Waukegan to College rolls out program where parents help other parents navigate higher-education needs

Gorter Family Foundation grantee Waukegan to College and its new Parents Educating Parents program were recently highlighted in a Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun article: “Waukegan to College rolls out program…

Jim Gorter Looks North

Sheridan Road magazine’s Dustin O’Regan sat down with Gorter Family Foundation’s Jim Gorter to discuss his work in North Chicago and his philanthropic motto “Look North”.

SUMMER LABS Features INSPIRE Students at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science’s HELIX magazine recently featured the university’s INSPIRE program, which is a nationally recognized summer mentoring and applied research initiative for local, highly-motivated Latino high…

Darrin Utynek, Bernie’s Book Bank’s New CEO

Darrin Utynek, Bernie’s Book Bank’s New CEO was recently interviewed for Forest & Bluff magazine. When Darrin Utynek met Brian Floriani, founder of Bernie’s Book Bank, at an awards ceremony (where…

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Opens State-of-the-art Campus

Waukegan’s Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, a work-study opportunity for hundreds of students over the last 14 years, recently opened a state-of-the-art campus. Preston Kendall, president of Cristo Rey…

President’s Pen: Making the World a Better Place

Last week the News Sun, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald and WBBM Radio ran stories about a recent Waukegan City Council meeting where our zoning request was approved to turn the…