Thursday, November 9, 2017

Honoring the Robert R. McCormick Foundation

This year’s Mpower the Night, held November 9th at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, raised more than $1 million through sponsorships, donations, raffle, and auction purchases!

More than 400 guests attended the event, emceed by Leah Hope of ABC 7 Chicago. The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and its CEO, David Hiller, were honored with the Inaugural Legacy Award for their generous philanthropic investments to Metropolitan as we celebrated 160 years of Mpowering families.

Journee Lockridge, an award-winning high school student enrolled in our Upward Bound Program, was featured in our 160th Celebration video before guests raised their paddles for our programs and services during the Fund-the-Need auction.

If you missed the event, it is not too late to support the cause! Click here to help Mpower more than 72,000 individuals and families throughout the Chicago area!

Metropolitan Family Services thanks the event Chair, Host Committee, all sponsors and guests for making this fundraising event a success!

Illustration of a ribbon that reads, "Sponsors"

Champion Sponsors

The Chicago Tribune
Martha & Richard Melman
The Northern Trust

Advocate Sponsors

Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Discover Financial
Janet & Craig Duchossois
Ashley & Michael Joyce
May River Capital
Barbara Rapp
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young
Winston & Strawn LLP
Zurich NA

Connector Sponsors

Abbot Labs
Allstate Insurance
Merle Goldblatt Cohen & Seymor Cohen
DSM Plastics
The Duchossois Family Foundation (2)
Fidelity Investments
Christy & Graham Gerst
Illinois Tool Works (ITW)
The Tony Hunter Family
Sidley & Austin
Ulta Beauty
Vedder Price

Friend Sponsors

Chapman & Cutter
Fifth Third Bank
Steve Gilford / Proskauer Rose
Paul Hastings
Mayer Brown
Katten Muchin Rosenman
David Tropp