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Janet Wolter, MD – Janet Wolter, MD, former physician and professor of medicine at Rush University Medical Center, passed away on Feb. 4. A national leader in cancer care, Wolter co-founded the Midwest’s first comprehensive breast center in 1985 known as the Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Breast Center Clinic. She recently passed at the age of 93. Wolter was passionate about care teams and encouraged nursing staff to work alongside physicians before this model of care was...


The seventh year of the Coleman Foundation’s #ILGIVE Matching Grants Program resulted in record fundraising by participating non-profit organizations. Seventy Foundation grantees collectively raised over $3.1 million during the program period which ran from November 1 to December 3 of last year. ...


On October 1, 2019, The Coleman Foundation joined Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and a group of six Chicago banks and three fellow grantmaking organizations to announce its recent support for the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund. The new investments bring the total funding committed to the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund to over $9 million to support minority entrepreneurs on Chicago’s South and West sides....