PLAY ON: The power of music to make change!

We're officially joining up with Kevin Bacon and SixDegrees.Org to be on the PLAY ON team to END HUNGER work towards transformative social justice!

Kristi Yamaguchi: The Foundation Podcast Interview!

Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi joins us on the show to talk about her foundation's focus on literacy, as well as sharing some counsel on getting through these challenging times!

We're here for Emergency Relief!

As our work continues to evolve, we're more and more focused on helping when disaster strikes. Whether it's COVID-19, hurricane relief, or other disasters, we'll help when and how we can. Help us build up our relief fund to serve others in times of crisis!

The Foundation Podcast!

Check out our podcast! We'll showcase leaders and charities changing the world. Plus, you can hear from people who will help us build the "foundation" to live our best lives!

#ChicagoStrong

We believe in active participation, investing, and providing leadership to your community, your home, your town.

#ChicagoStrong is how we give back to our beloved city. Despite challenges, we believe in Chicago's future.

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Family Caregivers

We know the challenges facing the caregivers and families of dementia patients, and we provide them with support in a number of ways.

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Animal Rescue

Our foundation is committed to supporting reputable rescue organizations to give as many animals as possible a chance for a loving home and life.

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Literacy

We support a number of programs that advance literacy including children's meals and nutrition, summer reading programs, and book drives and donations.

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EMERGENCY RELIEF

Whether it's COVID-19, hurricane relief, or other disasters, we'll help when and how we can.

THE LATEST

Kevin Kelly

Nov 12 2020

Kevin Kelly: The Foundation Podcast Interview

As per usual, Kevin Kelly blows my mind, and makes me completely rethink things. Tim Ferriss once called him the true “world’s most interesting man.” He is not wrong. Learn more about Kevin Kelly here. Notes, Discussion Guide, Highlights: – Packager of ideas vs. being a futurist – “You must predict the present…” – “Look…

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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"With this ambitious project, I am thrilled to have The Todd & Stephanie Schnick Foundation as a part of the PLAY ON team. We are grateful for Todd and Stephanie's full support and we hope that you'll partner with us!"

Kevin Bacon
Actor, Musician, Philanthropist
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I’m so grateful to Todd and Stephanie for supporting the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. I’m thrilled that they have joined the movement to help wipe out Alzheimer’s once and for all. Thank you in advance for teaming up with Todd and Stephanie to support WAM’s education and research programs!

Maria Shriver
Founder, Women's Alzheimer's Movement
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"Thank you for embracing our efforts to help young children enhance their overall academic success and life potential and ultimately, to realize their dreams. Your commitment is deeply appreciated. It inspires us to continue our work."

Kristi Yamaguchi
Philanthropist and Olympic Gold Medalist
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"Best of luck with all the good work you are doing."

Lisa Jakub
Writer, yoga teacher, and former actress
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"So thrilled that you're leaning into the work of making things better."

Seth Godin
Best-selling author
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"Thank you so much again! You guys did an amazing job for us and for Bheem (the puppy)! We are so grateful and you guys are amazing for doing this! So thank you thank you!"

Ashley Feck
Animal House Shelter, Huntley, IL
Donated $300 to assist with helping children, teens, and adults come out of the COVID-19 lockdown, with free educational support, creative outlets, and job search assistance! (*)

Thank you for your generous gift. In these uncertain times, it's heartwarming to know that you stand with everyone who relies on Chicago Public Library's spaces, services, and programming to learn, grow, play, and connect. Now that branches are open again, these services are more essential than ever before. I thank you for standing with us as we welcome everyone back to rebuild their lives and our communities.

Brenda Langstraat
President
Donated $2,730 during COVID-19 to support first responders!! (*)

"Thank you so much for choosing to support our foundation and our efforts to support our first responders during these trying times."

Logan Allison
Gary Sinise Foundation
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"Thank you for your initiative and commitment."

Janea Boyles

"Todd and Stephanie Schnick have created this foundation to serve the very things they are passionate about...Alzheimer's, animals, and education, by working to make all lives better!"

Sissy Long
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"Love what Todd & Stephanie Schnick are doing to benefit families facing Alzheimer’s."

Rayanne Thorn Krueger

"Looking forward to see all the incredible work this family foundation will support. They have hearts of gold and will do amazing things!!"

Mary Lynn Ulch

"They are very thoughtful and caring people."

Judith Rokop
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You two are wonderful human beings who I feel blessed to know.  Thank you for what you do to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and the many other important causes you feature on the Foundation Podcast.

Erin Mulcahy Stein
Executive Director, Women's Alzheimer's Movement
$7,800 donated to support Charles Darwin Elementary's participation in the AARP Foundation's Experience Corps program!

Thank you. Once again, your support of AARP Foundation's Experience Corps will help guide the next generation of readers and close the achievement gap to ensure even the neediest children have an equal chance of success.

Franklin Guererro
Vice President, AARP Foundation
Donated $500 in 2020 to help support the zoo through the pandemic.

The Todd & Stephanie Schnick Foundation's incredible generosity this year makes it possible for the zoo to continue to respond to the unforeseen challenges posed by the pandemic with flexibility and innovation.

Kevin J. Bell
President and CEO, Lincoln Park Zoo
Donated $570 for wildfires relief for endangered animals and pets.

"We are so grateful for your support of our relief efforts. These wildfires have caused so much devastation and displaced countless people and animals in the western United States. Your support goes a long way."

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Our Mission

We are building awareness, raising financial resources, and advocating for causes we care deeply about, including (and not limited to) supporting dementia caregivers and families, literacy, animal rescue, and emergency relief. We are a Chicago-based foundation, but together we will act globally.
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