The One Fund

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Created to help address a literacy crisis by inspiring early learners through play and reading, The One Fund is an annual campaign supporting Emerald City programs that bring a free play and a free book to qualifying low-income Chicago Public School students.

Every $10 raised brings 1 free book and 1 free play to 1 low-income CPS student.


The One Fund is powered by KPMG, I Heart Media, its many donors and the One Fund Committee:
Stephanie Free and Michelle Kohanzo (Co-Chairs), Kate Leslie, Karen Cardarelli, Beth Kristoff, Zion Banks, Dawn Lieberman, Heike Spahn, Catherine Moss, Chris Balzarini, Leslie Fineberg, Gillian Gorra