​​Board of Directors

Bob Diamond, President

Kathy Rago, Vice President

Dick Pizza, Treasurer
Donia Ricci, Secretary
Dick Moutvic
Norenna Kuhn
Kendra Duncan
Andy Blair
Lisa Stanton

Chris Frakes
Dennis Buxbaum

​Jim Faletti

  • Meeting the families
  • Working with families to fulfill their diverse needs
  • Work together with other charities to make sure the children's needs are fulfilled
  • Multiple Annual Fundraisers

Exceptional Children's Charities has been in existence for over 35 years. The continued support from our generous donors, and volunteer's has enabled us to continue to assist special children, and their families.

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We urge you to take a look at the page that features children that we have been privileged to help. We hope that you will be inspired to join us either with a monetary donation or the volunteering of your time and talents. 

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Organization Overview

Serving Children in Chicago's Southland  

for more than 35 years! 

We have no paid staff. Because Exceptional Children's Charities operates with no administrative costs, proceeds from our fund-raisers directly benefit Special Olympics and other causes we support. Every dollar raised is used to make the life of someone less fortunate a little bit brighter.