Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

October 15, 2014
Student painting

Spotlight on building arts partnerships to inspire learning

Spotlight on building arts partnerships to inspire learning In 1994, Polk Bros. Foundation issued a Request for Proposals that announced, “The Foundation seeks proposals for educational […]
July 17, 2014
Polk family at Navy Pier announcement

Polk family letter announcing $20 million Navy Pier legacy gift

Polk family letter announcing $20 million Navy Pier legacy gift Dear Friends: Today, we are thrilled to announce a major milestone for the Polk family – […]
July 17, 2014

Navy Pier announces $20 million legacy gift from Polk family

Navy Pier announces $20 million legacy gift from Polk family Single largest private gift ever made to Navy Pier, will support the Pier’s redevelopment CHICAGO — […]
July 7, 2014
ChiArts Dancers

Spotlight on citywide collaboratives to expand arts education

Spotlight on citywide collaboratives to expand arts education Since its beginning, Polk Bros. Foundation has placed a high priority on making the arts accessible to Chicago […]
May 9, 2014
Teen at doctor visit

Spotlight on school-based health centers

Spotlight on school-based health centers Chicago’s students frequently go without medical treatment due to challenges their families face in securing comprehensive health care. Language barriers, lack […]
March 17, 2014
News conference for CASE launch

Polk Bros. Foundation provides lead gift to launch Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE)

Polk Bros. Foundation provides lead gift to launch Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) CHICAGO —  Polk Bros. Foundation provided the lead gift to launch […]
November 7, 2012
Portrait of Sandra Guthman and Gillian Darlow

Polk Bros. Foundation names Gillian Darlow new CEO

Polk Bros. Foundation names Gillian Darlow new CEO Darlow brings passion for philanthropy; nonprofit and civic leadership experience CHICAGO – Today the Polk Bros. Foundation appointed […]
May 9, 2012
Portrait of Sandra Guthman and Nikki Will Stein

Leading Chicago foundation seeking new leadership to build on 23-year legacy

Leading Chicago foundation seeking new leadership to build on 23-year legacy Polk Bros. Foundation CEO and Executive Director to retire at end of year CHICAGO – […]