Partnership

With the help of its dedicated volunteers, donors, and partners, Ladder Up is able to deliver critical financial services to more than 20,000 clients each year. Ladder Up’s partnerships with more than 300 businesses, universities, government agencies, schools, and community organizations provide financial support, as well as volunteer recruitment, client outreach, and program implementation assistance.

Ladder Up’s diverse partnerships include:

 

Volunteer Partners

By developing and deploying one of the Midwest’s largest and strongest volunteer workforces, Ladder Up is able to serve thousands of clients across the Chicago area each year. Ladder Up proudly partners with more than 40 top-tier Chicago companies and universities from which it recruits the majority of its 800+ volunteers to provide free, high-quality financial services. Ladder Up’s volunteers hail from various sectors, including accounting, audit, banking, consulting, financial services and law, and they represent the best and brightest of the corporate workforce. Recruitment engages employees from all departments, practices, and levels of management. Nearly all Ladder Up volunteers are college-educated and many have advanced degrees or certifications (e.g. MBA, CPA, JD).

Ladder Up thanks its 2017-2018 volunteer partners for making the Tax Assistance Program possible:

  • ALPFA
  • Alvarez & Marsal
  • Aon Corporation
  • Bain & Company
  • Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Bank of America
  • BDO USA
  • BKD LLP
  • Cabot Microelectronics
  • Capital One
  • Chapman & Cutler
  • Chicago Finance Exchange
  • CIBC
  • CNA Insurance
  • Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Deloitte LLP
  • DePaul University
  • Ernst & Young
  • Exelon Corporation
  • First Bank of Highland Park
  • Grant Thornton
  • Harper College
  • Huron Consulting Group
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • KPMG LLP
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Navigant Consulting, Inc.
  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • PwC LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Saint Xavier University
  • Sargent & Lundy
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • UL LLC
  • United Airlines
  • Walgreen Co.
  • ZS Associates, Inc.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please use the Contact Us page and select “Tax Volunteering” from the dropdown menu.

TAP Partners

If you are interested in partnering with TAP, please use the Contact Us page and select “Partnership” from the dropdown menu

TAP Community Partners

Ladder Up thanks its 2015-2016 TAP community partners:

