Gratitude

Our deepest gratitude goes to all our volunteers, donors, friends and family for taking part in this mission and vision. For the success of our efforts to date, we’re indebted to many people, too numerous to all be mentioned here, on this first page.  I do however wish to celebrate and thank a few here and extend my love to all the rest:

My dear friend Marilyn Varn, who served as my “team” of volunteers on the first mission to Ecuador, and who continues to support my efforts, and participate in my undertakings. I also wish to thank my sister Jenny E. Alvarado, who from her home in Ecuador, has devoted much time and effort in helping me to fulfill on my dreams.  She serves as President of Causas para el Cambio in Ecuador.

Thanks again, and best to you all.

-Zully JF Alvarado, President and Founder of Causes for Change International

 

The following is a list of all of the volunteers, donors and partners who have helped make Causes a resounding success year after year.

Mission Volunteer

A list of our mission trip volunteers for every year to date

Donors

Our donors as listed by year.

Our Partners

Our friends who help make it all happen.

Mission Trip Volunteers

The following is a list of all the volunteers who have travelled with Causes for Change over the years.  Special thanks to each and every one of you.  You all have helped cause real and lasting change.

it starts with one…

Travelers 2015

Donna Cech

James Holmes

Ricardo G. Senno

Zully JF Alvarado

Youth Volunteers 

Isabella E. Senno

Gabriela N. Senno

March 2015

Donna Cech

James Holmes

Zully JF Alvarado

 

Travelers 2014

Elizabeth Carrillo

Donna Cech

Brooke Dudley

Amy Elizabeth Foran

Dan Fouts

Tamara Fouts

Susan Hernandez

James Holmes

Mark Kovic

Sylvia Guerreo

Esmeralda Estrada

Isabel Estrada

Maricela Guerreo Rendon

Zully JF Alvarado

Mario Orellana

Travelers 2013

October 2013

Accessibility & Universal Design Conference Presenters

Doug Anderson

Kim Borowicz

Robin Jones

Ancel Montenelli

Juan Moreno

Zena Naiditch

Zully JF Alvarado

June 2013

Donna Cech

Amy Foran

Susan H. Hernandez

Jim Holmes

Mark Kovic

Cameron Stamm

Zully JF Alvarado

February -March

Donna Cech

Mark Kovic

Myrna McNitt

Charlie Stoops

Leticia Villarreal- Sosa

Jesse Munoz

Zully JF Alvarado

GSSW

Sylvia Diaz

Ruby Diaz

Casey Hickman

Virtual Presenter

Mario Orellana

Travelers 2012

Molly Brooks

Birgit LaVoie

Charles Lew

Myrna McNitt

Mark Kovic

Charlie Stoops

Marilyn Varn

Zully JF Alvarado

Youth Ambassadors

Grace Dalton

November 2012

Mike Witort

Travelers 2011

Anel Gonzales

Joel Sanders

Zully JF Alvarado

Lynn Sanders

Mark Kovic

Michelle Christan Corp

Mike Witort

Miranda Brooks

Myrna McNitt

Shellie Carter

Youth Ambassadors

Andrew Sanders

Cummings Rork

Emily MacArthur

January 2011

Doertje Treiber

Myrna McKnitt

Zully JF Alvarado

November 2011

Mike Witort

Travelers 2010

May 2010

Mary Munoz

Zully JF Alvarado

Dominican University

Charles Stoops

Jan Rodgers

Janiene Garcia

Jesse Munoz

Myrna McNitt

Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos

Dortje Treiber

Fernando Gres

Monica Gery

Health/Education Mission  (June 2010)

