Care for Cops Corp is a local organization founded by Lisa Sanders, in 2020. Lisa assembled a group of determined volunteers to demonstrate their support for the local law enforcement community. The primary goal is to generate funds and host events to assist the social well-being of Chicagoland police personnel.
President and Chair Person
Lisa is a Chicagoland real estate broker who proudly serves the Northwest Side. Over the years, she has assisted numerous police officers and their families in this process, and it is through these interactions that she has come to appreciate the enormous burden that the job places on the entire family structure due to canceled days off, a lack of funding, and the stress that officers must endure every day on the job. It was suggested that Lisa establish a nonprofit organization by the Fraternal Order of Police Magazine to support law enforcement personnel and their families. Care for Cops Corp was started. By holding events that foster positive memories and mental health, as well as making financial contributions to other charities and officers in need.
“I am eternally grateful for our community and the people that protect us every day. Each and every bit of support helps, and I want our Chicagoland police officers to know that they have our support."
Vice President and Treasurer
Michael has lived in Chicago his entire life, up until this past year. He grew up in the city, attending St. Tarciccus grammar school and Taft High School.
Michael was a member of the Chicago Police Department for 27 years, therefore this charity means a lot to him. He is now assigned to Executive Protection Detail by the Illinois Supreme Court. Michael and his wife Julie McGlade have two children, Angela and Michael.
Board Member and Communications Manager
Bea has lived in Norwood Park for the past 25 years and is married to Chicago District Chief, Jim McDonough "for 25 glorious years! We've raised three crazy but loving children, as well as our sidekick dog, Teddy, who rules the roost.”
In addition to being a Care for Cops Corp. Board Member, Bea’s remarkable involvements and achievements include;
Board Member and Co-Treasurer
Tim works for the Chicago Fire Department as a Lieutenant. He is a devoted father and husband to Lisa Sanders, with whom he has four great children.
"Lisa is deeply committed to this cause, and I fully support her initiatives. We have a wide circle of friends, some of whom are cops or active in the CPD. This is a wonderful way to give back, and I am incredibly proud of Lisa."
Jack has been a police officer for almost 20 years and is currently assigned to the 20th District as a Lieutenant. When asked by Lisa to join, Jack did not hesitate because he has witnessed firsthand the daily challenges that police officers and their families face.
"Most of the stress of being a police officer comes from within our own organization. If Care for Cops can bring some joy and excitement to the officers and their families; then it is worth the effort because it is well deserved and long overdue."
Daniel was born in Lombard, Illinois, in 1974, and joined the US Marine Corps after finishing high school. He served as an infantry squad leader in Okinawa and domestically. Later he joined the Chicago Police Department in 2000, after working briefly in marketing/sales in Boston. He eventually rose to the rank of Sergeant. Receiving over 300 citations for exemplary service duty (including Sergeant of the year), the national ATF Award, the Latin American Police Association's Officer of the Year, the Blue Start Award (for being shot in the line of duty), and three awards of valor. The Chicago Police Department's second-most decorated officer right now is Daniel O'Toole.
Brian worked as a detective for the Chicago Police Department for 33 years, from 1982 until 2015. Now in retirement, he continues to protect and assist a variety of public and private organizations (Chicago park districts, sporting events, and investigations).
Brian is a father, grandfather, and father-in-law who is very proud of his family. He and his wife, Jennifer, "My Irish Princess" and "Best Flight Attendant and Pride of American Airlines," are currently enjoying this journey called life. "Keep faith and never ever give up!" is Brian's motto, life's secret, and daily reminder.
Victor has spent his entire life on Chicago's Northwest side. He attended St. Juliana grammar school and St. Patrick's High School while growing up in the city.
"Many of my close friends and family have worked for the Chicago Police Department, so I am happy to support this organization."
Victor is currently employed at Vcheck Global as a Senior Manager, Business Development. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of NIRI Chicago and is a co-founder of Bike The Dive. Victor and his wife Nikki have two sons, Blake and Leo.
John P. Capesius Jr. is a Chicago-based entrepreneur and business owner, Founder, Owner, and Executive Director of Operations at Tavern on the Point, located in Edison Park, Illinois. John and his brother, Joseph Capesius, built the tavern themselves and dedicated it to first responders and the community. Throughout nearly 30 years in the hospitality industry, Capesius has held management and ownership roles at several successful Chicago area dining establishments.
Capesius is also a League Director and Board of Directors member for Park Ridge Sports, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has served Park Ridge, Illinois, and neighboring communities for over 50 years. The organization has helped tens of thousands of young men and women to discover and develop their passion for football and cheerleading with an emphasis on developing strength of character and building self-esteem. Capesius also coaches the community youth in other sports including baseball and basketball. Capesius has been involved in the program as a coach and trainer volunteer since 2012.
Kiki an Executive VP of A & N Mortgage Services, Inc is a good friend of Lisa's who joined the board to support the neighborhood and law enforcement friends and family.
"This is a great cause and I'm more than happy to help."
Board Member and Website Manager