On March 16, 2011, Chicago lost a true friend, leader and optimist. This Foundation was formed to remember Jim Tyree, to continue his legacy of giving back - to give people hope and to give them better lives. The Foundation's mission of support for innovative education reflects Jim's passion and belief that education was the key to unlocking life's door and his understanding that the world was changing at a rapid pace. By taking what you know and thinking about it a little differently, Jim felt you could leave the world better than you found it.
The Foundation supports educational endeavors that foster creativity and innovation to improve the lives of people in the Chicagoland area. Through direct grants, the Foundation will work to help strengthen these organizations in their pursuit of meaningful change in education, health care and other disciplines.
|Thursday, February 27, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Second Annual James Tyree Foundation
Fundraiser and Cocktail Reception
at Mesirow Financial, 353 North Clark Street
|Jim Tyree Diabetes Education Library with Kovler Diabetes Center|
|On Wednesday October 23rd, we celebrated the opening of the Jim Tyree Diabetes Education Library with Kovler Diabetes Center. The library will spread knowledge and understanding of diabetes and drive successful management practices for those living with diabetes. Speakers included Dr. Kenneth Polonsky, Dr. Lou Philipson, Kevin Boyle, and Eve Tyree. Thank you, Kovler, for hosting such a wonderful event. Click here to learn more.|
|Run, Ride and Roll for Innovative Education|
Labor Day Weekend 2013
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Run, Ride and Roll. We started small this year and look forward to a bigger event next year.
FOUNDERS' CELEBRATION AT WOLCOTT SCHOOL
The Wolcott School Board of Trustees honored its Founding Donors with a celebration on Tuesday, April 30. Nearly 200 founding supporters and friends of Wolcott attended.