About Us

Funding Futures Chicago is an annual fundraising event hosted by a group of dedicated families and professionals in the Chicagoland area, supporting the cognition research efforts of the LuMind Foundation.  

In prior years, the event has taken place in October, which is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. This year, the 6th Annual Funding Futures Chicago event to raise money and awareness will take place on January 27, 2018, and will continue the tradition of raising money to fund Down syndrome research through the LuMind Foundation. 

Beyond supporting this ground-breaking research to impact the future, the participants support each other in their current efforts to help their loved ones with Down syndrome be all that they can be, and to bring more Down syndrome awareness to their communities. 

Who we are

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Funding Futures 2018 Committee Members:  

Margie & Sean Doyle
Packy Doyle
Tara Doyle
Kurt & Meg Frehner
Tom Grusecki
Terry Hanson
Niahm Kristufek
Colleen Narbone
Margaret Nicholson
Ken Stout

Vicki van Alphen


About Us

Funding Futures Chicago is an annual fundraising event hosted by a group of dedicated families and professionals in the Chicagoland area, supporting the cognition research efforts of the LuMind Foundation.  

In prior years, the event has taken place in October, which is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. This year, the 6th Annual Funding Futures Chicago event to raise money and awareness will take place on January 27, 2018, and will continue the tradition of raising money to fund Down syndrome research through the LuMind Foundation. 

Beyond just supporting this ground-breaking research to impact the future, the participants support each other in their current efforts to help their loved ones with Down syndrome be all that they can be, and to bring more Down syndrome awareness to their communities. 


Funding Futures 2018 Committee Members:  

Margie & Sean Doyle
Packy Doyle
Tara Doyle
Kurt & Meg Frehner
Tom Grusecki
Terry Hanson
Niahm Kristufek
Colleen Narbone
Margaret Nicholson
Ken Stout