  • 5th Congressional District
  • A Just Harvest Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
  • Abundant Life MBC
  • Albany Park Community Center Food Pantry
  • Albany Park Food Pantry
  • American Indian Center
  • Anixter Center #
  • Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
  • Aurora Housing Authority
  • Aurora Public Library
  • Aurora Spotlight Re-entry Center
  • Austin Peoples Action Center
  • Austin Town Hall*
  • Benito Juarez Community Academy*
  • Berwyn Public Library
  • Better Boys Foundation
  • Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Youth Center
  • Bolingbrook 7th Day Adventist FP
  • Boys & Girls Club of Chicago – Englewood
  • Boys & Girls Club of Chicago – Pedersen-McCormick
  • Boys & Girls Club of West Cook County
  • Breakthrough Urban Ministries
  • Breakthrough Urban Ministries Fresh Market
  • Bridge Elementary School
  • Brighton Park Library
  • Calvary Church Pantry
  • Care and Share Food Pantry
  • Care for Real
  • Casa Catalina
  • Casa Central
  • Casa Esperanza*
  • Catholic Charities DuPage County
  • Catholic Charities Forever Free
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago*
  • Celestial Vision Church
  • Celestial Vision Food Pantry
  • Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation
  • Chicago Commons
  • Chicago Hope Food Pantry
  • Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM)
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Chicago State University
  • Chicago Teen Challenge USA
  • Chicago Urban League
  • Childserv
  • Chinese American Service League #
  • Christ Temple Church Food Pantry
  • Christ the King Jesuit College Prep
  • Christian Church of Villa Park – Disciples Food Pantry
  • Christian Outreach
  • City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce
  • College of Lake County
  • Common Pantry
  • Community Action Partnership of Lake County
  • Community Career Center
  • Community Health Clinic
  • COOL Food Pantry
  • Cooper School
  • Cornerstone Community Outreach
  • Costco South Loop
  • Cowherd Middle School*
  • DeVry Education Group*
  • Downers Grove Public Library
  • DuPage African American Methodist Episcopal
  • DuPage High School District 88
  • DuPage Township Food Pantry
  • Ecuadorian Consulate
  • Elam Davies Social Service Center
  • Elijah’s Pantry
  • Enlace Chicago
  • Epiphany Church
  • Erie Family Health Clinic
  • Erie Neighborhood House #
  • European American Association
  • Extreme Daycare
  • Faith Inc.
  • Family Counseling Service of Aurora
  • Family Focus
  • Family Services and Mental Health Center of Cicero
  • Filipino American Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • Fillmore Christian House
  • Firman Community Services
  • First Baptist Congregational
  • First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn
  • For Your Consciousness
  • Foreman College and Career Academy
  • Fox Valley United Way
  • Friend Family Health Center
  • Gads Hills Center
  • Gage Park Library
  • Gary Comer Youth Center*
  • Glen Ellyn Food Pantry (Grace Lutheran Church)
  • Good Shepard Pantry
  • Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ
  • Greater West Town Community Development Project
  • Green Harvest Food Pantry
  • Harold Washington Library*
  • Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church
  • Heartland Alliance
  • Hispanic Housing Development Corporation
  • Holy Family Parish
  • Holy Temple Community Church
  • Hope’s Front Door
  • Howard Area Community Center
  • Humboldt Park Community Soup Kitchen
  • Humboldt Park Field House
  • Humboldt Park Library
  • Iglesia Evangelica Emmanuel
  • Illinois Dept. of Human Services
  • Immanuel Lutheran Charities
  • Independence Seventh-Day Adventist Community Pantry
  • Indian Prairie Public Library
  • Iowa Community Center
  • Irving Park Community Food Pantry
  • W. James Memorial AME Church
  • Joseph Warren Elementary School
  • Kelly Hall YMCA
  • Kennedy-King College*
  • Keystone Baptist Church
  • Kid’s Club
  • Labor Network Inc.
  • Lake County Health Department – Public Aid
  • Lakeview Pantry
  • Lakeview Pantry- West
  • Lazarus House
  • Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Legler Library
  • Living Word Christian Center
  • Love, Faith, Hope Church
  • Lutheran Child and Family Services Of Illinois – Chicago Uptown Ministries
  • Marie Wilkinson Foundation
  • Marillac St. Vincent Family Services Food Pantry
  • Mary Queen of Heaven Church
  • Maywood Youth Mentoring
  • Messiah Baptist Church
  • Mexican Consulate
  • Mission of Christ Lutheran Church
  • Mount Sinai Institutional Baptist Church
  • Sinai MBC Food Pantry
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS)
  • Neighborhood United Methodist Church
  • New Hope UMC – Chicago Hope Food Pantry
  • New Life Family Services
  • New Life Seventh-Day Adventist Church
  • New Morning Star MBC Pantry of Cook County
  • New Seed Pantry
  • New Song – Seeds of Hope
  • North Chicago Public Library
  • North Park Friendship Center Food Pantry
  • North Pulaski Library
  • North Shore SDA Church
  • North Side Church of God
  • Northeastern Illinois University*
  • Northwest Church of Christ
  • Northwestern University Settlement House
  • Notre Dame Catholic Church
  • Nueva Esperanza – New Hope
  • Oak Street Health
  • Olive-Harvey College*
  • Onward Neighborhood House
  • Original Providence Baptist Church
  • Orozco Fine Arts & Sciences Elementary School
  • Oswego Public Library – Montgomery
  • Our Lady of Grace Parish
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Soup Kitchen
  • Our Lady of Mercy Church
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
  • Pacific Garden Mission
  • Park Place Senior Center
  • People’s Church of the Harvest
  • People’s Resource Center
  • Perspectives Charter School
  • Pilgrim Rest M.B.C
  • Pilsen Neighbors Community Council
  • Plainfield Township Administration Office*
  • Preston Bradley Center
  • Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action, Inc.
  • Public Aid Department
  • Rachel’s Learning Center
  • Ravenswood Community Services
  • Resurrection Catholic Church – Food Pantry
  • Resurrection Food Pantry
  • Roberto Clemente Community Academy High School*
  • Rock of Ages Baptist Church #1
  • Rock of Ages Baptist Church #2
  • Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual & International Center Elementary School
  • Saint Vincent Center Food Pantry
  • Saint Xavier University #
  • Salvation Army
  • San Lucas United Church of Christ Food Pantry
  • Sandwich Board at Trinity Episcopal
  • Santa Maria Addolorata Church
  • Social Justice High School
  • South Loop Community Church
  • Spanish Action Committee of Chicago (SACC)
  • Sportsplex
  • Agnes School
  • Ann School
  • Bronislava Parish
  • Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
  • Cyprian Food Pantry
  • Eulalia Parish
  • Francis of Assisi Church
  • Ignatius Parish
  • John Lutheran Church Food Pantry
  • Kevin Church
  • Mary Magdalene Church
  • Mary of the Lake Community Center
  • Matthew Parish
  • Theresa Church
  • Thomas of Canterbury Church
  • Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
  • Star of David Outreach Ministries
  • Sunlight of the Spirit
  • TEAM Englewood Community Academy
  • Teddy Bear Day Care
  • The Chicago Lighthouse #
  • The Children’s Center of Cicero-Berwyn
  • The Joshua Ministries PY Walls Memorial
  • The Primo Center for Women & Children
  • The Waukegan Salvation Army
  • Thresholds #
  • Truth and Deliverance International Ministries
  • TSA: Chicago Temple
  • TSA: Midwest Corps Pantry
  • Union Avenue UMC Food Pantry
  • United Baptist Church
  • United Church of Rogers Park
  • United Methodist Church
  • Unity Junior High School*
  • Uptown Food for Families
  • Urban Muslim Minority Alliance
  • Villa Park Public Library
  • Village Baptist Church Food Pantry
  • Village of Maywood
  • Warren Park Mobile Food Distribution Program
  • Waukegan City Hall*
  • Waukegan Park District – Jack Benny Center
  • Wesley United Methodist Church
  • West Suburban PADS
  • Westside Ministers Coalition
  • Wilbur Wright College*
  • Windy City Community Church
  • World Relief DuPage
  • YMCA – Garfield
  • YMCA – Marshall
  • YMCA – McCormick Tribune
  • YMCA – North Lawndale
  • YMCA – Parnell
  • YMCA – Rauner Family
  • Youth Guidance
  • YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

