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.

Since our 2012 inception, we have contributed more than $700,000 to deserving organizations and hosted six signature events in downtown Chicago. In 2014, over 70 charitable organizations impacting education and wellness benefitted from the Foundation’s funds. Skender Foundation also includes 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.

Since our 2012 inception, we have contributed more than $700,000 to deserving organizations and hosted six signature events in downtown Chicago. In 2014, over 70 charitable organizations impacting education and wellness benefitted from the Foundation’s funds. Skender Foundation also includes 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 Common Threads, Dominican University and Friends of Prentice. She is also a contributing member of CREW Chicago, The Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International and Women in Planning + Development.

 

Events

Join us for our 4th annual Summer Eclipse on July 16. Purchase your tickets here.

Summer Eclipse 2015 will take place Thursday, July 16 at The Underground. This year's event will highlight OneGoal, the nation's only teacher-led college persistence organization that identifies, trains, and supports our nation's most effective teachers to lead underperforming high school students to reach their full potential and graduate from college.

Save the date for Harvesting Hope on October 15. Our annual fall fundraiser is hosted by the Builders' Board, Skender Foundation's young professionals board. Harvesting Hope 2014 highlighted Urban Initiatives, a nonprofit organization offering sport-based youth development programs to children in Chicago's underserved communities. 

 

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2015 Summer Eclipse sponsors:

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Sponsors

Thank you to our 2015 Summer Eclipse sponsors:

  • Gold Sponsors
    • Barrier Corporation (Krez Group)
    • D&H Energy Management
  • Silver Sponsors
    • CCI Flooring, Inc.
    • Freeborn & Peters
    • Great Lakes Plumbing & Heating
    • Jolen Electric and Communications
    • Schaaf Glass
    • Skyline Decorating
  • Bronze Sponsors
    • Berger Excavating Contractors
    • Burnham Nationwide, Inc.
    • Carey Electric, Inc.
    • Froeter Design
    • Glass Concepts, LLC
    • ICT Construction & Tech.
    • Inter Ocean Cabinet Company
    • Kazmer Tile and Stone
    • National Decorating Service
    • Warren F. Thomas Plumbing
  • Honorable Mention
    • All American Exterior Solution
    • American Building Services
    • Burnham Nationwide
    • F.E. Moran 
    • Moran Electrical Contracting
    • Quality Excavation, Inc.