Benmosche Christine and Michael Benoit Marjorie Craig Benton and Charles Benton Jean and John Berghoff Judith G. Bertacchi The Bett Family Helaine A. Billings Joan and John Blew Oscar C. and Patricia H. Boldt Nicole Borovicka Nancy and Don Borzak Kathleen Boyle Jane and Eddie Brandwein Colleen Brennan and Robert Miltenberger Carole R. Brite Glen and Betty Broom Penny Brown and Jeff Rappin Halina Brukner and Philip Hoffman Ann and Dick Burnstine Cheryl and Robert Byron Maureen K. Byron Gerrie Canning Sarah Cantrell Sherry and Paul Carbery John and Mary Jo Carlson Mary Ellen Caron Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago Cellar Angels LLC Sara Chaffetz Judi Chapnick Rick and Dee Dee Chesley Kate Cicchelli Mawiyah Coates Christina Codo and Patrick Maloney Dr. Jason and the Rev. Daphne Cody Natalie and Aaron Cohen Bob and Dodie Cook John W. and Theresa Curtis Melissa K. David Jose Luis de la Fuente Patricia B. Dempsey Nicholas Diamand and Laura Bailyn Paul and Beth Dickerson Katie Diggins DiMeo Schneider & Associates, LLC Rosalie Dixler Dr. and Mrs. Peter E. Doris Michael and Judy Duhl Andy and Janet Ingraham Dwyer Rick and Hele Effgen David Egeland Michael and Kathy Elliott Deborah Engle Lee Ellen and Larry Eppley Don and Beth Eugenio Tom and Mary Ellen Fahey Ty C. Fahner Marion and Burt Fainman Dave and Margaret Falter Irene Farkas-Conn Barbara Feig Feitler Family Fund Sylvia Fergus Clairan Ferrono Marquia Fields Naomi and Arnold Fisher Edgar Flagg Jim and Susan Florsheim Kevin and Diane Foote Aimee Foreman Adrian Foster Zed and Cheryl Francis Madeline and Hal Francke John Freedman and Cecily Baskir Jennifer Friedes and Steve Florsheim Ron and Pam Futterman D.L. Geary Brewing Co., Inc. Thomas and Brenda Geers Mara Georges Elisabeth O. Geraghty Lesley Glasgow Robert and Linda Glick Ethel and Bill Gofen Lynn Goldsmith Myrna and Jerome Goldstick Jill Gomberg Good Scout Group Lesley Prizant Goodman Simone Goodman Governors State University Laura Graham Leslie Graham and Louis Kenter Elisha and Nina Gray Greenbaum Family Charitable Fund Joyce and Russell Greenblatt Nanette and Irvin Greif, Jr. Ginger and Hollis Griffin Ellen and Ed Gualtieri Carolyn Guay Chris Gustafson Marjorie Habermann Jessica Schwartz Hahn Sana Hakim Dr. Vinni Maria Hall Peggy Hamil Marge Hansen Nancy and Tom Hanson Anne Harlan and Roger A. Ferlo Lynn Harris Bronwen and Warren Haskel Clare-Ru Haskin Sally Havlis Theresa and Michael Hawley Thomas Hayes Lauren Haynes Susan and George Heisler The Hertwig Family Barbara Hertwig Patricia Hirt Sarah and Brett Holcomb Paul and Joni Holinger Mr. and Mrs. R. Thomas Howell, Jr. Maria de Santaren Hubbard Ted R. Jadwin and Ellen J. Morris Dr. Betty James John and Krissan Jennings Thomas and Edith Johnston Jeffrey Kane Lily Kanter Richard and Kathy Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. Y. Kawamoto KEG V Family Sara Kempner Nancy and Michael Kidd Kilbride Family Tom Kilroy Ralph Kinser David Korde and Family Bob Kornecki Nancy and Rick Kreiter Paul and Carla Labriola Linda M. Lane Naomi Leighton Ralph R. Leslie Carole Levine Lisa and Jason Levine Nancy and Arnold Levinson Valerie Lewis Eva F. Lichtenberg Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Lifton Light Keeper Pro Henry and Elsie Loeb Mary and Charles Lofgren Susan and Stuart Lucas Jim and Liz Luce Claudia Luebbers Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Jim and Kitty Mann Anthony R. Manno Nancy