introducing our May charities

meet our may charities! The three organizations below will be presenting at the May 21, 2018 event for the opportunity to win your vote and walk away with $10,000 


CAAEL  The Chicago Area Alternative Education League (CAAEL) is a 501©(3)non-profit that gives educators a powerful set of tools to engage their most challenging and vulnerable youth. Since 1976, CAAEL’s unique model has helped tens of thousands of at-risk/special education students succeed through increased motivation, enhanced self-images and expanded worldviews. Each year, CAAEL offers 900+ events to over 5,000 at-risk/special education students from 30 Illinois counties.  CAAEL is the cost-effective, successful model that educators have been choosing for over 40 years. 

Constance Morris House Constance Morris House, Pillars Community Health’s domestic violence shelter (at an undisclosed location in the western suburbs), offers a place for domestic violence survivors to find refuge as they flee abusive relationships. In addition to providing shelter, Constance Morris House offers a 24-hour hotline, medical and legal advocacy, prenatal care for pregnant battered woman, and more—all at no cost to the client. As part of the larger Pillars Community Health agency, clients also have access to additional services such as medical and dental care; mental health, addictions, and sexual violence services; early childhood education; and more. Pillars Community Health provides Domestic Violence Services to more than 850 individuals each year and has offered shelter services for more than 30 years.

Hinsdale Humane Society Hinsdale Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless animals. We advocate education and public service to encourage the compassionate treatment of animals and to prevent their suffering and neglect. We are a voice for companion animals who are dependent on people for their care and believe they are entitled to our respect and protection.