HP Community Foundation E-News Third Round of Emergency Grant Funding

Опубликовано: June 22, 2020 в 7:15 pm

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Third Round of Emergency Grant Funding.

A little less than three months ago, COVID-19 hit our community. Its impacts have been intense and relentless, as has our resolve to address them.

The HPCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Appeal was launched on March 17. Since then, through the generous support of more than 250 donors and a grant from the Lake County Community Foundation, we have awarded 40 grants, totaling $119,730, to provide critically needed assistance to our friends and neighbors.

Included in this is a third round of emergency grants, totaling $34,380, which the HPCF Board awarded this week to 14 organizations that serve Highland Park and Highwood children, families, and seniors.

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GREATER STABILITY IN THE COMMUNITY, BUT NEEDS OF RESIDENTS CONTINUE

Опубликовано: May 5, 2021 в 7:52 pm

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It’s heartening that all residents 16+ are now eligible for vaccines. As they become more readily available, we look forward to increased signs of COVID recovery and greater stability in people’s lives and our community.

At the same time, however, it’s disheartening that residents still struggle and COVID-related needs, including the following, persist:

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HP Community Foundation E-News Become a Corporate Champion Today!

Опубликовано: August 28, 2020 в 9:00 pm

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Become a Corporate Champion Today!

A little less than three months ago, COVID-19 hit our community. The Highland Park Community Foundation has launched a Corporate Champion Program to provide the opportunity for businesses to become our philanthropic partners at a time when Highland Park and Highwood residents need support like never before.

Mesirow Financial has signed on as HPCF’s first Corporate Champion. Mesirow, an independent, employee-owned financial services company, has generously made a 5-year commitment at the Platinum level to support the Foundation’s mission to address unmet needs of our community.

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Please Join Us in Welcoming Our Newest Board Member & Newest Corporate Champion!

Опубликовано: May 26, 2021 в 9:02 pm

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Michael Rosengarden, owner of Autohaus on Edens, and Alyssa Knobel, marketing professional and former City of Highland Park Councilman, have had very different career paths. For both of them, however, helping others has always been an integral part of their lives.

Both also fully embrace the HPCF’s “Give Where You Live” philosophy. Please join us in welcoming our newest Corporate Champion, Autohaus on Edens, and our newest Board member, Alyssa Knobel, to the HPCF team!

We are delighted they have chosen to help advance our mission to address unmet needs and enrich residents’ lives!

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HP Community Foundation E-News Though we can’t Gather for Good in person this year, there are still needs to address and people to recognize and thank

Опубликовано: September 20, 2020 в 9:20 pm

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Though we can’t Gather for Good in person this year, there are still needs to address and people to recognize and thank

Carol Louise Anspach Kohn – “Cookie” Kohn
2020 Jack Blane Community Service Award Recipient

The Jack Blane Community Service Award, launched in 2014, honors Jack Blane, a founder and long-time Board member of the HPCF, and his exemplary work in the community.

We proudly recognize Cookie Anspach Kohn as the recipient of this year’s award!

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Commitment as Highland Park Community Foundation’s

Опубликовано: June 29, 2021 в 12:36 pm

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In 2018, the Highland Park Community Foundation established the Personal Achievement Award to honor a Highland Park High School senior for significant personal achievement. The award recognizes a student who, among other things:

  • Demonstrates a genuine commitment to persevere despite obstacles or personal challenges;
  • Sets personal goals and challenges him/herself to achieve them;
  • Thrives in the school environment;
  • Works hard and is a positive influence; and
  • Shows appreciation for the help he/she receives.

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HP Community Foundation E-News 2020 HPCF Golden Apple Award Recipients!

Опубликовано: October 15, 2020 в 9:35 pm

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2020 HPCF Golden Apple Award Recipients!

Josh Chodoroff, Nairy Hagopian, Katarina Tolemy

in 2010, the Highland Park Community Foundation established the HPCF Golden Apple Award to recognize outstanding teachers in the Highland Park school systems. The HPCF is forever grateful to former Chairman, Board member, and Advisory Board member Andy Livingston for initiating the award, which became a signature program of the Foundation under his leadership.

