Providing for the Families of Fallen
Police Officers and Firefighters
of Cook County
JOSEPH J. AHERN
Joseph (Joe) Ahern was named Executive Director of
the 100 Club of Chicago in November 2010.
The 100 Club of Chicago, founded in 1966, is a not-for-profit
organization which supports the surviving dependents of law enforcement
officers, firefighters and EMS personnel who lose their lives in the line of
duty. The 100 Club reaches out to all
federal, state, county and local public safety personnel stationed in Cook
Since its inception, the 100 Club of Chicago has served 245
families with more than $9 million, of which more than $4 million was devoted
to educational assistance for the dependents for their undergraduate,
vocational education and graduate studies.
Currently there are 21 dependents receiving assistance from the program
and there are an additional 41 children who will be eligible for assistance as
they reach college age.
Previous to Joe's leadership of the 100 Club of Chicago, he
served as President and General Manager of CBS 2 Chicago (2002-2008); President
and General Manager of ABC 7 Chicago (1985-1997); and as a senior advisor on
Chicago's 2016 Olympics Committee.
Joe has a wealth of experience and dedication to other civic
and charitable causes including the American Cancer Society, Children's
Memorial Hospital, Chicago Central Area Committee, World Business Chicago and
Loyola University Council of Regents.
Joe and his wife, Susan, reside in Barrington Hills with
their two daughters, Kate and Ally.
Another daughter, Meredith, is a Chicago resident.