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Fundraising Event

Start Early Annual Luncheon

Our Annual Luncheon is an inspirational and solution-driven program of personal stories told by those impacted by early education experiences.

Last April, we hosted our 20th Annual Luncheon—our first-ever hybrid event—where we welcomed hundreds of individuals in-person here in Chicago and hundreds of others virtually across the country. Presented by LaSalle Network, the powerful program demonstrated how quality early learning and care programs can promote resilience and hope for families with young children—now more than ever.

This year, we are excited to offer a singular in-person event. More details about the 2023 Annual Luncheon are coming soon! Join our mailing list to receive news and helpful tools and to learn about upcoming events, such as our Annual Luncheon.

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The Start Early Annual Luncheon provides an exclusive opportunity for a sponsor to demonstrate its commitment to youth and families to hundreds of noteworthy individuals. View our individual and corporate sponsorship options and benefits for this year’s event.

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About the Annual Luncheon

Since it’s inception in 2002, Start Early has welcomed notable civic and philanthropic leaders as speakers to help raise awareness of early childhood education and broaden support for investing in the first five years of a child’s life.