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Chicago, IL Chapter

The Chicago Chapter of Betterment seeks to continue the ripple effect in the windy city through both fun and service.  The chapter's annual "Cinco de Mayo" night out is an annual event that raises money for recipients in the Chicagoland area.  The chapter also holds an annual service project.  In 2011, Betterment Chicago teamed up with "Wreaths across America", a group dedicated to laying wreaths on veterans' graves.  The Betterment group raised funds and participated in a ceremony at Lincoln National Cemetery in Ellwood to honor fallen Illinois veterans.  2014 saw 2 very successful wine events, each one helping out local recipients. 

Current Events:

Wine Down event, September 18, 2015.

Past Events:

Wine Down - Part Deux, October 3, 2014

Wine Down Event, May 30, 3014

7th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 3, 2013

6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 4, 2012

5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 6, 2011

Chicago Holiday Party: December 3, 2010

4th Annual Chicago Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 7, 2010

Chicago Holiday Party: December 4, 2009

Chicago Summer Party: July 11, 2009

3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: May 1, 2009

2nd Annual Eat, Dink, & Be Scary: Saturday, October 25, 2008

Summer Happy Hour: August 7, 2008

Dos de Mayo:  May 2, 2008 

Halloween 2007 (Featured on Metromix's Best Bets, October 27, 2007

Derby De Mayo, May 5, 2007

Chicago Happy Hour, August 10, 2001

Chicago Host Committee:   

Alex Bopp
Bridget Conway
Molly Conway
Genna Davis
Nicole Drusinsky
Allison Edmunds
David Halpern
Kelsey Irish
Kelly Kniewel
Alli Lowenstein
Deb Lund
Allison MacDonald
Shannon Mangiameli
Mandy McAllister
Erin McGinnis
Bridget Miller
Ben Moran
Christopher Nash
Elizabeth Nash
Chris Paladino
Beth Ann Parker
Mandy Pfeiffer
Jullian Phillips
Jennifer Roth
Kristin Scally
Megan Shine
Don Tufano
Elizabeth Vernick
Danielle Vlahos
Gus Vlahos
Mike Walsh
Tom White

Past Chicago Recipients: (In order of most recent)

18. The Shoffer Family
17. Caitlin Washko
16. Rauner Family YMCA
15. Matt Isenberg, IL
14. Desiree T., Chicago, IL
13. Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART), Chicago, IL
12. Becca Babcock, Chicago, IL
11. Mitchell Brown, Chicago, IL
10. Chris Coulon, Chicago, IL
9. The Lefebvre Family, Chicago, IL
8. Normal Moments, Chicago, IL
7. Ron Haralson, Chicago, IL
6. Mary Thomas, Chicago, IL
5. The Whipple Family, Chicago, IL
4. Mallory Langill, Chicago, IL
3. Ann Smith, Chicago, IL
2. Jimmy Burns, Chicago, IL
1. Mid-Town Education Foundation, Chicago, IL

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