100 Club of Chicago


The 100 Club of Chicago extends its condolences to the family of McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Keltner. Please visit his Fallen Hero Page.

First Responder Profile:
Chicago Fire Department
First Deputy Commissioner
Annette Nance-Holt


Being the only woman in the firehouse early on in your career, how was that dynamic?

“I think it goes two ways. I think if men give women opportunity to show they can do the job, like you do anybody else, and not kind of close their minds to the idea of having a woman work alongside of them, or think that a woman cannot do the same things, women can do this job. And we work as a team, nobody works alone and one of the things that needs to get across is that women and men work together, side by side. You work as a team. And on a team, everybody has a part to play in it. So it’s no one person alone. That should never be. And I mean, when there’s a will, there’s a way and we may not do it quite the same way that they do it, but we can do it. I worked with some great women over my career, some have retired already, and some are younger women who we’re trying to mentor and show that they can do this too. And just keep studying, keep working hard, you know keep doing what you do basically.”


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 272 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