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.

In 2016, Harvesting Hope highlighted Embarc, a nonprofit three-year program that provides experienced-based learning opportunities to low-income high school students to inspire and prepare them for college and career success.


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.

In 2017, Summer Eclipse highlighted Chicago Youth Programs, an award-winning organization that serves children across the entire city with a simple philosophy—to impact the long-term outcome of a child's life, you must serve the child long-term.

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