2015 Believe in Kids Annual Dinner Recap

Highlights from the evening (left to right): Chicago Youth Centers Board Chair Dixie Adams with Presenting Sponsor Northern Trust representative Jerome Harper ; Board Member Al Reid and Board Member and Spirit of Youth Winner Roger Shores with Epstein Scholarship Winner Breanna Sanders (center). Thank you to everyone who supported our annual Believe in Kids Dinner (BIK). Thanks to your support and generosity, this was our most successful BIK to date! We netted more than $400,000, and 100% of those funds raised will directly support our children, families, and programs.

We are especially proud to recognize:

  • Presenting Sponsor Northern Trust, Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Northern Trust has made a lasting impact on the communities it serves worldwide. Since 1889, Northern Trust has advanced a culture of caring, investing in social welfare initiatives that provide low- and moderate-income families with critical resources, including housing, food, employment, and health care. In the last five years alone, Northern Trust has contributed more than $70 million to support non-profit and non-governmental organizations.
  • Spirit of Youth Award Winner Roger Shores, Roger Shores, Senior Executive of The Marmon Group, has served on Chicago Youth Centers’ Board of Directors since 2008. As the most recent Board Chairman, he led the organization’s recent impact study and was instrumental in the development of Chicago Youth Centers’ strategic plan. He is passionately committed and his leadership embodies Chicago Youth Centers’ mission, vision, pillars, and values. His legacy will be felt for years to come. It is only fitting that he will be recognized this year as the organization celebrates its vision and the bright future ahead. The Spirit of Youth Award is Chicago Youth Centers’ highest honor. It is awarded to those who have demonstrated a commitment to the children of Chicago Youth Centers and the greater Chicago community.

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