Grantees Share Their COVID Experiences

A Letter from Executive Director Diana Spencer

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In the Age of COVID, Ongoing Tweaks and Considerations

A Letter from Executive Director Diana Spencer

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Knowing More to Do Better: The McGowan Fund Launches Data Analysis Effort

Chicago, May 27, 2020—Imagine scanning the poverty ecosystem of a city—the working poor, the jobless, the homeless, the racial and gender disparities, and the jobs available, as well as all …

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Support in the Wake of COVID-19

An Announcement from Executive Director Diana Spencer

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Toward New Partnerships and Stronger Measures

A Letter from Executive Director Diana Spencer

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2019 Was a Breakthrough Year, with More to Come

A Letter from Executive Director Diana Spencer Dear Friends, With more than $7 million in grants and the launch of our multisite clinical trial testing the delivery of lifestyle programs …

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We Asked John Ryan of the Center for Creative Leadership: How Can We Grow Principled Leaders?

Chicago, April 9, 2019—At a time when social media amplifies every move, and new, game-changing challenges seem to emerge daily, many worry that the stakes are higher than ever for …

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Healthy Way to Grow, the McGowan-Funded, Heart-Healthy Program, Proves Sustainable

Chicago, April 9, 2019—Aimed at helping young families make health-enhancing choices, William G. McGowan Charitable Fund’s Healthy Way to Grow (HWTG] program grew exponentially in its first five years, and …

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In Our 25th Year, a Look Forward

Letter from William P. McGowan and Diana Spencer

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i.c.stars Brings Its Tech Skills Training to Kansas City, With Grants From William G. McGowan Fund and Will to Succeed Foundation

Chicago, August 22, 2018—A program that helps underserved young adults get into high-tech careers is expanding into Kansas City through grants from the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund and the …

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