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Harvesting Hope

Harvesting Hope is our fall fundraising event hosted by the foundation’s Builders’ Board. Harvesting Hope aspires to grow the spirit of giving among young professionals in various stages of their careers in different industries. Each year we strive to select a beneficiary that will energize and empower the next generation of leaders.

On October 18, Harvesting Hope will highlight Purple Asparagus, an organization that educates children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. Purple Asparagus believes that all children and families deserve good health and a healthy planet and that the health of both is promoted by eating a diet high in produce.

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Summer Eclipse

Summer Eclipse is Skender Foundation’s anticipated summer gala that raises awareness and funds for those who impact education and wellness. By supporting these deserving philanthropists, the foundation aims to empower and inspire others to reach their full potential, as well as to motivate the Chicago community to share its time, talent and funding with those in need.

On July 19, Summer Eclipse highlighted The Bridge Teen Center, an innovative grassroots nonprofit community center designed around the interests and needs of teens in the Chicago suburbs. Located in Orland Park since 2010, the center has served over 5,900 different teens and families from 128 Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana communities. The Bridge Teen Center's mission is to provide free programs and a place to find hope, purpose and direction for students in 7th to 12th grade during after school and unsupervised hours.

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