Learn more about campaigns designed to generate awareness, engage audiences and raise funds for specific groups, causes and events.


Learn more about campaigns designed to generate awareness, engage audiences and raise funds for specific groups, causes and events.


This #GivingTuesday, open doors to independence for youth with vision impairments!

On November 27, 2018, The Chicago Lighthouse is participating in #GivingTuesday. This global day of giving invites individuals to celebrate the season by giving back and creating change in their communities and their world. Together we can help change lives!

Our Youth Transition Program helps youth who are blind or have vision impairments become confident, independent, and gain valuable skills that can prepare them for employment. Participants learn to:

  • Manage school, finances, and home economics
  • Travel and navigate to unfamiliar places
  • Secure internships that can lead to employment

This #GivingTuesday, give the gift of independence for youth with vision impairments Donate today and double your impact with our $10,000 matching grant challenge


Help Provide Jobs for Individuals with Disabilities

“When my deteriorating vision lead to the loss of my job, my world was turned upside down. I felt lost and didn’t know how I was going to support my family. It was one of the scariest times of my life!”

–Rick Sullivan

When Rick suddenly began to experience vision loss at age 40, he soon met the unfortunate reality faced by far too many individuals with disabilities. Despite having valuable skills and experience to offer employers, members or this community face a staggering 70% unemployment rate. Fortunately for Rick, he was referred to our Employment Services Program where he received innovative training and services that helped him regain his confidence and independence. He eventually was hired as a Project Manager at The Lighthouse and today his career is flourishing. We need your help to continue to provide critical job training and jobs for individuals with disabilities.

Your gift today will help us to provide:

  • Training and access to assistive technology to job seekers with disabilities
  • Jobs for individuals with disabilities
  • One-on-one mobility training to help job seekers with disabilities travel independently
  • Career development services for individuals with disabilities


Lighthouses on The Mag Mile 

Be a Beacon for access and inclusion for people with disabilities.

JUNE 19 – AUGUST 11, 2018

Be part of a world class event this summer celebrating the power of what people, business and community can achieve when we provide access and inclusion for people with disabilities. The Chicago Lighthouse is launching this event to bring awareness to our mission of providing comprehensive services which improve the quality of life for people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans.  Highlighting this event will be 50 lighthouse sculptures designed by various artists, many of whom have disabilities. The Lighthouses will be placed along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and nearby neighborhoods including Streeterville, River North and Gold Coast.

By participating in this event you are helping to change lives by: 

  • Recognizing the role access and inclusion play in the achievements of people with disabilities
  • Encouraging Chicago area employers and community members to lead the way with job opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Educating the public about the power of community support in the lives of people with disabilities
  • Giving voice to what’s possible for all populations living with vision loss or physical disabilities

Funds raised will directly support over 30 Lighthouse programs which benefit all clients and their families.

For more information, please contact:
Angela D’Antonio
Marketing Director, Financial Development
(312) 447-3246
Email Angela

Bold Visions Brick Campaign

By purchasing a personalized commemorative brick through our Bold Visions Brick Campaign, your donation supports the maintenance, renovation and expansion of our facilities. Your brick will be prominently placed in the Children’s Garden at the front of our main campus, a lasting reminder of your support of The Chicago Lighthouse. The engraved bricked can be purchased for yourself or in honor or memory of friends or loved ones.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Miller
Chief Development Officer, Financial Development
(312) 997-3643
Email Jennifer