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Caitlyn Brennan has been with the 100 Club of Chicago for the past six years. She moved into the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2016.
The 100 Club of Chicago, founded in 1966, is a not-for-profit organization that provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This membership based organization offers several forms of financial assistance, access to resources and moral support. All sworn federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Cook, Lake, and McHenry Counties are included.
Since its inception, the 100 Club of Chicago has served 274 families with more than $11 million, of which half was devoted to educational assistance for the dependents for their undergraduate, vocational education and graduate studies. Currently there are 30 dependents receiving assistance from the program and there are an additional 84 children who will be eligible for assistance as they reach college age.
Previous to Caitlyn’s leadership of the 100 Club of Chicago, she served as the Assistant Director of Admission for DePaul University’s School of Public Service. Caitlyn continues to work with the students of the School of Public Service as an Adjunct Faculty Member, a role she has held for 9 years.
Caitlyn maintains many other civic and first responder based connections. She is the Treasurer of The Difference Engine, a nonprofit she assisted in founding, which hosts a web development apprenticeship program to assist those who do not have a typical background for entering the technology sector launch new careers in the field. Caitlyn is also a member of the International Chiefs of Police Association (IACP); InfraGard, an FBI Infrastructure Alliance; and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.