TCN Quote of the Week
"My feeling always was if you wanted to do something you should be able to do it, whatever your gender. I didn't really think of myself as opening doors. I was just doing what I wanted to do, and I thought that was what all people, including women, should be allowed to do."

- Dawn Clark Netsch
(1926 - 2013) 
TCN Members in the News
Crain's
DAWN CLARK NETSCH LEAVES $5 MILLION BEQUEST TO NORTHWESTERN
Dawn Clark Netsch
Late long-time member Dawn Clark Netsch, the first woman to hold statewide office in Illinois, bequeathed $5 million to Northwestern University, so that students needing financial aid can attend the school of law. Dawn graduated from Northwestern Law in 1952 and became the faculty's first female member in 1965. She served in the state senate for 18 years before being elected comptroller in 1990. She died in 2013 at age 86. Read more...
CITY BUILDING $8.5 MILLION BOATHOUSE IN BRIDGEPORT
The boathouse, designed by award-winning Chicago architect Jeanne Gang (2006), is the fourth boathouse along the Chicago River, in addition to facilities in Chinatown, Roscoe Village and Ravenswood. The 19,000-square-foot $8.5 million Eleanor Boathouse will be built at 2804-72 S. Eleanor Street. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2016. Read more... 

TONI PRECKWINKLE, CHUY GARCIA ANNOUNCE $500,000 FUND FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE 
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's (2011) and Commissioner Chuy Garcia visited the offices of the Woodlawn Restorative Justice Hub a project of Southside Together Organizing for Power's on Wednesday, August 5 to announce her new $500,000 investment in restorative justice organizations. Last year, Toni committed to the Reclaim Campaign, which includes STOP and the Community Renewal Society to support restorative justice as an alternative to incarceration and a strategy to stop the violence. The $500,000 will be released as grants, which organizations will be eligible to apply for later this month.

"Through our Justice Advisory Council, we invest in locally based initiatives that emphasize restorative justice, recidivism reduction and violence prevention," said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. "I view the programs we support as key components in the network of services we are building to reach everyone who experiences violence, whether they are characterized as victims or offenders." Read more...
TONI PRECKWINKLE NAMES NEW CHIEF OF STAFF
Tasha R. Green Cruzat has been named Chief of Staff for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. She replaces Kimberly Foxx, who has announced she will run for Cook County State's Attorney in 2016. Read more...
JULIE SMOLYANSKY AND TEST 400K HIGHLIGHTED  
Julie Smolyansky (2007), President and CEO of Lifeway Foods, Inc., and Test 400K, an organization Julie co-founded, were highlighted in an article about the House Bill 369  signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner on August 4, 2015. The bill will help ensure justice for sexual assault victims whose cases have been affected by the enormous backlog of rape kits that have yet to be tested. The article notes that Test 400K is among the organizations at the forefront of the effort to make sure all of the rape kits in the national backlog get tested. Read more...
TERRA FOUNDATION APPOINTS NEW CFO
Terra Foundation President and CEO Elizabeth Glassman (2015) was quoted in an article about the Terra Foundation's appointment of Anne Munsch to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Anne Munsch will assume the role in September. Read more...
Awards and Announcements
THE CONSERVATION CENTER IS NAMED BY CHICAGO MAGAZINE AS A "BEST OF" IN THE FINE ART SERVICES CATEGORY
The Conservation Center ( Heather Becker (2004)) is pleased to have been named "Best Art Restorer" in the August 2015 issue of Chicago Magazine! The "Best of Chicago" is an annual, exhaustively researched list compiled by Chicago's editors and contributors. This year, 72 superlative services, shops, and activities in the Chicago area--in addition to 46 Readers' Choice award winners voted on by Chicago readers on chicagomag.com -- were recognized. 
 
Founded in 1983, The Center originally worked only in painting conservation, but with the acquisition of many talented conservators in different disciplines, in addition to expanded and enriched facilities, we now provide conservation services in 10 different departments ranging from antiques and fine furniture to works of art on paper. In addition to art conservation, The Center also offers disaster response, shipping and installation, fine art storage, art transportation, and custom framing services for our clients.
 