and Maurice Marcus Stephanie and Jonathan Marks Catherine and Oscar Marquis Shirley and Walter Massey Linda Matthew Mark T. Mayszak Neill McCarthy Gail F. Pinc McClain Lucinda and Michael McClain Carol A. McErlean Marc and Laura Mengel Bonnie and Charles Mervis Boyd and Lois Metzger Erica C. Meyer Mike’s Hard Lemonade Bart A. Miller Dawn Miller Peggy and David Miller Susan Miller and Allen Batteau Barbara and Larry Millman Michelle and Drew Millman James Mills Michael T. Miske Gary Missner Herbert R. and Paula Molner Peggy A. Montes Susan J. Moran and John McDonough Penni Morganstein and Willa Umansky Corinne S. Morrissey Elaine and Allan Muchin Kevin Mullins David Muschler and Ann Becker Musikgarten of Oak Park Gerry and Nancy Nadig Keyon and Cori Naghavi Amy Weiss Narea Kit and Sally Narodick Dr. Steven Nasatir Kerri L. Neis North American Breweries Sarah Norris Kristi Nuelle Todd and Erin Ohlms Roberta Olshansky Ruth and Rick Opad and Family Thomas G. Opferman Helene and Aaron Paris Dana Parisi Robin and John Parsons John and Genie Parzakonis Diane Patience Linda and Steve Penn Robert Perelman and Mary Lee Barker Samuel Perry Elizabeth A. Peters Sara Pfaff Francessca Phillips Miriam Pickus Pilsen Wellness Center Barbara J. Pope Sally and Jim Porter Peter and Sandra Prescott Eric S. Prezant and Michelle F. Kavoosi Lynda Rahal Molly Redden David and Bonnie Rickles Jordan Rickles Pearl H. Rieger Marilynn and Chuck Rivkin Margot Rogers Harvey E. Rosenthal and Beverly A. Rosenthal Barbara Rosenwald Olivia Bea Ross Foundation Tim and Carol Rounds Michael Runser Rachel Ruttenberg Jeffrey Sangillo David A. Scamardo Diane Schanzenbach Bob Scheele Daniel and Marcy Schlessinger Ellen Averick Schor Bob Schwartz Jeannie and Denny Scully Mr. and Mrs. Neal L. Seltzer Arlene Semel and Brian Snow, SemelSnow Interior Design, Inc. Daniel Shannon and Deborah Hagman-Shannon Ilene and Michael Shaw Charitable Trust Kate M. Sheehy Pam Sheffield Nancy Shier Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sigmond Susan Silver Arlene Simunek Rick and Bonnie Singer Arden and Charles Small Allen R. Smart Jill Dailey Smith Maria and Bill Smithburg Lisa Snow and Franco Turrinelli Scott Solman Martha Solomon Jacqueline Soltys Carollina Song Carol S. Sonnenschein Elizabeth and Hugo Sonnenschein Ellen Soren The Spencer Foundation David Starr Sharon and Michael Stein Susan Stewart Liz Stiffel Alexandra Stirling Julie and Bob Stracks Jonathan Strauss Thelma Leola Sturgis Rosa M. Subero, M.D. Connie and Howard Sulkin Terri and Allan Sweig Peter F. Talmers Joan and Ken Thompson Amy S. Timm Natalia Torres Paul Tough Toulouse Family Linda and Walter Trittipo Laura Tucker Donna M. Tuke Sheridan Turner — Kohl Children’s Museum Stephen Turow David Umansky Noren and Richard Ungaretti University of Chicago GI Fellows Karen Ury Eric Vaandering Linda Vander Weele Mari Pat Varga Joseph Victor Donna and Curt Voges von Weise Associates Mary M. Walther David and Lucia Webster Justin S. Weddle I.B. Weil Richard Weininger Wendy, Ron, Marcus and Brandon Weiss Bernard and Abby Westapher Adam Wexner Julia and Dan Wheeler Joycelyn Winnecke Iris Witkowsky Marilyn and David Wittenberg Ellen K. Wondra Tom Wood Caroline Woods Claude H. Wright, Wright Beverage Distributing Amie and Brian Wrubel Mary and Hossein Youssefi Roberta B. Zabel Karolyn and Marvin Zelkin Eleanor Zoub Patrick Zukosky
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IN-KIND DONORS

