Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

September 4, 2017

Introduction to the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities

Introduction to the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities Chicago’s gun violence crisis requires all of us to make community safety a priority. Last year, following […]
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 – […]