"We have been so proud to serve the art community in Chicago and beyond for over 30 years," commented Heather Becker, CEO of The Conservation Center. "We thank all involved for this celebration of our services and field of conservation, and hope this distinction will not only highlight the years of dedication and outstanding service put forth by our expert staff, but also the value and critical importance of art conservation to preserving the culture and history in all artistic mediums." Read more...
ROXANNE MARTINO HONORED
In July, InvestHedge, the provider of hedge fund news, analysis, data, and events, announced the InvestHedge Hall of Fame, which was created to recognize the innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment acumen of allocators to hedge funds, as well as the contribution they have made to the development of the hedge fund industry over the years.  Roxanne Martino (2007) was named as one of the eight inaugural members due to her significant contributions to the industry over her 30+ year career.

Also in July, Roxanne was named as one of  The Hedge Fund Journal's "50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds." This bi-annual survey emphasizes the role of women in senior managerial, executive, and investment management positions in the hedge fund industry. The nominations were drawn from industry networks, including prime brokers, banks, lawyers, accountants, administrators, custodians, fund allocators, trade associations, and professional associations. 
THERESA E. MINTLE HONORED AT BARNES & THORNBURG'S DIVERSITY DINNER AND AWARDS RECEPTION
On Tuesday, August 11, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Theresa E. Mintle (2015) was honored at Barnes & Thornburg's 6th Annual Celebration of Diversity Dinner and Awards Reception. Barnes & Thornburg recognized trailblazers in the Chicago community who have taken action and made a difference in promoting diversity. The Honorable Lisa Madigan (2013), Illinois Attorney General, served as keynote speaker.
MERCY RECOGNIZED AS A TOP HOSPITAL AND PERFORMER IN CARDIAC CARE / HEART FAILURE
Carol Schneider (2001), President and CEO of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, is pleased to share that Mercy was recently recognized in the US World Report Best Hospitals' Honor Roll issue as a Top Hospital and Performer in Cardiac Care / Heart Failure. Mercy Hospital Board of Trustees Chair, Susan Gallagher (2002), COO of Patina Solutions, Mary Burke (2007), Treasurer of Mercy's Board of Trustees and Partner at Lake Shore Food Advisors, and Renee Togher (2012), President of Azteca Foods, Inc., all serve on Mercy's Board of Trustees.
CHICAGO HARRIS LAUNCHES EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN IN PUBLIC LEADERSHIP, FEATURING TCN MEMBERS AS FACULTY
The University of Chicago is launching a new executive education program, Women in Public Leadership, November 16-20, for women who want to break through the glass ceiling, increase their power and influence, and help make the world a better place.
 
The intensive five-day program, offered by the Harris School of Public Policy, brings together a faculty of distinguished academic scholars, along with well-known women leaders who will offer battle-tested strategic advice on overcoming gender bias, building on success, recovering from failure, and taking a prominent place in the public square.
 
TCN members of this faculty include:
  • Adela Cepeda (2005), Founder and President of A.C. Advisory;
  • Janet Foutty (2009), Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and National Managing Director Federal Government Services Practice;
  • Lori Healey (2009), CEO, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority;
  • Toni Preckwinkle (2011), President, Cook County Board of Commissioners;
  • Susan Sher (1993), Senior Advisor to Robert J. Zimmer, President, University of Chicago; and
  • Julie Stasch (1991), President of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
WIPL's faculty will be led by Chicago Harris Dean Daniel Diermeier and Academic Director Rebecca Sive, past member of the Illinois Human Rights Commission and Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners, speaker, and author of Every Day is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House.
 
Early bird, group and alumnae discounts available. Women who wish to join this inaugural cohort of exceptional leaders may learn more or register online at harris.uchicago.edu/women.
 
We hope you will share this information widely within your business, firm or organization. Questions regarding corporate group discounts and tuition payments may be directed to: Margaret Harper, Associate Dean, Chief of Staff, mharper@uchicago.edu, 773-702-4704.

