Crane Foundation Donates $100,000 to Project H.O.O.D. Community Center (Chicago, IL) — Crane President, CEO Max Mitchell to Present Check in Person Friday, March 18th.
On behalf of the Crane Foundation, Crane Co. President and CEO Max Mitchell will present Pastor Corey Brooks with a $100,000 donation earmarked for the Project H.O.O.D. Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center.
Joining Mitchell on the roof on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., will be Danielle Kurkjian, Manager of Crane Co.’s Philanthropy, Sustainability, and Equality Initiatives and Reverend Dr. Bernard Wilson, Senior Minister of Norfield Congregational Church in Weston, CT. Crane Co. is based in Stamford, CT.
Project H.O.O.D. Raised Over $10 Million
Friday will be Pastor Corey Brooks’ 118th day of his extended 100 Day Campout Against Violence. Brooks is raising $35 million to build a much needed vocational training and community center on Chicago’s south side. Project H.O.O.D. has raised over $10 million in cash, in-kind services, and supplies since Brooks began his campout vigil on November 20, 2021.
“This gift from the Crane Foundation makes all the difference,” said Brooks. “Corporations assist us in training an untapped workforce while making our city safer at the same time is a partnership we can all take pride in. We are grateful for this donation from the Crane Foundation and look forward to receiving Max Mitchell, Danielle Kurkjian, and Reverend Wilson on Friday.”
Project H.O.O.D. invites media professionals to the rooftop for this gift presentation.
WHO: Crane Co. President and CEO Max Mitchell, Pastor Corey B. Brooks
WHAT: Crane Foundation donates $100,000 to Project H.O.O.D.’s Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center
WHEN: Friday, March 18, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. CST
WHERE: Rooftop at 6615 South King Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
Rooftop access requires a mechanical lift from ground level. Please confirm your attendance and we will schedule your access.*
WHY: Pastor Corey Brooks is raising $35 million to build the Project H.O.O.D. Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center
About Project H.O.O.D. and the 100 Day Campout Against Violence
Project H.O.O.D. is raising $35 million to build the Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center that will serve at-risk youth and adults in Chicago. Pastor Corey B. Brooks, founder and Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Church of Chicago and founder and CEO of the not-for-profit Project H.O.O.D. Communities Development Corporation has become a leading voice and presence in the fight against the violence gripping Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods.
He established New Beginnings Church of Chicago in November 2000 in the heart of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhood and founded Project H.O.O.D. in 2011.
Project H.O.O.D. provides mentorship, skills training, and community for residents on Chicago’s south side with the goal of ending the cycle of poverty, violence, and incarceration by providing alternatives to crime, neglect, and hopelessness.
About Max Mitchell and Crane Co.
Max Mitchell was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Crane Co. in January 2014. Mr. Mitchell has been with the Company since 2004, in previous roles as President of Crane’s Fluid Handling Group, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for all of Crane, and President and Chief Operating Officer.
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Crane Foundation Donates $100,000 to Project H.O.O.D. Community Center