Join us at our second annual luncheon as we work to place children first in our homes, schools, and communities.

Event details

Spirit of Erikson Institute Award honoree
Carol Brunson Day, M.Ed. ’69, Ph.D.
Erikson alumna
Board President, National Association for the Education of Young Children

Keynote speaker
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Luncheon chairs
Sabrina Gracias, Cari Sacks, and Sandy Sterling

Time and place
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Registration 11:30 a.m.
Lunch and program 12:00 p.m.

Chicago Hilton and Towers
720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Valet parking available
Business attire

Event hashtag: #ChildrenAtTheForefront

You can still make a difference

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 A | L Media.

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

Read an overview of Erikson’s 2014 luncheon

Matching gift opportunity

If you can’t attend, consider making 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.

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For more information, contact Institutional Advancement at (312) 893-7152 or [email protected].