In Memory of Michael Yonkman

On February 22 the Cara Collective community lost a dear friend and colleague in Michael Yonkman. Michael joined our Data & IT team in May 2023, coming at a pivotal moment that saw him drive bold solutions for how we think about and measure the impact of our work. Though our time with Michael was too short, he touched everyone he worked with through his innovative thinking, eagerness to collaborate, and his always-friendly spirit. His legacy at Cara Collective lives on in his work and how we are now better-positioned to serve the hundreds of job seekers who come to us each year.

In honor of Michael’s dedication to this mission, the Yonkman family has requested a memorial fund for family and friends to contribute to Cara Collective and continue Michael’s work with our job seeker community. You can make a gift in the embedded form below.

Thank you for supporting Cara Collective. Every dollar makes a difference and your investment will fuel essential programs helping people experiencing poverty to access hope, jobs, and opportunity.

If you would like to mail a check, please make it payable to Cara Collective and send to:
Attn: Development
237 S. Desplaines
Chicago, IL 60661

You can also make a donation by phone at 312-798-3331.

Cara Collective is recognized as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are 100% tax-deductible.

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