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WEEK OF 9-21-2022
|At our featured events, discuss the future of real estate in the Loop, develop your fundraising strategy, and hear from the extraordinary Ellen Alberding.|
Real Estate Forum: Future of the Loop
Wednesday, September 21, 7:30 am – 9:45 am
The Chicago Club, 81 E Van Buren St., Chicago
Developer Mike Reschke, CEO of Prime Group, sits down for a fireside chat with Crain’s reporter Danny Ecker to discuss the Future of the Loop. As the work-from-home trend spawned by COVID-19 has emptied downtown office buildings and raised doubts among real estate investors about its future, hear why Reschke is betting on a downtown rebound.
Developing a Fundraising Strategy: What Is The Board’s Role in Fundraising?
Wednesday, September 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am CDT – ONLINE
What are the effective ways to engage your board members in fundraising? Do nonprofit board members have to fundraise? In this program, presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, featured speaker Amy Junge, Sr. Director of Volunteer Engagement and Donor Experience at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will discuss where to look for your best funding prospects and how to access them with the help of your board.
Chicago Club of Chicago Presents: Ellen Alberding
Wednesday, September 21, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago
Join the City Club of Chicago for a luncheon hosting Ellen Alberding, President & CEO and board member of the Joyce Foundation. Ellen oversees the charitable distribution of $65 million annually from assets of $1.3 billion. Under her leadership, Joyce has gained national prominence with a grant portfolio rooted in the core belief that communities are stronger when they share benefits broadly.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 – October 15
Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month offers the opportunity to celebrate the culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx people in the U.S. This year’s theme, Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation, is meant to showcase the diversity of this population.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, on October 12, falls within this 30-day period.
About National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month Q&A
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with PBS
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What to Send Up When It Goes Down – Congo Square Theatre
In residence at Lookingglass Theatre Company, produced by Congo Square, returning this Fall is Aleshea Harris’ What to Send Up When It Goes Down. Described as a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration, What to Send Up When It Goes Down responds to the gratuitous loss of Black lives and interrupts discourses that enable the ubiquity of racialized violence in our society.
This vibrant, necessary, soul-stirring event played to sold-out houses in the Spring and we are proud to host its return. In line with Congo Square and our commitment to community engagement, we are proud to announce that half of the tickets for each performance will be donated to local community groups.
Running September 24 – October 16, 2022.
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