Joel Sanders, DDS

Kate Mitchell, DDS

Lynn Sanders

Marsha Baker

Zully JF Alvarado

Youth Ambassadors

Brooke Sinnen

Joseph Bednarek

Kevin Wang

Nicole Fortuna

Travelers 2009

Beth Marks

Corri Madia

Erika Magallanes

Hawkan Bautstedt

Jasmine Sisirak

Korin Matter

Mike Krystyn

Patricia Fullin

Susan Mutasa

Zully JF Alvarado

Youth Ambassadors

Allison Fraum

Ashley Holladay

Kerianne Fullin

Charlie Lema

Eric Wu

Erica Nowak

Eva Pfoertner

Karishma Punchal

Nicole Fortuna

Tara Shenoy

Travelers 2008

Anel Gonzalez

Brooks Watson

Erik Snyder, DDS

Eva Booker

George Pfoertner

Joel Sanders, DDS

Juan Moreno

Kate Mitchell

Kathleen M. Soriano

Kathy T. Tarafas

Kathy Ordman

Korin Matter

Laura Flores

Lynn Sanders

Makeda Solomon

Maria Punzo-Arias

Marilyn Varn

Michael Cacich

Mike Krystyn

Norma Mateo

Ricardo Senno, MD

Terry Geise

Tobby Fried

Zully JF Alvarado

Youth Ambassadors

Andrew Sanders

Anne Bartel

Daniel DiCapia

Jack Fuller

Jessica Eskert

Michael Mallen

Robert (Bobby) Luna

Xenon Ziegler

Travelers 2007

Dan Engel

Donna R. Engel

Donna Silber

George Pfoertner

Joan Hayden

Maria L. Gracias, DDS

Marilyn F. Varn

Monika Moscoso

Paul Crespo, DDS

Therese Hoffman

Zully JF Alvarado

Youth Ambassadors

Erika Nowak

Liam Engel

Xenon Ziegler

Travelers 2006

Charles  Winters, Jr.

George Pfoertner

Jaime Gonzalez

Joan Hayden

Kathy Flamini

Kirsten Knudsen

Maria Gracias

Mike Krystyn

Portia Cobb

Tobby Fried

Zully JF Alvarado

Fire Fighters 

International Fire Training Force

Luis Jose Vega

Michael Murdock

Patrick Mc Dermott

Stanley Williams

Youth Ambassadors

Christian Garicia

Eva Pfoertner

Xenon Zeigler

Travelers 2005

Astrid Peters

Charles Winters, Jr.

Jonathan R. Silber

Kitty Thompson

Maria Gracias, DDS

Selena Carroll

Tarlan Mirkadyrov

Tobby Fried

Zully JF Alvarado

Travelers 2004

None

Travelers 2003

Jonathan R. Silber

Zully JF Alvarado

Travelers 2002

Kristin Marie Millin

Rebecca Carl

Rene Kay Megan

Travelers 2001

Andrew Hamilton

Cathy Webb, MD

Chantheau Sevilla

Gary Godshlak

JaeHi Neill

Jeanne Czuba

Joan Hayden

Jonathan R. Silber Kitty Kerrigan

Laura Russo

Maria Gracias, DDS

Marilyn Varn

Miguel Soltero

Tamara Allen

Tobby Fried

Zully JF Alvarado

Youth Ambassadors

Max Barajas

Michelle Wells

Noelle Hoffman

Travelers 2000

Cathy McKowiak

David Baker

Derek Desera

Dr. Pick

George Pfoertner

Joan Hayden

Lisa Gold

Marcia Badillo

Marilyn Varn

Marta Mejia

Phyllis Ho

Steve Dank

Sylvia Badillo

Tracy Kozil

Zully JF Alvarado

Travelers 1999

Dan Nemec

George Pfoertner

Guadalupe Weiss

Joan Hayden

Jonathan R. Silber

Leif Eriksen

Lisa J. Graham

Lori Henry

Marci Center

Marilyn Varn

Martha Krinyk

Shar Jaegers

Sheila Long

Tobby Fried

Zully JF Alvarado

Travelers 1998

George Pfoertner

Jonathan R. Silber

Leif Eriksen

Lisa J Graham

Lori Henry

Marci Center

Marilyn Varn

Toni Gittles

Zully JF Alvarado

Martha Karlov – volunteered the entire year to help with environmental concerns

Travelers 1997

Amy Lowe

Debbie Hamilton

Zully JF Alvarado

Lauren Creamer volunteered six months at a girl’s orphanage, the Perpetual Help Orphanage (Instituto Perpetuo Socorro) in Guayaquil

Travelers 1996

Marilyn Varn

Zully JF Alvarado

Interns

We deeply appreciate the generous efforts of our hardworking interns.

2007 – Amanda Byrnes, Dominican University, School of Social Work

2008 – Jessica Esker – Central Michigan University, College of Business Administration – LaBelle Entrepreneurial Center

2009 – Eva Pfoertner – St. Norbert College – International Studies

Donors

Causes for Change International would like to deeply thank these contributors for supporting our work. We apologize should we have accidently omitted your name or organization.  Please contact us if you cannot find your name and we will promptly add it to the list.

Contributing year is placed in parenthesis.

