18th Annual Metro Advancement Council Luncheon

  • Union League Club 65 W Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL, 60604 United States
Silver Sponsors: BMO Harris Bank, Chad and Heidi Tischer (DiMeo Schneider & Associates), ComEd, GE Capital, Hollister, Oak Ridge Investments, Riveron Consulting, Robert W. Baird, and William Blair

Silver Sponsors: BMO Harris Bank, Chad and Heidi Tischer (DiMeo Schneider & Associates), ComEd, GE Capital, Hollister, Oak Ridge Investments, Riveron Consulting, Robert W. Baird, and William Blair

Featured Speaker Ruby Bridges

Ruby is an American activist known for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South and pictured in Norman Rockwell's painting, "The Problem We All Live With." 

  • 11:30am Registration
  • 12:00pm Luncheon 
  • 1:30pm Book Signing with Ruby Bridges

In celebration of Midtown Educational Foundation’s 50th anniversary, the MAC luncheon this year will be held in honor of MEF’s enduring corporate & foundation partnerships which have enabled transformational success in Chicago’s low-income communities. The emcee will be NBC5 News Anchor and MEF Board Member Zoraida Sambolin.

To pay online, please click the button below. If you would like to pay by check, you may print out the reply card and mail it in or call Tim Mersch at MEF: 312.738.8300 x 30 and he will take care of your registration.

Table Sponsorship Opportunities

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $10,000

Includes the purchase of one V.I.P. table for eight, recognition displayed in Metro Achievement Center for 2015 year, recognition on the MEF website, presenting sponsor recognition on cover of event invitation, event signage and verbal comments during event presentation.

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORSHIP: $5,000

Includes the purchase of one V.I.P. table for eight, recognition on the MEF website, sponsorship recognition in event invitation, event signage and verbal comments during event presentation.

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORSHIP: $2,500

Includes the purchase of a prime table for eight, sponsorship recognition in event invitation, event signage and verbal comments during event presentation.

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORSHIP: $1,000

Includes the purchase of a premium table for eight and recognition of support through event signage.

INDIVIDUAL TICKET: $75

Though I didn’t know it then, nor would I come to realize it for many years, what transpired in the fall of 1960 in New Orleans would forever change my life and help shape a nation. When I think back on that time and all that has occurred since, I realize a lot has changed. I also know there is much more to be done. That fateful walk to school began a journey, and we must all work together to continue moving forward.
— Ruby Bridges