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Christopher family
Back Row Left to Right: Kelley Christopher Schueler, Julie Christopher, Doris Christopher; Front Row Left to Right: Scott Christopher, Jay Christopher

The Christopher Family Foundation was created in 1997 by Jay W. and Doris K. Christopher, and is an outgrowth of The Pampered Chef, a business they founded in their home in 1980.

The Foundation

Based in Westmont, Illinois, the foundation engages in philanthropic outreach in line with its mission and is governed by the Christopher Family Foundation Distribution Committee, which includes multiple generations of the Christopher family.

Most Foundation funding is focused on the Chicagoland area, with special consideration for the needs of the West Side of Chicago and the Austin neighborhood.

The mission of the Christopher Family Foundation is to support family well-being.

The Foundation views its work through two key lenses: the Christian perspective of its founders and principals, and an emphasis on access and equity.