FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Chicago’s Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leaders Unite at Annual Philanthropy For All Seasons Event
Challenges within the Academic, Nonprofit, and Philanthropic Communities to be Addressed
The Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy Sector Program (NMPS) of the School of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago is hosting its 5th Annual Philanthropy For All Seasons event. The event provides attendees the unique opportunity to meet key leaders in Chicago’s nonprofit and philanthropic communities and engage in dialogue about the purpose of, and current challenges facing, philanthropy among the academic, nonprofit, and philanthropic communities.
At the event, the NMPS will also present the 2008 Louis T. Delgado Social Justice in Philanthropy Award to Jeanne Kracher, executive director of the Crossroads Fund. The award is given annually to honor and recognize an individual who, or organization that, best exemplifies the highest standards in their business practices, shows a strong commitment to justice and the advancement of philanthropy, and whose achievements have made an impact on society and in the metropolitan Chicago area.
Sandra S. Guthman, president and CEO of Polk Bros. Foundation, will attend the event and serve as its keynote speaker. Ms. Guthman has been President of the Board of Directors of the Polk Bros. Foundation since 1988 and its full time CEO since 1993. The Polk Bros. Foundation is a private foundation, with assets of approximately $450 million, making grants for direct services that impact inner-city children, youth, and families in Chicago, primarily for social service, education, and cultural programs.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
6 – 9 p.m.
25 E. Pearson, 15th Floor
Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus