Harold and Rosemarie Marx Memorial Fund

Celebrating 25 years of service!


Holiday Season

As 2014 draws to a close, we at the Marx Fund are thankful for all the fantastic support we have received. Thanks to all of our generous donors and dedicated staff!

Brooke Whitted

The Marx Fund is saddened and shocked to report that our friend and co-founder, Brooke Whitted, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 27.


Brooke’s compassion and positive energy was felt by all who knew him: From his clients when he was a juvenile probation officer, to his clients as a lawyer, to the colleagues and board members at the charities and schools he helped to develop.


A memorial reception celebrating Brooke’s life will be held at the Westmoreland Country Club on Saturday, August 16 from 2PM until 5Pm.


Westmoreland Country Club
2601 Old Glenview Road
Wilmette, Illinois 60091


Our thoughts and prayers are with Brooke, his friends and his family.


Tree of Hope Dedication Ceremony for the Late Mrs. Ilse Marx

Marx Fund Testimonial: Special Events

by L Margolies



In addition, the Marx Fund was able to assist our North Lawndale Unit when we held a special event during spring break 2013 for our clients. We had a viewing of the movie, The Interrupters. The Marx Fund provided lunch for our clients after the movie while we had a group discussion of what they just watched. The clients appeared to really enjoy themselves!

The New Marx Fund Website: Celebrating 25 Years of Service


The 25 Anniversary Edition of our new Logo

While the Marx Fund will always use the old-fashioned ways of managing and publicizing its work, we have created this website to let everyone know about the work we do for the young people of the Juvenile Court. We have expanded our fundraising effort by incorporating Kindful–a service that helps us manage our operations. And we’re going beyond Facebook: We are now on Twitter and LinkedIn.


This is a lot of change for the Marx Fund and we are doing this because one thing has not changed; we are still dedicated juvenile justice professionals who firmly believe in exposing youth to social, cultural educational and recreational activities that they otherwise may have not had the opportunity to experience. No matter how much the world changes in the next twenty five years, we’ll still stick to our mission.


–Amanda Halawa Mahdi, President of the Marx Fund