JUNE 2014
Moms Coming Together: More than Milk Group Volunteers with RAPPP
“Cheeeese!” young moms and
babies proclaimed
as volunteer
photographer Tiia Norsym snapped
of them. Norsym and a group of
other moms were part of a Mother’s
Day Celebration held at Bubbles
Academy for RAPPP (Response
Ability Pregnant and Parenting
Program), The Night Ministry’s
shelter for pregnant and parenting
youth. Bubbles Academy is a child
enrichment and activity center
located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.
The event was an effort coordinated
by a non-profit organization called
More than Milk.
More than Milk is a group of
Chicago moms who support local
charities through volunteer projects,
awareness-building, and fundraising
events - all with their babies and kids
in tow! More than Milk coordinated
the event at Bubbles Academy for
moms at RAPPP, complete with
lunch, a delicious donated cake, a
sing along led by a Bubbles teacher,
and gift bags for each young mom.
Sian Sutcliffe, wife of Board Member
Sean Taylor and member of More
than Milk, says she and the More
than Milk team had a blast putting
the event together and hanging out
with the young women from RAPPP.
“We like to get all our kids together
and do a natural ‘get to know each
other’ kind of event. It’s important
for all of us that our children see
philanthropy in action and grow up
Health Care
with a ‘giving back’ mentality,” said
The moms of More than Milk are
a fabulous group of women who
are eager to help. “We create kidfriendly opportunities for women to
give back. We want to take away the
barriers to getting involved as a new
mom,” said Sutcliffe.
Six moms from RAPPP joined
More than Milk for the celebration.
Children from RAPPP and More
than Milk explored together and
were quick friends. As one of More
than Milk’s designated charities for
this year, we appreciate their support
and look forward to working with
them again!
Human Connection
The Night Ministry • 4711 North Ravenswood Avenue Chicago, IL 60640-4407 • 773.784.9000 •
Did You Join us for Lighting Up the Night
Awards Dinner & Auction?
If you did, we want to say, “Thanks!” More than 400 supporters came out to the Four Seasons Chicago on Tuesday,
June 3 to join The Night Ministry in celebrating another successful year of service. Lamplighter Award honorees
Winston & Strawn LLP, Janine Landow-Esser and LakeView Lutheran Church shared stories of the impact of their
involvement with The Night Ministry. Master of ceremonies and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg also
shared his own touching experience covering our programs in the news. To top it all off, Ken Perlmutter, Founder
and President of PERL Mortgage, Inc., served as Lighting up the Night 2014 Event Chair. This wonderful group led a
successful evening with more than $390,000 raised to support The Night Ministry’s Programs.
Mike, Health Outreach Bus client with President
Paul W. Hamann before taking the stage to share
his story
Neil Steinberg, Chicago Sun-Times columnist,
serves as master of ceremonies
Deborah Peirce makes an impact during the paddle raise
The Honorees
Winston & Strawn LLP
Outstanding Corporate Partner
Pictured: Brian Fergemann
Janine Landow-Esser
President’s Award
Pictured: Paul W. Hamann,
Janine Landow-Esser
LakeView Lutheran Church
Outstanding Community Partner
Pictured: Pastor Liala Beukema
Reflections: On Being a Case Manager for Those on the Street
Sarah Brown, Case Manager working jointly with The Night Ministry and
StreetWise has been described by some supporters as, “possibly the busiest
women in Chicago.” Each year, The Night Ministry makes contacts with
more than 4,500 individuals on the streets of Chicago. Brown aids the most
vulnerable among them by offering referrals and guidance about housing,
health care, mental health and employment. Here, Brown reflects on the
vital role she and her staff play in connecting homeless and medically
vulnerable individuals to resources.
In a time of dwindling resources and creating a greater level of stability.
severe cuts to human services, The After working with many of these
Night Ministry and StreetWise are individuals for long periods of time
taking a new and innovative approach at the various OHM Bus Stops,
in delivering additional services to OHM staff has developed a trusting
participants of both agencies. The two relationship with patrons of the Bus.
agencies have partnered to provide This strong rapport staff has with Bus
case management services, referrals patrons proved critical to keeping
and advocacy, for individuals them motivated through processes of
patronizing both the Outreach and connecting to services that may feel
Health Ministry Bus (OHM) at The challenging and scary to participants.
Night Ministry or StreetWise. Both
agencies have a long and outstanding On the other side of things, I have
history of providing services to people provided direct service to individuals
but experiencing poverty, and assisted
neither of the programs
with the challenges that
officially provided these “This strong rapport accompany
services prior to this
staff has with Bus since 2002. At this
partnership. The recent
point, I am well versed
patrons proved
in the available resources
from a need OHM staff critical to keeping and how to connect to
them motivated them. This year, both
patrons for housing, through processes agencies
medical services, and
privileged to have the
of connecting to assistance of magnificent
other resources.
services that may feel interns pursuing Masters
This shared endeavor challenging and scary of Social Work degrees
has been an enormous
from both Jane Addams
to participants.”
