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See what others are saying about how The CAFE and our partners are impacting Chicago.
Off The Clock With Philanthropist Liz Thompson
August 9, 2022
The Bloc: Giving Youth on Chicago’s West Side a Fighting Chance
The Knowledge House: Diversifying Talent Pipelines in Technology
BE NOLA: Supporting Black Educators to Build a Thriving Community
Re-engineering STEM Education to Serve BIPOC Girls
Former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson and Cleveland Avenue Foundation’s Liz Thompson: Breaking Barriers
2021 Innovator Award for Social Impact from Loyola University Chicago’s Baumhart Center
Through family foundation, ex-McDonald’s CEO adds education as focus in helping entrepreneurs–Chicago Sun Times
Why Black Representation is Especially Important When it Comes to Charitable Giving–WTTW
Celebration and Million-Dollar Grants for Black Educators—Inside Philanthropy
New Pooled Funding Initiative Looks to Boost Black Leaders in Education — Inside Philanthropy
Former McDonald’s CEO seeks $100M to help Black educators
2020 Change Maker: Liz Thompson, Founder and President of The Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education
Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than Whites
Investing in the Genius of Black Educators
Chicago Scholars 35 under 35: Dawn Frances Reese
Crain’s 40 under 40: Dawn Frances Reese
Liz is Honored as a Leadership Sponsor at the Chicago Child Care Society 2019 Luncheon
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We believe that to whom much is given, much is required and that love is the cornerstone of our work.
We believe that age is not in and of itself an accomplishment and youth is not a sin... we must learn from both.
We believe that collaboration is vital to sustainability and everyone has the potential to be a leader.
We believe in starting with our communities of greatest need…a lack of resources should not hinder success.
We believe that investing in our young people today will ultimately change the world.
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