ECF early board chairs (left to right): Jay Lytle, Natasha Deutsch, Ralph Segall, Betty Papangelis, Karl Berolzheimer, and Mary Anne Cappo. Missing from this historic photo is Ken Lehman, ECF's first board president
Jay Lytle accepts the first Northwestern University Dance Marathon check in 1998, the start of an on-going partnership. Since then, NUDM has awarded over $1.1million to ECF. NUDM executive co-chairs serve on the Foundation's Responsive Grants committee.
The first root2fruit cohort including Organizacion Latina de Evanston, Kids and School Supplies (KASS), S.O.U.L. Creations, and The Musical Offering pictured with Anne Balusek of the Mammel Foundation (front left) and Sara Schastok (front right)
ECF launches its Communityworks venture. Sara Schastok with Nancy Fishman, Grand Victoria Foundation, transforming the Foundation's leadership in reaching its mission. In 2007, ECF released its Communityworks Impact Plan, Every Child Ready for Kindergarten, Every Youth Ready for Work
Ken and Lucy Lehman at an ECF event. ECF's first chair, Ken Lehman recently visited the Story Corp booth with ECF President/CEO Monique B. Jones to record stories of the Foundation's early days.
ECF marched in the 2006 Evanston Fourth of July parade with grantee organizations, board members, staff, and community supporters.