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Helping NHS Rebuild Neighborhoods

On behalf of the thousands of families who benefited from their support, NHS of Chicago acknowledges and thanks the partners that are dedicated to creating vibrant neighborhoods all are proud to call home.


Over $500,000

  • NeighborWorks America


$100,000 - $499,999

  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • Citi Foundation
  • Chase
  • Freddie Mac
  • State Farm
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • U.S. Bank


$50,000 - $99,999

  • Associated Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
  • Housing Partnership Network
  • HSBC - North America
  • Pierce & Associates
  • The PrivateBank and Trust Company
  • Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust
  • West Monroe Partners


$10,000 - $49,999

  • Alfred Bersted Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
  • The Alphawood Foundation
  • American Family Insurance
  • Country Financial
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
  • FDC Foundation
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Bank of Highland Park
  • First Midwest Bank & Trust Company
  • FirstService Residential
  • The Fund for Shared Insight
  • The Harris Family Foundation
  • Illinois FAIR Plan Association
  • Inland Bank & Trust
  • MB Financial Bank
  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • The Northern Trust Company
  • Ocwen Financial Corporation
  • PNC
  • Wells Fargo
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City of Chicago

Since NHS’ inception, the City of Chicago has been a caring and powerful NHS partner, fighting for strong and stable neighborhoods throughout Chicago. Without this key partnership, NHS would not have had success in revitalizing neighborhoods and helping Chicago homeowners in purchasing and keeping their homes.

The City of Chicago Department of Community Development's mission is to promote and preserve a vibrant economy by encouraging job creation, development of new businesses and affordable housing, and creating and sustaining healthy neighborhoods.

For More Information
Call 3-1-1 if you’re a Chicago resident, or visit

Rahm Emanuel
Mayor, City of Chicago

For More Information

Contact Mary Carlson at 773-329-4129 or

2014 NHS Metro Board

The Community Banks Partnership is an innovative working group comprised of banking industry leaders who meet to discuss issues important to community banking, such as trends in neighborhoods and the housing market, new regulation, and legislative updates. NHS gratefully acknowledges the support of its FY2015 and FY2016 Community Bank Partners.

  • First Bank of Highland Park
  • Inland Bank and Trust
  • American Chartered Bank
  • First Eagle Bank
  • FirstMerit Bank
  • First Midwest Bank, NA
  • Hoyne Savings Bank
  • Republic Bank
  • State Bank of India
NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS ($2,500 - $4,999)
  • Bank Leumi USA
  • Bridgeview Bank Mortgage
  • Community Savings Bank
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • Guaranty Bank
  • Liberty Bank for Savings
  • North Shore Community Bank & Trust
  • Pullman Bank & Trust
  • Standard Bank and Trust Company
  • Central Federal Savings & Loan
  • Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest
  • Elgin State Bank
  • Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan
  • Prospect Federal Savings Bank
  • Providence Bank
  • Pulaski Savings Bank
  • Signature Bank
  • Burling Bank
  • Devon Bank
  • First Savings Bank of Hegewisch
  • Forest Park National Bank & Trust
  • Glenview State Bank
  • Midland States Bank
  • Mutual Federal Bank
  • Seaway Bank & Trust

To join NHS’ Community Banks Partnership or for more information, please contact Kelly Pearson or call at (773) 329-4137.

Thank you to our generous supporters.

NHS greatly appreciates the friendship and generosity of the many individuals whose contributions from April 1st, 2018 through March 31st, 2019 make it possible for NHS to strengthen households and communities through homeownership.

For more information on how to support NHS, please contact Jennifer Conway or call at (773) 329-4138.

Cornerstone Society

NHS Chicago Cornerstone Society

The NHS Cornerstone Society is an elite and committed group of contributors comprised of:

  • Growing Supporters who donate $1,000 or more;
  • Ground Supporters who donate over $2,500; and
  • Stone Supporters, our top donors, who contribute $5,000 and up.

The support of the Cornerstone Society allows NHS to transform communities, connect services and programs to those who need it most and empower families to chart their homeownership path.

