$10.4 million given in assistance to Chicago Police families in need.

Changes in gold star families Leadership

After many years of service, Kurt Kaner is stepping down as Chairman of the Gold Star Families.  Shelly Perez has stepped up from Vice Chairwoman to assume the position of Chairwoman of the Gold Star Families.  We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Kurt for doing such a fine job as Chairman over the past four and a half years. 

We are pleased to relate that Sandra Wortham has stepped in as the new Vice Chairwoman. 

Shelly Perez is the wife of fallen Chicago Police Officer Benjamin Perez, End of Watch: September 18, 2002.
Sandra Wortham is the sister of fallen Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham, End of Watch: May 20, 2010.

We are excited to work with the new leadership of the Gold Star Families and are confident that they will continue to grow and expand on the mission and traditions that have been espoused by the Gold Star Families these many years.


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