C.A.T.I.F. Celebrating All That Is Feminine is a Palatine, Illinois based, not-for-profit public charity which was founded in 2009 by Kara Cermak. The organization achieved its official 501(c)(3) charitable organization status in 2012.
Over the last 11 years, C.A.T.I.F. has raised nearly $150,000 from a purely grass-roots level for other non-profit organizations whose missions mirror that of its own.
"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish" - Michelle Obama
To encourage and empower women and children in the greater Chicagoland area who are experiencing crisis. The ways in which these aims are accomplished are by raising funds that in turn, are donated to established organizations dedicating to assisting these populations in their greatest time of need.
CATIF is proud to have the established precedent of giving 100% of funds collected to existing non-profits in the area. This was set in place to ensure we are supporting existing efforts, rather than competing. Some of the organizations we have donated to in the past include WINGS, Home of The Sparrow, Hope: Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault & Resilience Chicago.
We are a collection of professional women who believe in ‘paying it forward’ by pooling their energy and resources to celebrate, inspire and support women, and children in need. Our team is built up of many diverse backgrounds and career expertise. We currently have six women on our board of directors, and an incredible group of loyal volunteers (men, women & teens), but are always looking to grow in knowledge and in people!