15th Annual Ripples of Hope Awards Dinner
City Year Chicago would like to appreciate the following individuals and companies for making our April 9, 2014 event the most successful to date, raising a total of $903,685 in support of our service to the students of Chicago. View photos from the evening on City Year's Flickr Page.
City Year Chicago would like to thank and congratulate our honorees:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel
City of Chicago
CEO, BMO Harris Bank
City Year Chicago also appreciates our various sponsors for making the evening a success.
Ash Anos Freedman & Logan
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group
Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation
The Boston Consulting Group
Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox
Comcast | NBC5 | Telemundo Chicago
Roger and Stephanie Hochschild
Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation
Quaker Foods North America
Don and Elizabeth Thompson
Mark Westhoff, Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management
Print Media Sponsor
Sun Times Splash
About Ripples of Hope:
Over the past 15 years, City Year’s Ripples of Hope Dinner has become one of Chicago’s premier fundraising events. The evening’s theme stems from Robert F. Kennedy's 1966 address to the University of Cape Town in South Africa, addressing how social change can stem from the heroic acts of a few individuals.
City Year Chicago honors two of Chicago’s finest leaders with the Ripples of Hope Award and the City Year Red Jacket, for making a positive impact on our city’s schools and communities. City Year’s Red Jacket is a distinction reserved for those who exhibit exemplary leadership including the City Year members who dedicate a year to help students succeed.
The program also highlights the success of City Year Chicago’s AmeriCorps members who serve in schools to keep students in school and on track to graduate. Guests hear first hand accounts from both students and City Year members who serve full-time in 20 schools across Chicago, providing targeted interventions in attendance, behavior and course performance in math and English.
Past honorees include: Former Senator Barack Obama; U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Governor Pat Quinn; Michael J. Alter of the Alter Group; former President and CEO of Harris Financial Corp., Ellen Costello; John W. Rogers, Jr. of Ariel Capital Management; Deborah DeHaas of Deloitte; President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s, Don Thompson and the Chicago White Sox.