Northcenter Chamber Hands Out Checks

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, October 3, 2011

Garrett FitzGerald, Bill Abplanalp, Brad Ball. Credit: Donna Shultz

The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce announced the award last week of $15,000 in grants to local charities and the pledge of over $30,000 more in the coming months. The funds come from the Chamber’s 2011 Ribfest Chicago. Over 400 volunteers worked at Ribfest on behalf of neighborhood charities, these awards are the fruits of their labor.

This is the fifth year the Chamber has made grants from Ribfest proceeds.

This year’s grant recipients include:

Friends of Filbert Playlot Park $216.71
Friends of Bell School $633.28
St. Andrew’s School $633.32
Concordia Place $766.63
Ravenswood ArtWalk $833.32
Thresholds $1,849.89
St. Benedict Preparatory School $1,983.33
Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club $3,866.55
Friends of Coonley Elementary $4,383.34

Local organizations interested in applying for the Chamber’s grant fund should contact (773) 525-3609 or email info@northcenterchamber.com.


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