Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization is a registered 501(3)(C) charity. We donate time and money to a number of charitable causes that are brought to the attention of our members. The money used to help so many people is derived from dues and donations as well as the two major fundraisers. Administrative expenses are kept to a minimum and are often offset by those contributions. Member dues ($50 annually) cover all our administrative expenses (such as printing, postage, insurance, etc.).
We host two major fundraisers each year and all monies raised go to charitable causes. No members, Officers and Board of Directors receive any compensation for their time and services. Members in good standing receive the “Conversare”, a monthly newsletter designed to keep members informed of upcoming events, future meetings and charitable donations.
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at local area eating establishments selected by the dining committee.
Become a Member
Aside from paying annual dues, members are expected to fundraise (at least) $200 in revenue per year. Samples of generating this revenue are Ad Book Sales, Hole Sponsors, Raffle Tickets, Special Sponsors, or Personal/Corporate Donations. Members that reside in the Chicagoland area are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and show their support by attending CIACO events.
CIACO is made up of members from various backgrounds and professions. Not all our members are of Italian-American descent and it is not a requirement. Some members are retired and some are actively working or own businesses. We encourage members to patronize their companies. A “Who’s Who” Directory is produced every few years and it lists occupations, hobbies and communication information. It can be a valuable resource.
If you decide to join, we will welcome you with open arms. “Bringing smiles to the faces of those less fortunate will always be our greatest motivation.”
You will not find a more generous group of fun loving people who enjoy giving back.
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