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1 Accidents and Inspiration Benefit for The US Holocaust Memorial Museum To celebrate memory December 1, 2007

2 CJW Consulting & Services, Inc. Protecting and preserving your institutional memories since 1993 You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. Woodrow Wilson

3 CJW Clients The people who choose to work within the nonprofit community truly enrich the world, and they never forget the errand. We are honored to have been allowed to serve this community for the past 21 years.

4 CJW Clients Since I began CJW in 1993 in a corner of my bedroom, we have assisted over 300 nonprofit organizations. With the introduction of our webinars, we now have provided training or consulting to nonprofits in 36 US states and 4 Canadian provinces.

5 CJW Clients Our work is about memory: We help organizations create, maintain and use data as institutional memory. Elie Wiesel said, “Forgetting means the end of civilization, the end of culture, the end of generosity, the end of compassion, the end of humanity.” Nonprofits work to protect and preserve culture, compassion, humanity. Nonprofits rely on generosity. We cannot forget.

6 CJW Clients The following slides introduce many of the organizations with which we have worked. We thank them all for trusting CJW with their memories.

7 Education Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin United Methodist Higher Education Foundation, Nashville, TN; Chicagoland Jewish High School, Deerfield; Catholic Memorial High School, Waukesha, WI; Hadley School for the Blind, Winnetka; Child’s Voice School, Wood Dale; St. Catherine’s High School, Racine, WI; Latin School of Chicago; Lincoln-Way High School District #210, New Lenox, IL; Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago; Columbia College – Chicago; University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, WI; St. Xavier University, Chicago; Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago; Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove; Harper College, Palatine; Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago; Board of Jewish Education, Northbrook

8 The Arts We should always remember that the work of art is invariably the creation of a new world, so that the first thing we should do is to study that new world as closely as possible, approaching it as something brand new, having no obvious connection with the worlds we already know.Vladimir Nabokov Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Goodman Theater; Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; Steppenwolf Theater Company; WFMT; WTTW; Music of the Baroque; Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, all in Chicago; Ravinia Festival, Highland Park; Music Institute of Chicago, Winnetka

9 Nature Forget thee… Never— Till Nature, high and low, and great and small Forgets herself, and all her loves and hates Sink again into Chaos.Alfred Lord Tennyson Morton Arboretum Lisle, Illinois Parkways Foundation Chicago, Illinois Ridges Sanctuary Bailey’s Harbor, Wisconsin Wetlands Initiative Chicago, Illinois

10 Museums We must remember the past, define the future, and challenge the present wherever and however we can. Jane O’Reilly Top: Adler Planetarium; Field Museum of Natural History; Museum of Science and Industry; John G. Shedd Aquarium; Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, all in Chicago, Illinois Bottom: Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford, Illinois; Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview, Illinois; DuPage Children’s Museum, Naperville, Illinois; Terra Museum of Art, formerly in Chicago, Illinois

11 Health Care Do not speak like a death’s-head, do not bid me remember mine end. William Shakespeare Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin; Visiting Nurses Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva, Illinois; Rush Copley Medical Center, Aurora, Illinois; Provena Mercy Medical Center, Aurora, Illinois; AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Midwest Palliative CareCenter and Hospice, Glenview, Illinois, Adventist Health System, West Suburban Chicago; Pediatric AIDS Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Alzheimer’s Association, Skokie, Illinois; Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois; Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, Illinois; Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheaton, Illinois; Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; Cancer Wellness Center, Northbrook, Illinois; Cancer Treatment Research Foundation, Schaumburg, Illinois; Family Institute, Evanston, Illinois; Sherman Hospital, Elgin, Illinois

12 Children’s Services What we remember from childhood we remember forever – permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen. Cynthia Ozick Urban Gateways and Marwen Foundation Chicago, Illinois Sunny Ridge Family Center, Wheaton, Illinois Hephzibah House, Oak Park, Illinois Guardian Angel Home, Joliet, Illinois Methodist Children’s Home, Waco, Texas Campagna Academy, Schererville, Indiana Prevent Child Abuse America, Chicago, Illinois OMNI Youth Services, Buffalo Grove, Illinois Project Exploration, Mary Crane Center, Gads Hill Center, Lawrence Hall Youth Services and Chicago Youth Centers Chicago, Illinois

13 Organizations/Associations Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Washington Irving American Health Information Management Association, Chicago Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, West Des Moines Serra International, Chicago Illinois Saint Andrew’s Society, North Riverside Polish American Association, Chicago Alpha Phi International Fraternity, Evanston

14 Faith-Based Remember that the smallest seed of faith is of more worth than the largest fruit of happiness.Henry David Thoreau Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet Sisters of St. Joseph of LaGrange Old Saint Patrick’s Church, Chicago McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago Chicago Sunday Evening Club Seabury Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois Northern Baptist Seminary, Lombard Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas Mundelein Seminary

15 Senior and Family Services Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. Deuteronomy 32:7 Air Force Villages, San Antonio, Texas Lutheran Life Communities, Arlington Heights, Illinois Crisis Center for South Suburbia, Tinley Park, Illinois Presbyterian Homes, Evanston, Illinois Friendship Village, Schaumburg, Illinois Council for the Jewish Elderly, Chicago, Illinois Family Focus, Chicago, Illinois Sarah’s Inn, Oak Park, Illinois Metropolitan Family Services, Chicago, Illinois Winnetka Community House, Winnetka, Illinois Lutheran Child and Family Services, River Forest, Illinois

16 Social Service Remember I have done thee worthy service… William Shakespeare United Way (Community Chest) Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park Interfaith House, Chicago Volunteers of America, Chicago Shriver Center, Chicago Crossroads Fund, Chicago Center for Enriched Living, Deerfield Lenscrafters Foundation, Mason Ohio Shepherd’s Ministries, Union Grove WI YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago Anixter Center, Chicago Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind Chicago Foundation for Women Outreach Community Ministries, Wheaton Community Renewal Society, Chicago Chicago House PAWS Chicago Shelter, Inc, Arlington Heights Little City Foundation, Palatine, Illinois

17 That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it. Elie Wiesel Forgetting means the end of civilization, the end of culture, the end of generosity, the end of compassion, the end of humanity. And therefore I celebrate memory, and I try to strengthen it. Elie Wiesel


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