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Does Anixter have plans of the buildings, a survey for the land parcels and any appraisal information? If so, can any of this be provided?
At this moment we can provide copies of land parcels and surveys for 2001 N. Clybourn.

A "health district" is referenced in II.C.2. Future Office Space Considerations. Is this with specific reference to the Illinois Medical District or something more general?
Illinois Medical District is preferred.

Are you willing to share your proposal scoring methodology so that we can better target our response?
Anixter Center's evaluation process will be objective and will be completed by a knowledgeable subcommittee of our board of directors and the executive leadership team.

You indicated that you want to put the 2001 Building up for sale by July 15, 2016, which would imply that Anixter is hoping to move the administrative offices ASAP.
Yes

Are there any time constraints with respect to this requirement? Would Anixter move these offices prior to the sale?
Choice of move dates will be determined by what is less disruptive and most cost efficient for Anixter.

Has a budget been established for the rent of the admin offices and the two programs?
Anixter Center is open to all class B and C buildings.

Does Anixter have an architect chosen for this project?
No

Any issues with future expansion, flexibility that we should take into account when considering options?
No


Has the Board of Directors given a Directive to move?
Anixter Center's board is involved.

Does the 2001 building need to be sold before a lease will be signed for the new office space?
No but listed.

What is the motivation to move?
NA

Do you have to move or are you simply surveying the market?
NA

Is the brokerage commission for the sale of the 2001 building going to come out of the Sales Price collected by Anixter and paid by Anixter to the broker?
Please refer to section lll. Contract Pricing in RFP.

What is their budget as it pertains to leasing?
Anixter Center is open to discussion keeping in mind we are a nonprofit.

What are their ideal lease terms?
We expect the successful respondent to this RFP will provide the best advice in this area.

How many parking spaces will the Center require?
None, but access to parking or public transportation nearby is required.

Will we have the opportunity to meet with decision makers for a pre-qualification meeting?
No, once all proposal have been reviewed by the evaluation committee we will invite vendors that best meet our criteria to present.

What is the timeline for choosing a broker?
Ideally June 1st

May we please obtain a copy of Anixter Center's conflict of interest policy?
Please find PDF link below

Are there any specific amenities you are looking for in a building, i.e. fitness center, deli, covered parking, security, etc.?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

Is there a radius from your current location that you are looking to stay within?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

For clarification, is the Anixter Center looking to move it's 5 programs into 5 different office locations?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

What is the minimum and maximum square footage for each office?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

Is it mandatory to have an office within Chicago city limits?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

For the new office space, what is the projected size (in Rentable Square feet- RSF ) of this facility?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

It appears as if the administrative offices would go to a separate location, away from the two program requirements. Are we interpreting that correctly, or would the admin offices co locate with one of the programs? Also, do the programs have any special requirements that we should be aware of as far as their real estate needs?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

We understand that AC hasn't completed space programming for the two new locations desired but can you provide more details on the potential requirements?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

We understand that Anixter will vacate the 25ksf 2001 building. How much space will that require in a new location?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

For those two programs being pulled out of 2032 N Clybourn, what is the size and characteristics of the new space?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

Does Anixter already have a space program defined for the 50 person requirement or the two programs that would be relocating?
Please find Excel link below, refer to column 'E"

 

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PDF File - Conflict of Interest Statement

Excel File - Departments & Consideration's

You are invited to submit a proposal for the sale of the property located at 2001 N. Clybourn Avenue, the relocation of approximately 50 staff members that currently work at this site and include a plan to relocate an additional two programs that currently operate out of our 2032 N. Clybourn Avenue location. As per the attached RFP, part of the relocation project will be identifying new locations which will render greater opportunities for client recruitment, service expansion and improved efficiencies for these programs. The Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center Sale and Relocation project, in accordance with the requirements set forth in the attached request for proposal (RFP), which is also available on-line at www.Anixter.org.

The Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center (Anixter Center), is a non-profit agency in Chicago that provides an array of services and supports for individuals with disabilities and related challenges to live, learn, work and play in the community.

Questions regarding the RFP must be addressed in writing, by the close of business and addressed to: Marta Considine - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , no later than April 22, 2016.


If you intend to respond to the RFP, please include: 1) a written confirmation that you meet all minimum requirements, 2) an overview of your organization, 3) description of qualifications and experience, 4) names and qualifications of account executives/lead real estate professionals that will be assigned and 5) include five client references and a sample of your brokerage service agreement.

