Nearly 100 Skender employees, friends and family volunteered on Saturday, June 22 at Skender’s annual volunteer day to build the bedframes for 50 bunkbeds. Through a partnership with Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), the day will benefit 100 children across the Chicago metropolitan area in need of beds.
Skender Foundation recently announced the promotion of Belinda Moore to executive director. In her new role, she is responsible for developing and implementing the foundation's vision and strategic plan. Moore has been integral to Skender Foundation’s growth since the organization’s inception in 2012, most recently serving as associate executive director since June 2017.
On Saturday, October 13, nearly 100 volunteers gathered at Skender’s new manufacturing facility for the firm’s annual Volunteer Day. Volunteers built wood wall panels for two homes that will be delivered to families in need via Skender’s partners for the event, Appalachia Service Project and Solid Rock Carpenters.
The Builders’ Board of Skender Foundation hosted its annual Harvesting Hope fundraiser on October 18 at Morgan’s on Fulton. This year’s charity partner and beneficiary was Purple Asparagus, a nonprofit organization that educates children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. More than 300 people attended the event and raised $42,000.
Skender’s annual employee volunteer day will take on new importance this year as Framing Day—a day to volunteer locally and build housing to then be shipped in modules to where it is needed most. Through a partnership with Solid Rock Carpenters, the day will benefit the Appalachia Service Project and take place on Saturday, October 13 onsite at Skender’s new advanced manufacturing facility.
Skender Foundation hosted its annual fundraiser, Summer Eclipse, on Thursday, July 19 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. A total of $380,000 was raised in one night by sponsors and more than 500 event attendees. Of that, $30,000 will be donated to The Bridge Teen Center while the balance will be dispersed to other charities dedicated to education and wellness throughout the year. In 2017, Summer Eclipse donations went to more than 100 different charity organizations.
New Coast Foundation launches to support emerging organizations working to combat poverty in Chicago neighborhoods
Skender Foundation will host its annual fundraiser, Summer Eclipse, on Thursday, July 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. This year’s event will help raise funds for The Bridge Teen Center, an innovative grassroots nonprofit community center designed around the interests and needs of teens in the Chicago suburbs. Tickets go on sale May 10 and can be purchased here.