The Chicago Foundation for Women Celebrates 30 Years!

Chicago Foundation for Women co-founders Iris J. Krieg, Marjorie Craig Benton andSunny Fischer In 1984, Iris J. Krieg, Marjorie Craig Benton, Sunny Fischer along with Lucia Woods Lindley held a series of planning groups that laid the financial and programmatic groundwork for what would become the Chicago Foundation for Women. Their vision was fueled by the desire to increase access, equity and attention to philanthropic activity by, for and about women. Since awarding its first grant in 1985, the Chicago Foundation for Women has awarded more than $26 million dollars to over 3,000 organizations in and around Chicago. In the past 30 years, advances have been made but barriers still exist tha

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