NEWS ARCHIVE

2019 DONATIONS AND SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

January 2020

In 2019, the McClellan Family Foundation is proud to have donated over $4,000 to support scholarships and youth programming for at-risk youth in Chicagoland and Michigan.  Our supported organizations include:

  • Chicago Debates

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

  • JASSAC Charitable Foundation

  • Ford Heights Boys & Girls Club

  • Kids 1st Initiative Charity

  • Ladies of Virtue

  • Local Intervention Network for Kids

  • Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

  • Partnership to Educate & Advance Kids

  • The Orrington Institute

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2018 DONATIONS AND SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

January 2019

In 2018, the McClellan Family Foundation is proud to have donated over $5000 to support scholarships and youth programming for at-risk youth in Chicagoland and Michigan.  Our supported organizations include:

  • Ladies of Virtue

  • Chicago Debates

  • Joliet NAACP Scholarship Fund

  • The Wentcher Foundation

  • The HEAR Foundation

  • Off the Street Club for Youth

  • Chicago Child Care Society

  • Local Intervention Network for Kids

  • Kids 1st Initiative Charity

  • Project I Am

  • Chicago Urban League

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DR. TOINETTE GUNN HONORED BY LADIES OF VIRTUE

March 2018

Dr. Toinette Gunn is the Executive Director of Chicago Debates. In partnership with Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Debates is the largest urban debate league in the country supporting nearly 1600 students annually.


Dr. Gunn is also a committed supporter of Ladies of Virtue. She has provided college scholarships to our graduating students through her McClellan Family Foundation for the past two years!


What Virtuous Characteristic Best Describes You and Why?


"I best describe myself as a woman of integrity. One with strong moral principles that guide my daily walk and journey through life. At the root of these moral principles are my faith and belief in God."


Dr. Gunn is making a difference in the lives of youth and deserves to be celebrated!


Ladies of Virtue prepares girls of color, ages 9 to 18, to become confident and purpose-driven leaders.

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DR. TOINETTE GUNN KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT HEAR FOUNDATION

May 2018

During a delightful evening at St. Ignatius College Prep on May 8th, Dr. Toinette Gunn was the keynote speaker for The HEAR Foundation. The foundation welcomed their latest class of HEAR Scholars into the family.

Here is what they said about Dr. Gunn:


"Our keynote speaker this year was Dr. Toinette McClellan Gunn, VP of Programs at Chicago Scholars. Her address to our scholars (past, present and future) was extremely well received, resonating with many people in our audience as she described the challenges she faced as a first-generation college goer in her family. Dr. Gunn’s determination and commitment to succeed in college and beyond was an inspiration to many of our scholars." 

CLICK HERE to read more from HEAR Foundation website. 

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