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News and Events

2017 Justin Wynn Awards Brunch
May 7

Come join us as we celebrate our 30th class of Justin Wynn Award winners on Sunday, May 7, 10:30 a.m., at the Hilton Orrington/Evanston.

$40 for Adults
$20 for Children/Students

To register for the brunch, please go HERE.

 2017 Justin Wynn Award winners, please RSVP HERE.


If you cannot attend and would like to make a donation, please go HERE.



3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
March 4

Article about the tournament in the Evanston RoundTable found here.

Congratulations to the 200 players who participated in the JWLA 3-on-3 Tournament.  It was an exciting tournament!

The first place winners in the 3rd/4th grade tournament were Kaloyan Mirtchev (Lincolnwood), Will Macdonald, Conlon Kane and Gunnar Worth (all from St. Athanasius).  The second place winners were Malachi Gonzalez (Oakton), Nathaniel Commons (Oakton), Amare Leflore (Walt Disney Magnet), Tony Horton (Rogers).

Taking first place in the 5th/6th grade tournament were Daniel Goes, Gus Berne, Will Collins, and Jameson Kane (all from St. Athanasius).  The second place winners were Eyan Simms, Jacob Hall, Devin Fox (all from Chute), and Riche McCourty (King Arts).

To see photos, please go to the Justin Wynn Fund Facebook page (photos courtesy of Lynn Trautmann, LTPhoto Evanston and various community members)



















Our Calendar


May 7, 2017
  • Justin Wynn Awards Brunch
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: May 7, 2017 - 12:30 pm

    Location: Hilton Orrington/Evanston, Orrington Avenue

May 11, 2017
  • High School Wynners meeting
    Starts: 7:45 am
    Ends: May 11, 2017 - 8:25 am

    Location: ETHS Central Library Classroom

May 16, 2017
  • 5th-8th Grade Wynners meeting
    Starts: 6:15 pm
    Ends: May 16, 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Location: Kingsley Elementary School, 2300 Green Bay Road

May 21, 2017
  • Clark Street Beach Clean-up
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: May 21, 2017 - 3:30 pm

    Location: Clark Street Beach, 1811 Sheridan Road


    Open to Wynners of all ages and their families! Sign up here


A big thank you to Koi restaurant for choosing the Justin Wynn Fund as the March recipient of their Table 23 promotion.  And, thanks to all who dined at Koi.  The Justin Wynn Fund received just over $1000 from Koi!


Justin Wynn Fund 

Our vision is to create leaders who improve their communities and inspire those around them to do the same.

The Justin Wynn Leadership Academy (JWLA) is a collaborative leadership and community improvement program which partners with many organizations around the city.