Every person carries an ember of potential within them. Our goal is to brighten the glow of hopeful people and help them to shine in the world.
Founded in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) public foundation, Skender Foundation believes that all people should have access to resources and relationships that help them make good life decisions.
We also believe giving should be fun and uniting. Each year in downtown Chicago, we host two prolific fundraising/awareness events that connect business professionals and charitable organizations in seeking positive change.
Equally important, we understand that donating money isn’t enough. To sustain community education and wellness, we must also invest ourselves—our time, our care, our compassion and our ideas. Only by directly engaging positive change can we create a culture of giving and feel the impact of its rewards.
To date, Skender Foundation has contributed over $5.6 million to more than 300 organizations that support community education, health and wellness in Chicago.
Board of Directors
In Association With Skender
Headquartered in Chicago, Skender is widely regarded for its visionary work on office, retail, housing, healthcare, education, community, and research & development projects. Thoughtful, strategic, hands-on leadership has developed the company into a market leader and a strong supporter of the local community throughout its more than 60 years of growth and innovation.
Awards & Accolades
World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019, Fast Company
Best Places to Work in Chicago, Crain’s Chicago Business
Best Places to Work in Illinois, Daily Herald Business Ledger
101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, National Association for Business Resources
Fast 50 Company, Crain’s Chicago Business
ENR 400 Largest U.S. Contractors
Largest Privately-Held Firm, Crain’s Chicago Business