Forefront's 45th Annual Luncheon 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm CDT
Palmer House
17 E. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
This event is open to: 

Grantmaker, Advisor and Operating Nonprofit members and the general public.

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Forefront's 45th Annual Luncheon presents: Equity & Evolution in Philanthropy

For 45 years, Forefront's Annual Luncheon has been the premier gathering of Illinois social impact and philanthropic leaders. This year, we are proud to celebrate and acknowledge Equity & Evolution in Philanthropy. Join us for an intimate conversation between Julia Stasch, President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO of W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Liz Thompson of the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education and Stacy Palmer, Editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. This year’s program is surely not to be missed.

We hope you and your organization will join us, be part of this vital conversation, and support Forefront’s steadfast mission to build a more impactful social impact sector through providing the most valuable, relevant, and equitable resources to our statewide members and stakeholders. As the only statewide association in the U.S. representing over 1,100 grantmakers and nonprofits, your critical support and investment will help ensure Forefront may continue developing and offering best in class resources across the entire region.

Individual Luncheon tickets are sold out. To become a sponsor, please contact Yusef Garcia, Vice President of Development and Communications at

Please learn more about the amazing artist who created this year’s Luncheon image!