#ChicagoStrong: Our campaign for Chicago’s future!

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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You can now create a fundraiser for The Todd & Stephanie Schnick Foundation!

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 Mulcahy Stein and the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement!

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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One-hour virtual summit: The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement with Founder Maria Shriver

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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Join us in supporting the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement!

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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Our Experience Corps project: Changing the lives of 40 students!

Experience Corps

CLICK HERE to support this campaign! COVID-19 UPDATE: As of now, the Experience Corps program has been suspended for the balance of the 2019-2020 school year. This had to happen: The schools are closed, for obvious reasons, and we have to protect the senior citizens, who are at high risk with the virus. That’s the…

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We did it! Supporting our first responders!

We worked in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation to support their Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service campaign! We raised $1,130 by our goal date of April 12, 2020 — and the Schnick Family Foundation matched your donations up to $1,000. Thank you for helping support our heroes! Of course, everyone knows Lt. Dan Taylor, the…

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Experience Corps’ Gregary Brown on the Foundation Podcast

Gregary Brown

Very pleased to welcome Mr. Gregary Brown to the podcast. Greg is the Executive Director of the AARP Foundation’s Experience Corps Chicago office. I’ve had the pleasure to meet with Greg a few times now, including touring a local elementary school involved in his program. You are going to enjoy spending a little time with…

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Feel the burn: Working to build a movement!

As of this writing, I am inspired by Bernie Sanders’s fundraising prowess. Sanders has refused to take large political donations, PAC money, Wall Street money, etc, and is instead relying on small donations from everyday people like you and me. And he’s outraised, by far, all the other Democrat candidates for president, and has more…

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