Today is Giving Tuesday

  Today on Giving Tuesday nonprofits, families, businesses and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. I also wanted to share...my matching gift opportunity. Many of you know about my passion for The CARA Program, a true social innovator.  I am proud to count Maria Kim, CEO as a member of Vistage 3361. Cara was the only social purpose organization to win the Chicago Innovation Award and for the first time in 2015, Cara was listed in Chicago Magazine's  "Best 20 Charities in Chicago" . This year, I have joined with Maria's fellow Vistage member, Kevin Krak of Gallant Building Solutions, and Jim and Kay Mabie in offering a $20,000 Challenge Grant. We will match every dollar up to $20,000!    Click Here to give today and your gift will go twice as far. Thank you in advance for joining me on Giving Tuesday with a donation to the Cara Program, or to the social purpose organization of your choice. If you’ve walked through...
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Thanks-Giving

  I love Thanksgiving. It's my favorite holiday because it is celebrated by all Americans, regardless of their backgrounds. While the "thanks" part of Thanksgiving is so meaningful, the "giving" part is equally so. We give thanks on Thanksgiving, go to the mall on Black Friday, and browse the web on Cyber Monday. Now, we have a day dedicated to giving back. On Giving Tuesday (this year on December 1), nonprofits, families, businesses and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. I also wanted to share...my matching gift opportunity. Many of you know about my passion for The CARA Program, a true social innovator.  I am proud to count Maria Kim, CEO as a member of Vistage 3361. Cara was the only social purpose organization to win the Chicago Innovation Award and for the first time in 2015, Cara was listed in Chicago Magazine's  "Best 20 Charities in Chicago" . This year, I have joined with Maria's fellow Vistage member, Kevin...
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Today Is Giving Tuesday

  Today, on Giving Tuesday, nonprofits, families, businesses and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Here in Illinois, Donors Forum, led by Eric Weinheimer (former member and friend of Vistage), is coordinating this initiative. They have one bold goal: #ILGIVEBIG, $12 million raised by Illinois nonprofits from 100,000 individual donors -- in one day. To celebrate today, I created a matching gift opportunity. Many of you know about my passion for The CARA Program, a true social innovator (the only social purpose organization nominated for the Chicago Innovation Award). Right now, anyone who chooses to give to this mission, I will match that gift, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000 (total gift of $10,000). To make a donation of any amount, click here.  (And, please add “Elisa Spain Matching Gift” in the comments section to ensure your gift is matched.) Thank you in advance for joining me on Giving Tuesday with a donation to the Cara Program, or to the social...
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