The response should be submitted to Marta Considine, Information and Logistics Manager, 2001 N. Clybourn Avenue, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60614 via USPS and/or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and be received no later than May 2nd, 2016 (see Page 1 of the RFP). Anixter Center will not accept your proposal if you do not submit your proposal within the specified time period. If you have not received an email from Marta Considine by May 3, 2016 confirming receipt of your proposal, please contact her at: (773) 973-7900 x 245.

Marta Considine will be the single point of contact for all inquiries and correspondences.

Download RFP# 2001-2016 Here

Download Cover Letter Here

I thank you for your time, effort, and interest in the Lester and Rosalie Sale and Relocation project.

Sincerely,

Tere-Blue

Dr. Teresa Garate
President & CEO

MANAGEMENT, PROFESSIONAL and ENTRY LEVEL DSPs
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

ANIXTER CENTER
6610 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60626

ON-SITE INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

ADVOCATES (CAREGIVERS, CNAs) - Assist clients with adaptive daily living and money management skills, medication administration, and community integration. Provide advocacy and case management service. Implement habilitation training, assistance, supervision, guidance, activities and support service to program clients.

BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST (Full and Part-Time) - Provide quality behavioral services to adults with maladaptive behaviors who live in Anixter Center's Residential CILAs.

HOME BASED SERVICES CASE MANAGER and MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL – Provide case management services to individuals and their families. Develop Individual Treatment Plans, based on assessments, which address the service needs and planned interventions for achieving those needs.

RECREATIONAL THERAPIST (CTRS) - Help design and implement therapeutic programming that maximizes the potential for independence, enhances the quality of life and promotes community integration for individuals with a disability. Create a positive and enjoyable environment promoting social and recreational opportunities in concert with expressed desires of program participants.

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM MANAGER - Oversee all aspects of daily operations of assigned programs, to collaborate with staff to assure delivery of quality services.

American Sign Language (ASL) skills are a plus.

Interested applicants must bring:
• High School Diploma or College Transcript
AND
If you're interested in a position with driving responsibilities:
• Driver's License with no moving violations in the past three years

DSP positions will require an assessment test.

We strongly recommend that you attend in person for immediate consideration and an onsite interview. If you are not able to attend our job fair but would like to support our mission to assist people with disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community, please apply by submitting your resume on our website at https://anixter.companycareersite.com.

Karen Jordan of ABC 7 Eye Witness News covers Anixter Center's kick-off event for our 2016 Benefit for Ability, honoring Justice Anne M. Burke, Illinois Supreme Court. Watch the video below and learn more about the event by clicking here.

 

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Anixter Center's dedicated Board Chair, Joanna Horsnail, is a partner in the law firm of Mayer Brown LLP. Joanna has two sons, Owen who is 12 and William who is 10.
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We are delighted to have this chance to welcome our new supporters to the Anixter Center Family! We are a growing family made up of staff, generous donors and dedicated volunteers.
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Thanks to Sarah Spain of ESPN Radio and her mentee, 9th grader Eliza Peters of Geneva, IL, Chicago Hearing Society is shattering "Hear The Cheers" campaign goals this year.
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President's Corner
A Message From Dr. Teresa Garate

Dear Anixter Center Friends, Colleagues and Supporters:

It is with great excitement that I write the first letter to be included in our new Quarterly Newsletter. Now that I have been at the helm of this amazing organization for over six months, I am even more excited than when I started. Those of you who know me, know that I am a touchy feely person so amidst our clients I am in good company.

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Anixter Center and its three divisions—CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) and Lekotek—form one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving children, teens, adults and seniors with disabilities.
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CALOR has built a unique niche supporting people of color on Chicago’s West side, particularly those affected by HIV/AIDS.
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Elio Montenegro is CEO at Genesis, a home health care agency providing services to older adults. Elio brings years of experience in the health care industry and advocacy to the Anixter Center Board. Elio lives in the suburbs with his family.

As former COO of Chicago Public Schools, Sean Murphy has extensive experience from which Anixter Center will learn and benefit. Sean is currently the President and CEO of his own management consulting company, SP Murphy, Inc., and resides in Chicago.

We are excited to welcome our new Board members and look forward to their insight, leadership and contributions.

