Seventh Annual Harvesting Hope Raises $42,000 for Purple Asparagus

Seventh Annual Harvesting Hope Raises $42,000 for Purple Asparagus

The Builders’ Board of Skender Foundation hosted its annual Harvesting Hope fundraiser on October 18 at Morgan’s on Fulton. This year’s charity partner and beneficiary was Purple Asparagus, a nonprofit organization that educates children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. More than 300 people attended the event and raised $42,000.

Skender Partners with Solid Rock Carpenters for Annual Volunteer Day

Skender Partners with Solid Rock Carpenters for Annual Volunteer Day

Skender’s annual employee volunteer day will take on new importance this year as Framing Day—a day to volunteer locally and build housing to then be shipped in modules to where it is needed most. Through a partnership with Solid Rock Carpenters, the day will benefit the Appalachia Service Project and take place on Saturday, October 13 onsite at Skender’s new advanced manufacturing facility.

Seventh Annual Summer Eclipse Raises $380,000 for Local Charities

Seventh Annual Summer Eclipse Raises $380,000 for Local Charities

Skender Foundation hosted its annual fundraiser, Summer Eclipse, on Thursday, July 19 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. A total of $380,000 was raised in one night by sponsors and more than 500 event attendees. Of that, $30,000 will be donated to The Bridge Teen Center while the balance will be dispersed to other charities dedicated to education and wellness throughout the year. In 2017, Summer Eclipse donations went to more than 100 different charity organizations.

Seventh Annual Summer Eclipse to Benefit The Bridge Teen Center

Seventh Annual Summer Eclipse to Benefit The Bridge Teen Center

Skender Foundation will host its annual fundraiser, Summer Eclipse, on Thursday, July 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. This year’s event will help raise funds for The Bridge Teen Center, an innovative grassroots nonprofit community center designed around the interests and needs of teens in the Chicago suburbs. Tickets go on sale May 10 and can be purchased here

Sixth Annual Harvesting Hope Raises $37,000 for Snow City Arts

Sixth Annual Harvesting Hope Raises $37,000 for Snow City Arts

Comprised of young, philanthropic-minded professionals, the Builders' Board of Skender Foundation hosted its annual Harvesting Hope fundraiser on October 19 at Morgan’s on Fulton. This year’s charity partner and beneficiary was Snow City Arts, an organization that inspires and educates children and youth in hospitals through the arts. Nearly 300 people attended the event and raised $37,000.

Sixth Annual Summer Eclipse Raises $400,000 for Local Charities

Sixth Annual Summer Eclipse Raises $400,000 for Local Charities

Skender Foundation hosted its annual fundraiser, Summer Eclipse, on July 20 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). This year’s event highlighted Chicago Youth Programs (CYP), 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.