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Online Auction Surpasses 25k Goal

Local Online Auction Surpasses $25K Fundraising Goal


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Surpasses $25K Fundraising Goal

For the second year in a row, the Morton 201 Foundation hosted an online auction to raise money for its Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund. Since 2019, the Foundation has awarded 22 scholarships totaling $30,000.

Last year, after learning from many of our students how the pandemic not only affected their families’ health but also them financially, the Morton 201 Foundation decided to change the name of its auction to the Support Local Online Auction as a way to promote local businesses while still raising money for scholarships.

“Since many of our students’ parents work in the food service industry, when restaurants were shut down or had to reduce staff, it left a devastating financial burden on their families. Suddenly, they went from worrying about how they were going to pay for college to how they were going to put food on the table or pay the rent,” stated Foundation President Jessica Jaramillo-Flores. “By changing the name of our auction to support local businesses, we hope to rebuild the businesses within our community thereby relieving that financial burden.”

To help promote its efforts, the Morton 201 Foundation partnered with the Berwyn Development Corporation and the Cicero Chamber of Commerce. The Support Local Online Auction took place from November 28 to December 4.

Thanks to the generous support of many local businesses and individuals, the Foundation received 100 amazing auction items valued at over $12,300 and was able to surpass its fundraising goal of $25,000.

Although the auction has ended, you can still view all of our donations at

The Morton 201 Foundation would like to sincerely thank our event partners, as well as all of our bidders, donors and corporate sponsors who contributed to making our auction a success.

Please show your appreciation for their generosity by patronizing their businesses.

Berwyn Development Corporation
Cicero Chamber of Commerce

COPPER SPONSORS ($1,000 to $2,499)
April Rietjens Sedall
Berwyn Development Corporation
BMO Harris Bank
Cicero Public Library
Devereux Family Charitable Trust
Eileen Szubert
James Conley & Debbie Carlson
Jim Finnerty State Farm Agent
Sinfonia del Mar
Town of Cicero
United Scrap Metal

BRONZE SPONSORS ($500 - $999)
Cicero Voters Alliance
Committee to Elect Robert J Lovero
DiazCase Law
DiazCase Realty
El Nuevo Vallarta
Ogarita De Loera

Atizapan Bakery
Baby BBQ Fire
Berwyn’s Violet Flower Shop
Bodhi Thai Bistro
Brothers Car Wash
Catrina Roth
Chicago Bears
Chicago White Sox Charities
Chicago Wolves
Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee
Cicero Public Library
Cindy Asay/Pampered Chef
Craig’s Shoes
Edwin Lipowski
El Campéon de Piña Coladas
El Campestre
Eli’s Cheesecake
Eventos Galindo
Famous Dave’s
FitzGerald’s/Baby Gold Barbeque
Flight 22 Wine Bar
Gabriel Studio
Gaia Ristorante Italiano
Genaro Toro Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Gina’s Italian Ice
Home Run Inn Pizzeria
Jessica Jaramillo-Flores
Jewel Osco Stickney
Juan Del Real Allstate Agent
Juan Guzman/Envitae
Julie Kolp
La Barca El Taconazo
La Borra Café
La Lupita
Las Michoacanas Ice Cream Shop
Las Quecas
Lavergne’s Tavern
La Vinata
Lido Manetti
Liquor Company
Liquor Station
LongHorn Steakhouse
Los Corrales
Media Noche Café
Miller’s Ale House
Mommy Made Wreaths
Morton High School District 201
Novi’s Beef
Old Fashioned Candies
Olive Garden
Paisans Berwyn
Paris Perfume Outlet
Peaceable Primate Sanctuary
Pete & Amanda Domaleczny/TULA
Planet Fitness
Raising Cane’s
Red Robin
Riot Fest Foundation
Sandra Tomschin
Scott Goodman
Sequin Gardens & Gifts
Shoe Carnival
Slice Factory
Taco Yo
Tele-Tron Ace Hardware
Tomas & Mercedes Ugalde/Tortilleria El Rey
Trader Joe’s Oak Park
USA Auto Parts
Vesecky’s Bakery
Wanda’s Chinese Kitchen
Wing Boss
Women’s Workout & Wellness

To make a donation to the Morton 201 Foundation, visit our website at or send a check payable to the Morton 201 Foundation to

Morton 201 Foundation
5041 W 31st Street
Cicero, IL 60804

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