Big Shoulders Fund
Humanitarian Award Dinner Honoring Beth and Bruce White
On Thursday, May 21, 2020, we will recognize Beth and Bruce White for all they have done for the Big Shoulders Fund, our students, Chicago and the education sector by honoring them with the Humanitarian Award. This award is a way to thank those who have been champions of Big Shoulders Fund mission – to serves inner-city Catholic schools which provide a quality, values-based education for Chicago’s children, thereby contributing to stronger communities - for all they have done for our 75 schools and the 20,000 children they educate.
Over the last fifteen years, Beth and Bruce have left an indelible mark on the impact of Big Shoulders Fund and, in so doing, created a positive ripple effect that will be felt in Chicago and beyond for many years to come. From the hundreds of students they have supported through their ongoing scholarship program and involving themselves and friends as mentors to creating a STEM camp in Wyoming to Patron at Our Lady of Guadalupe to endowing the expansion of Big Shoulders Fund’s work into Northwest Indiana, the Whites have been involved in every aspect of Big Shoulders and their vision and passion for the students and our schools is simply remarkable.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
6:00 p.m. Reception | 7:00 p.m. Dinner
720 South Michigan Avenue
Gina Scalise email
Big Shoulders Fund
Founded 34 years ago by a group of business leaders, Big Shoulders Fund serves inner-city schools which provide a quality, values-based education for Chicago’s children, thereby contributing to stronger communities. One hundred percent of funds currently raised support four major areas – scholarships and enrichment, operational improvements, academic programs, and leadership development– with the goal of not just strengthening schools, but whole communities, and preparing students for life-long success.
Investing $30 million annually in 75 schools educating 20,000 children – 80 percent come from a minority background and 66 percent live in poverty. Big Shoulders Fund’s investment is paying off with the schools and students defying national trend. Ninety-four percent of students graduate high school and 85 percent of graduating scholars enroll in college.
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