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Christian Fenger Academy

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BENEFITING: Children First Fund

ORGANIZER: Billy Dec &

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THE STORY:

Billy Dec & Juanita Jordan wrote -

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

$255

MONEY RAISED
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  • Stephan Idris Mambazo, MSW

     

  • Laurelin Hefter

    $100

  • Andrew McKenna

    $100

  • Joe T

    $30

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $100,355 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Billy Dec & Juanita Jordan

Amount Raised

$84,620

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Frederick Quinn

Amount Raised

$5,200

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Claire Dybala

Amount Raised

$2,600

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Ivy Israel

Amount Raised

$1,765

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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

Joe T

Joe T

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Andrew McKenna

Andrew McKenna

DONATION: $100

Your efforts demonstrate that the problems besetting inner city schools can be solved, but require massive investment. This is a HUMAN infrastructure issue, requiring public expenditure of the kind we need for our bridges, roads, waterways, reservoirs, etc. It is deplorable that your grants funds ended. 4 years ago

Laurelin Hefter

Laurelin Hefter

DONATION: $100

I support you! 4 years ago

Stephan Idris Mambazo, MSW

Stephan Idris Mambazo, MSW

An investment for our future, via our present. 4 years ago