Anixter in the News2019-06-27T15:46:09+00:00
Anixter Center celebrating A Century of Service builboard at Wrigley Field

Anixter in the News

Yard Sale at Anixter Center

On Saturday, June 29th, Anixter Center will have a yard sale at 6050 N California Ave. (formerly Ferst School) from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Educational materials have been labeled and priced, and are now ready to be sold. Calling all Special Education Teachers, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, [...]

Anixter Center’s Benefit for Ability Hits a Home Run

A sold-out crowd of more than 350 gathered at Wrigley Field's 1914 Club on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, to celebrate Anixter Center's 100th anniversary at its annual Benefit for Ability, "Celebrating a Century of Service." The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour at the Catalina Club where guests had [...]

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One hundred-years-old and still going strong

Not every nonprofit organization can boast that it is turning 100, but the Anixter Center now can. And it’s celebrating its big birthday on May 15 in a way that’s sure to be a huge hit, with a fundraiser, A Century of Service, at the 1914 Club at Wrigley Field, [...]

Kessler Foundation Grants $400,000 to Anixter Center in Chicago

Two-year Signature Employment Grant to demonstrate feasibility of reducing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, including those who have been involved in the justice system East Hanover, NJ – April 3, 2019 –Kessler Foundation has awarded a two-year, $400,000 Signature Employment Grant to the Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center [...]

A Century of Service – Anixter Center Celebrates 100 Years at Wrigley Field

Anixter Center, a leading nonprofit in the Chicagoland area serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, hosts its 8th annual benefit for ability, “A Century of Service,” on Wednesday evening, May 15 at the American Airlines 1914 Club at Wrigley Field. The spring gala, which is part of Anixter [...]

QIDP (Qualitied Intellectual Disabilities Professional) Certification Course

QIDP Training – NEXT OFFERING BEGINS JANUARY 25, 2019 - PLEASE REGISTER BY 1/17/2019 The Department of Human Services has mandated this 40-hour Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) training as a requirement for all QIDPs. Anixter Center's course meets the DHS standards of instruction. Anyone is welcome to apply for the course, but [...]

Anixter Center Holds Toy & Furniture Sale Saturday, March 3, 2018

Free Admission; Nearly 1,000 Items on Sale Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 24, 2018) — A large selection of toys, books, games and office furniture will go on sale 9 am to 2 pm Saturday, March 3, at Anixter Center, 2032 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The toy sale features [...]

Anixter Center to Honor Alexander Pissios at its 2018 Gala on May 3

7th Annual Benefit to Be Held at Stage 18 Chicago Chicago, Illinois – (Jan. 12, 2018) — Anixter Center, a leading nonprofit in the Chicago area serving people with disabilities, will roll out the red carpet as it honors Alexander Pissios at its 2018 Gala on Thursday, May 3. Themed “Sharing Strengths, [...]

Anixter Center Names Rebecca Clark President & CEO

Chicago, Ill. (Dec. 27, 2017) — Rebecca Clark has been tapped to be the next CEO & President of Anixter Center. Nearly 100 years old, Anixter Center is an experienced leader in serving people of all ages with disabilities. Clark first joined the venerable nonprofit in 2015 as the Vice President [...]

Chicago Hearing Society offers free presentation: Understanding my Insurance

Understanding My Insurance: Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act Please join us for a free presentation on: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:00-7:00 pm Presented by Chicago Hearing Society at Anixter Center, Polk Conference Room, 3rd Floor 2032 N. Clybourn Chicago, IL 60614 This presentation will be done using [...]

Real Cuts Real People

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). [...]