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 will highlight 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.
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 19, Harvesting Hope highlighted Snow City Arts, an organization that provides one-on-one instruction in the visual arts, creative writing, music, theater and media arts to patients at Rush University Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and Children’s Hospital University of Illinois.