 

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Join Event Co-Chairs Pamela Cullerton and
Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO, ComEd, and
the Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center Board of Directors
as they celebrate

 

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In a year where Advocacy is more important than ever
in Illinois, we honor one of the strongest advocates the
disability community has ever had,
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke.
She has dedicated her life to giving a voice to those without a voice.

Friday, May 13, 2016
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Harold Washington Library
400 S. State Street, 9th Floor
Chicago, Illinois

 

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Jack Ehrlich, 81, lifelong resident of Chicago, son of Abe and Florence and brother of Lois, all who preceded him in death, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Carmel, Indiana on November 14, 2015 from the effects of Parkinson's disease which he determinedly fought for almost two decades. Jack is survived by his loving wife Carol, his children Craig Ehrlich, Rhonda Ehrlich (Jeff Tryba), Ilene Green, and Mitchell Ehrlich, his seven grandchildren whom he adored, and one great grandson. He was a CPA, an attorney, a trusted advisor to his clients, a lifelong fan of the Cubs, and a good and loyal friend. Jack lived a life in service to others. He was a board member of Anixter Center in Chicago, and founded the Anixter Center Literacy Program, which was later renamed the Jack Ehrlich Literacy Program in his honor. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

A memorial service for Jack Ehrlich will be held December 19, 2016 at Anixter Center, 2032 N. Clybourn Avenue, Polk Conference Room located on the 3rd floor beginning at 9:30. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Chicago, Ill. (Oct. 9, 2015) — Rebecca Clark has been named Vice President of Program Development, Innovation and Accountability for Anixter Center, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving children, teens and adults with disabilities and related challenges.

This is a recently created position for the nonprofit as new President & CEO Dr. Tere Garate is placing an increased emphasis on sustainable growth, while championing analytics and accountability to ensure the success of every person served.

With more than 15 years of experience in complex project management and program development in the field of education, Clark brings to Anixter Center a unique perspective on serving people of all ages with disabilities.

“With her intuitive problem-solving abilities and strong relationship-building skills, Rebecca has earned a wonderful reputation as a strategic partner in developing large-scale programs,” said Dr. Garate. “Perhaps even more important, however, she brings to Anixter Center deep experience in using data and research to guide decision making and then to evaluate the results of those decisions.”

Before coming to Anixter Center, Clark served as the Director of School Support for Chicago Public Schools for more than 10 years. During that time she directed a team of 45 staff to provide services to CPS students. Most recently she was the Partner Success Engineer for TeachMatch, a startup in Chicago. There she consulted with K-12 school districts across the country to increase efficiency and quality in hiring practices.

Clark has a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University.

tere garateI am honored to be Anixter Center’s new President & CEO. For almost 100 years, Anixter Center has made a true difference in the lives of others. I am proud to have the opportunity to expand on that wonderful legacy as we look to our next 100 years of service. Anixter Center and its three divisions—CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society and Lekotek—have a rich history of reaching out and serving people in need. People with disabilities and related challenges of all ages and from all walks of life access our services, and it is our privilege to support them as they pursue their goals to live full lives in the community.

Throughout my career, I’ve had the good fortune to travel the country and abroad, advocating for those with disabilities and focusing on promoting inclusion and empowerment for all. Those are themes that resonate with me, and I want to instill them in the fabric of everything we do here. In the coming months and years, we will continue to push for all abilities to be involved in every aspect of society.

We have accomplished much but there is still much to do to ensure that everyone in society has the opportunity for quality of life—whether it is enjoying a show at the theater, having a safe place to live, learning a new skill or finding a job. As the new leader of Anixter Center, I look forward to working with everyone in and outside of this great organization to achieve those goals one individual client at a time.

Sincerely,
Dr. Teresa Garate
Anixter Center President & CEO

Teresa Garate, President & CEO, Anixter Center discusses helping people with disabilities by proving job training, job coaching and basic skills to improve their lives.

Anixter Center's Jack Ehrlich Literacy Program

Discover
Literacy Fair

August 6
6pm-8pm

Polk Conference RoomAnixter Center
2032 N. Clybourn Ave.
Free parking behind building!

Join us for booths, light refreshments and a raffle with great prizes!

Learn more about our program while meeting our learners and celebrating our tutors. Discover how you can tutor and make a difference in the life of an individual with a disability.

