Skender Construction

Overview

Skender Foundation was built on the belief that everyone should have access to tools that help people make prosperous life decisions. This 501(c)(3) Private Foundation helps deserving organizations provide support to causes impacting education and wellness.

To date, with the support of the philanthropic community, we have contributed more than $500,000 to 50 charitable organizations and hosted four signature events in downtown Chicago. We also fund the Builders’ Board, a group of next generation leaders working to inspire positive and sustainable change in the community.

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Overview

Skender Foundation was built on the belief that everyone should have access to tools that help people make prosperous life decisions. This 501(c)(3) Private Foundation helps deserving organizations provide support to causes impacting education and wellness.

Last year with the support of the philanthropic community, we contributed more than $200,000 to 50 charitable organizations and hosted two signature events in downtown Chicago. We also founded the Builders’ Board, a group of next generation leaders working to inspire positive and sustainable change in the community.

Mission: Empower and inspire mindful individuals and groups to achieve lifelong successes in education and wellness.

Vision: Perpetuate the legacy of giving through gifts, time and talent to those in need.

               

Leadership

It is not always about giving back through financial contributions. Experiencing the results and impacting others is what really inspires us.

As Chair and President of Skender Foundation, Cheryl Skender is responsible for overseeing fundraising, community outreach and supporting the organization’s mission and vision.

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Leadership

It is not always about giving back through financial contributions. Experiencing the results and impacting others is what really inspires us.

As Chair and President of Skender Foundation, Cheryl Skender is responsible for overseeing fundraising, community outreach and supporting the organization’s mission and vision.

Cheryl Skender
Chair and President

Skender is also Vice President of Strategic Relationships at Skender Construction. She serves on the boards of Dominican University, Friends of Prentice and Presence St. Joseph Hospital Development Council. Skender is also a contributing member of CREW Chicago, The Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International and Women in Planning + Development.

 

Events

Join us Thursday, October 16 for our annual fall fundraiser, Harvesting Hope. Purchase tickets here.

Harvesting Hope 2014 will highlight Urban Initiatives, a nonprofit organization offering sport-based youth development programs to children in Chicago's underserved communities. Enjoy a 3-hour open bar, passed hors d'oeuvre, silent auction and networking. Harvesting Hope is hosted by the Builders’ Board, a group of next-generation leaders working together with Skender Foundation to inspire positive, sustainable change in the community. 

Skender Foundation hosted its third annual Summer Eclipse on July 17. Over 400 people attended the fundraiser, held at The Underground Chicago, raising over $320,000 for charity partner ChiArts and various other local organizations impacting education and wellness.

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2014 Summer Eclipse sponsors:

  • Premier Sponsors
    • rockit ranch productions
    • Continental Electrical Construction Company
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Sponsors

Thank you to our 2014 Summer Eclipse sponsors:

  • Premier Sponsors
    • rockit ranch productions
    • Continental Electrical Construction Company
  • Media Sponsor
    • Michigan Avenue Magazine
  • VIP Reception Sponsor
    • Good Vines - Do Good, Drink Me
  • Platinum Sponsors
    • Admiral - Heating and Ventilation, Inc.
    • Anning-Johnson Company
    • Glass Solutions, Inc.
    • Maron Electric Company
    • PCI - Performance Contracting Company
    • The Hill Group
    • Rex Electric & Techologies, LLC
    • Titan Electric
  • Gold Sponsors
  • Silver Sponsors
    • Air Comfort Corporation
    • Airtite Contractors Inc.
    • Berger Excavating Contractors
    • F.E. Moran
    • Flooring Resources
    • Jolen Electric/Communications
    • Krez Group
    • Moran Electrical Contracting
    • Parenti & Raffaelli
    • Schaaf Glass
    • Skyline Decorating
    • Westside Mechanical
  • Bronze Sponsors
    • A-Plus Tuckpointing, Inc
    • Allen Visual Systems
    • Break Thru Enterprises, Inc.
    • Carey Electric, Inc.
    • Ed Fogarty Concrete Const.
    • Elliot Construction Corp.
    • Froeter Design
    • Glass Concepts, LLC
    • Great Lakes Heating & Plumbing
    • Kazmer Tile and Stone
    • Kelso Burnett CO.
    • MSM Solutions Inc.
    • National Decorating Services
    • US Plumbing and Sewer, Inc.
    • Warren Thomas Plumbing
  • Honorable Mention
    • Air-Rite Heating, Inc.
    • American Building Services
    • AVI/SPL
    • Burnham Nationwide
    • D & H Energy Management
    • Diamond Decorating
    • J.P. Larsen, Inc.
    • Modernfold Chicago, Inc.
    • Mr. David’s Flooring Int’l LTD
    • R Olson Concrete
    • Rohner Letterpress
    • Valley Fire Protection