Big Shoulders Fund
Humanitarian Award Dinner Honoring Beth and Bruce White | (POSTPONED - NEW DATE)
EVENT POSTPONED TO October 23, 2020
Due to restrictions on public gatherings designed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Big Shoulders Fund hasdecided to postpone the Humanitarian Awards Dinner to Friday, October 23, 2020, at 6:00 pm at the Hilton Chicago.This difficult decision was made in support of the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago’s efforts to encourage social distancing.
The Big Shoulders Fund wants to ensure all their guests, schools, and students are able to celebrate their 2020 Humanitarian honorees, Beth and Bruce White, at a time when we are no longer concerned with safety and well-being of all resulting from the current pandemic crisis.
We appreciate your understanding and continued commitment to the Big Shoulders Fund, and look forward to gathering with our generous supporters very soon.
Together we will get through this and our schools and students we serve will continue to thrive. For more on the Big Shoulders Fund COVID-19 Emergency Fund, please visit this link.
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.