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Thank you for joining us for the 13th annual Graduates’ Luncheon! The event was a resounding success, due in no small part to your generous involvement. We look forward to seeing you next year.
Every year, the Leader Council of Mercy Home gathers with noted community and business leaders at a luncheon to honor the accomplishments of Mercy Home’s student graduates. Now in its 13th year, the Graduates Luncheon raises critical funds to support our kids’ continued educations, and is a remarkable opportunity to celebrate the commitment our young people have made to realize their academic potential.
The Graduates’ Luncheon is a unique Chicago event that features an address by a Mercy Home graduate, in addition to a featured keynote speaker. This year’s event welcomed keynote Speaker Chris Gardner, Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist and CEO of HAPPYNESS. Past notables include the President of Ariel Investments, Mellody Hobson; bestselling author, Elizabeth Berg; celebrity chef, Charlie Trotter; architect and MacArthur genius grant winner, Jeanne Gang; author and filmmaker, Alex Kotlowitz; Chief Diversity Officer and Divisional Vice-President, Walgreens, Steve Pemberton.
The luncheon is the culmination of the Leader Council’s work year round to improve educational opportunities for young people at Mercy Home.
Questions? Please contact Jenny Giudici at (312) 738-9592.