43rd Annual Luncheon

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:30pm CDT
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue
This event is open to: 

Forefront Members and the general public.

Member price: $125
Regular price: $175

Luncheon registrations are nonrefundable.


Registration for the Annual Luncheon is now closed.

Add to Calendar

Registration for the Annual Luncheon is now closed, but join us on our Facebook page for the live stream at 12:25 CST!


Be there when it happens

Forefront’s 43rd Annual Luncheon will take place Thursday, June 22!

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s luncheon will feature Luis A. Miranda Jr. and cast members of the Chicago production of Hamilton. Mr. Miranda is a champion of the Hamilton Education Program, chairperson of The Broadway League’s Latino audience development program, and an accomplished political activist. He will speak about his nearly four decades of experience as a leader in the public and private sectors. During this rare appearance, he will also speak about how the Hamilton Education program has allowed the opportunity for 20,000 Chicago Public School students to experience the hit musical.

Miguel Cervantes and Karen Olivo from the Chicago Hamilton production will join us to discuss how they came to be a part of the groundbreaking show and share personal stories about how being a part of this production extends their commitment to a world that celebrates equity. Angelique Power, co-chair of the event and President of the Field Foundation of Illinois, will moderate this lively discussion on diversity, social justice, and equity.

The program will conclude with the very rare opportunity to experience performances by students from the Hamilton Education program.

The Luncheon is open to all, regardless of Forefront Membership. Forefront Members will receive exclusive access to a pre-sale on Wed., May 3 at 10am.  (If your organization is not already a Member of Forefront, click here to join.) Open registration begins Wed., May 10.

Forefront is grateful to Luncheon Co-Chairs: Greg Cameron, Executive Director of The Joffrey Ballet, and Angelique Power, President of the Field Foundation of Illinois.

Note: While the Luncheon includes some of the extremely talented “Hamilton” cast members, songs and music from “Hamilton” will not be performed at the event.


The Luncheon will be closed-captioned.