PCI Cares: How Our Team Members Donated in 2023

February 12, 2024


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At PCI, we thrive on making a positive difference for our clients, employees, and the local and global community. It’s why we have our PCI Cares program, which allows our staff members to contribute to organizations near and dear to them, including an annual company-provided fund and/or match each year.  

In 2022, total charitable giving by corporations, foundations, individuals, and bequests to support the work of nonprofits dropped 10.5 percent compared to 2021when adjusted for inflation, according to our client Giving USA’s annual report. Decreases in giving can affect the ability of nonprofit organizations to meet needs and fulfill their missions. To go further, giving by individuals declined 6.4 percent in 2022 (a decline of 13.4 percent, adjusted for inflation). 

This is why a program like PCI Cares is so vital. By allocating funds to employees, our organization shows its commitment to providing support in communities beyond our work and encouraging employees to embrace philanthropic opportunities. Our team believes in numerous causes supporting people and animals in need, arts and recreational programs for children, media literacy and environmental sustainability. We admire purpose-driven organizations that truly make a difference in their communities.   

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President And Ceo Of Aids Foundation Chicago, John Peller At Last Year’S “World Of Chocolate” Fundraiser.

Here are some organizations our employees chose to donate to in 2023  through our PCI Cares program: 

    • AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions.  
    • ALIVE Rescue is an animal rescue that protects the lives and the welfare of animals. They provide medical, behavioral and physical support for animals despite their age, health and/or breed. 
    • The American Cancer Society improves the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research and patient support.   
    • The Anti-Cruelty Society is a comprehensive animal welfare organization whose mission is to build a healthy and happy community where pets and people thrive together.  
    • The CSO is the driving force behind Chicago’s world-class classical music scene.   
    • CSNW provides sanctuary for chimpanzees discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries.  
    • The Clean Air Task Force’s mission is to push technology and policy changes to achieve an affordable, zero-emissions, high-energy planet.  
    • The Greater Chicago Food Depository believes food is a basic need and advances solutions that end hunger and its root causes.  
  • Grow Wellness Foundation   
    • The Grow Wellness Foundation works to provide more accessibility to mental health and wellness services for underserved and marginalized populations through pro-bono and heavily subsidized therapy services.  
  • Hillel 
    • Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. 
  • Final Salute  
    • Final Salute Inc. provides homeless women veterans and their children with safe and suitable housing.  
    • Imagine Englewood if (IEi) is the longest-serving nonprofit in Englewood dedicated to creating safe and empowering spaces for youth in the Greater Englewood community.  
Imagine Englewood If'S &Quot;Peace Fest&Quot; Takes Place Every Year In June. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

Imagine Englewood If’S “Peace Fest” Takes Place Every Year In June. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

  • Insituto Del Progreso Latino  
    • Instituto Del Progreso Latino contributes to the development of Latino immigrants and their families through education, training and employment that fosters full participation in a changing United States society while preserving cultural identity and dignity.     
    • The Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) provides recreation services for individuals with disabilities through a cooperative agreement with its eight-member park districts.  
    • The Looking Out Foundation (LOF) amplifies the impact of music by empowering those without a voice and by funding causes and organizations that often go unnoticed.  
    • Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation.  
    • Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) provides free medical care to thousands of injured and ill children yearly who lack local access to care within the local health care system.   
    • PanCAN was the first organization dedicated to fighting pancreatic cancer in a comprehensive way and has built a nationwide movement to fight against the disease.   
    • Partners In Health is a global health and social justice organization that responds to the moral imperative of providing high-quality health care globally.   
    • Pets for Vets uses the powerful bond between humans and animals to help Veterans and pets by pairing them together.  
    • Planned Parenthood of Illinois offers high-quality, affordable health care at 17 health centers across the state.  
    • Shriners Children’s delivers specialty pediatric care to children around the world, providing a comprehensive range of treatments and services.  
    • VETPAW is a group of post-9/11 US veterans with combat skills who are committed to protecting and training park rangers to fight against poaching in Africa.  
    • WBEZ is Chicago’s NPR news station, one of the country’s largest and most respected public, non-profit media stations.  
    • Youth Outlook is the first and longest-running social service agency in Illinois solely dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ youth.  


We encourage you to donate to one of these incredible organizations or something close to your heart this new year. Giving a gift is one of the greatest joys in life and can make a lasting impact in your community and worldwide.   



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