As a team
School of Social Work
last year, we connected five OHM at University of Illinois at Chicago
patrons, previously experiencing and Loyola School of Social Work.
permanent Interns are currently placed at both
supportive housing. Many of these StreetWise and OHM, work under my
people previously lived on the streets mentorship and as a team, to better
for several years—in at least two cases serve the participants. One intern,
for upwards of ten years. In all cases, Megan Libreros, works exclusively
these individuals were classified as on the OHM Bus. Megan’s presence
medically and/or socially vulnerable. and budding relationships with OHM
patrons has further strengthened
Onsite staff and interns at StreetWise the bridge between OHM and
and OHM take a tag team approach StreetWise. We are now seeing more
in keeping participants connected shared participants than ever.
and engaged in services to assist in
Working in conjunction to provide
these services seems to be a winning
strategy for both StreetWise and The
Night Ministry. We look forward to
what the future may hold in terms of
continuing to build and strengthen
what we have started. Hopefully
in time we can reach even more
participants from both programs to
get a greater number of people to
more stability.
Robert A. Carson, Chair
Brian D. Fergemann, Vice Chair
Arielle Deane, Secretary
Laurel A. Neu, Treasurer
Gordon Addington
Alicia Pond
Barbara Baran
Ellen Romberg
Dave Berger
Allan J. Ruter
Kiantae A. Bowles
Nick Semaca
Rev. Shawna Bowman
Sharbel Shamoon
William A. Goldstein
Sean T. Taylor
Ike Hong
Dennis W. Thorn
Leo Kim
Andrew Thorrens
Jim King
Carl W. Warschausky
Max Nutkowitz
Raymond J. White, Jr.
Keisha Parker
Directors Emeriti
Rev. Thomas Behrens,
Founding President & Former CEO
Chester A. Gougis
Robert Jordan, Jr.
Richard Pigott
Lora Sanberg
Paul W. Hamann
President & CEO
Barbara Bolsen
Vice President of Programs
Guy Haupin
Vice President of Finance
Christy Prassas
Vice President of Development
& External Relations
Erin Ryan
Vice President of Operations
4711 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640-4407
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Address Service Requested.
We’re happy to recognize gifts at the $250 level or higher received between March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014 for our
programs and operations.
Anonymous (3)
Chicago Dept. of Family and Support Services
Mary & Paul Finnegan
Ellen & Paul Gignilliat
Helen Brach Foundation
Illinois Dept. of Human Services
Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Cubs Care, a McCormick Foundation Fund
Sandra Vitantonio & Tilden Cummings, Jr.
Gil & Marlene Bowen Christian Outreach Fund
Anne & Bill Goldstein
ICAP North America Inc.
Northern Trust
Ken & Stephani Perlmutter
The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Benjamin B. Green-Field Foundation
Chicago White Sox Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund
Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist, Palatine
Gould & Ratner LLP
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Jay
Peoples Gas
The Baxter International Foundation
The Fama Family Charitable Fund
The Siragusa Foundation
Lesley Weir & Scott R. Swan
Wells Fargo
Winston & Strawn LLP
Women’s Society of Winnetka Congregational Church
Anonymous (3)
Kirsten & Brian Barkley/ Hansen-Furnas Foundation, Inc.
The Bednarz/McMahon Family Fund
Pamella & Al Capitanini
Ray Capitanini
Roger & Ginny Carlson
Community Presbyterian Church, Clarendon Hills
Tom & Julie Danilek
Joe Doyle
Sally Metzler Dunea & George Dunea
Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Chicago
Elick and Charlotte Lindon Foundation
Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program
Essent Guaranty, Inc.
Janine Landow-Esser & Jeff Esser
Brian & Kathy Fergemann
Fred & Sarah Flosi
William J. Gibbons
Rebecca Gilman
Jeanne & Joshua Heffron
Brian & Eirene Heidelberger
Herman & Katherine Peters Foundation, Corp.
Sarai Hoffman & Stephen T. Pratt
Kevin R. Hyland
Melanee J. Jech
Judelson Family Foundation
James & Ozana King
Ruth Krugly & Darryl R. Davidson
Brian & Kim Love
Sharon & Scott Markman
Marsh & McLennan Companies
MAXIMUS Foundation
John F. McCartney
Rich & Jenny Moore
Sandra L. Mueller
Laurel A. Neu
PCS Administration (USA), Inc.
