Category Archives: Founders Awardee Spotlight

Founders Awardee Spotlight: Lili Ann Zisook

WITS is proud to honor 14 individuals who laid the foundation for creating the organization we are today.

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“WITS is such a special program. I’m so glad that it has flourished in the way that it has because it is something that affects so many lives.” Lili Ann Zisook, a former teacher, has been involved with WITS as volunteer, Board Member, and Emeritus Director over the past 25 years.

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Founders Awardee Spotlight: Ginny & Roger Carlson

WITS is proud to honor 14 individuals who laid the foundation for creating the organization we are today.

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 “People want to help children [and WITS offers that opportunity]. Everybody wants the world to be a better place and that starts with making kids feel important.” Since the founding years, Ginny and Roger Carlson have helped WITS make connections and build community.

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Founders Awardee Spotlight: Terri Lind

WITS is proud to honor 14 individuals who laid the foundation for creating the organization we are today.

Terri Lind, Joanne Alter, Marion Stone, and Lili Ann Zisook.
Terri Lind, Joanne Alter, Marion Stone, and Lili Ann Zisook at a WITS Gala.

Growing up in Chicago, Terri Lind has been a supporter of Chicago Public Schools for many years. While attending a WITS Luncheon, shortly after the organization’s founding, Terri was inspired to get involved with WITS, an organization that felt like a “natural fit.” Through her friendship with Joanne Alter and Marion Stone, Terri was able to become a mentor for students during the beginning years of the WITS program.

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