2023 Philanthropy Award Winners: 3 Organizations Making the Greatest Impact in Violence Interruption and Prevention in Chicago

The Make It Better Foundation recently hosted its 2023 Philanthropy Awards with emcee Suzanne Le Mignot of CBS 2 Chicago to honor the Chicago-area nonprofits working to make a difference in violence interruption and prevention throughout the city.  This year, the Make It Better Foundation recognized recipients with evidence-based programs that prevent gun violence by […]

Introducing Make It Better's 2019 Spring Issue: Art and Culture

Welcome to our spring issue. You may have noticed over the past couple years that we’ve used this issue to step away from annual themes like “Dining” and “Home” to dig a little deeper into something that’s been moving us lately. In 2017 it was “Water;” last year, “Sustainability;” this year, it’s “Art and Culture.” Pablo Picasso said, “Art washes away from the […]

Make It Better's Instagram Year in Review

Make It Better has had quite the year! To recap, we rounded up our favorite Instagrams from 2015. Make sure you follow Make It Better on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at what we’re up to and a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the latest issue of the magazine. A photo posted by Make It […]

Great Movies to Curl Up With

Fill up a bowl with popcorn, grab a blanket and settle in for a movie session. Make It Better staffers share their favorite films to get lost in on a cold winter’s day. “The Sound of Music” My all-time favorite movie. I grew up wanting to be Maria — and practically achieved it with my large family who […]