Cynthia Miller, principal at Fiske Elementary School with Owen Duncan, executive director at the Sue Duncan Children’s Center.
Mary Hughes, Center alumni, parent and staff member, tutors a student at the Center’s new Woodlawn Campus.
As part of its New Communities Project, the Sue Duncan Children’s Center has opened an additional campus for the first time in its 52 year history. The new Center campus is located in the Woodlawn community and housed at John Fiske Elementary School, located at 6020 S. Langley Avenue in Chicago.
Now under the leadership of Sue’s son, Owen Duncan, the Center is deepening its impact by opening additional campuses in other neighborhoods that will benefit from its time-proven programming and grassroots educational approach. A third campus is being planned for the Englewood community, scheduled to open during the 2014-2015 school year.
Each new campus will duplicate the original site that has effectively served the Oakland community for over five decades by advancing thousands of children academically and socially.
Learn more about the New Communities Project at the Sue Duncan Children’s Center.
Mother and child at the new Woodlawn Campus. Each new campus is modeled after the original Oakland campus where parent participation is encouraged and families with children starting at pre-K thru 12th grade are welcomed.
Fiske Elementary School welcome the Sue Duncan Children’s Center.
We are deeply grateful to the supporters of our Fall Fête fundraiser – our most successful to date! Over $200,000 was raised to continue the Center’s work to advance inner-city children academically and socially while extending its reach to more neighborhoods on Chicago’s south side that will benefit from top-level educational programming.
A very special thank you to our 2013 Sponsors.
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Sue Duncan Children’s Center’s Annual Fall Fête Fundraiser takes place at Chicago’s prestigious University Club and is characterized as an enchanting evening of cocktails, live music and buffet-style dining with established and emerging philanthropists contributing to the worthy cause of educating inner-city children. The attire is business/semi-formal and festivities include beer/wine tastings and an exciting and highly competitive auction.
The focus of the evening is to celebrate the Center’s outstanding track-record for transforming inner-city children academically and socially while raising funds to extend its reach to other communities in need on Chicago’s south side.
The Sue Duncan Children’s Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Center does not receive state or federal funding and is completely dependent on the generosity of donors. All Fall Fête proceeds support the children of the Sue Duncan Children’s Center.
TRANSFORMING LIVES SPONSORS
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
MOTIVATING MINDS SPONSORS
Latham & Watkins
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES SPONSORS
Michael & Jennifer Gervasio
Margaret Laurence Carton
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Catalyst Strategic Advisors
Ropes & Gray LLP
Chart Energy & Chemicals
Novack and Macey LLP
Jim Glerum/Cary Kochman
Brightwood Capital Advisors, LLC
Jon and Ellenna Berger
Conlon & Co.
Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis LLC
For 50 years, Sue Duncan dedicated her time and personal resources to provide
a free educational program on Chicago’s south side. She quietly transformed the
lives of children with the only expectation for accolades being the success of her
students. Let CNN know what a treasure Sue has been to the human family by
nominating her today for this prestigious, well-deserved award!
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