PFLAG - Deerfield
Mary Hutchings Reed
Ellen Romberg
Scott Simmons
Leonard G. Strauch
Colleen Sullivan & Max Nutkowitz
Robert & Jill Tanz
Sean Taylor & Sian Sutcliffe
The Children’s School
The Church of the Holy Spirit of Lake Forest
The Joyce Foundation
Union Church of Hinsdale
Nancy Vincent
Pamela & David Waud
Whole Foods Market, Sauganash
Woman’s Society - First Congregational Church, Winnetka
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Moms Coming Together: More
than Milk Group Volunteers
with RAPPP
Did You Join us for Lighting Up
the Night Awards Dinner &
Reflections: On Being a
Case Manager for Those on
the Street
Anonymous (5)
Altria Companies Employee Community Fund
Geoffrey A. Anderson
Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago
Melanie & John Balzer
Lorraine & Randy Barba
Robert Beck
Lisa Bertagnoli & William Schober
Bross Family Foundation
Catherine Bullard
Kathy Carroll & Dan Schonwald
Frank B. Chauner
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group
Ronald & Carol Cole
Combined Federal Campaign
Scott Dolan
Patricia & Michael Dow
John Dugenske
Craig Ellinger
First United Methodist Church, Downers Grove
Linda & Carl Fisher
Lester & Angie Frankenthal
Friendly Circle of St. John
UCC, Arlington Heights
Alan & Carol Greene
Michael Gubin
Paul W. Hamann
Ellen Havdala
Susan Hudson
Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ
Justice And Witness Ministries, Cleveland
John Kinahan
Kraft Foods
Bill & Blair Lawlor
Hyong Lee
Mrs. Frederick R. Lent
John Leonard
Kathleen & Joseph C. Madden
Paul & Lisa McGrady
Barb & Larry Mollo
Dianne C. Morr
Non Profit Risk Services, Inc.
Northminster Presbyterian Church, Evanston
John & Agnes Pawelski
Armando Pedroso
Peoples Gas Light and Coke Co.
Philip M. Friedmann Family Charitable Trust
Thomas W. Planek
Alicia & Peter Pond
Elizabeth Press
Resource Partners Chicago, Inc.
Ron & Shelly Rothstein
Roundy’s Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Ralph Ryan
Lora Sanberg
Lynne & Ralph Schatz
Sandy Schmidt & Schmidt Financial Group, Inc.
Neal Scherberg & Diane Lukoff
Margaret Shaklee & Hillis Howie, Jr.
Catherine Shaw
Eric Staudt
Strategic Wealth Partners, LLC
Michael B. Susman
The Bank of America Foundation
The Deaconess Community, Chicago
The Sharing Of Blessings Foundation
The Speiser Family Foundation
Tom Oles & 1st Executive Appraisal Services, LLC
United Church of Hyde Park, Chicago
William R. Wallin
Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, Chicago
A. Virginia Witucke
Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, Elmhurst
Anonymous (11)
Dora & John Aalbregtse
ACE Charitable Foundation
Timothy J. Alford
Elizabeth Allen
Diane Austin
Nancy Pond Boostrom
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Charles P. Carey
Congregational UCC of
St.Charles /Women’s Fellowship
Arielle Deane
Gordon R. Denboer
Thomas J. Digenan
Division Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Jane & Jim Esser
Faith United Protestant Church, Park Forest
Karis Findlan
First Congregational Church of Western Springs
Stuart & Adrienne Foler
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northbrook
Richard & Mary Gray
James D. Groszek
Laurie Gusho
John & Julie Hansen
Guy & Mary Ann Haupin
Dorrit E. Herreid
Pamela K. Hull
Illinois Tool Works Foundation
Marcia A. Johnson
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Paula R. Kahn
Kies Consulting, LLC
Susan Grob Lichtenfeld
Gilaad Matar
Mark P. Miller
Rosalyn & Barry Morgen
Jim Motzer
Annie & Scott Mygind
Michael P. Neary
Joseph Negri
Frances M. O’Hern
Our Savior’s Evangelical
Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights
Jane Sisco Perkins & Jim Perkins
Pam Piane & Calvin Bower
Plymouth Congregational UCC, Burlington, WI
Presbyterian Church of Western Springs
Presbyterian Women-First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield
Daniel & Gloria Reisner
Paul & Sharlene Roge
Andy Ross
Valerie L. Rudd
Saint Isaac Jogues Parish, Niles
Charles A. Schrock
Schultz & Williams
Colleen & Dave Seidman
Terry & Connie Smith
Elyse & Frank Stackhouse
Philip Stec
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
The Loewenberg Charitable Foundation
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Peggy J. Vierk
Valerie B. Wiley