Men’s Lenten Breakfast


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 71st Annual Men's Lenten Breakfast on Wednesday, February 21, at the Bloomington YMCA.

It was a delight to have speakers Bob Muzikowski and his son Ike Muzikowski join us to give us a message of hope and encouragement to take our faith boldly into our community.


Save the Date

Mark your calendars for next year's event on Wednesday, March 5, 2025. We hope you'll plan to join us.


Bob Muzikowski, Founder of Chicago Hope Academy
& Ike Muzikowski, President and Principal of Chicago Hope Academy



Bob Muzikowski is founder and former president of Chicago Hope Academy, a Christian high school on the West side of Chicago that seeks to serve children in high-risk neighborhoods. Having achieved success as the owner of an investment and insurance company, Muzikowski has a passion for lifting kids out of desperate situations and transforming them into “leaders of character empowered by the hope that is in Jesus Christ.” Together with several colleagues, Muzikowski founded Chicago Hope Academy and operated the largest inner-city Little League in the country.

Muzikowski has the dubious distinction of being misplayed by Keanu Reeves in the Paramount Pictures’ movie, Hardball, and subsequently authored the bestseller, Safe at Home, in response to the film. He has a B.A. and MBA from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from the School of Hard Knocks, and owns Benefit Planning, Inc. Muzikowski is married to Tina, a former JP Morgan FX Trader and mother to their seven children. The Muzikowskis live on the Southwest side of Chicago where they don’t have to keep up with the Joneses because the Joneses don’t have very much. This frees up a lot of capital.



Ike headshot

The son of Hope founders, Bob and Tina Muzikowski, Ike Muzikowski graduated from Chicago Hope Academy in 2011 before studying Economics at Columbia University. He served as the College Counselor, Admissions Director, long-term sub, International Student Program Director, and varsity soccer coach prior to earning a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Harvard.

Ike lives in East Garfield Park, and enjoys international travel, soccer, classic novels, stand-up comedy, and announcing Hope sports games.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

presented by

Ed & Bill Lundeen



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