Thanks to you, Giving Tuesday supporters more than doubled a $20,000 challenge-grant goal

With gratitude for your generous support on Giving Tuesday, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless more than doubled a $20,000 challenge-grant goal.

Kudos to 298 donors who generously gave $39,444! And thanks to 59 donors who gave an additional $5,657 in honor of Giving Tuesday before and after the official day, Nov. 27.

Our 357 donors included 163 (46%) who gave a first-time gift. Giving Tuesday donations totaling $45,100 are a 19% increase from last year.

Supporters were inspired by generous challenge grants from the Conant Family Foundation and an anonymous donor. Both offered to match all Giving Tuesday donations to CCH, dollar-for-dollar, up to our goal of $20,000 total.

We are especially grateful to those who helped promote this day of giving. Twenty-three people created personal fundraising pages. Serving as “Giving Tuesday Ambassadors,” they asked friends and family to make Giving Tuesday gifts. Countless others helped by liking and sharing our Giving Tuesday-themed posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Many thanks to our donors and these Giving Tuesday Ambassadors:

  • From the Board of Directors: Angela E.L. Barnes, Dr. Traci P. Beck, and Jessica Staiger
  • From the Associate Board: Sophie Babcock, Amanda Bogle, Connor Brown, Stephen Brown, Ryan Cote, Laura Holm, Julie Kanter, Garrett Napier,  Jonathan Sheffield, Sara Szwankowski, and Lindsay Welbers
  • Supporter: 13-year-old “Evan the Chef”
  • CCH Staff: Veronica Cullinan-Burnison, Mercedes Gonzalez, Nick Jefferson, Sherry Johnson, Niya Kelly, Michael Nameche, Doug Schenkelberg, and Claire Sloss

To preserve its independent voice, CCH does not accept government funding. CCH could not operate without the generosity of individuals and foundations in our community that share our commitment to ending homelessness. All donations are tax-deductible.