Stone Supporters ($5,000 and Above)

  • Christel Erickson-Collins and Mark Collins
  • Thomas P. FitzGibbon Jr.*
  • Sean J. Heath
  • In memory of Nicholas A. Karris (Nicholas and Mary Ann Karris Charitable Fund)
  • Bruce Martin
  • John E. Neal

Ground Supporter ($2,500 and Above)

  • Bruce A. Gottschall*

Growing Supporter ($1,000 and Above)

  • Jonathan D. Adams
  • Vicky Arroyo
  • Gary Collins
  • Bill Eager
  • Kristin Faust
  • Lloyd Lambert
  • Robert V. McGhee
  • Don Meyer
  • Andrew Mooney
  • In honor of Philip J. Rutledge (Phyllis Caldwell)
  • Andrew Salk
  • Tony Smith
  • Peter Stickler
  • Gregory Whitehead
  • Ed* and Ana Williams
  • *Cornerstone Society Chairs

$500 and Above

  • Joseph H. Ballway
  • James Carr
  • Philip Flynn
  • Leon Gray
  • Lawrence Grisham
  • Lee Haynes
  • Edward H. Jacob
  • Cindy Larson
  • Arthur Neville
  • Olinda Rodriguez
  • Matthew J. Roth
  • William W. Towns
  • In memory of Dr. Leon Walker (Leon Walker)
  • Christen S. Wiggins
  • Beth Witczak

$300 and Above

  • Anjanette Brown
  • Linda Greene
  • Bartek Mosz
  • Gunnar P. Nilsson
  • Nicholas Peneff
  • Jose Pletz
  • Emily Robinson
  • George Surgeon
  • Peter Szydlowski

$100 and Above

  • Daniel J. Burke
  • Lynette Briggs
  • Sarah Brune
  • Calo Bucaro
  • Steven J. Casey
  • Paul L. Cerasoli
  • Allison B. Clark
  • Donna Clarke
  • Dane H. Cleven
  • Robin Coffey
  • Darlene Dugo
  • Molly Ekerdt
  • Jose A. Flores
  • Andrew E. Geer
  • Rebecca Goldstein
  • Hector J. Gonzalez
  • Paula Grantt
  • John M. Groene
  • Lokesh Gyanali
  • William Hassett
  • George J. Havelka
  • Roland Hejeto
  • Tony Hernandez
  • Angela Hurlock
  • Roberto Interiano
  • Rafael Leon
  • David A. Levinson
  • Jerry Lumpkins
  • Rohit Masthipur
  • Frank Mingey
  • Frank Montro
  • Deborah C. Moore
  • Boyd Nelson
  • Lakesha Nelson
  • Kelly Pearson
  • Brogan M. Ptacin
  • Theodore Rand
  • Raul Raymundo
  • Jason Riley
  • Bill Ristau
  • Michael D. Rodriguez
  • Chris Rothwell
  • Marvin Rotstein
  • James Sanders
  • Celena Santiago
  • Jolene Saul
  • Darris L. Shaw
  • Steve Sondheimer
  • Alana Thomas
  • Karen Thomas
  • Linda V. Tucker
  • Robert Tucker
  • Richard C. Williams

$50 and Above

  • Kimberly Adams
  • Steven M. Cain
  • Jennifer Conway
  • Frank Cooper
  • Margaret Dodge
  • Angela Dowell
  • Katherine Haennicke
  • Marcy Huttas
  • Patricia Jefferson
  • Kristen Komara
  • Diane W. Limas
  • Danielle Matthews
  • Andrea D. Reed
  • David Rudd
  • Tiffany Smith
  • Georgi Todorov
  • Ronald Victor
  • Leah Wallace
  • Chery Wilson
  • Karen Woods
  • John Yi
  • Judith D. Zaba

Strong partnerships are central to the success of the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative ®. Neighborhood Housing Services would like thank the following funders and partners for supporting the operation and programs of the Greystone Initiative ®.

Operating support for the Greystone Initiative ® is generously provided by:
City of Chicago
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts

Greystone Initiative ® program partners include:

The Chicago Home Safety Partnership (CHSP) is a working group led by NHS and comprised of insurance industry leaders, the City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois.

The continued support and guidance of CHSP partners is crucial to meeting the mission of neighborhood revitalization. NHS thanks the following CHSP partners for their support and leadership:

For More Information

To learn more about corporate or government CHSP partnership opportunities, contact Anne Cole at (773) 329-4149 or

2014 NHS Metro Board

Thomas P. FitzGibbon, Jr.


