Billy Dec & Juanita Jordan's Fundraiser:

Christian Fenger Academy

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BENEFITING: Children First Fund

Billy Dec & Juanita Jordan

THE STORY:

4 years ago, the brutal killing of a Fenger High School student by a mob of kids, virally spread on video around the world, caused international outrage and cast a negative light on both Fenger and Chicago. Fenger's principal, Liz Dozier, who started only weeks before the incident, tasked to turn the school around, began tackling their many challenges with amazing force and commitment to make Fenger a thriving & safe learning environment.  She and her staff have been successful in turning the school around, however the support Fenger received for new programs in the aftermath of the killing was a 4 year grant that ended last year, and now the kids are at risk of things reverting back to the way it once was.

Restauranteur & Philanthropist Billy Dec has been involved in mentoring activities for Fenger students since volunteering as Principal For The Day after the fatal incident happened four years ago. After developing a stronger relationship with Principal Dozier and the kids over the years, and hearing more of their needs, Dec decided to engage the help of his friend Juanita Jordan who graduated from Fenger, to raise money in order to allow the kids the chance they so deserve. Dec & Jordan kicked off the effort with an event at Dec's restaurant where they raised over $70,000 in part with generous donations on this CrowdRise page from donations of any size from people like you.

Please consider making a donation here now as this is an ongoing issue, with ongoing needs, and ongoing potential to help so many.  Please share the story and link with your friends, spread the word!  We want to continue to grow the support and keep raising money to help the kids of Fenger Academy! 

Thank you!

The Children First Fund is fiscally sponsoring the Christian Fenger Academy. Your donation will be made out to the Children FIrst Fund and the Children First Fund will be the recipient on your donation receipt.

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To This Fundraiser

$100,305

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jeri Alexandra

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • David Evans

    $25

  • The Baryl Family

    $500

  • Robin C. Tuthill

    $100

  • The Dulcio Family

    $25

  • Diana Swanson Bell

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Eric Johnson

    $25

  • Linda Ruffins

    $100

  • Joyce Hutchinson

    $10

  • Erma Johnson

    $100

  • Kay Shannon

    $100

  • Dylan E. Holloway

    $25

  • Jodie Cantrell

    $25

  • Betty & Ara Mayian

    $50

  • Rick and Debby Winer

    $100

  • Adam Bitner

    $20

  • Professor Susan Rankaitis, Class of Fenger 1967

    $100

  • Rudy Van Kampen

    $10

  • Carolyn Davis

    $45

  • A Concerned Citizen

    $50

  • Joy Boggio

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Michael Menotti

    $100

  • Kristi Chadwick

    $100

  • Ralph & Evelyn Starczewski

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Angela Klein

    $50

  • Robert Cavoto

    $500

  • Stephan Idris Mambazo, MSW

     

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Daniel Watson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Deanna Ver Steeg

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Gail Philbin

    $100

  • Ashley

    $50

  • Blair Robertson

    $50

  • RPM Advertising, Inc.

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Laurelin Hefter

    $100

  • Ron Fazio

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mary Watson

    $150

  • Frank Cerrone

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kevin Majeski

     

  • Rock on Fenger

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kate Panozzo

     

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Thompson Family

    $25

  • Carlson Family in MA (former Chicagoans)

    $50

  • Gloria Walsh

    $25

  • Beth & Morty

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $70

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Karimi

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Brian

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • In memory of Hazel Odom

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

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  • Sandra Collins

    $100

  • Kym Costello

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Joe T.

    $75

  • Bruce Cronander

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Maria W.

    $50

  • Andrew McKenna

    $100

  • Joanna & Sam Travlos

    $25

  • A Fellow Chicagoan

    $20

  • Roy Anderson

    $495

  • Heather Anichini & Brennan Young

    $100

  • Goorin Brothers, Inc.

    $50

  • Robinson Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • June Cook Parks

    $200

  • Wanda M. Castle

    $50

  • Deborah Neal Parker HS '73'

    $25

  • Victoria Rice

    $90

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Stu

    $100

  • Brian Brady

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Dennison family

     

  • Joe T

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $16

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Friend of Fenger

    $50

  • People Against Dirty

    $2,000

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The Team: $100,305 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Billy Dec & Juanita Jordan

Amount Raised:

$84,620

Fundraiser Title

Frederick Quinn

Amount Raised:

$5,200

Fundraiser Title

Claire Dybala

Amount Raised:

$2,600

Fundraiser Title

Ivy Israel

Amount Raised:

$1,765

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Malkin

Amount Raised:

$1,750

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Melinda Jakovich

Amount Raised:

$1,000

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Bruce Cronander

Amount Raised:

$1,000

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Brian Brady

Amount Raised:

$500

Donor Comments

People Against Dirty

People Against Dirty

DONATION: $2,000

2 months ago

Friend of Fenger

Friend of Fenger

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $16

8 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

To Liz Dozier and her inspiring dedication to an important and difficult jobl 10 months ago