Crain's: Education, arts drive a busy social season

Published by Crain's Chicago Business on December 8, 2007.

Society Galleries: Midtown Educational Foundation

CHICAGO, IL - View photo of honoree John Canning

"I'm honored to receive this award, coming from a great organization," said John A. Canning Jr., with wife Rita. "Our family foundation gives 100 scholarships each year to inner-city children to go to high school and some to college. I heard about the work MEF does and that most of it is done by 450 volunteers, a group of young corporate people who give of their time and experience and act as teachers and mentors. That in itself is impressive."