Every year, the Leader Council of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls 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; CEO of HAPPYNESS, Chris Gardner.

The luncheon is the culmination of the Leader Council’s work year round to improve educational opportunities for young people at Mercy Home.

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Event Details

Tuesday, June 07, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL , 60605

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