TCN Members in the News
VICKY KALOGERA ON A LIGO INSTRUMENT UPGRADES
Vicky Kalogera, E.O. Haven Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University, was quoted in an article about a Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) instrument that could detect 10 or more new gravitational waves after the upgrades - and possibly up to 100 a year later on with the help of another experiment called Advanced Virgo. Read more...
CAROL ROSS BARNEY ON CHICAGO RIVERWALK
Carol Ross Barney, President of r-barc, was featured in a Chicago Tribune article about her design of the Chicago Riverwalk. Carol discussed her inspiration for the Riverwalk, including her time in the Peace Crops, which helped her implement the Riverwalk. Read more...

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW COOK COUNTY CENTRAL CAMPUS HEALTH CENTER
Nila R. Leiserowitz, Managing Principal of Gensler, celebrated Gensler's groundbreaking Cook County Central Campus Health Center project Thursday, December 1. The new campus will be a state-of-the art facility where patients can receive a wide array of outpatient services. Located at Damen Avenue and Polk Street in Chicago, the new 280,000 square foot health center will include four floors of new clinical space and is scheduled for completion in 2018. On hand for the ceremony were: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr., CCHHS CEO Dr. Jay Shannon, Illinois Medical District Executive Director Suzet McKinney, and CEO of Clayco Bob Clark. Read more...
TCN MEMBERS HIGHLIGHTED ON CRAIN'S 2016 40 UNDER 40 LIST 
Crain's gathered another group of all-stars - their newest 40 under 40 honorees - and Jessica Malkin and Teri Arvesu made the list.


Jessica Malkin, CEO/Co-Director of Chicago Ideas/BHSI Fellowship, was praised for her participation in growth of Chicago Ideas Week. "I love getting dropped in the deep end of the pool." Read more...




Teri Arvesu, News Director at Univision Chicago, was recognized for her journey to News Director, her proudest stories and fulfilling her desire to teach. "God writes in wiggly lines." Read more...
SYLVIA PUENTE ON CITY CLUB OF CHICAGO PANEL ON PUBLIC EDUCATION IN ILLINOIS
WGN Radio broadcasted a recent City Club of Chicago panel discussion on public education in Illinois, featuring Sylvia Puente, Executive Director of the Latino Policy Forum and board member of Advance Illinois. Sylvia spoke about the need for adequate state funding, a new focus on English language learners and the importance of having linguistically and culturally competent teachers. Read more...
MARIA KIM ON TURNING HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY INTO A POWERFUL WORKFORCE
Maria Kim, President & CEO of Cara, was a featured guest on The Female Insight Zone, where she discussed how Cara has helped change the lives of thousands of people though their training campuses and social enterprises. She also discussed why the organization has been so successful in placing people into permanent employment for the long-term. Read more... 
GSU PRESIDENT ELAINE MAIMON IN TRUSTEESHIP MAGAZINE
GSU President Elaine Maimon contributed an article to the most recent issue of Trusteeship, the magazine of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

In the piece, "Helping Students Finish What They Start," Elaine Maimon wrote about the challenges of retaining adult students and helping them succeed, and offers examples of some of the ways GSU assists these students-initiatives such as financial literacy, peer mentors, and the Center for the Junior Year. Read more... 
ANNA RAPPAPORT ON RETIREMENT WELLNESS
Anna Rappaport's article, "Ideas for improving retirement wellness," is the lead story in the Fourth Quarter 2016 Benefits Quarterly Magazine. The issue's theme is retirement wellness, an important and current topic in employee benefits. The article defines a framework for Retirement Wellness, which builds on the three domain approaches used in the Sightlines project and supported by the research reports.
 
For a list of the articles in 2016 Benefits Quarterly and the executive summaries of the articles, click here!
Women on Boards     
NACD CHICAGO JANUARY 19TH MEETING ON AUDIT COMMITTEE AGENDAS 2017
Audit Committees continue to face many new and challenging issues and risks as we work through an already full agenda. Please join NACD ( Michele Hooper) as a panel of experts discuss how Audit Committees can prioritize hot topics in their agendas for 2017 including new accounting pronouncements, revenue recognition standards, cyber & risk management, voluntary increases in disclosures in AC proxy reports, and effective methods to make the best use of an Audit Committee's time. The extended program will include case studies for roundtable discussions by participants and ample time for Q&As.

Thursday, January 19
The Offices of KPMG
200 E. Randolph Street 55th Floor
Chicago, IL
3:00-3:15 pm - Registration
3:15-5:15 pm - Panel Session with Roundtable Discussion
5:15-6:00 pm - Networking Reception
$ 50.00 Members | $ 75.00 Non-Members
chicago.nacdonline.org
Contact Kathy@chicagonacd.org or 630-527-9579 to reserve a table or for assistance with registration.

