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Start Early Annual Luncheon

April 27, 2022

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.

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On April 27, 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.

Through this powerful program of diverse voices and experiences, we hope you can see the role we each have as parents, family members, friends or colleagues to support our children, families and those who care for them.  If you were unable to join us, you can watch a recording of the full program below.

We know a child’s development is not only about what happens in the classroom, but what happens at home and within the community. Yet, far too many families and programs are without adequate resources to support and provide quality experiences. Young children urgently need our help – donate today.  

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Thank You to Our Generous 2022 Annual Luncheon Sponsors!

Presenting

$100,000

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Champion

$50,000

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Nancy & Steve Crown
The Crown Family
The Hasten Foundation
Diana & Bruce Rauner
Zell Family Foundation


Premier

$25,000

Allstate Logo Cullinan Logo GCM Logo Peoples Gas logo Wintrust logo


Anne & Don Edwards
The Edwardson Family Foundation
Vicki Escarra
Leslie Bluhm & David Helfand
Doug & Diane Oberhelman
Cari & Michael J. Sacks
Diana & Michael Sands
Catherine Siegel


Partner

$10,000

The Boeing Company
Boston Consulting Group
Noelle C. Brock
Brock Family Foundation
Jacolyn & John Bucksbaum
Buffett Early Childhood Fund
CME Group Foundation
David & Jane Casper
Marilyn & Larry Fields
Cabray Haines & David Kiley
Harris Family Foundation
ITW
The Malkin Family
PNC
Port Capital LLC
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Sterling Bay
Sunshine Charitable Foundation
Ulta Beauty
Wilson Garling Foundation


Community

$5,000

Nick & Jessie Alberding
Ellen Alberding & Kelly Welsh
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Jimmy & Eleni Bousis
Joan & Bill Brodsky
Burns & McDonnell
Mark & Shari Coe
Intrinsic Edge Capital Management
Erikson Institute
The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Jenny & P. Jay Fortner Family Fund
Goldring Family Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Rodney L. Goldstein
Rachel and Devin Gross
Maxwell Gunnill
Huntington Bank
JP Morgan Chase Private Bank
David & Gerri Kahnweiler
Learning Resources
Ron & Fifi Levin
Elaine & Donald Levinson
Merrill Family Foundation
Paul Metzger & Sarah Bradley
Barbara & Dan O’Keefe
Sharon & Leon Oberlander
Virginia Oviedo & Michael Ojeda
Midan, Inc.
Plante Moran
Protiviti
Tom & Cece Ricketts
Rothkopf Family Charitable Foundation
Cheryl & Craig Simon
Steans Family Foundation
Ken & Kathy Tallering
Anne & John Tuohy
Mr. & Mrs. Mike S. Zafirovski