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Mpower the Night Gala Raises $1.27 Million to Mpower Children & Families

Bridget Hatch | 312.986.4223 | hatchb@metrofamily.org
Ann Pinkney | 312.986.4032 | pinkneya@metrofamily.org

Mpower the Night Gala Raises
$1.27 Million to Mpower Children & Families
ABC 7’S Alan Krashesky emceed;
The Tony Hunter Family honored as Family of the Year

CHICAGO (November 6, 2019) – Over 500 supporters of Metropolitan Family Services raised

$1.27 million to benefit children and families across Chicago and Cook and DuPage Counties, as civic, business and philanthropic leaders gathered to celebrate 162 years of “Mpowering” families at the “Mpower the Night” gala. The event took place from 6 – 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, with ABC 7’s Alan Krashesky as emcee.

Highlights of this year’s event included the presentation of The Family of the Year Award to the Tony Hunter family for their outstanding philanthropic leadership in empowering Chicago-area families. Additional highlights included testimonial from the Young Fathers Program and the Altgeld Youth Leadership Program participants and leadership from the Metropolitan Peace Academy and Domestic Violence services.

Event proceeds benefit multiple Metropolitan Family Services’ programs and services, which empower Chicago-area children and families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive.

Thanks go to Gala Chair Richard Price, Executive Chairman of Mesirow Financial, as well as the event’s sponsors and Host Committee, whose generous support makes Mpower the Night possible. Special thanks to Mesirow Financial for sponsoring the After Party.

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