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Have Dreams Receives Grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

Bobbi Goldman

Davis Greene, Kellogg Board Fellow at Have Dreams, Have Dreams Board President Steve Gustafson, Kris Johnsen, Have Dreams Executive Director, and our MDRT Sponsor, Fred O'Connor, Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual.

Have Dreams Receives Grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

Have Dreams Receives Grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation April 5, 2017 - The MDRT Foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to Have Dreams, a Chicago area autism resource organization.

Through its global grants programs, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the MDRT Foundation will award over $1 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to more than 200 charitable organizations worldwide.

Have Dreams, a Chicago-area nonprofit with facilities in Park Ridge and Evanston, serves children, teens and adults impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Founded in 1996, Have Dreams offers afterschool, workplace training and adult day programs, along with diagnostic and family support services. Serving ages 16 months to adulthood, the organization offers a broad range of programs to serve the full range of the autism spectrum. This grant award from MDRT Foundation will be used to support Have Dreams' after-school Social, Communication and Independent Living Skills program for preschoolers, youth and teens with autism. "We are grateful to the MDRT Foundation for their support to bring these important autism intervention programs to individuals with autism in our community," said Kris Johnsen, Executive Director of Have Dreams.

Representing the MDRT Foundation, Fred O'Connor, Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual presented this grant to Have Dreams on March 29, 2017 to the organization's board at their March meeting.

About the MDRT Foundation:

The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $30 million in more than 70 countries throughout the world and in all 50 U.S. states. These funds were raised by MDRT members and industry partners. For more information, visit

About MDRT:

Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 49,500 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. For more information, visit

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