A message from
the President

We often say that “housing is health,” but it’s also so much more. For individuals, it’s a prerequisite to realizing personal aspirations and achieving long-term stability. For communities, it’s a vital resource in addressing systemic inequities in pursuit of social justice. 

Our 2021 Impact Report underscores these points, and we’re proud to share with you some of the successes your support helped make possible last year.
From completing a significant renovation of the Major Jenkins Apartments in Chicago that improved the quality of life for residents, to embarking on a similar rehab project at the nearby Carlton Terrace Apartments, the importance of preserving existing affordable homes cannot be overstated. 

We are also excited to have been awarded funding in December as part of the City of Chicago’s $1 billion investment in affordable housing that will result in 130 affordable homes at the new Prairie District Apartments in Chicago’s South Loop. This new affordable housing community will be created by rehabbing and preserving the affordability of an existing building and developing new construction on an adjacent parking lot.

Amid a public health crisis, your support has also enabled us to deepen partnerships with healthcare providers to ensure that residents are vaccinated against COVID-19, critical supportive services can continue to be offered onsite, and we can continue to expand the breadth and depth of the programming available to residents. This truly did change lives in 2021. 

Whether you attended an event, volunteered, donated, or joined the Mercy Housing planned giving Legacy Circle, thank you for contributing to another year of positive impact in the communities we serve.

Live in Hope, 

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Mark Angelini

President, Mercy Housing Lakefront


The Kindness of Giving Back


Kindness and generosity were modeled at an early age for Reynold Martin. “My father was very active in the community. He was about creating opportunities, guidance, and leadership for others, and he was always thinking about what more he could do,” says Reynold. His father’s selfless acts inspired Reynold to do the same. 


For more than 17 years, Reynold has given recurring donations to Mercy Housing Lakefront through Allstate’s Giving Campaign, where he’s been employed for nearly 22 years. “You give residents a sense of forward hope,” says Reynold as he reflects on why he gives.

Reynold was first introduced to Mercy Housing Lakefront by his mentor, Rhonda Hopps, a former Mercy Housing Lakefront Board Member. Around that time, Reynold bought a home in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, which happened to be on the same street as the Miriam Apartments, a Mercy Housing Lakefront community. 

“I saw the residents. A simple walk down the street, I would have conversations with them and hear their stories and what [Mercy Housing] meant to them. That was the biggest driver for me. I got so much more of a feel for what the organization is about and who you serve.”

Reynold, his wife, and their two children now live in Evanston, but he still feels a deep connection to the Uptown neighborhood where Mercy Housing Lakefront owns and operates six permanent supportive housing communities, as well as one affordable housing community for families. “You are where I still am. I’ve never left. Uptown is still a very important place to me, and Mercy Housing Lakefront is one of the organizations that really stands out. I feel blessed that I can help.” 

Thanks to Reynold and many generous partners, Mercy Housing Lakefront has reinvested in its Uptown communities, like the Miriam Apartments, Major Jenkins Apartments, and Carlton Terrace. Through these major rehabilitations we have been able to update the buildings, improve amenities, and ensure a home for residents for many years to come.

Donors like Reynold, who give recurring gifts throughout the year, also provide predictable revenue that enables Mercy Housing Lakefront staff to better plan resident programming and services. And by giving through the Allstate Giving Campaign, Reynold’s donations are matched by Allstate, boosting the impact of his support. To learn if your employer will match your donations, check with your human resources department to find out about your company’s workplace giving program.

