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Take Back Chicago

Check out these maps I made showing campaign contributions to aldermen. Alderman James Cappleman has gotten thousands from low-wage employers and high-end developers in his ward- http://littlesis.org/maps/319-cappleman. And, unsurprisingly, Alderman Edward Burke has gotten hundreds of thousands in contributions from banks- http://littlesis.org/maps/314-burke.

We will be having a virtual Littlesis training this Thursday, October 2nd at noon, where we can learn how to make maps like this- let me know if anyone wants to be part of it.

A Better Chicago still many more board, advisory and governing council members to add!

Donald R. Wilson, Jr.

"Today, Mr. Wilson runs a nationally known proprietary trading company, has built a prestigious sailing organization in the Chicago Match Race Center and lives in Lincoln Park with his wife and four children.
But he's an anomaly among the many CEOs who send their children to private schools. Mr. Wilson's school-age children attend public school in his neighborhood. Mr. Wilson had never been to North Lawndale before he got involved in the school and says he's concerned about discrepancies between high-performing schools and others.
“Of course we felt that if (Chicago Public Schools) provided the opportunity for a quality education to all its students, we would have spent the money on something else,” he says, while noting that charter schools don't always work. DRW takes over the failing Power House High School, also a charter."

"Ron Manderschied still remembers the day he asked Bruce Rauner for a million dollars.
It was 2006 and Mr. Manderschied was president of the Noble Network of Charter Schools. He met with Mr. Rauner, then chairman of Chicago private-equity firm GTCR LLC, in a living room-like suite at the firm's Sears Tower office. But he was nervous because he had never asked anyone for such a large sum. After an hour's discussion, Mr. Rauner agreed to the $1 million donation that would make his name the first one emblazoned on a Noble school.[...]Mr. Rauner was drawn into the Noble fold by Allan Muchin, a founding partner of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, who is chairman of Noble's board. The two men joined with other donors to tap personal and professional contacts and plug Noble into a grid of high-powered, high-profile Chicago contributors.
“I know a lot of businessmen,” Mr. Muchin says. “The reception I got was surprisingly good.”
Mr. Rauner, a Republican from Winnetka, has backed a number of charter schools, including the UNO Charter School Network now dogged by questions of cronyism. But he has given the most to Noble, just over $3.5 million. He not only funded the opening of Rauner College Prep on the city's West Side in 2006 but prompted Penny Pritzker, now U.S. secretary of commerce, and the family of his late mentor, Stanley Golder, to sponsor two more schools."
Stanley Golder
Penny Pritzker
Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman

"Liam Krehbiel, part of the wealthy family that founded Molex Inc. and founder and CEO of nonprofit A Better Chicago, joined Noble's board last year. “Noble has been really thoughtful about building strong, authentic relationships with its donors,” he says. “They really run Noble like a high-performance corporation.”

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140222/ISSUE01/3...Noble Network of Charter Schools
Molex
A Better Chicago
Liam Krehbiel

Next Generation Learning Challenges is supported by more than $46 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation via Educause.

Next Generation Learning Challenges
"NGLC is managed by EDUCAUSE, a non-profit association working to advance higher education through the use of information technology, in conjunction with the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and the League for Innovation in the Community College. Additional program support for the Regional Funds partner organizations will be provided by CEE-Trust."
Educause

LEAP Innovations "Lockett is the former CEO of New Schools for Chicago and Renaissance Schools Fund, both of which provided money to start many of the city's charter schools and helped the best grow into multicampus networks.

She said she was approached by the national Next Generation Learning Challenges, which along with the Broad Foundation wanted to create pilot programs in two cities in which entire schools would use technology to deliver personalized learning for all students." http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-28/news/ct-sch...

New Schools for Chicago Phyllis Lockett The Broad Foundation Next Generation Learning Challenges

Achievement Asset Management Formerly Peak6 Advisors, hedge-fund spinoff of Peak6 prop trading firm

Take Back ChicagoLatin School of Chicago Please take a look at the 51 board members of the Latin School. Still a lot of connections to be added from the bios. Your help would be welcome!

American Lung Association
This organization is among those listed in The Chain of Environmental Control by the US Senate on Environment and Public Works, July 2014. The environmental movement is claiming falsely that Carbon Dioxide is a major driver behind Global Warming (Climate Change). Average lower temperatures over the past 15 years demonstrate that their is no correlation between temperature (Climate Change) and Carbon Dioxide PPM increases in the Atmosphere. According to recent studies Climate Change is driven by wind patterns.

Deborah Quazzo
GSV suggests that educational impact — “return on education” (ROE) — is key to attracting capital and building value. This ROE includes driving down cost, substantially learning improves outcomes, boosting access, and building instructional capacity. This focus on impact reduces the importance of tax status and the false barrier that separates for-profits and not-for-profits.--Getting Smart July 2012, Tom Vander Ark

Deborah Quazzo

Deb Quazzo has donated $6K to Rauner's campaign from 2/5/2013 to 9/8/2014. $5K to RE's campaign.

Global Fuel Divestment Movement This list added the Rockefeller Brothers Fund today to more than 180 organizations promising to divest their interests in fossil fuels. The source of this list is maintained by Arabella Advisors, a firm that consults with philanthropists and investors to use their resources to achieve social goals. http://www.arabellaadvisors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/0...

Rockefeller Brothers Fund has become the latest to organization to pledge to divest their interests in fossil fuels and seek clean energy alternatives. A complete list of organizations which have done so is now on LittleSis as the "Global Fuel Divestment Movement"

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/us/heirs-to-an-oil-fort...

Take Back Chicago

30thward and c99x- welcome! You can learn how to use LittleSis by using the 'Help' tab at the top of the page. Also, we can arrange a tutorial with LittleSis admins- let me know.

@c99x may want to pursue this linkage for Deborah Quazzo