Risk. Purpose. Love.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Liz Lerman brings out the best in everyone at our 41st Annual Luncheon.

A big thank you to those who attended our 41st Annual Luncheon on Thurs., June 18. Your presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both inspiring and fun.

Those who attended took a risk. It was awesome!

We have been delighted with the tremendous response we’ve had from attendees. If you weren’t able to be there, you missed a truly unique experience. Internationally renowned choreographer and MacArthur "Genius" Liz Lerman led us through an experience centered on what she defines as the core values of collaboration: risk, purpose, and love. Over 500 of our colleagues and friends were moving in unison and learning together. 

Liz helped us to see an uplifting vision for our sector going forward –- a diverse and powerful community that can truly collaborate, experiment and make real change, underscoring how risk, purpose, and love are essential as we struggle with these momentous times.

On the stage, from left to right: Keynote speaker, Liz Lerman; Arturo V. Bendixen, Executive Director, Center for Housing and Health/AIDS Foundation of Chicago; Nareman Taha, Co-Founder and Director, Arab American Family Services; Marcia Slater Johnston, Donor Advisor, Harry G. and Charlotte H. Slater Family Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation; Sara Aye, Co-Founder, Greater Good Studio, LLC; Dominica McBride, CEO, Become, Inc.; and Frank Baiocchi, Senior Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation.

If you missed this year's Annual Luncheon, or to re-live your unique experience:

- View photos on Facebook -- and tag yourself!
- Watch highlights of the event on YouTube (14 minutes).
- Read Tweets from the Luncheon.
-- Marilou Jones, Director of Communications