Building Civic Cent$
Your voice has given students a voice to help improve their schools and communities.
We are inspired to top our goal!
The Challenge Grant Campaign will be extended until the end of February, 2020. Donations will be matched up to $10,000. The match is generously provided by Kris and Ed Kazemek, sustaining supporters of Our American Voice.
Your gift today will double support for Our American Voice.
Our American Voice® Across Illinois
In 27 communities across Illinois, over 1000 students are learning
the American democratic process works. They are leading their
communities in collaboration for positive change. These civically
engaged students will write the history of their generation.
Your financial support of OAV, in partnership with the Barat Education Foundation,
amplifies these student voices:
“OAV has changed my life because I have been able to create a connection with
my community through my service.”
“OAV has opened a door for me… changed me by teaching me that I have a choice…
helped me think about people in our community, so everybody takes a stand and helps each other.”
We wish to especially thank the following generous supporters to our Challenge Grant Campaign.
Ed and Kris Kazemek, our $10,000 matching grant donors for the OAV Challenge Campaign,
and these committed supporters:
Susan J. Allen Allen and Idy Gitleson
Karl Androes Virginia and Ward Highstone
Friends of Michael Bauer Nancy Kohn
Eugene Brady Douglas and Marie Liu
Nancy D. Castle Florabell Liu
Manuel R. Chepote Lester School students and families
Edward Coffey William D. Moylan
Trisha Cohen Catherine Moylan Mini
Ed Crego Maureen E. Ryan
Lisa Crego Danielle Scharf
Caroline Crozier Cynthia Schiffrin
Michael Dimengo Mary Schwarzbach
Lissa Druss Debra Shore
Suzy Evans Charles Smith
Tom Finn Denise Stauder
Shalanda Gaines Patti Turner
Kathleen Gillespie Cathy Wilson