2021 Board of Directors

George Adams
Bank of America

Lindsey Artola
Sage Health Strategy

Phil Ashton
University of Illinois at Chicago

Andrew Crouch
Old Second Bank

Henry Crumpton
Mercy Housing Lakefront Resident & Community Health Worker

Phillip DeSalvo

Desiré Hunter
Mercy Housing Lakefront Resident & UNYQUE LLC

Mary Fishman
Associate, Sisters of Mercy & The Well Spirituality Center

Thomas P. Gates
Thornwood Group LLC

Charles B. Lewis

Duane Morris LLP

Esther Macchione
CountyCare Health Plan Services

Vince McBrien
Greenspire Realty LLC

Joellen McCarthy
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

John Neuberger

Krishna Ramachandran
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas

Pamela A. Sharar-Stoppel
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Jon D. Stolz
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC

Steve Thomas
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

Ritu Vig

2021 Southeast Wisconsin Partnership Board

Bob Connolly
The James Company

Bill Cummings
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

James Dash
Carlson Dash, LLC

Julie Fay-Krivitz
WaterStone Bank

Karyn Knaak
Dane County Housing Authority

Jason Korb
Korb + Associates Architects


Barbara Markoff
Community Development Volunteer

Jim Marks

Monica Marton
Advocate Aurora Health

John Neuberger

Sig Strautmanis
General Capital Group

Suzanne Zwaska
U.S. Bank (Chair)

2021 President's Advisory Council

Michael C. Borders

Michael T. Clune
Clune Construction Company

Alex Dadakis

Paul A. Dillon
Dillon Consulting Services, LLC

King Harris
Harris Holdings, Inc. & Harris Family Foundation

Jack E. Neal
Linden Capital Partners

Elizabeth B. Phillips

Denis B. Pierce
McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC

John K. Powell, Jr. 
Bellwether Enterprise

Greg Salah

Chris Sweetland
The Huntington National Bank

Peter M. Vilim

Thank You!

We want to extend our most heartfelt gratitude to the individuals and organizations that make our work possible through their generous contributions.

2021 Donors

Heart of Mercy Society Loyalty Circle - Individuals who have donated 10+ consecutive years

Bennett and Sheila Applegate
George and Julianne Archibald
Donna Bartolone
Donna and Ralph Bayard
Ann Bihrle and Patrick Waite
Michael and Nancy Borders
Sister Cathleen Cahill, RSM
Carol B. Conklin
Sister Marcian Deisenroth, RSM
Mary Dermody
John and Margot Dunn
Sister Mary Hanseder, RSM
Harris Family 
Donna M. Hattem
Charles J. Hoch, Ph.D. and Susan J. Stall
Lester and Norlaine King
Kovler Family
Keith and Valerie Kretchmer
Andy Kuhn
Chris H. Lonn
Reynold Martin Jr.
Jacqueline and Theodor Maxeiner
Debbie and Mark McCann
Cheryl and John Neal
John and Kathleen Neuberger
Sister Judith Niemet, RSM
Sister Carlotta Oberzut, RSM
Elizabeth Baldwin Phillips
Cathy J. Pilarczyk
John and Susan Powell
Dolly Regan
Eunice and Gerald Schalk
John and Kathleen Schreiber
Irene and Peter Weber
Mary Ann Woelfle

2021 Organization Donors

Legacy Builder
$1 Million+

Anthem, Inc.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Catalytic Builder
$100,000 - 999,999

AIDS Foundation of Chicago
City of Chicago
Crown Family Philanthropies
Illinois Department of Human Services
Polk Bros. Foundation

Regional Builder​
$50,000 - 99,999

The A. Montgomery Ward Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Enterprise Community Partners
EPIC Insurance
Milwaukee County
The Schiff Foundation
U.S. Bank
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund

City Builder​
$25,000 - 49,999

Alvin H. Baum Family Fund
G.A. Ackermann Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Harris Family Foundation
Helen Brach Foundation
The Huntington National Bank
John W. Parmelee Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Margaret M. Muenzner Revocable Trust
Northern Trust Company
PNC Foundation
USG Foundation
Wells Fargo
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Community Builder​
$15,000 — 24,999

Andrew and Alice Fischer Charitable Trust
Charitable Gift Fund - General Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Capital One
Community Memorial Foundation
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
TCF Foundation, now a part of The Huntington National Bank
The Owens Foundation
U.S. Bank Foundation
W.P. & H.B. White Foundation

Block Builder​

$10,000 — 14,999

The Fifth Third Chicagoland Foundation 
Forest County Potawatomi Foundation
Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust
Fred J. Brunner Foundation
The Leo S. Guthman Fund
Molina Healthcare of WI
MUFG Union Bank Foundation
Sage Foundation

Home Builder​
$5,000 — 9,999

Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.
Associated Bank
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Catalyst Construction
Cathay Bank Foundation
Chicago Association of Realtors
Citi Community Development
Department of Veteran Affairs - Danville
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
First Midwest Bank
Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County
Kathleen Hoffman Donor Fund
Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Foundation
Leasing and Management Company, Inc.
Linn - Mathes Inc.
Naffah Family Charitable Foundation
National Equity Fund, Inc.
Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund
RRF Foundation for Aging
Sage Health Strategy
Waterton Philanthropic Fund

Mercy Builder
$2,500 — 4,999

Duane Morris LLP
George M. Eisenberg Foundation for Charities
Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation
Korb + Associates Architects
Kovler Family Foundation
Landon Bone Baker Architects

$1,000 — 2,499
Chicago Community Loan Fund
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Inc.
Holy Family Ministries
Lumen Christi Congregation
Milhouse Charities
Oak Roofing
RASH Family Fund
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed        Virgin Mary
Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community
St. Frances Cabrini Congregation
State Automatic Heating & Cooling
WaterStone Bank Fund of the Waukesha County Community Foundation
We Energies Foundation

$500 — 999
AbbVie Employee Engagement Fund
Apartment Investment Advisors, LLC
Educators Credit Union
ShantaRam Fund at the Chicago Community Foundation
St. James Congregation
Usinger Foundation, Inc.

$250 — 499
Batavia United Way
Herbert Kohl Philanthropies
St. Therese Congregation

$100 — 249
Sisters of the Divine Savior

$1 — 99
Advocate Aurora Health
Amazon Smile Foundation

2021 Individual Donors

John and Kathleen Schreiber

$25,000 — 50,000
Cheryl and John Neal

$10,000 — 24,999
Michael T. Clune
Elizabeth Baldwin Phillips
Denis and Martha Pierce
P. Kay Whitlock

$5,000 — 9,999
Katie and Mark Angelini
Ann Bihrle and Patrick Waite
Michael and Nancy Borders
Charles J. Hoch, Ph.D. and Susan J. Stall
Felix R. Matlock Jr.
Howard and Stephanie Natinsky
Susan and John Powell
Burton and Sheli Rosenberg
Gregory and Sloan Salah
Robert Salentine

$2,500 — 4,999
Bennett and Sheila Applegate
Philip Ashton
Robert and Stephanie Black
James and Monica Lee
Debbie and Mark McCann
Stephen Thomas

$1,000 — 2,499
Faye and George Adams
James and Sue Blomberg
Angela Carron
Robert Connolly
Andrew Crouch and MacKenzie Hyde
William Cummings
John Donahue and Tricia Gutekanst
Elizabeth Dunn
Victoria Fabie Warms
Cathie and Ashok Jagasia Charitable Giving Fund
Keith and Valerie Kretchmer
Emil and Michelle McCauley
John R. Murphy
Sister Judith Niemet, RSM
Louise Saltzman
Pamela A. Sharar-Stoppel
Jon and Susan Stolz

$500 — 999
George and Julianne Archibald
Donna Bartolone
Jack Cassin
Caitlin Cicero
Elizabeth Cox
Phillip DeSalvo
Paul A. Dillon
Margaret Dodge
Doug Donoghue
Fatmah Farraj
Mary Fishman
Katie and Raul Garza
Joy Hammond and Leo Schiff
Sister Mary Hanseder, RSM
Mary Harth
Matthew and Nicole Hickey
Keith and Rhonda Hopps
Gary Kohn
Esther Macchione
Reynold Martin Jr.
Jeanine and Kevin McCabe
John Mitchell
Russell Montgomery
John and Kathleen Neuberger
Cheryll O’Bryan
Maria Onesto Moran
Ronald Rohde
Sister Jane Schlosser, RSM
David and Eleanor Stolz
Wendy Weckler