Anne-Marie Akin AV Chicago Axiom Consulting Partners, LLC Catalyst Ranch Mary Jane Chainski Chicago Children’s Museum Chicago Public Library Chicago Public Schools Chicago Tribune Philip R. Cohen + Associates, Architects and Planners Teresa Collado Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation Crain’s Chicago Business DLA Piper Dynamic Solutions Group Edlen Electrical Company Stacy Ehrlich Shauna Ejeh David Forero Carolyn Frazier Michael Garner-Jones Heather Gavras GO Consulting, LLC Rao Goutham Stephanie Haywood Yvonne Jeffries Leroy Jones, J&L Associates Management, Inc. K&L Gates Nisha Kapadia Peggy Kierfer Julia Labuda Dafna Lender Microsoft Maeve O’Shiel Domenica Ottolino Parents in the Ounce of Prevention Fund Programs Amaniyea Payne Keith L. Pentz Candice Percansky Sharon J. Perlman Salesforce Sheppard Mullin Craig Sjogerman Kathy Slattery Spaces For Play, Inc. Splash, A Wrapports Publication Michelle Talbot, Kidzaw Inc. Jill Pilate Thompson U.S. Cellular VMWare Deb Widenhofer
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PUBLIC PARTNERS

Chicago Public Schools Illinois Department of Human Services Illinois State Board of Education U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Department of Education U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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IN MEMORY OF

In memory of Russell Alberding Anonymous (5) Robert Behar and Sharon Flaim Gerrie Canning Tim and Carol Cawley Bob and Dodie Cook Patricia B. Dempsey Tom and Mary Ellen Fahey Madeline and Hal Francke D.L. Geary Brewing Co., Inc. Marge Hansen Clare-Ru Haskin Jeffrey Kane KEG V Family Kilbride Family Neill McCarthy Boyd and Lois Metzger Mike’s Hard Lemonade North American Breweries Elizabeth A. Peters Pine State Trading Co. Peter and Sandra Prescott Margot Rogers Michael Runser Ann and Steve Ryan Bob Scheele Scott Solman The Spencer Foundation Laurie and Foster Stewart Richard A. Ungaretti Amy and Ken Viellieu Donna and Curt Voges Tom Wood Claude H. Wright, Wright Beverage Distributing In memory of John Baird Gerri and David Kahnweiler In memory of Matthew Bucksbaum David Egeland Jean Schlemmer In memory of Lorayne Cooper, Sam Cooper and Fanny Cooper Anonymous In memory of Jerry Feder J. Stuart Kruse In memory of Gene Feldman Linda and Mike Simon In memory of Rose Feldman Linda and Mike Simon In memory of Barbara Galvin Lisa and Jason Levine Barbara and Larry Millman Michelle and Drew Millman In memory of Norm Matthew Linda Matthew In memory of Chris Pappageorge Musikgarten of Oak Park In memory of Diane Pekow Anonymous (8) Christine and Michael Benoit Jean and John Berghoff Don and Nancy Borzak Jane and Eddie Brandwein Penny Brown and Jeff Rappin Ann and Dick Burnstine John and Mary Jo Carlson Melissa K. David Michael and Judy Duhl Michael and Kathy Elliott Marion and Burt Fainman Barbara Feig Elisabeth O. Geraghty Lesley Glasgow Robert and Linda Glick Barbara Graham Laura Graham Ginger and Hollis Griffin Marjorie Habermann Bronwen and Warren Haskel Sally Havlis Susan and George Heisler The Hertwig Family Barbara Hertwig Ted R. Jadwin and Ellen J. Morris Lily Kanter Mr. and Mrs. Y. Kawamoto Tom Kilroy David Korde and Family Nancy and Rick Kreiter Linda M. Lane Mary and Charles Lofgren Claudia Luebbers Nancy and Maurice Marcus Peggy and David Miller James Mills Penni Morganstein and Willa Umansky Kit and Sally Narodick Dana Parisi Diane Patience David and Bonnie Rickles Jordan Rickles Marilynn and Chuck Rivkin Barbara Rosenwald Rick and Bonnie Singer Arden and Charles Small Martha Solomon Tammy and Eric Steele Sharon and Michael Stein Susan Stewart Julie and Bob Stracks Terri and Allan Sweig Joan and Ken Thompson Linda and Walter Trittipo David Umansky University of Chicago GI Fellows Karen Ury Joseph Victor Richard Weininger Iris Witkowsky Marilyn and David Wittenberg Roberta B. Zabel Karolyn and Marvin Zelkin In memory of Joyce Skoog Anonymous Daniel T. and Andrea S. Derrington Fund Melissa and Chris Dunagan Chris Gustafson Nancy and Tom Hanson Sally and Jim Porter Jean Schlemmer Arlene Simunek Bernard and Abby Westapher In memory of Harvey Spigal Anonymous (2) Ron and Pam Futterman Nancy and Arnold Levinson Jim and Liz Luce Ruth and Rick Opad and Family Linda and Steve Penn Bob Schwartz Linda and Mike Simon Merle and Howie Simon Jonathan Strauss Wendy, Ron, Marcus and Brandon Weiss Eleanor Zoub
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In honor of