Where were you born?

T.F. : I was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma during World War II. My dad was in the Army. When I was only a couple months old, my parents moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where I was raised.

How did you get where you are today?

T.F. : I got where I am today because other people recognized that I had leadership abilities and talent for being able to communicate to people that I value them as individuals. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to continue growing in my career, which has served me well. During my time with MB Financial, I was in charge of Retail Banking with 100 offices and had a staff of 700. I was the President of the MB Financial Charitable Foundation and the MB Financial Community Development Corporation from 1995-2010.

What were the most important lessons you learned from your parents?

T.F. : My mom died when I was 13 and I was the oldest of my 9 siblings. At the time of my mom’s passing, our family included one toddler. People would say about my mom that she had a smile that would enter the room before she did. She taught me how to be happy with myself and happy in what I do. She also taught me how to cook and how to sew, a valuable asset when she passed on so early in life. My dad worked two jobs, and he was always that steady even handed Patriarch. He was a good listener and would only speak when he had some important thing to say. Although he was very busy with working two jobs, he did manage to raise the family as a single parent and still teach me how to drive.

What are you most proud of?

T.F. : I’m most proud of my kids, my son and daughter. My daughter has a master’s degree in Public Policy and is the Deputy overseeing the special projects at the State of Minnesota Department of Higher Learning. My son has a PhD in Economics and Marketing and splits his time between Geneva Switzerland and Chicago where he works with agencies in their education divisions.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

T.F. : I would tell my younger self to make sure the people that you trust are worthy of that trust.

How do you like to spend your free time?

T.F. : I enjoy flying planes and riding my Harley motorcycle. I enjoy going to the theatre and the opera, and I volunteer with my church and a number of other organizations who work to improve the lives of low and moderate income families needing guidance and support.

When were you introduced to NHS of Chicago?

T.F. : I was introduced to NHS of Chicago at the beginning in 1975. I came to Chicago and met with the founders, Gale Cincotta and Bruce Gottschall, and I kept in contact with them all through the years. I was a member of the founding board of the NHS Twin Cities of (Minneapolis and St. Paul). When I moved to Washington, D.C., I was elected the chair of NHS in D.C. and served in that capacity from 1981-1995. I also became the chairman of the board of NHS of Chicago during the late 1990s. I’ve known of NHS all of my adult life.

Why are you connected to NHS?

T.F. : Growing up, nine of us lived in a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house. So I have always wanted to help people find quality and affordable housing. Through my work in banking, I knew I had a channel to add value and bring resources to the community in partnership with NHS with my banking contacts and knowledge of the banking industry.

What is it about NHS’ mission that you connect to?

T.F. : I’m connected to the people that we serve; people who are working families like my family growing up. I also feel a connection to the people who work for NHS. They understand the communities that they serve and work very hard to improve the lives of our neighbors.

What do you want to accomplish through your charitable giving?

T.F. : I want to demonstrate a commitment to the mission, whether it is my church, alma mater, or other community-based organizations serving the needs of families and community. The NHS mission, values and vision align with my commitment to making the lives of our neighbors better.

What mission draws your attention the most?

T.F. : I’m drawn to missions whose work serves those who are underserved: organizations that work to provide safe and secure environments, improve household income to a living wage, and small businesses that enhance community development.

What shapes your giving and what are your top three giving priorities?

T.F. : I always plan my giving. I support organizations that I have an affiliation with either through board service, volunteering, and yes, sometimes I’m recruited. My top giving priorities include housing, community development, and economic development.

What do you want to accomplish through your charitable giving?

T.F. : Through my giving, I hope that other people who are in a position to give do the same. I would hope that my charitable giving demonstrates the commitment that others would share in their own contributions. Through my gift, I hope to leverage limited resources and grow to serve more

What would happen if NHS weren’t doing the work it is doing?

T.F. : There would be much more chaos with foreclosures and vacant buildings. NHS provides hope and serves as an advocate for the underserved markets and families. Without an advocate like NHS, many working families would not have the opportunities to make positive change happen in their lives and in their neighborhoods.