* Host of regular Tax Assistance Program sessions
# Host of special on-site Tax Assistance Program session(s)

LIFT Partners

If you are interested in partnering with LIFT, please use the Contact Us page and select “Partnership” from the dropdown menu.

FY16-17 Financial Aid Program Partners:

  • Air Force Academy High School
  • Al Raby School for Community and Environment
  • Albert G. Lane Technical High School
  • Baker College Prep
  • Catholic Charities
  • Chicago Academy
  • Chicago Military Academy High School
  • Daniel Hale Williams Preparatory School of Medicine
  • DeVry University Advantage Academy High School
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Junior College Preparatory High School
  • Embarc
  • Ernst & Young
  • Friedrich Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center
  • Hansberry College Prep
  • High Jump
  • High School of Leadership at South Shore
  • John F. Kennedy High School
  • John Hancock College Preparatory
  • John M. Harlan Community Academy
  • Kennedy-King College
  • Kenwood Academy
  • Lincoln Park High School
  • MetroSquash
  • New Bowen High School
  • Northside College Prep High School
  • Perspectives Charter School – Rodney D. Joslin
  • Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy
  • South Shore International College Preparatory High School
  • St. Francis de Sales High School
  • Stephen T. Mather High School
  • UCSN Rogers Park
  • UNO Charter School – Major Hector P. Garcia High School
  • Uplift Community High School
  • Wendell Phillips Academy High School
  • Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
  • William H. Wells Community Academy
  • William Howard Taft High School
  • World Language Academy
  • Youth Connection Charter School

