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Believe in Kids Dinner

  • The Standard Club 320 South Plymouth Court Chicago, IL, 60604 United States (map)

Presenting Sponsor


Honorary Chair
Edward J. Wehmer
Founder, President and CEO, Wintrust

Event Chair and CYC Board Chair
Dixie Adams and Daniel M. Feeney

Invite you to the annual
Believe in Kids Dinner: Above and Beyond

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6 p.m.
The Standard Club
320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL

Featuring Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Kimberly M. Foxx
Cook County State’s Attorney and CYC Alumna

Hosted by
Rosa Flores, CNN Correspondent

2017 Epstein-Donnelley Spirit of Youth Award Winner
and 2017 Epstein Scholarship Winner

Business/Cocktail Attire

Space is Limited


Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Download sponsorship information here. Please contact Lauren Robinson at 312-913-1700, ext. 450 or for more information.

The Board of Directors is proud to celebrate the achievements of Chicago Youth Centers (CYC), and honor those who go above and beyond to help our children and families succeed. Please join us on Thursday, May 18, as we celebrate CYC’s alumni, families, staff, and supporters, and raise needed funds for our city’s largest private youth organization. 90% of every dollar donated to the Believe in Kids Dinner goes to direct services that empower youth to achieve upward mobility and succeed in whatever they do. Thank you for believing in our children!

Above: A CYC teen creates a galaxy drawing. This was part of a CYC STEAM unit where students ages 10-16 studied and drew images from the Harvard-Smithsonian telescope.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Leading Sponsors

Experian BM TM RGB

Dixie Adams Erwin and Rick Erwin
Frank and Prue Beidler
Crown Family Philanthropies
Judy Macior
Roger Shores and Cyndy Lyons

Supporting Sponsors

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Eugene DeRamus and Patricia Crumley
Sondra Berman Epstein
Edward and Laura Wiertel

Partnering Sponsors
Abbott Laboratories
Altair Advisers
Chicago Tribune
Jay Beidler and Deborah Witzburg
Chicago Tribune
Phil and Cindy Doherty
Epsilon Economics
John and Linda Hillman
Bill and Heather Kelley
Latham & Watkins LLP
Madison Capital
Marmon Group
Raymond and Ann Rusnak
Don and Liz Thompson
William Blair

Climbing Higher Sponsors
Mark and Lynne Florian
Amy Weiss Narea

Sponsors listed as of 4/7/17

Earlier Event: March 10
Shake & Stir