$250 — 499

Mohammad Abdeljalil
Sister Betty Jean Bischel, RSM
W. Matthew Bryant
Shelly Culea
Barbara Flynn Currie
Cynthia and Kevin Dean
Sister Marcian Deisenroth, RSM
Cliona Draper
Anna and David Drozdowicz
Robert and Terese Duffy
Latasha Fane
Mary Fernandez-Clowry
Vanessa Flink-Larsen
Patricia Goldstein
Robert Gorman
Hayden Harris
Jonathan Hauser
Vincent Henthorn
Yvette Hill
Thomas Keim
Justin Kennedy
Scott Kerth
Lester and Norlaine King
Laurel McGrath
Katharine McKillen
Allegra Montanari
Julie and Robert Petri
Cathy J. Pilarczyk
Melissa Rankin
Jo Ann Rodriguez
Steven R. Rudolph
Eunice and Gerald Schalk
Marilyn Nelson Schlosser
Louis and Suzanne Serpico
Hillarie Shockley
Susan Soderberg
Steven Starzynski
Daniel Streicher
Angel Vazquez
Manuel and Sandra Vega
Ryan Vega
Katrina Viar
Dee Walsh
Irene and Peter Weber
Jonathan Weintraub
Jill Wilkins
Joan Yuen
Anthony P. Ziebert
Gary and Susan Zimmerman

$100 — 249
Christina Adams
David Allen
Darice Alvertos
J. Carlos and Lindsey Artola
Cynthia and Steven Barnicki
Catherine Baseleon
Christina Binn
Michael Blackhall
Shelby Boblick
Natalie Bolano
Dorceen J. Boyle
Stanley J. Brown
Ann Cahill
Clarissa Cameron
Sister Barbara Centner, RSM
Robert Chaklos
Sister Virgena Clark, RSM
Carol B. Conklin
Karla and Michael Connor
Paul Cooper Jr.
Maripat and Tom Dalum
Dominique Davis
Henry and Mary Alice Dedinsky
Meghan Dejlitko
Jacob Dodds
Margot R. Dunn
Michelle Dutton
Nancy Edwards
Patricia Eichenold
Allan Evans
Doug Farr and Gail Niemann
Patrick Finn
Patricia Fishman
Edgar Flagg
Joseph Florence
Sarah Ford
Melodie Fox
David Friedman
Lillian Fuentes
Sherrie Gauley
Carolyn Gourash
Gretchen Grieser
Corinne and Paul Haas
David Henkel
Andy Heuer
Victoria Huber
Iris Jackson
Sister Marion Johnson, RSM
Jeffrey Justman
Sister Irene Kay, RSM
Sister Mary Jo Keane, BVM
Doug Kenshol and Amy Wiegert
Farhat Khan
Andy Kuhn
Aniko Kulhanek
John Lafkas
Chris H. Lonn
Mary and Scott MacGregor
Andrew Madigan
Barbara Markoff
Monica Marton
Jacqueline and Theodor Maxeiner
Adrienne and Bryan Mittelman
ODonnell-Humphrey Family
Phyllis O’Keefe
Benjamin Pierce
Chad and Allison Poznansky
Dolly Regan
David Rosen and Amy Zisook
Connie Rule
Matt Sanchez
Susan E. Schmidt
Holly Schmidtke
Mia Scianna-Miller
Clifford J. Shapiro and Darlene A. Vorachek
Christine Slattery
Clare Smith
Larry Stephens
Michele Stowe
Karen and Ricky Tessman
John Thacker
Stephanie Thomas
Alison Tucker
Freida Varlas
Amelia Vega
Jeffrey J. Woda
Matthew Yannie
Eileen Zore

