Thank you for all of your passionate submissions. It’s time for us to choose the finalists!

We heard from more than 1,000 supporters who shared their stories and praise; our team has much to consider!

As of Friday February 11th at 5:00 CST, Treacy Marketing Group is no longer accepting submissions.

At the end of the month, Treacy Marketing Group will announce the two selected organizations for our 20 for 20 Campaign. We look forward to partnering with them to execute on their strategic marketing goals in 2011.

We truly thank each of these amazing organizations for their hard work and dedication to the Chicago community.

A Safe Haven Foundation


A Safe Haven Foundation is a stand-alone not-for-profit organization that believes strongly in a holistic approach to the problems of homelessness and substance abuse.

Arts & Business Council of Chicago – A&BC


The Arts & Business Council of Chicago enlists the city’s cultural and business sectors to promote community growth and vitality through the arts.

CAPE – Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education


CAPE assists networks of classroom teachers, arts teachers, teaching artists and schools to develop sustainable infrastructures for school improvement through arts.

Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network


The Network is a collaborative membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of battered women, their children, and others impacted by domestic violence, by leading public policy and advocacy efforts; providing education and raising public awareness; and by connecting members of the community to direct service providers.

Common Threads


Common Threads’ mission is to educate children on nutrition and physical well being, and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity by teaching low-income children how to cook wholesome and affordable meals.

Family Shelter Service


Family Shelter Service has been helping domestic abuse victims in the community for the last 35 years.

Legacy Charter School


Legacy Charter School is a successful, but young, school that serves the high poverty, inner city community of North Lawndale. They were founded and continue to be supported by the law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal (now SNR Denton).

Lincoln Park Zoo


Founded in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by exhibiting leadership and advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.



One of the nation’s oldest and most successful metropolitan conservation organizations, Openlands is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the natural and open spaces of north-eastern Illinois and surrounding region to ensure cleaner air and water, protect natural habitats and wildlife, and help balance and enrich peoples’ lives.

St. Ignatius College Prep


Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership.

St. Patrick High School


St. Patrick High School is Chicago’s oldest Catholic high school for boys and will be celebrating their 150th anniversary in June 2011.

Starlight Children's Foundation Midwest


Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest is an independent chapter of a national umbrella organization, dedicated to helping chronically and critically ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear, and isolation by providing therapeutic entertainment, education, and family activities.

U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter


The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter is the local, independent affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a national non-profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

Vital Bridges


Vital Bridges helps people throughout metropolitan Chicago impacted by HIV and AIDS to improve their health and build self-sufficiency by providing food, nutrition, housing, case management and prevention services.

Working In The Schools – WITS


Working in the Schools (WITS) is a literacy organization that increases the reading proficiency and learning capacity of low-income and minority students in Chicago Public Schools. WITS recruits and supports dedicated business, government and community volunteers who deliver measurable and consistent tutoring and mentoring services.