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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 potentials, as well as to motivate the Chicago community to share its time, talent and funding with those in need.

In 2017, Skender Foundation 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. To that end, CYP shepherds youth from birth through 25 years of age, providing over 40 comprehensive programs to meet their educational and developmental needs at each stage of their journey to a life outside of poverty.