In response to the current health crisis, the TAWANI Foundation, TAWANI Enterprises' philanthropic organization, has donated $1.8 million so far to various organizations to help support COVID-19 relief efforts in Illinois.
The donations address the urgent needs of Illinois organizations and partners for immediate and significant philanthropic contributions to help alleviate costs and sustain local and state organizations heavily impacted by the global pandemic.
Some organizations the TAWANI Foundation has made donations to include: Greater Chicago Food Depository, Howard Brown Health Center, One Fair Wage Emergency Fund, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, NAMI Chicago, Bunker Labs and the Children First Fund.
Additionally, the TAWANI Foundation donated 5,600 ViriMASK's to the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs that will be distributed throughout different veterans' facilities for use by healthcare professionals.
Founded in 2002 by Colonel ( IL ) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG ( Retired ), the TAWANI Foundation is a 501( c )( 3 ) that provides support in the areas of arts and culture, historical preservation, health and wellness, LGBT and human rights, education and environmental initiatives.