FY16-17 Financial Literacy Program Partners

  • Catholic Charities
  • Chicago International Charter School – Longwood
  • Chicago Public Library: Brighton Park Branch
  • Chicago Summer Business Institute
  • Community and Economic Development Association – Bloom-Rich Community Center
  • Community and Economic Development Association – Cicero
  • Community and Economic Development Association – Evanston
  • Community and Economic Development Association – Harvey
  • Community and Economic Development Association – Robbins
  • Community and Economic Development Association – Summit
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Housing Authority of Cook County
  • Howard Area Community Center
  • Iraqi Mutual Aid Society
  • LAF
  • LIFT Communities
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Malcolm X College
  • Marwen
  • Ombudsman Options School – South
  • Reason to Give
  • Richard J. Daley College
  • Rowe Elementary School
  • Stephen T. Mather High School
  • The Community Builders Inc.
  • Up2Us Sports
  • Upward Bound – Robert Morris University
  • Urban Alliance
  • Urban Initiatives at Martin Luther King Jr. Academy of Social Justice
  • Walter Payton College Preparatory
  • Year Up Chicago

Current Donors

Generous financial support from sponsors enables Ladder Up deliver financial relief to hardworking families and students each year. From Ladder Up and the thousands of clients it serves annually, thank you.

Founder’s Circle ($250,000+)

  • City of Chicago

 Chairman’s Circle ($50,000 – $249,999)

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Illinois Department of Human Services

 Director’s Circle ($20,000 – $49,999)

  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Bank of America
  • Associated Bank
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Platinum Circle ($10,000 – $19,999)

  • Sundberg America
  • CIBC
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • KPMG LLP
  • Mayer Brown
  • Baker McKenzie
  • CME Group Community Foundation
  • Alverin M. Cornell Foundation
  • Exelon
  • Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation
  • PwC
  • Thomas & Maryellen Scott
  • The Seabury Foundation
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • US Bank

Gold Circle ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • United Airlines
  • Jones Day
  • Northern Trust
  • Linda McGuire
  • Ingredion
  • Ernst & Young
  • Adtalem Global Education
  • A.G. Cox Charity Trust
  • Alliant Credit Union
  • Cabot Microelectronics
  • Huron Consulting Group
  • Navigant Consulting, Inc.
  • Walgreens
  • William and Barbara Welke Charitable Fund

Silver Circle ($1,000 – $4,999)

  • Anonymous
  • Cook County CDBG
  • Beth Mueller
  • Reed Smith
  • Robert Burke
  • Wendy Hambleton
  • Markel Corporation
  • New Frontiers Foundation
  • The Claro Group
  • Comer Science & Education Foundation
  • Emme Family Foundation
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Bank of Highland Park
  • Mann Family Fund
  • MB Financial
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • Sidley Austin
  • UL LLC
  • United Parcel Service
  • Brian Lucas
  • John & Kathleen Gremer
  • Andre Nguyen
  • Deidra Bourne
  • BKD LLP
  • Kenneth Esch
  • Stauber Family Foundation
  • Steve Kelliher
  • David Barclay & Bobbi Bierhals
  • PepsiCo Foundation
  • Matthew McGrath
  • Bradley Ader
  • Carl Allegretti
  • Judy Andringa
  • BDO
  • Max Ferencz
  • Kristin Hahn
  • Tim & Maureen Hunter
  • Timothy Koch
  • Steve Latreille
  • Sophie Mackey
  • John W. Madigan
  • James McLaughlin
  • Morningstar
  • Ann Murphy
  • Alan Nesburg
  • Sebastian Seith
  • Patrick Shanahan
  • Gregory Teegen