Let Them Hear You: Forefront's 44th Annual Luncheon

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:30pm CDT
Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street Chicago, IL 60611
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Forefront will host its 44th Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago.

We are honored to welcome Valerie Jarrett, Sr. Advisor to President Barack Obama and María Teresa Kumar founding Executive Director of Voto Latino. David Hiller, President and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation will moderate an interactive discussion on civic activism and democratic engagement. 

The event will serve as a kickoff for Forefront’s exciting and unique Democracy Initiative, in which we will leverage the nonprofit and philanthropic networks across the state so that community voices are heard, represented and counted.


How can we make our democracy more representative, how can we make government more effective, and how can we all be part of the solutions we want to see?

Join us on Tuesday, June 26. Together we will reimagine power – by reclaiming our collective voice.

The Luncheon is open to all, regardless of Forefront Membership. Register here. 

Forefront Members: please email info@myforefront.org to get the promotional code for $25 off your registration. 



Forefront is grateful to Luncheon Co-Chairs: 

Greg Cameron, Executive Director of the Joffrey Ballet; Donald Cooke, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation; Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin (Ret.); and Michael Strautmanis, Vice President of Civic Engagement of the Obama Foundation.


We invite you to Sponsor the Annual Luncheon and highlight your dedication to building a vibrant social impact sector in Illinois. Email Luke Wilcox, Development Manager, at lwilcox@myforefront.org for more information.