CARE: Credit Abuse Resistance Education

Chapter Spotlight Series: CARE Chicago

CARE Chicago
CARE Chicago recently awarded several volunteers for their efforts.

CARE Chicago is one of CARE’s original and longest operating chapters. Covering both Chicago and the immediate suburbs of Chicagoland, the chapter is comprised of approximately 100 volunteers and reaches dozens of schools each year. As a volunteer group, they have pioneered many CARE advances over the years including our new chapter website template, an online volunteer management tool, and a dedicated leadership structure (shown below). In 2019, the chapter underwent its first-ever leadership transition as CARE Chicago Founder and National Board Member Joe Schorer turned over the reins to new chapter leader, Harold Israel.

To read more about Joe’s time as CARE Chicago leader, you can view his volunteer profile here.

Quick Facts

Chapter Founded: 2002
Chapter Coordinator: Harold Israel
Area Covered: Chicago, IL; Chicago Suburbs
Chapter Website:


2018 Stats

Students Reached: 4,210
Presentations Given: 163
Volunteers Active: 75

2017 Stats

Students Reached: 4,233
Presentations Given: 130
Volunteers Active: 81

CARE Chicago Chapter Leaders

Chairman Harold Israel (Levenfeld Perlstein, LLC)
Chairman Emeritus Joseph Schorer (Kirkland & Ellis LLP)

Vice-Chairman William Barrett (Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP)

Vice Presidents of Education The Honorable Janet Baer (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois), Ken Morrison (Kirkland & Ellis LLP) and Erica Wax (Law Clerk to the Honorable Carol Doyle)

Vice President of Community Outreach Jeffrey Schwartz (Much Shelist)

Vice President of Volunteer Recruitment Kurt Winiecki (Winiecki Wealth Management)

Vice Presidents of Technology Raj Prazad (TransUnion) and Jarad Winget (Winsite Digital, LLC)

Chair of Public Relations Shara Cornell (McDonald Hopkins LLC).

Other committee members include Allen Guon (Fox Rothschild LLP), Kari Beyer (Legal Aid Chicago) and Gretchen Silver (Office of the United States Trustee).

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