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Capital Campaign

Building Our Future

The time is now. One in five Chicagoland Jewish households is struggling to make ends meet, and The Ark is a critical resource to uplift and support community members in need. After three decades on California Avenue, our home in West Rogers Park needs significant investment to elevate our physical space to match our commitment to serve our clients with the dignity they deserve.

Donate Now to Build Our Future

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The $20 million Building Our Future Campaign will fund a major renovation and expansion that will transform The Ark and create a welcoming new space that can meet the growing need in our community. The Ark is entirely community-funded, and more than $18 million has been contributed to date. View our video, and please join us. We need your support today to realize our vision and Build The Ark’s Future.


The Campaign for The Ark’s Future

The Ark has grown to meet our community’s needs over five decades through the generosity and dedication of friends, volunteers, and philanthropic partners. Supporters have already stepped up with gifts totaling $18 million toward our $20 million campaign goal.


Join us in completing our important work to provide our community with life-changing services.


Campaign Committee

Allan Malmed, Chair

Missy Malmed, Chair

Nathan Bloch

Steven Blonder

Gayla Brockman

Jeff Harris

Laurie Leibowitz

David Porush

Andrea Meltzer

Michael Shechtman

Karyn Silverstein

Yvette Stone


Honorary Campaign Committee

Francine and Anthony Brown

Debbie and Robert Hartman

Jill and Doug Hirsh

Harriette and Ted Perlman

Become a vital part of The Ark’s future

To learn more about recognition and leadership giving opportunities, or with any questions about the Building Our Future Campaign, please contact Adam Parker, Director of Development, at 773-973-0090 or aparker@arkchicago.org.