What is Milhouse Charities?

After many years of giving, Wilbur C. Milhouse (President/CEO), Milhouse Engineering & Constructions made a decision to be more intentional in his effort to engineer a better future for our youth. In a collective effort to engage the community with a larger vision to advance programs that have the greatest impact, MILHOUSE CHARITIES was incorporated in August 2012 as an Illinois not-for-profit 501c3 organization.

As a private foundation Milhouse Charities will work “to create opportunities for success by educating and mentoring children, youth and adults, and by promoting innovative solutions that generate positive change in the communities in which they live,” as well as encourage others to engage personally and professionally in philanthropy.

 

The Team

 

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Wilbur C. Milhouse III Chairman - Co-Founder

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Wilbur C. Milhouse III

Chairman - Co-Founder

Mr. Milhouse is an active member of Leaders of Greater Chicago (LGC), an organization dedicated to service to the community. Mr. Milhouse has served as the host and event director of MATHCOUNTS and was a contributing member of The City of Chicago’s Affirmative Action Advisory Board.

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Dawn C. Milhouse Executive Director - Co-Founder

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Dawn C. Milhouse

Executive Director - Co-Founder

Mrs. Milhouse has over twenty years experience in community stewardship and non-profit leadership. In addition to leading the efforts of Milhouse Charities, she currently serves as a steering committee member for the Y-Chicago Black and Latino Achievers responsible for planning, advising and program direction.

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Dolla Crater Board Member

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Dolla Crater

Board Member

Mrs. Dolla Crater works hand in hand with Milhouse Charities to develop strong community allies and develop future leaders. She is an active volunteer in the engineering community in addition to serving youth through faith based organizations.

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Joseph Zurad Board Member

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Joseph Zurad

Board Member

As an advocate for urban youth Mr. Zurad participates in career day at many schools and assists with company internships and field trip experiences and works to enhance academic facilities for children to learn.

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James Fifer Board Member

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James Fifer

Board Member

Mr. Fifer is an active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. (Fraternity) and is active in the organization as a mentor and youth advocate. He volunteers as a member of the Beverly Planning Association and the Beverly Improvement Association and the Pullman Community.

In the News

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Diverse and Inclusive: That’s Engineering at Illinois

Milhouse Charities is proud to announce new partnerships with Ridge Academy, Project SYNCERE, Miles Davis Academy, The STEEM Project and NSBE. The efforts of these schools, educators and charities fulfill Read More.

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How Ridge Academy got a Young Engineers Club

If the mark of a good teacher is seeing potential in students, then Ridge Academy teacher Janice Cardella-Koll must be earning an A+. Every day that Cardella-Koll teaches, she looks at Read More.

Our Partners

Milhouse Charities is partnering with the community to re-engineer the seeds of education, hard work and follow through. We believe that each child deserves a fair chance to learn and build a future.

 

Shoot Jump Shots, Not Gun Shots Basketball Clinic

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Shoot Jump Shots, Not Gun Shots Basketball Clinic

Since 2011

This clinic registered over 70 kids in its 3 week run and touched the lives of each and every kid in a very significant way. Guest speakers participated as follows: Spencer Leak Jr. spoke about the direct link between the grave yard and lack of education; Mr. Gary Harris spoke to the kids about opening a legitimate business and dreaming big; Mr. Jermaine Davis (a former gang member now a successful business man) spoke about controlling your future and not being led by circumstance. NIKE a sponsor of the clinic sent over 10 volunteers daily. The Hyde Park Produce provided bananas and apples everyday, J n J Fish and Edwardo’s sponsored the grande finale event.

Chicago Run (Little Steps Big Stars)

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Chicago Run (Little Steps Big Stars)

Since 2011

Chicago Run ” Little Steps Big Stars Fundraiser” operates and supports running programs for children and youth to fight against childhood obesity. Milhouse supports the organization’s mission which is to promote the health and wellness of our children through innovative, engaging, and sustainable youth running programs.

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Univeristy of Illinois Morrill Engineering Program

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Univeristy of Illinois Morrill Engineering Program

Since 2004

Annually, Milhouse provides scholarships to the College of Engineering students who attend the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The students who received these scholarships have maintained a solid GPA above 3.2 while balancing a full-time class schedule coupled with a part-time job or school related organizations.

Milhouse continues to be instrumental in encouraging and motivating UIUC students to graduate from the College of Engineering and to pursue a career in their Engineering discipline of choice.

https://wiki.engr.illinois.edu/display/morrill/Morrill+Engineering+Program

Our Vision Is To:

 

Provide resources for students of all ages to increase their understanding of and participation in, the fields of math, science, engineering and technology

Provide academic, social and business leadership programs services and mentoring opportunities to minorities

Build healthy communities

Partner and support with corporations, schools, and foundations that focus on program areas specific to the interests of the Founders

Advance both Human Potential and Corporate Citizenship