Believe in Kids


2017 Annual Believe in Kids Dinner

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above and beyond

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

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

Supporting Sponsors


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Eugene DeRamus and Patricia Crumley
Facebook and Matty de Castro
Sondra Berman Epstein
Edward and Laura Wiertel

Partnering Sponsors
Abbott Laboratories
Altair Advisers
Jay Beidler and Deborah Witzburg
BMO Harris Bank
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Youth Centers Auxiliary Board
Cozen O’Connor
Phil and Cindy Doherty
Epsilon Economics
John and Linda Hillman
Jefferies LLC
JP Morgan Chase
Bill and Heather Kelley
Latham & Watkins LLP
Madison Capital
Marmon Group
Miller Shakman & Beem
Morgan Stanley
Northern Trust
Ray and Ann Rusnak
Don and Liz Thompson
William Blair

Climbing Higher Sponsors
Mark and Lynne Florian
Iris and Martin Gradman
Heartland Solutions
Peoples Gas
Amy Weiss Narea
Rob and Katie Swick
Winston & Strawn
Hank and Joyce Wisniewski

Sponsors listed as of 4/21/17

The mission of Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) is to empower children and teens to recognize and experience their full potential.

Believe in Kids Dinner

2017 Annual Believe in Kids Dinner

2017 Annual Believe in Kids Dinner

Join us on Thursday, May 18, for a memorable evening at the Standard Club to celebrate and honor the CYC students, alumni, families, staff, and supporters who go above and beyond to make a powerful difference within our communities.

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Join Our Monthly Giving Community

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