What follows is our evolving project list for calendar year 2021, otherwise known as Operation Fierce Kindness. These projects are centered around our four foundational pillars: literacy, dementia/Alzheimer’s, animal rescue, and crisis relief, as well as our #ChicagoStrong program (of which several of these projects will overlap). This post will update as projects are added,…

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Emily Allen

Emily Allen, Senior Vice President of Programs for the AARP Foundation, joins the show. She talks about tackling senior poverty by sparking bold, innovative solutions that help vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness. Show notes + discussion guide: Emily’s story and background Mission and purpose of AARP Foundation: tackling senior poverty by…

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stunting

After donating roughly $14,000 towards hunger relief efforts in 2020, I realized I didn’t know enough about this issue, understood the real scope of the problem, or grasped the true roadblocks that make solving food insecurity difficult. My goal this year is to dive into learning and understanding more about the issue. As to our…

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PLAY ON

We’re proud to announce that we’re officially partnering with Kevin Bacon’s SixDegrees.Org Foundation to help support PLAY ON: Celebrating the power of music to make change! PLAY ON unites today’s great artists to nourish our souls and nurture our communities. With music as the soundtrack of social change, this star-studded event will raise money to end…

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The Todd & Stephanie Schnick Foundation is a proud sponsor of the WAM Summit; a live, one-hour digital experience that informs the mind about the latest in Alzheimer’s news and research, and touches the heart with stories from those impacted by the disease. The Summit is the anchor of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement’s education program…

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Chicago Strong

This campaign has its roots in several places, but if I’m being honest, it comes from a deep frustration with how our fine city is portrayed in the national news. There’s no sugarcoating that Chicago has challenges: crime, budgetary issues from generations of political financial mismanagement, and severe economic distress from the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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The Todd & Stephanie Schnick Foundation can now be found in Facebook’s portfolio of non-profit organizations, which means that anyone can create a fundraiser. Facebook does not charge a fee for this service, so 100% of donations collected go straight to the foundation. And, because The Todd & Stephanie Schnick Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization,…

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Erin Stein

When Maria Shriver founded the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, she wanted to understand why two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients were female. Erin Mulcahy Stein joins us to talk about the research, educational, and advocacy work done by WAM! Notes + Discussion Guide: – Mission and purpose of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement – You focus on understanding ALZ…

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The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) will host a one-hour virtual summit tomorrow, June 25, 2020, at 6:00 pm Eastern/5:00 pm Central/3:00 pm Pacific time, featuring discussions on Alzheimer’s, brain health and caregiving. If you and/or your friends and family are interested, please register for this free event here. Additional information in the invitation below. We hope…

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Alzheimer’s disease impacts women disproportionately; two-thirds of currently diagnosed individuals and 60% of Alzheimer’s disease caregivers are women. My paternal grandmother, Georgia Lloyd, died from Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 90, and Todd’s mother, Patricia Schnick, was diagnosed in 2014 at the age of 72. Pat resides in a memory care community near us…

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