October 2013

IIF Spotlight: IZZYz KIDZ Goal Setting

The following quotes are pulled from journal entries submitted as part of the IZZYz KIDz After School Program. Learn More

During our focus on Goal Setting we asked our youth to cast a vision for three goals they could reach for over time. The time frame included what they could achieve in 3 month, 1 year, and 5 years.

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IIF Staff Spotlight: Kristin Ignozzi

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. I came to Chicago in 2010 to attend Loyola University Chicago, where I am currently a senior. I am very excited to be graduating in May 2014 with a B.B.A. in Sport Management and a minor in Marketing. Currently, I am the Events Coordinator at the Israel Idonije Foundation as well as being a part of the Chicago Bears Events and Entertainment Team and serving as a Student Marketing Manager for Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus Life. In my free time I really enjoy staying active and being outdoors or exploring new restaurants in Chicago!

How long have you been working for IIF?

I have been with IIF since January 2013 when I started as a Communications Intern. I was then promoted to Events Coordinator in May 2013.

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Donor Spotlight: Jessica LaShawn Williams

Jessica LaShawn Williams is a reoccurring donor who has chosen to support IIF on a monthly basis. The Israel Idonije Foundation is so thankful for her support and encouragement.

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I reside on the west side of Chicago and volunteer as a community/youth engagement specialist on the south and west side of Chicago. I enjoy traveling and working as a regional flight attendant.

How did you first hear about the Israel Idonije Foundation?

I was introduced to the Israel Idonije Foundation after interviewing Israel Idonije at a Kanye West event rewarding children with perfect attendance.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Sweetener Supply Corporation

Tom Speck responded on behalf of Sweetener Supply Corporation, a family owned business that has supported the Israel Idonije Foundation for many years. Mr. Speck graciously reflected on Sweetener Supply Co’s decision to support IIF.

Tell us a little about Sweetener Supply Corporation:

Sweetener Supply Corporation is a family owned company based in Brookfield Illinois specializing in the manufacturing of sugars and sweeteners to the confection, dairy, beverage and food industries.

How did your company first hear about the Israel Idonije Foundation?

We first become aware of the foundation through my Sister-in-Law Kelley Speck who has worked with Israel Idonije for a number of years on various business and non for profit endeavors.

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