Chicago Coalition for the Homeless to mark 40 years of advocacy at May 1 celebration

Knowing we stand stronger together, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless will mark 40 years of organizing and advocating at an evening celebration on Friday, May 1.

“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 until April 1. 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 – Fifth Third Bank, actor John Cusack and the JPC Foundation, attorney Marta Delgado and Sam Nandi, Muriel Quinn and Robert Pasin, and Revolution Brewing.

Sponsorship opportunities continue, with information available from Michael Nameche.

On May 1 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 May 1 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, and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • Stakeholder Sponsors – Blistex, Inc., CIBC Bank, and Tom and Anne Lysaught
  • Supporter Sponsors – AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Flexera, Dem Hopkins, Domu, and Susan Lloyd