HPCF Golden Apple Award nominations are made in a K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 rotating cycle. A selection committee, composed of exemplary educators, administrators, and former Award recipients, evaluates the extensive applications and completes full-day teacher observations. A final recipient of the Award is then chosen based on instruction, content knowledge, student and staff interaction, and contribution to school and community.

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Newest Corporate Champion

Опубликовано: July 12, 2021 в 5:39 pm

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Fun Outdoor Entertainment Your Whole Family Will Enjoy!

Since its inception, the Highland Park Community Foundation has financially supported and promoted creativity at a grassroots level by investing in recurring festivals, events, and programs that promote arts and cultural participation, celebrate diversity, foster connections, and provide creative experiences for residents of all ages. These activities benefit individuals and families and build a better and stronger community.

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Highland Park Community Foundation Honors Highland Park High School Teachers with 2020 HPCF Golden Apple Award

Опубликовано: November 2, 2020 в 10:48 pm

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2020 Highland Park Golden Apple Award Honors 3 North Shore School District 113 High Teachers Josh Chodoroff, Nairy Hagopian and Katrina Tolemy

Highland Park, IL – September 30, 2020: The Highland Park Community Foundation (HPCF) has recognized three well-deserving Highland Park High School teachers with 2020 HPCF Golden Apple Awards. This year’s honorees are Josh Chodoroff, HPHS Band Director; Nairy Hagopian, Spanish Teacher; and Katrina Tolemy, Special Education Essentials Teacher.

“The Highland Park Community Foundation is privileged to honor Josh, Nairy, and Katrina as the HPCF’s 2020 Golden Apple Recipients,” said Sara Sher, HPCF Golden Apple selection committee chair. “We want to recognize these exemplary teachers for the valuable work they do every day on behalf of the children in our community. The Highland Park Community Foundation celebrates these extraordinary individuals for their positive impact and their teaching in both the classroom and the virtual world.”

To recognize outstanding teachers in the Highland Park School systems, in 2010, the Highland Park Community Foundation worked with a local family foundation to launch the annual HPCF Golden Apple Award. The HPCF is forever grateful to past-Chairman and Board member Andy Livingston for initiating the Award. He passionately brought the idea of an honorary award to the HPCF Board to celebrate outstanding teachers in the Highland Park community. Under his leadership, the HPCF Golden Apple Award became a signature program of the Foundation.

A longtime supporter of the Foundation, Mr. Livingston first joined the HPCF Board in 2004. He served as Vice-Chairman from 2006-2009 and then led the Foundation as Chairman for three years. He remained a Board member until 2015 and then served as a vibrant member of the HPCF Advisory Board member until his passing. Mr. Livingston’s wife Anne was a special guest in attendance at this year’s 2020 Golden Apple Award presentation.

HPCF Golden Apple Award nominations are made in a rotating cycle: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. A selection committee composed of exemplary current and retired educators and administrators and former Award recipients, evaluates the extensive applications, and completes a full day of observation. A final recipient of the Award is then chosen based on instruction, content knowledge, student and staff interaction, and contribution to school and community.

When the 2019-2020 school year was disrupted by the Coronavirus outbreak, the committee was unable to complete the full-day observations and select a final recipient. Given the outstanding applications and recommendations each finalist had received, the committee and HPCF Board decided to honor all three finalists. They did so on September 30th at a socially distanced and masked presentation on the front steps of Highland Park High School. By honoring these exceptional educators, the Foundation hopes to demonstrate the strength and importance of excellent teaching in helping young people reach their potential.

Gather for Good

Опубликовано: August 10, 2021 в 5:56 pm

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Our Fingers are Crossed…
Please Keep Yours Crossed, too!

When restrictions on indoor gatherings lifted, we felt great about our decision to proceed with our annual Gather for Good event. The Delta variant has thrown us all a curveball, but we are optimistic that we will be able to move forward with our plans.

We hope you share our optimism and are planning to join us as we resume our tradition of gathering to benefit the Highland Park and Highwood community!

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