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Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Karen & Steve committed to “be bold and get cold” and took the polar plunge for Special Olympics Illinois!

Karen Wilson, President & CEO of MAKE Corporation, joined fellow Special Olympics IL Board of Directors members on team “The Board Backers”. The Board of Directors (which includes some of the athletes!) surpassed their goal of $10,000, raising $12,745 for the 22,000 athletes participating across Illinois. The Polar Plunge events occur annually across the state and the board travels to various locations to plunge with the athletes.

MAKE will be celebrating the 50 years of inclusion and empowerment all year alongside Special Olympics and we hope you consider joining us:

https://www.specialolympics.org/50th.asp

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2018 First Look for Charity

First Look for Charity is an annual fundraising event hosted by the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place Chicago. The event was projected to raise $3 million for 18 charities across Chicago. Attendees have a chance to preview the Auto Show while supporting their charity of choice. MAKE attended as a sponsor for Special Olympics Illinois for the fifth consecutive year.IMG_4344

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2017 Holiday Card Design Contest

In effort to spread peace during the holiday season, MAKE hosts an annual card design contest for all of our consultants and staff. The winning illustration will receive $500 and be featured in our annual holiday e-card. Here were a few of the wonderful submissions we received (click on any image to view larger). Thanks to all who participated!

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Special Olympics Inspire Greatness Gala

MAKE Corporation celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Inspire Greatness Gala benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The 2017 Gala paid tribute to the athletes of Special Olympics and the role they have played in this historic movement and showing the world how Special Olympics transforms lives.22549803_10210684664532889_686297194666170581_n 22687571_10154773066296637_4591822779296177037_n sponsors

MAKE Corporation Sponsors 2017 Southwest Airlines LUV Classic

MAKE Corporation was proud to be a part of the 32nd Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament. Since 1985, the Southwest Airlines LUV Classic Charity Golf Tournament and Party has donated more than $16 million to benefit children’s charities, including: Children’s Hospital Colorado, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Knights of Heroes, and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

The MAKE team proud to meet Gary Kelly, CEO of SWA

The MAKE team was proud to meet Gary Kelly, CEO of SWA

"BeFORE" Event

“BeFORE” Event

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2017 Plane Pull: Pulling Together for Special Olympics

The Plane Pull is the ultimate tug-of-war competition as teams compete to pull an aircraft 12 feet as quickly as possible, while fundraising for Special Olympics IL! Awards are given to the fastest pull in each division, fastest pull overall and top fundraising team.

MAKE Corporation participated for the 5th year and set our fastest time yet!PP5PP6PP1 PP4

2017 Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby

60,000 rubber ducks splash into the Chicago River for the 12th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby! For the 5th year, MAKE purchased each of our consultants and the entire MAKE staff a duck in support of this signature annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois. This is one of our favorite events every summer!

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2017 First Look for Charity

First Look for Charity is an annual fundraising event hosted by the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place Chicago. Attendees have a chance to preview the Auto Show while supporting their charity of choice. MAKE attended as a sponsor for Special Olympics Illinois for the fourth consecutive year. The event raised $2.5 million for 18 charities across Chicago.

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Feed My Starving Children Hope Filled Holiday

We had the opportunity to spend the weekend with Feed My Starving Children – Schaumburg for their Hope Filled Holiday event! We had over 100 team members, family and friends help us work toward the goal of packing 1.5 million meals for children at Mission of Hope: Haiti and around the world. Thank you Feed My Starving Children and everyone who joined us in MAKEing spirits brighter in Haiti!IMG_0046 IMG_0051IMG_5835

Holiday Card Design Contest

In effort to spread PEACE this holiday season, MAKE hosted a card design contest for all of our consultants and staff. The winning illustration received $500 and will be featured in our annual holiday e-card. Here were a few of the wonderful submissions we received. Thanks to all who participated!annabelle catherine Connie Bielefeldt jordan Meriga Nagamani morgan Valerie McCafferty