United Way of Metro Chicago

2018 Celebration Luncheon

United Way of Metro Chicago invites you to our 2018 Celebration Luncheon as we honor two extraordinary United Way leaders and a neighborhood game changer, while recognizing our corporate and community partners.


United Way Leadership Award
Deborah DeHaas
Vice Chairman and National Managing Partner
Center of Board Effectiveness, Deloitte LLP

Community Leadership Award
Jorge Ramirez
President, Chicago Federation of Labor
Vice President, AFL-CIO

Neighborhood Game Changer Award
Lupe Fiasco
American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and community advocate
Co-Founder of M.U.R.A.L. (Magnifying Urban Realities and Affecting Lives)

For more than 80 years, United Way of Metro Chicago has linked communities together and mobilized resources across our region to drive meaningful, measurable change.  Together with thousands of volunteers, donors and advocates from city neighborhoods and suburban communities, United Way is changing what’s possible for individuals, families and entire households. We are finding solutions, supporting programs and fighting for the health, education, financial stability and safety of every person in every neighborhood.


Please join our fight to build stronger neighborhoods for a stronger Chicago region.



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