100 Club of Chicago


The 100 Club of Chicago extends its condolences to the family of Cook County Sheriff’s Officer Robert Edwards. Please visit his Fallen Hero Page.

First Responder Profile:
Chicago Fire Department
Deputy District Chief
Office of the Commissioner, Department Chief of Staff

“The level of complexity and the moving parts to this 5,000 person organization with 100 satellite facilities stretched over 271 square miles. It’s different, which is why it’s not just managing by management and everything just trickles down. It’s not business school. You have to really have a full top down understanding of the whole organization, the mission and the implications of your decisions. Because it not only affects the employees’ lives, it affects everyone. Which is the other difference compared to other places is that normally when making a decision, all that you’re affecting is the people around you in your organization. Our decisions affect 2.7 million people and everyone who visits.”


The 100 Club of Chicago provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This membership based organization offers several forms of financial assistance, access to resources and moral support. All sworn federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties are included.

Your contribution to the 100 Club of Chicago helps provide for the dependents of fallen first responders. We are grateful for your support.

Our Membership Program provides various membership options to choose from in order to support our 100 Club Families.

Read what the 100 Club has been up to in our latest edition of The Siren.


Since its inception, the 100 Club of Chicago has served 274 families with more than $11 million through our programs. Through First Response Assistance, Educational Assistance and our Gold Shield Partners, we are able to provide for our families.

When tragedy strikes in Cook, Lake or McHenry County, the 100 Club of Chicago immediately responds with financial support to help lessen the devastating effects.

Education Assistance is available to the spouses and children of fallen first responders for higher education, including trade and vocational schools, colleges and universities. Grants and scholarships are both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Gold Shield Partners work with the families of the fallen to provide them with pro bono professional support in the areas of Counseling, Law, Finance and Education.

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Fallen Heroes

The 100 Club of Chicago honors the brave men and women who serve in public safety, police and fire departments throughout Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties, who risk their lives on a daily basis so that we can be safe in our homes, workplaces and communities. We honor the fallen by hosting a roll call of our public safety professionals who lost their lives in the line-of-duty. Fallen Heroes