In honor of Billie Wright Adams Robert Stillman and Janet Surkin Thelma Leola Sturgis In honor of Sue Baird Maureen K. Byron Jennifer Alter Warden Julia and Dan Wheeler In honor of Daniel and Melissa Baskind Linda and Mike Simon In honor of Susan Berman Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum Elaine and Donald Levinson Maria and Bill Smithburg In honor of Jacolyn Bucksbaum Shelley Gorson and Alan Salpeter In honor of Liz and Rob Cicchelli Laura Tucker In honor of Marlow Colvin Lucinda and Michael McClain In honor of Thomas Cross Carol and Greg Josefowicz In honor of Holly and Larry Erlich Deborah Engle Dale and David Ginsburg In honor of Marilyn and Larry Fields Greg Cameron and Greg Thompson Lesley Prizant Goodman Greenbaum Family Charitable Fund Nanette and Irvin Greif, Jr. Jim and Brenda Grusecki Beth and Richard Wexner In honor of Miriam Arak Freedman and Ling-Nan Zou Anonymous John Freedman and Cecily Baskir In honor of Bill Friend Elaine and Donald Levinson David and Jamie Schwartz In honor of Dale Ginsburg Fern Finkel Eva F. Lichtenberg In honor of Gail Gold Nancy and Don Borzak In honor of Keith Goldstein Ron and Julie Allen Sharon Oberlander In honor of Sean Gooze Linda and Mike Simon In honor of Lesley Greenberg and Jack Epstein Linda and Mike Simon In honor of Cindy Hallums and Jeff Broom Glen and Betty Broom Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sigmond In honor of Rusty Hellman Pearl H. Rieger Art and Rita Sussman In honor of Ann Kirwan Mary and Donald Kirwan In honor of Kris and George Karnezis, Themis and Melodie Karnezis, Sophia and Peter Mastro, and Dale and Mary Lou Mercer John and Genie Parzakonis In honor of Claudia Levens Linda and Mike Simon In honor of Terrence Lubin Rabbi Nehama Benmosche Susan Stewart In honor of the Mehta Family Rachel Ruttenberg In honor of Bonnie and Charles Mervis Anonymous In honor of Barbara Millman Linda and Mike Simon In honor of Sharon Oberlander Donna M. Tuke In honor of Isabel and Charles Polsky Karie Katz Stephanie and Jonathan Marks In honor of Diana and Bruce Rauner David Herro and Jay Franke Flora Lazar and Lee Greenhouse Gregory White and Leslie Davis In honor of Anne and Dick Rothkopf Kitty and David Rothschild In honor of Diana Sands Toulouse Family In honor of Jean Schlemmer Kathleen Boyle Patricia Hirt In honor of Kate Siegel Anonymous Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum Maria de Santaren Hubbard Nancy and Michael Kidd In honor of Cheryl Simon Michelle McBride Linda and Mike Simon In honor of Linda and Mike Simon Anonymous Ellen and Ed Gualtieri In honor of Fred Smith Linda and Mike Simon In honor of Barbara Speyer Susan Berman and Ray Cahnman In honor of Judith Musick Spiegel Andrew G. Spiegel In honor of Harrison Steans J. Clifford Moos In honor of Sally Tannenbaum Susan Silver In honor of Erica and Patrick Tully Anonymous In honor of Anne Tuohy Mr. and Mrs. R. Thomas Howell, Jr. Arthur Mead Martin Gail F. Pinc McClain Janis W. Notz Daniel Shannon and Deborah Hagman-Shannon Tammy and Eric Steele Julie and Bob Stracks In honor of Rick Waddell Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation In honor of Sean and Anne Warren Richard and Nadine Woldenberg
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Greater Illinois Offices, Partners & Sites

