Peter Francis Geraci, J.D. The Philanthropist


Chicago is Mr. Geraci's home and he supports the community. Peter Francis Geraci, and his wife, Holly B. Geraci, donate to many nonprofit charities in Illinois. The Geracis' recenetly organized helphollyhelp.com. Helphollyhelp.com is a website designed to help nonprofit organizations raise money and awareness in their local community. Mr. and Mrs. Geraci helped raise over $200,000 in just under a year, while completing seven grant challenges.

The Rockford Rescue Mission Challenge

Helphollyhelp.com kicked off their first challenge, the Rockford Rescue Mission Challenge, in late September. Holly Geraci and Peter Francis Geraci promised to match, dollar-for-dollar, the first $10,000 raised. Folks donated everything from $5 – $500. The challenge raised over $11,000 while raising awareness to homelessness and hunger in Rockford.

The Covenant Enabling Residences of Illinois Challenge

When the first challenge finished, Holly Geraci and Peter Francis Geraci tried something a little different. Instead of a full month’s challenge, Holly and Peter extended a one-night only challenge to Covenant Enabling Residences of Illinois (CER). Similar to the last challenge, Holly and Peter would match up to $10,000 of public donations. The Challenge was a tremendous success. CER raised more than $48,000 in one night. With Mr. and Mrs. Geraci’s matching contribution, of $10,000, CER was able to receive $58,000.

The Alano Club of Lahaina Challenge

The year’s final challenge, the Alano Club of Lahaina challenge, was a success from the start. In the first twenty-four hours, the Alano Club of Lahaina was nearly half-way to $10,000. Due to the terrific success, Holly Geraci and Peter Francis Geraci agreed to increase the grant challenge amount to $15,000. The Alano Club of Lahaina was able to raise more than $20,000 by the end of the grant challenge period. In total, the Alano Club of Lahaina received more than $35,000.

Visit www.helphollyhelp.com to view the charities Mr. and Mrs. Geraci Support.