Last week Joe Ahern traveled to Springfield, IL to take part in the Illinois Police Memorial Committee Ceremony. The Illinois Police Officers Memorial Committee was established in 1985. The monument in Springfield, Illinois bears the names of the officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their communities. Every year on the first Thursday [...]
University Partner Testimonials
Northwestern is honored to partner with the 100 Club of Chicago Educational Assistance Program to support children of fallen emergency responders in Cook County with the offering of two scholarships a year. Helping families in educational financial need is a mission that the University can help to fulfill. We are especially proud that the scholarships at Northwestern are named after Life Trustee Jim O’Connor, who is also the 2013 President of the 100 Club of Chicago. We applaud Jim’s role in forming the 100 Club’s Educational Assistance Program many years ago. Northwestern is thrilled to participate.
~ Morton O. Schapiro, President of Northwestern University
Loyola University Chicago is honored to partner with the 100 Club of Chicago to meet the needs of young men and women who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
~ Father Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., President and CEO of Loyola University Chicago
At DePaul, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to receive a college education. We are honored to partner with the 100 Club of Chicago to support the families of the fallen firefighters, police officers and paramedics who so bravely devoted their lives to protecting their fellow citizens.
~ Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., Ed.D. – President of DePaul University
We at Roosevelt University believe in the mission of the 100 Club of Chicago so much that we immediately decided to double the club’s initial request. We are proud to offer two Roosevelt scholarships for the children of fallen firefighters, officers and paramedics. This is the best way we know to express our gratitude to first responders and invest in the future of deserving families. The 100 Club of Chicago’s Educational Assistance Program strikes us as a powerful way to express gratitude for the sacrifices of those who keep us safe. Like the 100 Club, Roosevelt University believes that the families of the fallen should also be remembered.
~ Chuck Middleton, President of Roosevelt University
Dominican University is pleased to partner with the 100 Club of Chicago, through the university’s William J. Darley Scholarship Fund, to provide scholarship support to the children of firefighters and emergency responders. For over a century, W. S. Darley & Company has built a strong reputation in the firefighting industry, and this scholarship program is a natural extension of the company’s commitment to the firefighting community. We are proud to work with the 100 Club to support those emergency responders who, on a daily basis, risk their lives while assuring our safety and security.
~ Donna Carroll, President of Dominican University
The 100 Club of Chicago is the civilian organization that provides for the families of police officers, firefighters and paramedics who have lost their lives in the line-of-duty. The Club helps families ease the financial burden associated with the tragic event, including immediate financial assistance and the ongoing cost of higher education. All federal, state, county and local police officers, firefighters and paramedics stationed in Cook County are included.
There in a Time of Need
Thousands of brave men and women who serve in public safety, police and fire departments throughout Cook County risk their lives on a daily basis so that we can be safe and secure in our homes, workplaces and communities. This includes federal, state, county and local public safety professionals who are stationed in the county. Yet, far too often, tragedy strikes and members of one of these departments lose their lives. While money can never replace the loss of a loved one, funds can be extremely helpful in easing the financial burden associated with the tragic event.
When tragedy strikes in Cook County, the 100 Club of Chicago – the civilian organization that provides for the families of fallen police officers, firefighters and paramedics – immediately responds with financial support to help lessen the devastating effects.
An Educational Assistance Program is also available to the spouses and children of fallen police officers, firefighters and paramedics, and is in addition to the payment of debt at the time of a fatality. The program is for higher education, including trade and vocational schools, colleges, and universities – - and includes both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Consistent with its commitment to the families of fallen police officers, firefighters and paramedics, the 100 Club of Chicago also recognizes the valor displayed in the line-of-duty by today’s active-duty police officers, firefighters and paramedics. A special presentation ceremony is held annually for the Award recipients by the 100 Club of Chicago.
Since being founded in 1966, the 100 Club of Chicago has served the families of 249 fallen police officers, firefighters and paramedics, and provided financial and educational assistance in an amount exceeding $9 million.