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Literacy Fair

August 6
6pm-8pm

Polk Conference RoomAnixter Center
2032 N. Clybourn Ave.
Free parking behind building!

Join us for booths, light refreshments and a raffle with great prizes!

Learn more about our program while meeting our learners and celebrating our tutors. Discover how you can tutor and make a difference in the life of an individual with a disability.

RSVP by July 15 to Cat or Lesley.

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tereDr. Teresa Garate has been named President & CEO of Anixter Center, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving children, teens and adults with disabilities and related challenges. She assumes the leadership role effective June 1, following the retirement of Anixter Center’s current President & CEO, Kevin Limbeck.

Dr. Garate becomes the first woman and the first Latina president of Anixter Center, an organization founded in 1919 by a group of dedicated women who were determined to make a difference in the lives of others. With an extensive background in both the government and private sectors, Dr. Garate brings a wealth of experience to Anixter Center and its three divisions, CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society and Lekotek.

“Tere’s lifelong passion for serving people with disabilities and her experience in the disability field, as well as her management skills and passion for innovation, made her a unanimous choice for us,” said Joanna Horsnail, President of Anixter Center’s Board of Directors. “She is a strong leader who is wonderfully suited to guide Anixter Center into the next 100 years of service.”

With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Garate is recognized at the local, state and national levels as an authority in the fields of education, human services, public health and disabilities. She is a well-known advocate for marginalized communities throughout Illinois and has been a keynote speaker in the United States and abroad on issues of disability and empowerment.

On a personal level, as the parent of a daughter with a developmental disability, Dr. Garate comes to Anixter Center with first-hand knowledge of the struggles and triumphs that families in similar situations face.

“Anixter Center has a rich history of service to others and an aggressive strategic plan that continues our mission of service and promotes growth so that we can serve even more people,” said Dr. Garate. “I look forward to the challenge of implementing that strategy and making Anixter Center a recognized go-to authority in the field of disabilities.”

In addition to her role as Anixter Center’s new leader, Dr. Garate will continue to serve on the Steering Committee of the Kennedy Forum Illinois, a coalition of local and state business and civic leaders charged with bringing attention to mental health issues. She will also continue as a faculty member in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois, Chicago.  

Anixter Center participants and staff are asking our fellow Illinois residents to commit to funding community-based services in our state. This is part of a statewide social media campaign called Commit to the Community – Commit to Me which is being led by the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF). The photos are being posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show the people of Illinois the faces of those who will be impacted if there are Human Service Budget. The overall goal is for legislators in the State of Illinois to take action to support the funding of community-based services.

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2015-ChiChaCha-Participant1Anixter Center is excited to announce that Deloitte Chicago is our 2015 Chicago Charity Challenge Partner!

The Chicago Charity Challenge is a nonprofit volunteer and fundraising competition that teams businesses with charities to motivate, support and reward employee giving. Employees work together from May 1 – December 31 to impact an issue or community and win money awards for their charity partner.

Your gift will help transform the lives of nearly 8,000 children, teens, and adults with disabilities that Anixter Center serves. Additionally, your contribution will count toward Deloitte’s fundraising efforts—increasing our chances of winning the Challenge’s top award of $10,000 to further support Anixter Center’s vital work throughout greater Chicago!

Please contact Sari Rubin, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at 773/973-7900 ext. 253 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions relating to your donation or the Chicago Charity Challenge.

P.S.: To learn more about Deloitte Chicago, click here!

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tereOn behalf of the entire Board of Directors for Anixter Center, we are delighted to announce that, after an extensive search, Dr. Teresa Garate has accepted the position of Anixter Center CEO & President.

Tere has a lifelong passion for serving people with disabilities. Her combination of government and private sector experience in disabilities fields, education, management skills and passion for innovation make her an ideal choice to lead Anixter Center into our next 100 years of service.

Tere will officially become CEO on May 30, following our current CEO Kevin Limbeck's retirement.

We are very excited to have her.

 

 

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