To view a PDF of the event, click here!
JOIN ME IN THE FIGHT TO CURE, BETTER TREAT AND PREVENT TYPE 1 DIABETES!
From Karen Case (2008): 
For the past two years, I've reached out to friends, family and colleagues asking for support towards my century rides to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1d). So many of you reached deep into your wallets - donating more than $75,000 - our family is touched by your kindness and generosity.  You may know that 2 years ago, I didn't even own a bike and couldn't have told you that "century ride" was code for riding a bicycle 100 miles in one day. But I did it! Participating in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes was inspiring in so many ways (see my diary inscription below), and knowing that every dollar invested in research makes a difference in the lives of those dealing with this behemoth of a disease-- yes, I'm saddling up and doing it again. On August 15, I am participating in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. JDRF, as the largest non-profit dedicated to fostering T1d research, is currently investing over $500 million towards groundbreaking and aggressive research to prevent, treat and cure this disease.  

But this year is different. Last November, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In January, I underwent 8 hours of surgery. Within 10 days, I received an excellent pathology report and was pain-free. So what makes my ride different this year? The fact that despite a difficult scenario, my life is largely unchanged. I know how lucky I am and I don't take that for granted. But no one with T1d can tell a story like mine. No one with T1d can go back to their pre-diagnosis lifestyle, one that doesn't require constant finger-poking to check blood sugar levels, or taking 5 or more shots a day, or wearing multiple devices to deliver insulin and continuously monitor glucose levels; instead, there's the constant state of feeling weak from high blood sugars or fear of falling into a diabetic coma from lows. T1d's monitor everything they eat and how much they exercise, and yet, T1d continues to be an unpredictable monster. T1d is an autoimmune disease-it is not caused by diet or lifestyle. It is not outgrown, and insulin is not a cure. An estimated 15,000 children and 15,000 adults are diagnosed with T1d in the US each year.

So here I am, once more, writing to you. I am confident that one day my annual letter will have a different tone, and I will be writing to announce that T1d's no longer have to follow the strict regimen, no longer have to fear blindness, kidney failure, heart disease or amputation, and can finally throw away their devices and stop monitoring the carbs in every morsel they eat. I will be writing to say that thanks to you, T1d is now just a distant memory, and that the millions of people around the world who once suffered from it can take back their lives and renew their sense of being a normal person.

There are no breaks from T1d. Ever. Emotionally, financially, and of course, physically. But until that day, I ask for your help. I am committed to completing the 100 mile JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes and hope you will support my efforts. You may donate online by clicking on the link to my page - http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/I_ride_for_Alex. If you prefer, you may send a check (payable to JDRF) to my attention c/o The PrivateBank, 120 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603.

On behalf of the estimated 2 million Americans living with T1d, thank you for your consideration. As always, I am appreciative of your loyalty and unwavering generosity. Perhaps it is YOUR dollars that will unlock the code to a cure, and together, we will be known as the people who turned Type One into Type None.  
SXU'S ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC RAISES OVER $100,000 FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Saint Xavier University (Christine Wiseman (2012)) recently raised more than $100,000 at its 19th Annual Golf Classic on August 4 at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. More than 150 golfers enjoyed a day on the green, with all proceeds supporting SXU student scholarships. SXU students sold tickets throughout the day for exclusive raffle prizes, and guests were able bid for a Blackhawks package that went for over $2,600 during a live auction. Many other raffle prizes were featured, including electronics, overnight trip packages and golf gear.

SPACIOUS CONVERTIBLE. GREAT LOCATION. FULL AMENITY BUILDING.
From Jill Wine-Banks (1980):
Very spacious convertible. Great location East of Michigan Ave at Randolph. Full wall of windows with beautiful views of Millennium Park, Monroe St Harbor and lake.  The size of most 1 bedroom units. Full amenity building features health club, indoor pool, sauna, steam, charming garden area with BBQ grills, food market, 24 hour doormen and much more. Bus stops at front door. Cable, wireless included. AVAILABLE SEPT. $1475/mo.

Call Jill Wine-Banks at 847-644-2484 or 847-864-2130 or email her at jwinebanks@hmail.com for more info or to see. Perfect in-town getaway or starter home.
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