The Bob Grahn Foundation
The Bob Grahn Memorial Scholarship Foundation provides some college or vocational financing to students who have had a troubled history and have gotten and remained clean and healthy. One of my Dad’s favorite places to substitute teach was the Off Campus Learning Center. This was the school that kids who couldn’t handle classes of 25 and school populations of 2000-3000 went to. He loved working with these kids and helping them understand and live with their problems and issues being sober-clean. He was a recovering alcoholic and wanted to give back and share what he was given.
The address of the foundation is:
Northbrook, IL 60062-2259
My Mom was born in 1929 with a cleft palate. Many surgeries, and heartbreak from stares, exclusion and bullying and yet mom never shared that pain. Instead she became successful publisher at SDRS and the first woman there to wear pants. She, through her example, taught us to be fierce.
Smile Train provides free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in developing countries. They provide training, funding, and resources to empower local doctors in 85+ countries.
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient-driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment. The Foundation’s goal is to work with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, patients, survivors, and their families to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change and turn lung cancer into a chronically managed disease by 2023.