To view the flyer, click here!
Awards     
ADELA CEPEDA HONORED AT BOND BUYERS AWARDS
Adela Cepeda, President A.C. Advisory, Inc., was honored as a Trailblazing Woman in Public Finance at The Bond Buyer's 15th Annual Deal of the Year Awards Ceremony and Reception in New York City on December 1st. The Bond Buyer's Deal of the Year Awards Ceremony recognizes innovation in municipal finance. Read more...
MARGARET MCCURRY'S "LAKESIDE PLANTER" WINNER OF BOY AWARD
Margaret McCurry's design of the "Lakeside Planter" manufactured by Landscape Forms won the Best of Year (BoY) award in the Outdoor Furnishings category for Interior Design Magazine's 2016 Best of the Year Awards. Margaret is President and Principal of Tigerman McCurry Architects.
Announcements   
GOVERNOR APPOINTS SEVERAL TCN MEMBERS TO THE ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION
On Friday, December 2, Governor Bruce Rauner announced his appointments to the Illinois Bicentennial Commission, which included the following TCN members: 
  • Ellen S. Alberding, President, The Joyce Foundation
  • Gloria Castillo, President of Chicago United Inc.
  • Ilene S. Gordon, President & CEO of Ingredion Incorporated
  • Stephanie P. Marshall, Founding President & President Emerita of Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy
  • Joyce St. Clair, EVP of Northern Trust
  • Bernie Wong, President of Chinese American Service League
Lori Healey, CEO of MPEA, will serve as non-voting member of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission.

The commission's mission is to create and implement events and activities that celebrate all that is great in Illinois, including the state's history, people and communities.

To see the full list, click here!
CBS CHICAGO DAY OF GIVING RAISES MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION FOR AMERICAN RED CROSS OF GREATER CHICAGO 
CBS Chicago - which includes local television and radio - joined forces with the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago on Tuesday, November 29 and collected $1,119,198.25 for victims of local disasters to support the organization's humanitarian services and programs. CBS 2 and the Red Cross worked with the Chicago Fire Department to give away hundreds of carbon monoxide alarms at Engine 84 at 21 W. 59th Street, which serves Englewood, one of the city's community areas most-at-risk for home fires.

"For the 5th consecutive year, we were proud to shine a light on the great and important work that our Red Cross performs," said Marty Wilke, CBS 2 President and GM. "The dollars donated to the Red Cross on Giving Tuesday - an event that is celebrated globally as a day to support charities and non-profit organizations - will go a long way in their efforts to provide food, shelter and comfort to the 1,400 local families who are expected to fall victim to carbon monoxide poisoning and home fires this holiday season and next year." Read more...

Marty Wilke, President and GM, CBS 2, Left Celena Roldan, CEO, American Red Cross, Chicago and Northern Illinois Region, right
YWCA METROPOLITAN CHICAGO HOSTS 44TH ANNUAL LEADER LUNCHEON
On November 17, Dorri McWhorter and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago hosted their 44th Annual Leader Luncheon, a celebration of the organization's 140th Anniversary and five "Hometown Heroes," including Linda Boasmond, Jessica Malkin, Valerie Jarrett, Col. Jennifer Pritzker and Cynthia Rowley. They were honored as Chicago-bred leaders who have used their skills, passions and influence to change lives in Chicago and beyond. The event, which raised more than $750,000 for YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, was chaired by Julie E. Scott of CTS Impact and Julie Smolyansky of Lifeway Foods, among others.

NILA R. LEISEROWITZ AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO BOOTH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  
On November 20, Nila R. Leiserowitz spoke at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as part of their Advance Leadership Series Overview. The panel, "Political Savvy," focused on how women leaders have learned to achieve results through people, how they have built a deeper understanding of the political and cultural dynamics of their organizations and advice they have for leaders in similar situations. Co-panelists were: Valery J. Van Meter (SVP, Federal Reserve Bank) and Sally Schwartz (Former Assistant General Counsel, Ford Motor Company).
LAURA THRALL ON CHILDHOOD CANCER AND CURESEARCH CATAPULT
Laura Thrall, CEO of CureSearch for Children's Cancer, recently appeared on Childhood Cancer Talk Radio. Laura speaks passionately and persuasively on the subject of childhood cancer, recent legislative advances and CureSearch's vision for transforming how research gets done so more kids can live long and healthy lives. She also introduced the CureSearch Catapult to support the development of innovative, novel, and promising oncology research into human clinical trials and product commercialization with the ultimate goal of improving clinical outcomes in childhood cancer patients.

To learn more about CureSearch Catapult, click here!
ANDREA ZOPP CELEBRATES GRADUATES OF GREENCORPS CHICAGO GRADUATES OF GREEN JOBS PROGRAM
Deputy Mayor and Chief Neighborhood Development Officer Andrea Zopp addressed the graduating class of Greencorps Chicago on Thursday, December 1. Greencorp Chicago, the 9-month-long program, was designed to give adults, in ecological restoration, landscaping, tree care and carpentry, employment training and practical experience. It graduated its 22nd class this year with a total of 23 graduates.

"Greencorps helps individuals who would ordinarily have trouble finding employment get training and jobs while making Chicago a greener, more sustainable city," said Andrea Zopp.
JEAN BUTZEN ON MERGERS AS A STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS
Jean Butzen
, President and Founder, Mission + Strategy Consulting, spoke at a Philanthropy Club of Chicago event on December 6, where she discussed "Mergers as a Strategy for Success," a study that explores mergers among nonprofits as an important strategic option to increase reach, efficiency and impact.
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