Ed Shurna to be honored at April 30 event

Ed Shurna with a CCH scholarship winner, Kristen Lang, in 2014.

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is proud to report that retired executive director Ed Shurna will be honored at an April Sunday brunch event benefitting the Harmony, Hope & Healing Choir.

The event will be Sunday, April 30, 12:30 p.m., at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St., Chicago. Tickets to Heart Beat 2017 are available here.

Ed spent 45 years organizing in Chicago’s neighborhoods, including 20 years with CCH before retiring in 2015. He co-founded the Ignatian Spirituality Project and helped organize Chicago’s Homeless Memorial, held every December at Old St. Pat’s Church. The HHH choir performs at the annual memorial.

Also being honored are Renée Fleming and the staff of Lyric Opera of Chicago and Chicago Voices. They recently offered the HHH choir “an unprecedented opportunity to shine” at Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Sylvia Ewing will emcee.