The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago 2014 Recognition Dinner Raises $1.1 million

October 30, 2014

The YMCA of Metro Chicago hosted the inaugural “The Y. So Much More.” Recognition Dinner on October 29, to celebrate the Y’s impact on children, families and neighborhoods across the community, and thank the supporters whose contributions make it possible."

 

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago hosted the inaugural “The Y. So Much More.” Recognition Dinner on October 29, to celebrate the YMCA’s impact on children, families and neighborhoods across the community, and thank the supporters whose contributions make it possible.

More than 500 attendees from the nonprofit, corporate and civic communities helped raise approximately $1.1 million to support academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living at the Y.  

“Our work would not be possible without the hard work of our event committee, co-chairs, donors and especially our more than 4,000 staff members who are the backbone of our impactful organization. They bring our mission to life every day in our communities,” said Richard Malone, president and CEO, YMCA of Metro Chicago.

Highlights of the evening include remarks from Dorothy Tucker from CBS 2 Chicago; event co-chairs Sharon Fairley and Joe Tilson; philanthropist Vince Foglia; Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, co-executive director, Youth Safety and Violence Prevention; Angel Herrera, Urban Warriors veteran mentor; and Elvis, Urban Warriors youth participant. A feature video focused on the Urban Warriors pilot program, which is part of the Y’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative. Watch video

McDonald’s received the So Much More Than A Partner Award for their commitment to promoting education, inclusion and access to growth opportunities. Bill Osborn was honored with the So Much More Than A Leader Award for his immense contributions as a member and former vice chair of the Board of Managers.

“The Y creates positive outcomes in a very difficult environment where many others fail. It’s made up of committed people, who really want to improve the lives of the citizens in many disadvantaged communities. They really do make a difference,” said Bill Osborn. “I’m truly honored to receive this award.”

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  • Stan Lewis and Fr. Bob Lombardo along with Franciscan sisters from Our Lady of the Angels

    Stan Lewis and Fr. Bob Lombardo along with Franciscan sisters from Our Lady of the Angels

  • Amy Carbone, Paul Carbone

    Amy Carbone, Paul Carbone

  • Dick Malone, Amy Carbone, Paul Carbone

    Dick Malone, Amy Carbone, Paul Carbone

  • David Hiller, Darcy Evon

    David Hiller, Darcy Evon

  • Lester Knight, Peter McNitt

    Lester Knight, Peter McNitt

  • Dorothy Tucker, Kwame Raoul

    Dorothy Tucker, Kwame Raoul

  • Dick Malone, Bela Mote, Kwame Raoul, Dorothy Tucker, Peter McNitt

    Dick Malone, Bela Mote, Kwame Raoul, Dorothy Tucker, Peter McNitt

  • Dick Malone, David Hiller, Darcy Evon, Stephen Vick

    Dick Malone, David Hiller, Darcy Evon, Stephen Vick

  • Michael Nelson, Suzanne Nelson

    Michael Nelson, Suzanne Nelson

  • Joe Tilson, Vince Foglia, Dick Malone

    Joe Tilson, Vince Foglia, Dick Malone

  • Katharine Wolanyk, Dick Malone

    Katharine Wolanyk, Dick Malone

  • Cathy and William Osborn

    Cathy and William Osborn

  • Bill and Cathy Osborn, Sharon Fairley, Dick Malone

    Bill and Cathy Osborn, Sharon Fairley, Dick Malone

  • Rick Waddell, Ald. Ed Burke, Lester Crown

    Rick Waddell, Ald. Ed Burke, Lester Crown

  • Lester Crown, Rick Waddell, Bill Osborn, Alderman Burke

    Lester Crown, Rick Waddell, Bill Osborn, Alderman Burke

  • Alberto Boleres, Eddie Bocanegra, Dick Malone

    Alberto Boleres, Eddie Bocanegra, Dick Malone

  • DaWana Williamson, Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, Brian Williamson

    DaWana Williamson, Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, Brian Williamson

  • Lester and Renee Crown

    Lester and Renee Crown

  • Stan Lewis, Dr. Wendy Ellis

    Stan Lewis, Dr. Wendy Ellis

  • Diana Rauner, Rick Waddell, Deborah Liverett

    Diana Rauner, Rick Waddell, Deborah Liverett

  • Justice Anne Burke, Alderman Ed Burke

    Justice Anne Burke, Alderman Ed Burke

  • Eddie Bocanegra, Jose Campos, Jorge Maya, Alberto Boleres, Denise Lam

    Eddie Bocanegra, Jose Campos, Jorge Maya, Alberto Boleres, Denise Lam

  • Kimberly Rudd, Brandis Friedman

    Kimberly Rudd, Brandis Friedman

  • Renee Crown, Steve Crown

    Renee Crown, Steve Crown

  • Jim Gordon, Lester Crown

    Jim Gordon, Lester Crown

  • Ryan Lugalia-Hollon

    Ryan Lugalia-Hollon

  • Angel Herrera

    Angel Herrera

  • Elvis Aguilera

    Elvis Aguilera

  • Elvis Aguilera and Angel Herrera

    Elvis Aguilera and Angel Herrera

  • Peter McNitt and Vince Foglia

    Peter McNitt and Vince Foglia

  • Vince Foglia, Peter McNitt

    Vince Foglia, Peter McNitt

  • Dick Malone

    Dick Malone

  • JC Gonzalez-Mendez

    JC Gonzalez-Mendez

  • Bill Osborn, Vince Foglia

    Bill Osborn, Vince Foglia

  • Bill Osborn

    Bill Osborn

  • Steve Crown, Bill Osborn

    Steve Crown, Bill Osborn

  • Peter McNitt, Bill Osborn, JC Gonzalez-Mendez, Dick Malone

    Peter McNitt, Bill Osborn, JC Gonzalez-Mendez, Dick Malone