La Voz Latina
Stephenson County Health Department
Easter Seals Children's Development Center
One Hope United Waukegan
Family Focus—DuPage
Teen Parent Connection
One Hope United
Edgewater Center
Advocate Illinois Masonic
Medical Center
VNA Health Care
Family Focus—Aurora
Child Abuse Council
Aunt Martha's Riverdale Site
Catholic Charities of the
Archdiocese of Chicago/
Jadonal E. Ford Center for
Parenting Programs
Will County Health Department
Aunt Martha's Administration
Aunt Martha's Park Forest Center
Children's Home
Association of Illinois
Children's Home + Aid Society
Aunt Martha's Center for
Children's Services
Ounce Administrative Office
Sangamon County
Department of Public Health
Community Elements
Fayette County
Health Department
Comprehensive
Behavioral Health Center
United Methodist
Children's Home
Shawnee Health Service and
Development Corporation

Offices, Partners & Sites

Metropolitan Family Services
Casa Infantil
New Moms, Inc.
Christopher House
Children's Place Association
Family Center
Children's Home + Aid VIVA
Casa Central Community
Service Center
Casa Central ABC
Children's Place Association
Home Visiting
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
West Side Healthy Beginnings
Marillac Social Center
Ounce Administrative Office
Family Focus—Lawndale
Pilsen Wellness Center
Unidos Formando Un Futuro
One Hope United Bridgeport Child
Development Center II
One Hope United Bridgeport Child
Development Center I
SGA Youth and Family Services
Centers for New Horizons
Dawson Center
Ounce Administrative Office
Educare Chicago
Healthy Parents and Babies
Metropolitan Family Services
Children's Home + Aid
Englewood Center
YWCA of Metropolitan
Chicago Young Parents
Program
Family Focus—Englewood
Healthy Families Illinois
All Locations

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Aunt Martha's Administration

Aunt Martha's Center for Children's Services

Aunt Martha's Park Forest Center

Aunt Martha's Riverdale Site

Casa Central Community Service Center

Casa Central ABC

Casa Infantil

Catholic Charities of the Archdioceses of Chicago/Jadonal E. Ford Center for Parenting Programs

Centers for New Horizons Dawson Center

Child Abuse Council

Children's Home + Aid Englewood Center

Children's Home + Aid Society

Children's Home + Aid VIVA

Children's Home Association of Illinois

Children's Place Association Family Center

Children's Place Association Home Visiting

Christopher House

Community Elements

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center

Easter Seals Children's Development Center

Educare Chicago

Family Focus—Aurora

Family Focus—DuPage

Family Focus—Englewood Healthy Families Illinois

Family Focus— Lawndale

Fayette County Health Department

Healthy Parents and Babies

La Voz Latina

Marillac Social Center

Metropolitan Family Services

New Moms, Inc.

