When: Thursday, May 11th 2017 @ 7pm

Where: Foglia Library, St Ignatius High School

We will be awarding our 2017 Scholarships to 12 scholars who successfully passed our selection and interview process. They will each be given a four year sholarship of $20,000. Find out who these scholars will be.

For more information, please contact us at:

HEAR Foundation 2016 Scholars

HEAR Foundation @ Chicago Volunteer Expo

On Sunday, February 26th Vera Pollina (our Executive Director) and Mindy Dapin (our Mentoring Chair), spent the day at the Chicago Volunteer Expo. They were joined by HEAR Scholar Andrea Zuleta (Class of 2017) and Amanda Corcos (one of HEAR’s Mentors).

There were over 3,500 visitors to the Expo, with 85 different vendors taking part. The event was very successful for the HEAR Foundation’s Mentoring scheme – over 200 people approached our table, many of them signed up wanting to learn more about us, and will hopefully become future mentors for the HEAR Foundation Scholars.

For more information about what it takes to become a Mentor for one of our HEAR Scholars please contact us at:

For more information regarding the expo, visit their website:

Other Upcoming Events

Hear Foundation Mentoring Workshop

We will be holding a training session for all our Mentors in June this year. Check back in late February for specific dates & times.

HEAR Scholar/Mentor Event – WINTER 2017

Check back for details in late October.

Our 10th Annual Holiday Benefit on December 3, 2016 was a great success.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support us!

Here are a few pictures from the event……

For more pictures of the evening, please check out our recent blog post

HEAR Volunteer Day, Thanksgiving Edition


Saturday, November 19 2016.

Last year, we had the wonderful opportunity to lend a helping hand to families in Englewood and provide part of their Thanksgiving dinner! On November 19, HEAR volunteers returned to St. Sabina for a food distribution just in time for the holidays. Would you like to join in with our next drive?

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