The Chicago Foundation for Education's Associate Committee is actively engaged in supporting all aspects of CFE programs and development. Founded in 2011 by a group of young professionals interested in making a sustainable impact in a nonprofit setting, ongoing activities include:
- Planning the WhirlyBall Tournament for Teachers (Fall) and the Toast to Teachers Happy Hour (Summer)
- Reviewing teacher grant applications
- Visiting schools to observe award-winning teachers
- Leading marketing, research, and data analysis projects
The Associate Committee meets regularly for various events and holds conference calls throughout the year (for 2016-2017 dates, see here). The Roles and Responsibilites of AC Members can be found here. We ask that members volunteer regularly, attend at least two of the Committee’s main events (including Whirlyball), and help us achieve 100% participation in our annual appeal.
Membership to the committee is by application and interview process. We are accepting applications for the 2016-2017 year. Please fill out our online application and after we receive your form we will review your application and schedule a time to meet with you individually or with a group to learn more about your interest. For more information about CFE or the process for joining the committee, contact Cristina, staff liaison to CFE's Associate Committee.
Annual WhirlyBall Tournament for Teachers
Thanks to all who attended the Whirlyball Tournament!
On Friday, November 18th, CFE's Associate Committee held it's Fifth Annual Whirlyball Tournament in honor and celebration of Chicago public school teachers. Funds raised through this event go to support CFE programs that provide teachers with grant resources and professional development opportunities.The committee raised over $43,000!
Thank you to our Fifth Annual Whirlyball Tournament sponsors!
(sponsors current as of 11.22.16)
Oil-Dri Corporation of America
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Wind Point Partners
Global IP Law Group
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Michael Jaffee Patterson
William Blair & Company
Associate Committee Members as of January 2017
Ivan Osinsky, Membership Chair
Greg Patterson, Chairperson
Nicole Peterson, Volunteer Chair
Jon Michael Reese
Associate Committee Affiliations
CFE's Associate Committee Members represent:
Robert W. Baird & Co., Booth School of Business, Chicago Pacific Founders, Goldman Sachs, GTCR, HandsOn Suburban Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, Morningstar, Northern Trust, Rush University Medical Center, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Teach for America, Twitter, Waud Capital, William Blair & Co. and Wind Point Partners.
Fourth Annual Whirlyball Tournament
November 13, 2015 marked the Associate Committee's Fourth Annual Whirlyball Tournament for Teachers, and the event drew over 90 participants and spectators. Fourteen teams competed for the trophy, which was ultimately captured by GTCR. Many thanks to the participants, individual donors, and corporate sponsors, including the following:
Presenting Sponsor – GTCR
Court Sponsors – KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers
Teacher Sponsors – E&Y, Morgan Stanley, Reed Smith, Skadden, and Nancy Jaffee and William Patterson
Corporate Teams Represented – D.A. Davidson, Global IP Law Group, Pritzker Group, Water Street Healthcare Partners, and Wind Point Partners
Climb for Kids!
On Saturday, May 28th, 2016 CFE's Associate Committee members, their friends and other supporters met at Brooklyn Boulders for an afternoon of climbing adventures. Some were new to climbing and others were more seasoned, but all had a great time. Check out pictures of the event on our Facebook page.