Youth Leadership Awards

DATE: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
TIME: 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Dinner
LOCATION: The Four Seasons, 120 East Delaware Place Chicago, IL 60611

The Youth Leadership Awards Dinner is UCAN’s flagship fundraiser held annually in June.  This important evening is dedicated to celebrating the academic and personal achievements of UCAN’s outstanding youth.  Each year, five exceptional young people are recognized and receive scholarships for higher education. This year UCAN will present the fifth annual John D. Nichols Impact award to Harrison I. Steans, in recognition of his impact on children and families in Chicago. A special award will also be presented to the John E. Rooney Dynamic Scholar of the Year, sponsored by the family of the late John E. Rooney, former CEO of U.S. Cellular.

The 18th Annual Youth Leadership Awards dinner will be held on June 28, 2017 at The Four Seasons Chicago.  The evening will include a cocktail reception, raffle, video presentation and dinner, followed by acceptance speeches by our award winners.  We anticipate more than 500 guests, including corporate and foundation partners, community leaders and legislators, donors and UCAN youth. Guests will see UCAN’S vision come to life:  Youth who have suffered trauma can become our future leaders. The fundraising revenue goal this year is $825,000 all of which will directly support UCAN’s programs and services.