Project Management Course | Veterans & Military

by Zecharia Gilbert
Free Project Management Training Chicago Veterans

As 2015 comes to a close, so too does our 3rd Project Management Course of the year.  Veterans and current military members completed 35 hours of project management coursework through Black Diamond Charities along with volunteers from the Project Management Institute Chicago Chapter. Dawn Bluemke, Executive Director, of Black Diamond Charities orchestrated the 3rd successful project […]

Ram Racing Terrapin 2013

by Dawn Bluemke

It was a beautiful evening in Chicago on August 8, 2013 for Ram Racing’s Terrapin Race. The Terrapin Race benefitted the Bladerunners – an awesome group of amputees who enjoy running.  Black Diamond Charities volunteered at the aid station at 31st off Lake Shore Drive.  Thank you to all of our volunteers who came out […]

BacPac Stuffing 2013

by Dawn Bluemke

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to Barbara’s Bookstore on July 28, 2013 to fill bacpacs for kids in need.  We filled 2,500 bacpacs in record time. Children of DuPage, Cook, Will, Grundy and Lake Counties of Illinois, as well as, the children of our Military at Great Lakes Naval Base were […]

BDC In San Antonio with the Wounded Warrior Project

by Dawn Bluemke
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On December 14, 2012, Black Diamond Charities went to San Antonio, TX to present TEAM training to the Wounded Warrior Track Program C4.  Our Veterans had a great day of Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing. Thank you Jason Mauricio and Marcus Barnes for giving Black Diamond Charities the opportunity to provide our training. We are so […]

BacPac Volunteers 2012

by Dawn Bluemke
BacPacs 2012

Volunteers came out in the sweltering heat to help stuff and sort 2000
BacPacs to give to children in need throughout DuPage, Will, Cook, Kendall and
Lake Counties as well as Great Lakes Naval Base.


2nd Annual BDC Fundraiser

by Dawn Bluemke
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2nd Annual Fundraiser at the Village of Morton Grove American Legion Memorial
Civic Center. An evening of food, entertainment by ArtieMac, dancing, silent
auctions, drawings and a photobooth.