Rita Canning

Founder at WINGS Program, Inc.

Rita Canning

Rita Canning

Founder at WINGS Program, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

WINGS Program, Inc.

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962

Number of Boards

6

Number of Awards

1

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President & Director at WINGS Program, Inc.

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Special Advisor at Ceres Venture Fund

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Director at WINGS Program, Inc.

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Secretary, Treasurer & Director at WINGS Program, Inc.

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Director & Vice President at WINGS Program, Inc.

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Director & Vice President-Business Development at WINGS Program, Inc.

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Former President at WINGS Program, Inc.

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Director at WINGS Program, Inc.

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Director at WINGS Program, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations at Adtalem Global Education

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Special Advisor at Ceres Venture Fund

Ceres Venture Fund focuses on investments in early-stage growth companies that are located in the Midwestern region of the US. The firm invests primarily in the healthcare, information technology and business services sectors. The partnership has an interest in financing women-led companies, but this interest is not exclusive.

Education
Bachelor's Degree

The College of Business is the business school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It offers programs in accountancy, business administration, and finance. The undergraduate and graduate accounting programs are regularly ranked as the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The College of Business as a whole is ranked 12th in the same rankings, as of 2012. The accounting programs also consistently rank within the top five of the Public Accounting Report. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked the Department of Finance third in faculty scholarly research productivity.

Career History
Founder
Current

WINGS Program, Inc. offers integrated services for homeless and abused women and children. The company provides safe, secure living environments, through transitional housing and emergency shelter, in residential neighborhoods that allow women to go to school, work, and achieve financial and emotional independence. WINGS Program was founded in and is headquartered in Palatine, IL.

Boards & Committees
Vice President, Board of Directors
Current
Ex Officio Member, Board of Directors
Current

PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS AND ENHANCES THE QUALITY OF THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND PROGRAMMING.

Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Prior - 2015

At Harper College you can get a career-oriented degree, begin your journey to a four-year school, improve your English skills or even get a bachelor’s degree. Harper College offers associate’s degrees leading to four-year transfers, as well as associate’s degrees for in-demand medical, business and legal careers. Harper also provides numerous paths to whichever degree one chooses. For the busy adult learner there is the weekend college option and the accelerated or fast-track option. For those who wish to get a bachelor’s degree, Harper has a program whereby a student may complete the first two years at Harper and the following two in an online course at such places as DePaul University or University of Wisconsin. For those who want training for an in-demand career, Harper offers certificate programs in such fields as Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing, Web Design, Refrigeration Service and Vet Assistance in less than a year. Other courses of study include ESL, GED prep and short-term professional development classes. Harper’s student life features a student-run radio station and newspaper, numerous clubs and organizations and a state-of-the-art recreation and fitness center. Admissions requirements vary depending on the program to which one is applying. Tuition at Harper is considerably lower for those who reside in the county or district and for senior citizens. Financial aid is available for eligible students enrolled in certain programs.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2019

Uhlich Children's Advantage Network provides healthcare services. Its programs include preventing violence, healing trauma, building strong families, and educating and empowering youth. The company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$25K - $50K
2018

The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, and fitness and healthy living.

$100K - $500K
2017

Uhlich Children's Advantage Network provides healthcare services. Its programs include preventing violence, healing trauma, building strong families, and educating and empowering youth. The company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$5,400
2015

House Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions

$5,100
2013
$2,500
2012
Awards & Honors
Daily Herald Business Ledger - Influential Women in Business Award
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