Mpower the Night Gala Celebrates 161 years of Mpowering Children and Families

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Ann Pinkney | 312.986.4032 | pinkneya@metrofamily.org
Adel Johnson | 312.986.4099 | johnsonadel@metrofamily.org
Metropolitan Family Services | One North Dearborn, 10th Fl. | Chicago, IL 60602 | www.metrofamily.org

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Mpower the Night Gala Celebrates 161 years of Mpowering Children and Families

Windy City Live’s Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini to co-host; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois president to receive Legacy Award

CHICAGO (November 2, 2018) – Five hundred of Chicago’s business and philanthropic leaders will celebrate 161 years of “Mpowering” families at the “Mpower the Night” gala, taking place from 6 – 11 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago. Windy City Live’s Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini will co-host.

Highlights of this year’s event will include the presentation of Metropolitan’s Second Annual Legacy Award to Maurice Smith, President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, for his outstanding philanthropic leadership in empowering Chicago-area families. In addition, Emerson Collective and Chicago CRED Managing Partner Arne Duncan will sit down with Windy City LIVE’s Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini, along with several leaders from the Metropolitan-convened Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P) initiative, to discuss violence prevention efforts across Chicago.

The gala also will include cocktails, dinner, a “Chicago Raffle,” as well as a Fund-the-Need Auction benefitting multiple Metropolitan programs and services. Event proceeds also will help support the agency’s services.

Thanks go to Gala Chair Kecia Steelman, Chief Store Operations Officer at ULTA Beauty, as well as the event’s sponsors and Host Committee, whose generous support makes Mpower the Night possible.

Tickets are $500. To register or for more information, visit www.metrofamily.org/events/mpower-the-night.

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. www.metrofamily.org

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