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Board Member Profile
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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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Thank You New Donors
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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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Hear The Cheers
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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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March 23, 2016
Time TBD
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March 23, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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May 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) empowers deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people to communicate and collaborate.
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National Lekotek Center provides an array of services to improve the lives of children with special needs through toys and play therapy.
 
 

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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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..">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.

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 Celebrates a Century of Service — Chicago Nonprofit Has Been Serving People in Need for 100 Years

This year, Anixter Center, one of the largest nonprofit organizations serving those with disabilities, behavioral health challenges and people who are Deaf, celebrates its 100th year anniversary. The organization has an interesting history and evolution of service that will be shared throughout the year… In 1918, thirteen women founded an orphanage... Read more

A Century of Service — Anixter Center’s Annual Benefit Celebrates 100 Years

Anixter Center, a leading nonprofit in the Chicagoland area serving people with disabilities, hosts its annual benefit, “A Century of Service,” on Wednesday evening, May 15 at Wrigley Field’s 1914 Club. The spring gala, which is part of Anixter Center’s year-long celebration of its 100th year anniversary, will honor the Anixter... Read more

QIDP (Qualitied Intellectual Disabilities Professional) Certification Course

QIDP Training – NEXT OFFERING BEGINS JANUARY 25, 2019 - PLEASE REGISTER BY 1/17/2019 The Department of Human Services has mandated this 40-hour Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) training as a requirement for all QIDPs. Anixter Center's course meets the DHS standards of instruction. Anyone is welcome to apply for the course, but applicants... Read more

 

Anixter Center Success | Margaret

Anixter Center Success | Margaret

Margaret definitely knows what she wants—a job. And she also knows what it will take to get one—better job skills and her GED. Anixter Center is supporting her all the... Read more

 

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