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Big Shoulders Fund Extends Programming to Northwest Indiana Through Unique Fully Funded Gift
October 15, 2019
Big Shoulders Fund is excited to announce that we’ve extended our reach to Northwest Indiana, with a special focus on areas of greatest need. Thanks to a generous gift from the Beth and Bruce White Family Foundation, 3,300 students in 10 elementary and high schools in the Catholic Diocese of Gary will be directly impacted through operational support and academic programming. An additional 10 schools with 2,600 students will also benefit from professional development opportunities made available to teachers and administrators through this initiative.
The expansion of Big Shoulders Fund’s programming is made possible through the exclusive use of this gift, independent from Chicago program funding. As a result, Big Shoulders Fund will be able to help even more schools and communities in need, while also remaining fully committed to its network of schools in Chicago, where we have provided long-term academic and operational support for more than 30 years and invested nearly $400 million to date.
We’re thrilled to be able to expand the reach of our mission and look forward to working with schools, families, and the volunteer community in Northwest Indiana.