Giving Back

Fitzgerald Marketing & Communications is proud to support FitzMC Cares. Since 2014 FitzMC has shared its profits with worthwhile charitable organizations.

Each employee is encouraged to identify a 501c3 registered charity that has special meaning to them. FitzMC donates to the charity identified by the employee.

In addition to the #GivingTuesday donations, FitzMC made the following donations to other organizations:

  • Franciscan’s for the World – India School Building Fund (View Photos Below)
  • Avon Breast Cancer Walk
  • Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (Annual Fundraiser and Christmas Toy Drive)
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
  • FT Cares
  • General Board of Global Ministries – Disaster Response
  • GO Ministries
  • HFS Scholars
  • Journey Hospice Care
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital Breast Cancer Walk
  • Muliganeer’s
  • Ravinia Festival
  • St. Baldrick’s Foundation
  • St. Vincent DePaul
Franciscan’s for the World – India School Building Fund:
“Since our inception in 1966, we have served 261 families with over $10 million of support. We are grateful to donors like you who have made is possible for us to serve the families of the fallen for the past 50 years.”

—Joseph J Ahern, CEO (The 100 Club of Chicago)

“Alive Center’s mission is to be a teen-led, teen-driven center focused on empowering the youth of today to become the impassioned, resilient leaders of tomorrow. Our teen clients range from low income, to minorities to kids with special needs to older teens that are leading and serving. We cannot do what we do without the support of generous donors like you.”

—Kandice Henning, Executive Director (Alive Naperville)

“Your gift of $200 provides 909 meals and helps Feed My Starving Children continue to feed those who need it most around the world.”

—Mark Crea, Executive Director/CEO (Feed My Starving Children)

“Because of your generous gift, FoWY will provide financial support to over 35 current programs throughout the school and is working with the administration to identify other needs that we can fund.”

—Heidi Bailey, President (Friends of Whitney Young)

“…the fight against hunger [affects] the lives of nearly 1 in 6 of our neighbors….Your gift enables the Food Depository to provide healthy, innovative solutions to food insecurity and illness for patients throughout Cook County with ‘prescription’ fresh fruits and vegetables via our FRESH Truck.”

—Kate R Maehr, Executive Director and CEO (Greater Chicago Food Depository)

“Funding research isn’t the only way we’re making a difference in the fight against blood cancer. Your gift also provides many of the services that blood cancer patients and families need, when they need them, for free, such as patient education programs, help in paying for treatment related expenses, and emotional support programs.”

—Cynthia L Kane, Senior Director of Development (Leukemia Research Fondation)

Reading in Motion’s goal is to get every student reading at grade level or above within the first years of school, especially those students whose environment or other circumstances put them in greater need of support. “This year, our prekindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students in Chicago will receive and effective program that can rescue them from a lifetime of struggle.”

—Jason Patenaude, COO and Acting Executive Director (Reading in Motion)

“Every dollar helps us advance our mission to build healthy soil through organic practices.”

—Hallie Guiseppe, Development Associate (Rodale Institute)

“Through the compassion and solidarity of faithful friends like you, UMCOR is able to provide comfort to those impacted by disasters like earthquakes and storms, food for the hungry, and healthcare to those who otherwise would have none. 100% of your contribution will go to supporting UMCOR’s response to disasters.”

—Roland Fernandes, General Treasurer (General Board of Global Ministries)

“Together with your help, we can continue to honor our promise to the community making sure that everyone in the ten counties of Chicago and northern Illinois – regardless of ability to pay – has access to the best palliative and end of life care as well as bereavement and other community services.”

—Joseph P Matty, President (JourneyCare Foundation)

“Since our founding in 1967, CCFA has been involved in every major treatment breakthrough – thanks to the support of generous donors and friends. CCFA heles people meet the unique challenges of living with IBD.”

—Michael Osso, President & CEO (Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America)

“…proceeds [of the 17th Annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk] will benefit the programs and services of The Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers.”

—Brian T Lepacek, MDiv Executive Director (Little Company of Mary Hospital Foundation)

“I want to thank each of you for the support you have offered for the construction of a new Franciscan house for so many new, young vocations we are receiving in Africa.”

—Fr. Michael Perry, Minister generalis (Franciscans for the World/IL Ministro Generale Dell Ordine Dei Frati Minori)

“Donations support our REACH*TEACH*PLAY programs that serve 75,000 people each year, including the creation and running student orchestras in elementary schools. Demand for these initiatives continues to grow, and Ravinia is responding to serve those in need.”

—Welz Kauffman, President and CEO (Ravinia)

“TLP continues to offer home, hope, and endless possibilities to young people in need. Gifts like yours keep our residential, outreach, prevention, and aftercare programs thriving. This allows us to provide our clients with the tools they need to build bright futures from themselves.”

—Jeri Linas, Executive Director (Teen Living Programs)

“We are grateful to have been designated by an employee in your #Giving Tuesday program. What a wonderful way to encourage employee involvement in the community. With your help, we can continue to provide services to a vulnerable segment of our society…enabling us to provide a warm welcome to those who have often lived in fear or been separated from family.”

—Donna Atkinson, Treasurer (Northern Illinois JFON – Justice for our Neighbors)

“With this gift you are ensuring greater access to intelligent giving, while encouraging best practices in the nonprofit sector.”

—Michael Thatcher, President & CEO (Charity Navigator)

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