CYC invites you, your colleagues, friends and family to its Believe in Kids Annual Dinner. Chaired by Charlie and Bobbie Denison, the event will gain support for providing children from some of Chicago’s most underserved communities with effective high-quality programs, from early childhood education to college and career readiness. The night will include a three-course dinner and keynote appearance and oration by one of America’s most inspiring executives, author and Walgreens’ Chief Diversity Officer and Divisional Vice President Steve Pemberton.
The embodiment of the positive outcome CYC strives toward for every child, Steve is a remarkable illustration of how a child born into a difficult situation can overcome adversity and thrive beyond his and others’ expectations. His recently published memoir, A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home, chronicles his struggle through foster care and his determined search for his family despite the odds against him. He is an inspiring visionary and speaker, and you won’t want to miss this very special experience.
As CYC’s most impactful fundraising effort of the year, the event gains support for providing children from some of Chicago’s most underserved communities with effective high-quality programs, from early childhood education to college and career readiness. Last year’s event raised nearly $300,000 which helped CYC serve more than 5,400 children, parents and guardians in a combination of core programs including early childhood education, school-age and teen development and Camp Rosenthal, as well as targeted programs, such as comprehensive community-based youth services and education support initiative.
Your attendance and support make a very significant difference in the academic, physical and social development of Chicago’s youth. It is CYC’s most impactful fundraising effort of the year, and we need you to be there. Sponsor one or more tables or just one chair — every effort benefits our children. Email
or call (312) 913.1700 x440 for more details about the event and how you can share your support. For more information about Steve Pemberton, go to http://chanceintheworld.com.
View and Download the Sponsorship Kit
View and Download the Invitation