Brewery Tour 2015

RISE supporters organized a great event on Saturday, touring 2 Chicago breweries – Lagunitas and Motor Row, traveling by trolley, enjoying Malnati’s pizza and raising funds to give 10 kids the chance to go to school! Thank you!

Dedication at Sibol today!

The dedication and celebration of 3 additional classrooms at Sibol took place today – thank you Team RISE 2014 for your incredible efforts!  

Team RISE 2015 group training runs begin this Saturday, June 13th, 6:30 am, Skokie Lagoons just east of the Edens Expressway on Tower Road, and along the lakefront meeting on the Lakefront Trail at Montrose. All are welcome – join us!


Team RISE Kick-off Meeting

Do you run or know someone that runs? Join us for the Team RISE Kick-off meeting Saturday, May 30, 8:30 – 9:30 am. Give kids in Angola the chance to go to school through your efforts!

Post-lottery Chicago Marathon entries!

Do you want to run in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2015, or know someone that does? RISE has post-lottery guaranteed entries available. Join Team RISE!

GlobalGiving Bonus Day

Tuesday, April 14th – Microsoft’s YouthSpark Bonus Day on GlobalGiving. Matching funds of $100,000 were available and donations were matched at 50% up to $1000 per donor until they were gone, about 30 minutes after the start. Our donation results were $5275, plus matching funds of $2262. Thanks to all who gave!

Guarantee a spot with RISE!

The 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon registration is open. You can guarantee a spot with RISE or enter through the non-guaranteed lottery between March 10 and April 21. Learn more:

Make a 2015 RISE Resolution!

Make a RISE Resolution for 2015 – send one child in Angola to school for $250. How? Follow RISE on Instagram or Facebook for real-life examples from RISE supporters!

Charitable IRA Provision

On Friday December 19th, the President signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 which includes a provision extending the Charitable IRA tax provision that expired 12/31/2013. An individual who is at least 70 ½ can distribute up to 100K from their traditional or rollover IRA for 2014 without paying federal taxes on the distribution. Please consult your tax attorney.


Real stories. Real results.

Thanks to all who joined us for our annual benefit on Saturday, November 8th. It was a great evening celebrating “Real stories. Real results.” at Toms-Price Home Furnishings in Lincolnshire. Funds raised will educate kids without a school at the village of Trumba in the Bie Province.