We are building awareness, raising financial resources, and advocating for causes we care deeply about, including (and not limited to) supporting dementia/Alzheimer's issues, literacy, scholarships, animal rescue, and providing emergency relief. We are a Chicago-based foundation, and together we will act globally.


We are helping build better lives for people and animals, and working to solve difficult problems. Our foundation is a beacon for others to rise up and serve with determined advocacy and fierce kindness. “If Todd and Stephanie can help change the world, so can I!”


In 2017 and 2018 we had significant family responsibilities thrown at us that we never saw coming. After the extended illness and then passing of Todd’s father, we became fully responsible for the life and care of his mother, who is in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. In an instant, our lives were forever changed in so many unexpected ways.

While we still have a lot in front of us, we have looked to the future and the next chapter in our lives, and we landed on bettering the lives of people and animals through fundraising and community development. Hence, the formation of The Todd & Stephanie Schnick Foundation.

We target issues that are close to our hearts, because passion is an important success factor. Our areas of focus include (and are not limited to) helping dementia caregivers and families, animal rescue, literacy, and providing emergency relief.

As Maria Shriver said, "Today, my mission is clear. I want to challenge what is, imagine what can be, make a difference and move humanity forward in all areas of human endeavor. That’s what Architects of Change do — I consider myself one, and I work to shine a light on others."

We are super-excited about our new purpose, and we hope to make a real and significant impact for many loves and lives.

With love and gratitude,

Todd and Stephanie



Our work will encompass three components: fundraising, advocacy, and education. Our time is generally allocated as follows:








Board of Directors

SAS 300

Stephanie Schnick

President + CEO

pensive B + W 300

Todd Schnick

Co-founder + Vice President

JCL 300

Justin Lloyd

Chief Technology Officer

Tony 300

Anthony Madonia


Caily 300

Caily O’Donovan

Member at Large

Scholarship Advisory Committee


John + Tracey Kreiling

The Kreiling Family Foundation


Franklin Guerrero

AARP Foundation


Carol Morgan

Denim Marketing

Tony 300

Anthony Madonia

Anthony Madonia & Associates, Ltd.

Allyce 300

Allyce Najimy

Foundation To Be Named Later

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Guy Bell