Chicago Coalition for the Homeless to mark 40 years of advocacy at September celebration

**Due to the CDC recommendation to cancel all gatherings of 50 or more people through mid-May, we have decided to postpone this event until September 25.**

Knowing we stand stronger together, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless will mark 40 years of organizing and advocating at an evening celebration on Friday, September 25.

“No Place Like Home: Celebrating 40 Years of Advocacy” will be hosted at Zhou B. Art Center, 1029 W. 35th St., in Chicago.

Early Bird tickets are $125. They can be purchased through this link.

CCH is proud of the roster of sponsors lined up in support of our work. Many thanks to lead sponsor Baker McKenzie, and to our Associate-level sponsors – Chase Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Harris & Harris, actor John Cusack and the JPC Foundation, Kirkland & Ellis, attorney Marta Delgado and Sam Nandi, Muriel Quinn and Robert Pasin, and Revolution Brewing.

Sponsorship opportunities continue, with information available from Michael Nameche.

On September 25 we will celebrate what’s been accomplished by CCH since 1980, such as proposing and securing yearly funding for homeless prevention grants. Those grants that have helped almost 120,000 Illinois households over 20 years.

“We’re also excited about the work underway,” said Executive Director Doug Schenkelberg. “Be it our advocacy in the city and state, our legal assistance to people throughout the Chicago region, or our community organizing and leadership development with our amazing grassroots leaders and service provider partners.”

CCH chose a Wizard of Oz theme for its September 25 event, being held from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

“The traditional gift for a 40th anniversary is rubies – think of the ruby red slippers,” explained Director of Development Michael Nameche. “The yellow brick road symbolizes our grassroots leaders and staff marching into action in CCH’s signature bright yellow shirts. Plus, we have the courage, the heart, and the brains necessary to deliver permanent solutions to homelessness.”

And just like Dorothy, we know CCH wouldn’t have made a successful journey without help!

Thanks also to CCH’s other sponsors:

  • Advocate Sponsors – Archer Daniels Midland, Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Nicor Gas, Chris and Maggie Stewart, and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • Stakeholder Sponsors – Applegate &Thorne-Thomsen, P.C., Blistex, Inc., CIBC Bank, Heartland Alliance, Hoffman-Barnes Risk Management Consulting, Tom and Anne Lysaught, and Thresholds
  • Supporter Sponsors – AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Domu, Flexera, Dem Hopkins, Laura Luckman Kelber, Susan Lloyd, Mercy Housing, Merrill Lynch, The Night Ministry, Peak Realty Chicago, LLC, and Rush University Medical Center