2016 Fall Awards raises nearly $50k for at-risk kids

January 25, 2017
Pictured: 2016 Award recipients Gigi Pritzker, Ron Manderschied and Maria Muñoz

On Oct. 25th more than 150 guests gathered at the University Club of Chicago to celebrate Bright Promises 2016 Fall Awards. The evening began with a warm welcome from Iris Krieg, co-founder of the Chicago Foundation for Women and current Executive Director of Bright Promises Foundation, who announced the launch of the countdown to Bright Promises’ 150th Anniversary in 2019. Following this announcement, Bright Promises was honored to present three awards:

Thanks to a generous Matching Gift Challenge sponsored by Rodger and Janet Owen, longtime supporters of Bright Promises, the 2016 Fall Awards successfully raised almost $50,000 on behalf of our communities’ most vulnerable children. 100% of the funds raised during this event will support high-quality programs for children throughout the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area.

Guests enjoying the annual Fall Awards celebration