Avidium Inc. (11)

Access Living (07)

Alan Leff (07)

Alan J. Inbinder (08)

Alejandro A. Lopez (07)

Alfred W. Grant (07)

Amanda Rivera (07)

Amy Riley (07)

Ana Cecilia & Gonzalo Andrade (11)

Andrea D. Lissuzzo (07)

Andrew M. Crestodina (07)

Antoinette Skinner (11)

Arthur Dole III (08)

Ava & Allistair stewart (07)

Barbara Stevens (06)

Barry & Janice Gordon (11)

Betsy Westhoff (11)

Bobette Zacharias (11)

Brandy Turbiak (06)

Caribbean Medical Transport (07)

Carmen D. Mueller (06)

Carmen Flores rane (08)

Carolyn Songin (07)

CBARTS LLC (11)

Christopher Krystyn (08)

Chris Esker (08)

Christine Metros (07)

Cicero Youth Commission (08)

Clara Abiser (11)

Congregation Hakafa (11)

Danielle Roziewski (07, 08)

David Feinberg (11)

David & Pauline Harding (11)

Debra & James Koziarz (11)

Deborah Darr (08)

Deborah Sitz (07)

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundations (11)

Diane Johnson (11)

Dominican University GSSW (12)

Donna Reilly-Engel (07)

Donna Silber (07, 08)

Donna Schwarzbach (11)

Dorelia Rivera Martinex (07)

Dreams for Kids (08)

Dr. Richard Adis (11)

Edison Builders (06)

Edward and Nancy B. Mandel (11)

Elizabeth Hernandez (07)

Elvia Reina (07)

Eric L. Snyder (08)

Erica L. Nowak (07

Eva Booker (08)

Finus Douglas (06)

First Lady Salon (07, 08)

Frederick Oherek (07)

Funding Mortgage Ltd. (06)

Gail Wilson (08)

Gary Jones (11)

Gershon Silber (07)

Gilbert Bogen (11)

Good Search (11)

Gordon & Mary MacArthur (11)

Gregory Hubert (11)

Hafeezah (07)

Hands with Heart Massage Therapy (07)

Harriett Silber (07, 08)

Harry Kuchma (07)

Heidi Curran (07)

Hugh MacGregor (08)

Indima Foundation (11)

Jacqueline Egger (07)

Jaime Gonzalez (06)

Janet B. Kral (11)

Janice A. Gordon (11)

Jean & Ross Pontarelli (07)

Jeanine Handley (06)

Jenny E. Rodriguez (06)

Jimmy & Daisy Salcedo (11)

Joanne Rohn (06)

Joel Sanders (08)

Joel N. Lerner (07)

John & Monica Dalton (08, 11)

Jose A. Gonzalez (07, 08, 10, 11)

Joseph Mulcrone (07)

Julia L. Yen (08)

K. L. Cummins (11)

KRW Consulting (11)

K.S. Lavin (07)

Kai Liu (08)

Karen Kring (07, 08)

Kathleen Cheevers (07)

Kathleen Mercado (11)

Katheryn D. Elmer (08)

Kenneth W. O’Keefe (06)

Kevin & Marianna Swallow (06)

Kathy Ordman (07)

Kirsten Knudsen (06)

Korin Matter(08)

Larry Dominick Team (08)

Laura L. Bunte (07)

Laura Flores (08)

Lauren Sugarmen (11)

Leslie C. Newcorn (11)

Linda Anderson (11)

Linda Whitaker (07)

Lisa Heniff (06)

Lynn B. Sanders (08)

LoveShopGive (13)

Madeline Binder (08)

Manaaki Foundation (10, 11)

Mandy Lewis (11)

Marcia Badillo (07)

Margaret Fox (07)

Margery D. Fuller (08)

Maria Punzo Arias (07, 08)

Marilyn Stecker (06)

Marilyn Varn (96 through 11)

Mark Kovic (11)

Martha Mattews (11)

Mary Herman (07)

Mary Taylor (06, 07, 10)

Mary Therese Bartels (08)

Maureen Gottesman (08)

Max J. Murillo (06)

M.G. Dentistry (06, 07)

Michael Krystyn (06, 07, 08, 11)

Michael McKewin (11)

Michelle Corp (11)

Mike Witort (11)

Michele Czuchan (06)

Midwestern University (13)

Miranda Brooks (11)

Monica Peters (06)

Monika Andreas (11)

Monika Moscoso (11)

Molly Bougearel (07)

Norma Mateo (07, 08)

Patricia G. Higgins (11)

Paul Crespo (07)

Paul Shandling (08)

Paula Spears (07)

Pedro Cevallos (11)

Peoples Cash Advance (11)

