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Chicago Lights

"The Driskill Foundation has been a game changer for the Chicago Lights Summer Day program in 2017 and 2018.  The Foundation’s impact focus, leadership, and generosity have lifted Summer Day to the next level in serving students who are at risk of low literacy and dropout. Through curiosity and exploration—and our partnership with the Driskill Foundation—Summer Day students are prepared to thrive in school and in life!"

"We were honored to have The Driskill Foundation serve as the Chicago Lights Gala of Hope’s inaugural Jubilee Sponsor in 2015. Their support in recognition of our Tutoring program’s 50th anniversary paved the way for a record-breaking event, which will allow Chicago Lights to expand and deepen our programming of one-to-one tutoring, arts education, social services, and urban farming. The Driskill Foundation’s commitment to education and fueling the curiosity of young minds is making a difference in the lives of students in our Tutoring program, who are learning from individuals who care about them. Thanks to the incredible support and partnership of The Driskill Foundation, Chicago Lights will continue to thrive, providing hope and opportunity to more than 4,000 children and adults facing the challenges of poverty in our city."

-Stacy Jackson 

Executive Director, Chicago Lights


“Thanks to the generous support and partnership with The Driskill Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago can serve more at-risk youth and, importantly, help ensure young people become innovators, educators, researchers, and future leaders ready to tackle the challenges facing our communities.” 


-Mimi LeClair, CEO

  Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago



Oregon Health & Science University

"With the generous support from the Driskill Foundation, we are able to further our brain tumor research and patient care, allow under-represented minority medical students rotations at a major research hospital, and engage high school students in scientific research. It is undeniable that the Foundation is committed to furthering medical research and promoting underserved populations in medicine and science. We are immensely grateful for their philanthropy."

-Dr. Edward Neuwelt