2/27 Dempster foundation gives back
The Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation awarded 15 charitable organizations grants through its second annual grant cycle. The Dempster Family Foundation strives to lend support to charities and organizations supporting children with a 22q11.2 deletion as well as other children’s charities in need in Illinois. Funds for the grant cycle were primarily raised through the Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Casino Night, as well as through TEAM DEMPSTER partner fundraisers including: D’Agostino’s Pizza and Pub Family Night of Fun and 22q Days at D’Agostinos, Bernie’s Tap and Grill, Candyality, Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop, The Palm Restaurant and others.
The two-year total of grants and gifts now has totaled $391,385.
The 15 charities include: Advocate Charitable Foundation (for Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (22q clinic), Children’s Hospital Colorado 22q Clinic, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Dragonfly Forest Camp, Light Center Foundation, March of Dimes Illinois Chapter, Maryville Academy, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 22q Center, Operation North Pole, Inc., PAWS Chicago, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-“22q and You” Center, The David and Erin Robertson Foundation: High Socks for Hope, The International 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Foundation, Inc., and the Mind Institute at the University of California-Davis.
— Carrie Muskat