$1 — 99

Alexander Adams
Sarah Alexander
Kim Banker
Kaitlin Bauer
Donna and Ralph Bayard
Nancy Bella
Sarah Berger
Sister Mary Ruth Broz, RSM
Debbie Burkart
Brian Burns
Sister Cathleen Cahill, RSM
Rachelle Casambre
Mary Casey
Sister Joy Clough, RSM
Cheryl Collins
Carol Conway
Adina Correa
Laura Cusumano
John H. Dante
Mary Dermody
Lynda M. Di Pierro
Frankie Dixon
Derrick Donnella
Juanita Ebert
Kevin Fanning
Stuart Feeley
Lauren Felton
Inga Finneke
Tessa Fischer
Andriane Fudge
Diane and Jeffrey Gaffke
Jeanette Gill-Stevenson
Lorna and Scott Grade
Daniel Greenberger
Peter Gustafson
Patrick Hackler
Donna M. Hattem
Heather Holberg
Frank and Terrhonda Hudson
Colin and Sarah Huie
Karen Jaffe

Myesha Johnson
Jesse Kartus
Kathleen Kenney-Fredrick
James Kiamos
Halina Kirk
Mary Kissinger
Licia Knight
Jason Knoespel
Sister Monica Kostielny, RSM
Sister Mary E. Loftus, RSM
Sister Maura Lowrey, RSM
Abby Mahony
Gauri Manglik
Joellen McCarthy, BVM
Pamela McKenzie
Robert Miller
Wayne Miller
Sister Carlotta Oberzut, RSM
Antonio and Maria Olveda
Barbara Otto
Irene Patterson
Sandra Patterson
Michael Pearson
Kate Peterson
Beate R. Poyser
William Quinlan
Carolyn Reid
Donna M. Schmidt
Meegan Scovell
Charles and Beth Seen
Dennis Sell
Kathleen Sincere
Sister Betty Smith, RSM
Grace C. Stetter
Crissy Turino
Brian Warwick
Daina Westerman
Daniel Wheeler
David Wheeler
Yvonne Gregwor and Percy Wiggins
Erica Williams
Mary Ann Woelfle
Patricia Zellen


Gift in Kind Organizations

9th Ward Community Service Office
Another Chance Church
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C. 
Ascension All Saints Racine       Counseling Center
AT&T Employee Resource Group
Community Projects For Seniors
Duane Morris LLP
Friends of St. Catherine Residence Inc.
Garden of Eatin
Giving To The Nations
Home Instead Senior Care
Humanitarian Service Project
JenCare Senior Medical Center
Kourtney Kindness Serving With Purpose
Mercy Circle
Midwest Shelter For Homeless Veterans
Milwaukee County
My Joyful Heart
Navy Pier
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northshore Candle Company
Pick N Save
Prosek’s Green House
Racine Theatre Guild
Rotary Club of Chicago-O’Hare
Saint Margaret Mary Church
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, SVDP Society
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
St. Matthews Church Congregation
UW Extension
Victory Cathedral Worship Center
Weinberg/Newton Gallery
Wheaton Franciscan Sisters
Willie Wilson Foundation
Wintrust Financial Corporation
Zing Health

Gift in Kind Individuals

Haley Abreu Kling
George and Faye Adams
Kathy Angelos
Emalyne Astudillo
Cheryl Barsanti
Janet Born
Debra Brainerd
John Cardoni
Allison Cotton
Jeanette Dakeshott
Dominique Davis
Lorryl Denny
Phillip DeSalvo
Pamela Dore
Pamela Fatima

Tina Frasco-Michaels
Diana Helvie
Sherry Huminsky
Katie Huntowski
Kim Johnson
Deacon Keith
Rene Koehler
Sheilah Lofton
Vittoria Lore
Bionca Martin
Rhonda Mesa
Greta Moss
John Murphy
Kim Nelson
Arlether Paraharm
Melissa Patterson

Beate R. Poyser
Chad and Allison Poznansky
Jack and Pat Ranttila
Marvin Ricker
Laura Rojas
James Scherer
Carol Scogna
DoRhonda Smith
Heather Solik
Donna Swanson
Kathleen Watts
Michelle Wayne
Corliss Wilson
Lisa Wolf