Alzheimer's Association Celebrates Caregivers, Spotlights Impact of Balancing Work With Care of a Loved One

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that over six million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Each of these people need care, and that care is frequently provided by over 11 million unpaid caregivers: spouses, siblings, children, or sometimes just concerned friends and neighbors. More than half of these caregivers are employed […]

Q&A: Ric Estrada, CEO of Metropolitan Family Services, on the Importance of Deep Understanding in a People-First Profession

Effectively operating in the nonprofit sector — specifically, working hand-in-hand with some of our most vulnerable community members — requires the ability to meet people where they are at, and an eagerness to offer assistance as opposed to passing judgment. This mentality has guided Ric Estrada, CEO of Metropolitan Family Services (MFS), who has served […]

10 of Chicago's Top Family-Owned Businesses — 2023

Family-owned businesses are considered the backbone of the American economy. According to the US Census Bureau, they comprise 90% of all business enterprises in North America. Jill McCall, MBA, JD, CAE, Director of the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago says, “Family-owned businesses positively impact the general business climate because they set good examples. […]

Ulta Beauty and Metropolitan Family Services Leaders Discuss How to Build Successful Partnerships Between Nonprofits and Corporations

Within Chicagoland is a network of organizations, businesses and nonprofits that all aspire to do good for the larger community. Partnerships between these institutions are imperative, but what’s the best way to foster and sustain them, maximizing impact for all? To answer this question and more, Make It Better Media Group hosted a virtual discussion […]

Leadership Lessons From PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger

For over 50 years, PBS and its more than 330 member stations have fulfilled the mission of providing trusted programming that is uniquely different from commercial broadcasting. Last November, Paula Kerger, the longest-serving PBS President and CEO, spoke with journalist Bill Kurtis during an Executives’ Club “Meeting the Moment” event to share insight on how […]