Thank you to our 500 guests who joined us in placing children first in our homes, schools, and communities.

Erikson at the Forefront

Investing in early childhood isn’t a should, it’s a must. Children in Chicago and around the country face many challenges — from high rates of poverty to starting school already behind.

Watch how Erikson is leading the way to a better future. The video was generously produced by AdelsteinListon.

“Children at the Forefront” video. Watch on YouTube.


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Matching gift opportunity

You can still make a gift to Erikson to show your support of placing children at the forefront. The Sun-Times Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust will match gifts up to a total of $50,000. Up to $1,000 will be matched per individual donation.

Make a gift

Event details

Spirit of Erikson Institute Award honoree
Dr. James Heckman
Nobel Laureate in Economics
The University of Chicago

Keynote speaker
Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Harvard University
MacArthur Prize-winning Sociologist

Luncheon chairs
Sabrina P. Gracias and Cari B. Sacks

Event hashtag: #ChildrenAtTheForefront

Read an overview of the luncheon remarks

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Questions

For more information, contact Joan Claffey at (312) 893-7113 or [email protected].