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The Innovator

The Innovator

Sally Grimes, ’97, built her career on pushing the innovation envelope. Now a leader at Tyson Foods, she’s changing the paradigm around what it means to be a big food company.

Love & Passion Eminent at 27th Annual Reach for Excellence Awards

Love & Passion Eminent at 27th Annual Reach for Excellence Awards

The Midtown Educational Foundation’s (MEF) 27th Annual Reach for Excellence Dinner provided an electric energy as roughly 450 new and old friends converged at the Four Seasons on a brisk October night. The familial atmosphere was evident to each guest, mirroring the feeling one feels when walking into one of MEF’s centers. As Executive Director, Glenn Wilke, said, “what we teach at the centers, we practice at our events.”

Midtown Alumnus Juan Vasquez Continues to Give Back

Midtown Alumnus Juan Vasquez Continues to Give Back

Juan Vasquez, a Midtown alumnus and current member of MEF’s Board of Directors, recently joined the apprentices for an engaging discussion on perseverance toward one’s mission. Juan currently works for CyrusOne, a tech company that builds warehouses to house large servers which handle sensitive and important data.

MEF Awards Dinner highlighted in Modern Luxury CS Magazine

Chicago — Midtown Educational Foundation presented Reach for Excellence Awards to Dr. John J. Tracy of The Boeing Company, Connie and Al Herbert of Hollister Incorporated, and John G. Martin of GE Antares Capital at its 22nd Annual Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in October. The benefit, co-chaired by executives from Walgreens, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, ITW and others, benefited comprehensive after-school and summertime enrichment programs for 1,100 at-risk Chicago children. 

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