Daisie believed in three things: faith, family, and community.

Her faith instilled the belief that current circumstances are not set in stone. No matter how difficult her life’s struggle became, Daisie always recognized that obstacles could become a launchpad for success.

Her family energized these beliefs. A single mother raising eight children, Daisie often worked two to three jobs at a time, all while attending nursing school, just to provide for her family. In the process, she aimed to raise leaders, not followers, and her lessons were abundantly clear: work hard, persevere, commit, have integrity, and serve others. “Remain humble and kind,” she said. “It will take you far.”

And as everyone around her quickly realized, Daisie believed wholeheartedly in the power of community. A true Southern Belle with a passion for huge hats, gloves, shoes, and the perfect silhouette, Daisie took it upon herself to teach, inspire and challenge other women to become the best versions of themselves. “The most rewarding fulfillment is knowing how you impacted someone’s life,” she said, adopting many women and children in her community to mentor, encourage and bless.

Our mission is to continue Daisie’s legacy of empowerment.

“Money isn’t the problem,” she once declared. “Women and children need more exposure and opportunities to win!” And that’s exactly what we at the Daisie Foundation have set out to accomplish. Because even though Daisie is no longer with us, she planted a seed of giving with her vibrant spirit, integrity, and faith.

And since she was known during her life for unexpected surprises and random acts of kindness, we’re carrying the torch forward through our Mother’s Day Initiative, Leading Ladies Luncheon, Holiday Random Acts, and new scholarship & STEM opportunities. As Daisie said, “It’s a blessing to be a blessing!” And in her honor, we strive to be exactly that.

With your help, the Daisie family continues to grow.

Like the flower she was named after, Daisie Robinson stood for new beginnings. Even the daisy itself represents the unity of two different flowers blended together in perfect balance. And through our relationships with generous donors, partners, community organizations, and business entities, we aim to strike that same balance between passion and action. It’s how we’ve been able to bless over 1200 children, 150 teachers, and hundreds of mothers with our philanthropic efforts. And it’s precisely how our impact will continue to grow exponentially with each passing year.

To help us continue Daisie’s legacy of empowering women and children, please donate to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization today. All donations are tax-deductible and go towards empowering women and children so that they might have a better day, a better life.

PROUD TO EMPOWER

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MOTHERS
1800
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SCHOOLS

Our Board Members

Anna Delli, RN, BSN

Associate Director/ Patient Services Rare Diseases Business Unit at Shire

Deneen Newman, PA

Associate Director at U.S. Immunology & Rare Disease

Diana Gutierrez

WCIU The Jam News Reporter

Ela Czupta

Owner of Generation Bliss

Jeanne Shockey

Director of Operations at Lift Body Center

Julie Hightower

A Better Day with Julie

Kandice Hightower,
MSN, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Nurse Coordinator/ Manager at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Kathy Tobiaski

Store Director at Gap Inc./ Banana Republic

Kendra Chaplin

Founder and Chief Editor at Chicago Woman Magazine

Lauren Tuckey Murray

Of Counsel at The Bellows Law Group

Lisa Prock

Founder at Tea Time Socials

Mary Howard

Sr. Specialty Representative at Tris Pharmaceuticals

Natalie Mazzarella Poulakos

Director at SKOOG Productions, LLC

Nikki Hall

Regional Sales Manager at Benefit Cosmetics

Shanise Evans

VP at Fiduciary Advisory Specialist at Wells Fargo

Teresa Washington

Founder & CEO at StyleRoom326

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