We are deeply saddened to share that Jimmie Alford, Founder of the Alford Group and Chair of the CeaseFire Illinois Advisory Board, passed December 18. Jimmie will be missed beyond what any words can express. He was an icon in the fundraising profession, and extremely generous with his help, support and guidance for CeaseFire/Cure Violence over many years.
In his role as chair of the CeaseFire Illinois Advisory Board, Jimmie provided extraordinary leadership and was instrumental in helping raise much needed funds for our Chicago program. Jimmie’s active engagement with Cure Violence and CeaseFire Illinois these past four years was a reflection of how he lived the message of non-violence throughout his entire life. His dedication to our work and to so many other causes in this city will be deeply missed.