10th Annual Benefit Event Recap

Youth Made Market Highlight Video

Our 10th Annual Benefit was a resounding success on all levels. Over 30 youth members showcased their projects and skills at our Youth Made Market; we watched a riveting performance by our founding community partner, South Shore Drill Team; and heard an original poem by GCYC member, Serenity. Our youth panel, moderated by WTTW’s Black Voices host, Angel Idowu, capped off an inspiring afternoon, providing intimate insight into the interests and aspirations of four young people pursuing career pathways across our focus areas of healthcare, IT, and construction/vocational trades.

After all of the generous donations, ticket sales and youth enterprise product purchases were tallied, we raised over $300,000 to help fuel our mission and increase our impact.

Thank you to everyone who played their vital role in our shared success! Comer Family Foundation Bel Brands USA Foodservice BMO Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Medical Home Network AllianceBernstein Associated Bank Adesys GCM Grosvenor Mesirow Northwestern University Medill School Eichrom Technologies / NPO Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation, The Berbee/Walsh Foundation, Beth and John Andrews, Stephanie Comer & Rob Craigie, Guy & Courtney Comer, Gary & Gayla Lutz, Janet & Craig Duchossis, Rooney Family, The Steven & Elizabeth Young Family.

Special thank you to our event production team at Murmur Ring for staging a wonderful event and filmmaker, Carlos Javier Ortiz, for his captivating film produced by Brown Planet Productions and Murmur Ring.

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Guest Portraits

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