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.
This year, in partnership with Titan Electric, Skender Foundation will highlight Little Wish Foundation. Founded in Indianapolis in 2010, Little Wish Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that grants wishes of pediatric oncology patients. The wishes may be small (most cost between $500 and $1,000), but their impact on children's lives is immeasurable. The organization services fourteen children's hospitals in six states, including Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. To date, Little Wish has granted over 1,600 little wishes to children with cancer during their treatment period.
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 highlighted 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.