RSVP by July 15 to Cat or Lesley.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

773-929-8200 x265

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tereDr. Teresa Garate has been named President & CEO of Anixter Center, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving children, teens and adults with disabilities and related challenges. She assumes the leadership role effective June 1, following the retirement of Anixter Center’s current President & CEO, Kevin Limbeck.

Dr. Garate becomes the first woman and the first Latina president of Anixter Center, an organization founded in 1919 by a group of dedicated women who were determined to make a difference in the lives of others. With an extensive background in both the government and private sectors, Dr. Garate brings a wealth of experience to Anixter Center and its three divisions, CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society and Lekotek.

“Tere’s lifelong passion for serving people with disabilities and her experience in the disability field, as well as her management skills and passion for innovation, made her a unanimous choice for us,” said Joanna Horsnail, President of Anixter Center’s Board of Directors. “She is a strong leader who is wonderfully suited to guide Anixter Center into the next 100 years of service.”

With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Garate is recognized at the local, state and national levels as an authority in the fields of education, human services, public health and disabilities. She is a well-known advocate for marginalized communities throughout Illinois and has been a keynote speaker in the United States and abroad on issues of disability and empowerment.

On a personal level, as the parent of a daughter with a developmental disability, Dr. Garate comes to Anixter Center with first-hand knowledge of the struggles and triumphs that families in similar situations face.

“Anixter Center has a rich history of service to others and an aggressive strategic plan that continues our mission of service and promotes growth so that we can serve even more people,” said Dr. Garate. “I look forward to the challenge of implementing that strategy and making Anixter Center a recognized go-to authority in the field of disabilities.”

In addition to her role as Anixter Center’s new leader, Dr. Garate will continue to serve on the Steering Committee of the Kennedy Forum Illinois, a coalition of local and state business and civic leaders charged with bringing attention to mental health issues. She will also continue as a faculty member in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois, Chicago.  

Anixter Center participants and staff are asking our fellow Illinois residents to commit to funding community-based services in our state. This is part of a statewide social media campaign called Commit to the Community – Commit to Me which is being led by the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF). The photos are being posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show the people of Illinois the faces of those who will be impacted if there are Human Service Budget. The overall goal is for legislators in the State of Illinois to take action to support the funding of community-based services.

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2015-ChiChaCha-Participant1Anixter Center is excited to announce that Deloitte Chicago is our 2015 Chicago Charity Challenge Partner!

The Chicago Charity Challenge is a nonprofit volunteer and fundraising competition that teams businesses with charities to motivate, support and reward employee giving. Employees work together from May 1 – December 31 to impact an issue or community and win money awards for their charity partner.

Your gift will help transform the lives of nearly 8,000 children, teens, and adults with disabilities that Anixter Center serves. Additionally, your contribution will count toward Deloitte’s fundraising efforts—increasing our chances of winning the Challenge’s top award of $10,000 to further support Anixter Center’s vital work throughout greater Chicago!

Please contact Sari Rubin, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at 773/973-7900 ext. 253 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions relating to your donation or the Chicago Charity Challenge.

P.S.: To learn more about Deloitte Chicago, click here!

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tereOn behalf of the entire Board of Directors for Anixter Center, we are delighted to announce that, after an extensive search, Dr. Teresa Garate has accepted the position of Anixter Center CEO & President.

Tere has a lifelong passion for serving people with disabilities. Her combination of government and private sector experience in disabilities fields, education, management skills and passion for innovation make her an ideal choice to lead Anixter Center into our next 100 years of service.

Tere will officially become CEO on May 30, following our current CEO Kevin Limbeck's retirement.

We are very excited to have her.

On Thursday, April 30 the following temporary road closures will be implemented:

 

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• Michigan between Balbo and Jackson from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• Wabash between Harrison and Jackson from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• Van Buren between Michigan and State from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• Congress between Michigan and State from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

In addition to full road closures, lane reductions or temporary sidewalk closures may be implemented to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians.

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This year, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Anixter Center and its three divisions—CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society and Lekotek—are part of a national call to action that will change the calendar, help make history and transform lives. We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving. #GivingTuesday is a day when across the country charities, families, businesses, students, retailers and more come together to make a big difference in the lives of others.

This #GivingTuesday is your chance to help make the holidays great for adults with disabilities. $500 will provide decorations, gifts and more for all the adults with disabilities living in one of Anixter Center’s residences. Every $500 raised will help another house!

