AFC Announces Participants in Sustainable Strategy Program

September 9, 2013

Seminar Aims to Assist Leaders in SustainingTheir Organizations’ Work

September 9, 2013

Ryan Singleton, (312) 334-0913

CHICAGO – The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is proud to announce that Howard Brown Health Center, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, Mount Sinai Hospital, Project VIDA, and South Side Help Center will participate in its Sustainable Strategy Program, an intensive workshop series that will assist leaders in sustaining their organizations’ work through the changing landscape of health care reform.

“All five of these AIDS service organizations play a crucial role in fighting HIV in Chicago and in caring for people living with the disease,” said Kathye Gorosh, AFC’s Vice President for Strategy & Business Development. “We applaud them for their commitment and preparations for the upcoming transformations to our health-service delivery system.”

The Sustainable Strategy Program will address challenges to increasing earned income. Teams will also develop and present a business strategy to a panel of Chicago-area funders, who will offer feedback to strengthen the participating organizations’ capacity for future funding.

The series will include four workshops each led by Mark Light, PhD, MBA, and key members of each organization’s leadership staff will participate.

Dr. Light has more than 20 years of experience leading and consulting for nonprofits and currently serves as Executive in Residence and Assistant Professor at DePaul University’s School of Public Service.

“Each organization participating in the Sustainable Strategy Program represents a different agency type and has a unique geographical impact,” Gorosh said. “We look forward to working with these organizations to not only navigate upcoming changes but to thrive.”

This program is funded, in part, by a grant from The Chicago Community Trust. For 98 years, the Trust, our region’s community foundation, has connected the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations that work to improve metropolitan Chicago. In 2012, the Trust, together with its donors, granted more than $150 million to nonprofit organizations. From strengthening schools to assisting local art programs, from building health centers to protecting the safety net for those hardest hit by the recession, the Trust continues to enhance our region. To learn more, please visit the Trust online at

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Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is a catalyst for local, national, and international action against HIV/AIDS.

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