Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

October 15, 2014

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 – […]