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Ripples of Hope

Join City Year Chicago for our 2021 virtual gala

Join City Year for an event!

Our theme for this year’s virtual gala, serving to rebuild the foundation for our future together, reminds us to look back on the past year of tribulations and triumphs for us all, and look forward to a stronger future together. During these uniquely challenging times, City Year Chicago has continued to strive towards our mission of advancing educational equity and we look forward to sharing and celebrating our journey with you during this year’s gala.

We could not do this work without your support, or the unwavering support of our honorees.


Liz Thompson City Year Chicago
Liz Thompson, President, Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education

The Honorable Mayor
Lori E. Lightfoot, City of Chicago

Janet Foutty, Executive Chair of the Board, Deloitte


Ripples of Hope Co-Chairs

Michael J. Alter, President, The Alter Group

Steve Birchard, Principal, Deloitte

Les Coney, Executive Vice President, Mesirow

John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, Co-CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments

Jennifer Steans, President & CEO, Financial Investments Corporation


For more information regarding the event or event sponsorship, please contact Jennifer Breslin at PJH & Associates, Inc.

City Year Chicago Ripples of Hope sponsors

Event Details
  • Event location Virtual Gala
  • Event date Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  • Event time 6:30 pm PST
National Strategic Partners
  • AbbVie logo
  • AT&T logo
  • Comcast NBC/ Universal logo
  • CSX logo
  • Deloitte logo
  • New York Life Foundation logo
  • Red Nose Day logo
National Partners
  • Aramark logo
  • Bain Capital logo
  • Bank of America logo
  • Celanese logo
  • NFL Inspire Change logo
  • Santander logo
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