One Hope United Bridgeport Child Development Center I

One Hope United Bridgeport Child Development Center II

One Hope United Edgewater Center

One Hope United Waukegan

Ounce Administrative Office

Pilsen Wellness Center Unidos Formando Un Futuro

Sangamon County Department of Public Health

SGA Youth and Family Services

Shawnee Health Service and Development Corporation

Stephenson County Health Department

Teen Parent Connection

United Methodist Children's Home

VNA Health Care

Will County Health Department

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago West Side Healthy Beginnings

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago Young Parents Program

National Office, Partners & Sites

as of September 2014
Partners

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Nebraska

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New York

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Oregon

Washington

Washington, DC

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Schools

Arizona (Phoenix)

Atlanta

California at Silicon Valley

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Chicago

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Kansas City, KS

Lincoln, NE

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Oklahoma City

Omaha at Kellom

Omaha at Indian Hill

Seattle

Tulsa at Kendall-Whittier

Tulsa at Hawthorne

Tulsa at MacArthur

Washington, DC

West DuPage

Winnebago, NE

National Office

Washington, DC

Board of Directors

Irving B. Harris
Founder

Anne Lea Tuohy
Chairman of the Board

Billie Wright Adams,M.D.

Curt R. Bailey

Susan Baird

Francis Beidler, III

Denise A. Bunning

David Casper

Mawiyah Coates

Eloise Cornelius

Deborah Daro, Ph.D.

Kelly King Dibble

Marilyn Fields

Marquia Fields

Lula M. Ford

Bill Friend

Tom Gimbel

Keith Kiley Goldstein

Caryn Harris

Marcia "Rusty" Hellman

Alan King

Timothy J. Landon

Virginia F. Oviedo

Francessca Phillips

Isabel Navarrete Polsky,M.D.

Raul I. Raymundo

Dick Rothkopf

Cari B. Sacks

Manuel "Manny" Sanchez

Diana Sands

Jean Schlemmer

J.M. "Jim" Schultz

Catherine M. Siegel

Harrison I. Steans

Leah Taylor

Helen Zell

Paul Metzger
Honorary Founding Director

Bernice Weissbourd
Honorary Founding Director

Remembering Joyce Skoog

February 21, 1940 – January 25, 2014

Joyce was a long-time champion of children and families, with a deep commitment to helping young mothers raise their children with awareness and understanding. Her leadership at the Ounce, as a board member for 15 years and board chair for three, was instrumental in our growth as an organization and as national advocates for at-risk children and families. Joyce understood the crucial role of parents as their child's first teachers and she was an early supporter of doula and home visiting programs. As board chair, she led the Ounce through unparalleled growth and change — as we strengthened birth-to-five programs in Illinois, expanded our impact in states across the country, and relocated and rebranded the organization.

Joyce and her husband Roy raised their four children in Hinsdale, where she worked with numerous civic and community organizations. She served as the village of Hinsdale's first and only female village president from 1993-1997. Prior to that, Joyce was a village plan commissioner, trustee, fire and police commissioner and a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Joyce retired in 2002 as senior vice president for institutional advancement at Aspen Institute following a career in community relations, fund development and communications. Her children proudly remember that despite her many civic and professional commitments, Joyce's family always came first.

Joyce was an invaluable leader for the Ounce for many, many years. We remain deeply grateful for her vision, her leadership and her dedication to helping all children achieve their potential.

Education & Outreach Committee

Hannah Bloom-Hirschberg

Megan Canfield

Annie Davis

Edgar Flagg

Rachel Gross

Cabray Haines

Deena John

Sara Kempner

Dan Kuruna

Christopher D.Miller

Staunton Peck

Robyn M. Schuster

Cheryl Simon

Amy S. Timm

Executive Staff

Diana Mendley Rauner
President

Sarah Bradley
Chief Operating Officer

Claire Dunham
Senior Vice President, Programs and Training

Portia Kennel
Senior Vice President, Program Innovation

Anita Puri
Chief Marketing Officer

Tony Raden
Senior Vice President, Research and Policy Initiatives

Elliot M. Regenstein
Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Policy

Cynthia Stringfellow
Senior Vice President, Educare Learning Network

Susan Ben
Vice President,
Information Technology and Management

Shenita Brokenburr
Vice President, People

Barbara Hoffman
Vice President, Development

Ann Kirwan
Vice President, Strategy and Partnerships

Amy Lusk
Vice President, Resource and Capacity Building

Eli Rosario
Vice President, Finance

Janelle Weldin-Frisch
Vice President, Training

First Five Years Fund

Kris Perry
Executive Director

The Ounce of Prevention Fund gives children in poverty the best chance for success in school and in life by advocating for and providing the highest quality care and education from birth to age five.