Chicago Metro | Wisconsin | Indiana Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Friday - October 22

The latest local Chicago/Milwaukee/Indianapolis/Joliet/Madison area nonprofit news to help power your network, strengthen your organization and keep you involved with your professional peers, funders, competitors and cohorts!

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association mourns the passing of Maestro Bernard Haitink, who served as Principal Conductor of the CSO from 2006 to 2010. He was 92. His musical contributions and presence will be greatly missed.

We 👀some Sports Legends on this list! 👏

Several teens are making huge strides to help support Will Walker, a peer that was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma. They organized an event called “Walk for Will” to raise awareness and help support the Walker family financially. #PowerofChildren

In a surprise ceremony, Senior Assoc. Dean Coleen Coleman learned that she won this year's Jean E. Shedd University Citizenship Award. "She is not only SESP’s MVP; she is surely one of @NorthwesternU's," Dean David Figlio said. @SESP_AssocDean

SO proud of Madison Board member, Aaron Perry, and the work he does to better the health of Black men in our state and beyond. What an absolute honor and privilege to have his voice on the AHA board where he continues to impact lives! Congrats Aaron!

We had so much fun sharing 4-H with @fairoaksfarms visitors last Saturday! 4-H’ers brought their animals and teaching skills to lead STEM, healthy living, animal science, and civic engagement activities with the public.

There’s no better way to start off the 4-H year than to say the 4-H pledge with your friends! 4-H enrollment is now open – contact your local @PurdueExtension office at or visit to get started.

Thank you to poet, @chanteljmassey for representing us at the @IndplsArtCenter’s Art of the Word event tonight!

Catch “Little Shop of Horrors” at Northerly Island (1521 S. Link White Dr.) tomorrow or “Scoob!” at Sherman Park (1301 W. 52nd St.) on Sat., Oct. 23 at 7 pm. Both Campfire 🔥 Horror Movies are FREE! ➡️ Presented by @MarsGlobal & supported by @Xfinity

The @chicagotribune identified fewer than 500 free public restrooms in Chicago. Swaths of the city contain few or none, and few are open overnight.

They created an interactive map:
& printable flyer:

What is the difference between food insecurity and hunger? Nutrition experts explain:

Tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 22) is the round one admissions deadline for our groundbreaking Dual Master's Degree program with @CUHKofficial. Learn how to earn two master’s degrees in: (1) applied economics + (1) social and economic policy.-->

“After School Matters has helped me tremendously! I used to be shy but my program brought me out of my shell and helped me find my voice. My instructor and peers encouraged me to share my thoughts and not be afraid to make mistakes.” - ASM alum Daisy Tlatenchi

#myASMstory #ASM30

TONIGHT! Tune into @wisconsinlife on @PBSWI at 7pm to see an episode filmed at the Goodman Center! Or, watch the episode live at 7pm here:

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