Portia Cobb (06)

Primera Engineers (08)

Regina Masland (07)

Ricardo G. Senno (07)

Richard Groh (11)

Rita & Richard Glass (’96-12)

Robert Babbin (08)

Robert Pontarelli (07, 10, 11)

Robin Sheer (08)

Rotary Club of Chicago (08, 10)

Rotary Club Cicero (08, 10)

Rotary Club of College Park Foundation (06, 07, 08)

Sandra C. Small (07)

Seguin Services Inc (07, 08)

Service Showcase Inc. (06)

Sharon Intagliata (11)

Shirley Beane (11)

Susan Akers(10)

Susan Kmiec (07, 10, 11)

Susan Gershenfeld (11)

St. Nortbert (11)

Tamara K. Morrison (‘96-11)

Tamara Backdrops (11)

Teresa Ziegler (06,07,08)

Theodore Squires (07)

Theresa B. Fox (08)

Terry E. Giese (08)

Tobby Fried (07, 08, 09, 10, 11)

Tony LaCrosse (11)

Tricia Krueger (08)

Town of Cicero (07, 08)

United Jewish Foundation (06)

Valerie L. Burns (06)

Victor Garcia (07)

Walter S. Mander Foundation (07, 08)

Warren Stephen Jones (08)

Yossi & Polly Vinograd (11)

 

In-Kind Supporters

Professional Services 

Dorothy Hall

Alan Leff — Accounting

Kent Bridgeman – Writer/Editor

Maria Jose Morla – Social Media

Paul Shandling – Attorney at Law

Mary Taylor – Writer

Pfoertner Photography

Other Support

Carol Anderson

Diane Johnson

Genese Hamby

Janet Fried

JGMA Architects

Joel Sanders

Joan Hayden

Jonathan R. Silber

Juan Moreno

Kohl’s House

Maria Jose Morla

Marilyn Varn

Mary Lukas

Michael McKewin

Michael Turner

Mike Witort

Nita Sengupta

Pfoertner Photography

Ruby Naylor

Silverado Financial Network

Sue Kmiec

Tamara Morrison

Tobby Fried

Tony LaCrosse

Zully JF Alvarado

In-Kind Contributions

Amanda Rivera (06)

Ana Laura Alvarado (12, 13)

Anthropologie (08)

Art & swcience Salon (08)

Carol Anderson (10, 11)

Cicero Youth Commission (08)

Cosmetic Laser of DesPlaines (08)

Dan Engel (07)

Daniel Gallagher (10)

Danielle Roziewski (08)

Diane Johnson

Donna Reilly-Engel (07)

Fitness Formula Clubs (08)

Homefirst Health Services(09)

Joan Hayden

Gary & Marion Silber (06)

Gemcraft (08)

Genese Hamby (11)

Hana Balooz (08)

Janet Fried (10, 11)

Janice Patterson (09, 10)

Dr. Jeffrey Allen Kapp (10)

Julius Meinl (08)

Dr. Joel Sanders (09, 10, 11, 12, 13)

Dr. Kevin J. Fullin

Kohl’s House

Laura Flores (10)

Laura Eisenberg-Jachim (08)

Lynn Sanders (09, 10, 11)

Marilyn Varn (96 through 13)

Marla Bogen  (10, 11)

Mary Taylor (08, 09)

Metropolis Coffee Company (08)

Michael Krystyn (06, 07, 08)

Michael Turner (11)

Mike (Doc) Witort (10, 11, 12)

Nicole Fortuna (10)

Riques Regional Mexican Food (08)

Robert Babbin (08)

Ruby Naylor (11)(12) (13)

Shoreline Sightseeing (07)

Susan Kmiec (10, 11)

Tamara K. Morrison (08, 10, 11)

The Second Child

Tobby Fried (08, 09, 10, 11, 12)

Our Partners

Dominican University

Free Wheelchair Mission

Give for Real 

Kohl’s House

NE Vermont Lion’s Club

The Second Child

Office of the Vice-Prefectura – Guayas Province, Ecuador

Causas para el Cambio – Panama

Proyecto Daniel – Costa Rica

La Oruguita – Costa Rica

National Association of Artists with Disabilties – Cost Rica

ASCOPA – Costa Rica

UNEMI – University of Milagro

Organizations we often work with:

The Rotary Club

Rotary Club Cicero

Rotary One

Rotary of Puerto Viejo

The Indima Foundation

The Manaaki Foundation

University of Illinois, Chicago

The University of Milagro, Ecuador