Make your donation below. If you have any questions about #GivingTuesday, wish to donate offline or want to volunteer your time or talents, please contact Carleen Emde at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-973-7900 x249.

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 Understanding My Insurance:
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Please join us for a free presentation on:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
4:00-7:00 pm
Presented by Chicago Hearing Society

at
Anixter Center,
Polk Conference Room,
3rd Floor
2032 N. Clybourn
Chicago, IL 60614


This presentation will be done using Sign Language and a CDI. Please RSVP
by 11/3/14 to Kim Eischen at 773-904-0143 VP or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Reservations are required. Free parking in the lot behind Anixter Center.

Light dinner will be provided.

 

 






 

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Anixter Center Receives Grant to Upgrade Lighting from Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

Chicago, Ill. (May 12, 2014) —Anixter Center, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people with disabilities, has received a $31,200 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to install energy efficient upgrades to its lighting systems.

The upgrades are planned for 14 Anixter Center buildings, including residences for people with disabilities, buildings where programs and services are provided to people with disabilities and administration offices. Among the many benefits of these lighting upgrades are better lighting quality across buildings, savings on energy bills and reduced energy usage, which, in turn, will help protect the environment.

The upgrades are being installed now and, when completed, are expect to reduce kilowatt usage by more than 200,000 hours, yielding significant annual savings for Anixter Center.

"Savings like this that occur year after year are so important to organizations like Anixter Center," said Kevin Limbeck, Anixter Center President and CEO. "The money we save on energy will allow us to reach out and help even more people with disabilities."

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People with disabilities build full lives with help of Anixter Center.

Hear the Cheers! Campaign Scored $18,200 to Help Young Female Athletes

Money Will Purchase Hearing Aids through Chicago Hearing Society

Sixth-grader Eliza Peters’ dream was to raise $10,000 to help young female athletes with hearing loss. Teaming up with Sarah Spain of espnW and ESP Radio and the Chicago Hearing Society, a division of Anixter Center, Peters shattered that personal goal and will be able to help more fellow athletes than she ever thought possible.

In less than a month, Peters’ Hear the Cheers! Campaign to provide hearing aids for young female athletes raised more than $18,200 from approximately 290 donors located throughout the country.

Peters knows firsthand how important hearing is to an athlete. Thanks to her hearing aids, she can hear every cheer when playing basketball or running cross-country. But she also knows not everyone could afford hearing aids and that most insurance plans do not pay for the expenses related to hearing aids.

So she started Hear the Cheers! As word of the campaign spread, especially through social media, the donations rolled in and the total grew.

All donations will be used by Chicago Hearing Society to provide hearing aids, and related audiology services, to young female athletes around the Chicago area, including Kane County, where Peters lives.

9th Annual Lester J. Anixter Memorial Golf Outing raises more than $143,000 to support the mission of Anixter Center

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More than 100 golfers enjoyed a day on the greens at the 9th Annual Lester J. Anixter Memorial Golf Outing. Hosted at Northmoor Country Club in Highland Park on June 25, the event served as an opportunity to honor the late Lester J. Anixter by playing the game he loved in support of Anixter Center.

Guests played a spirited 18-hole scramble where they competed for several awards, including the highly coveted hole-in-one award of a 2012 Jaguar XF, which was graciously donated by Howard Orloff Imports. While on the course, guests were also able to meet and greet with Chicago Sky center Carolyn Swords.

Golfers ended the day with a cocktail hour and delicious dinner at the clubhouse, where they had an opportunity to bid on incredible silent auction items, including thirty pounds of chocolate courtesy of Blommer Chocolate Company and prized Chicago sports memorabilia. During dinner, event chairman Peter Silberman led a live auction filled with luxurious vacation packages, golf excursions and more.

Thanks to the generosity of the event’s sponsors, including the Lester & Edward Anixter Family Foundation, Adams Plastics, LP, Summit Executive Centre, AIM Specialty Health and those in attendance, the 9th Annual Lester J. Anixter Memorial Golf Outing raised more than $143,000 to support the mission of Anixter Center.

Karen Meyer of ABC 7 Chicago tells the story of Anixter Center's support of Employment Services referral, Kuumba Hogu.

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There are many challenges that individuals with disabilities face daily. A safe, supportive place to live and call home should not be one of those challenges. Read these articles to learn a more about issues impacting the safety and wellbeing of children and young adults with developmental disabilities living in a nursing home setting: