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Chicago Philanthropy

A Secret Millionaire's Journey

Steve Kaplan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Chicago
Steve Kaplan

On July 1, America watched as I revealed my "Secret Millionaire" status to three Chicago-area charities. These organizations couldn't have been more different, but among them was a common thread: they all focused on doing the little things.

Spring Cleaning: Where To Donate Used Goods To Make An Impact

Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

As is often the case in Chicago, parking regulations that fluctuate with the seasons often serve as our cue that it's time for a change. With the laun...

Chicago's After School Matters Gives Students Apprenticeships

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Chicago's first lady Maggie Daley recognizes the importance of introducing young people to hobbies and opportunities outside of the classroom. In 1991...

City Hall's Favorite Charity

Chicago Sun-Times | Tim Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In just a few years, Mayor Daley's wife has built one of the fastest-growing charities in Illinois. The charity -- After School Matters -- has seen i...