Power In Community: Forging Ahead

June 7th, 2022 @ 6 pm (CST)

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Join BPI for Power In Community: Forging Ahead, the 2022 annual event. Come out for our first in-person event in two years, and celebrate BPI’s racial and social justice work meeting today’s challenges while laying the groundwork for the future.

The cocktail reception will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from 6-9 pm at the Chicago History Museum. The Jazz Institute of Chicago will provide entertainment and a special guest performance. 

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Tamara Reed Tran at ttran@bpichicago.org.

Annual Award Recipients

This year’s event features two award recipients whose work aligns with BPI’s mission to combat systemic barriers to equity and fight for racial, economic, and social justice. Leon I. Walker will receive BPI’s 2022 Champion of the Public Interest Award, and Candace C. Moore is this year’s BPI Alumni of the Year.

Award Presenters

Innovation Sponsor

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Partnering Sponsors

Betsy and Scott Lassar | Jonathan and Susan Kaden | Lucy and Peter Ascoli | Judy Wise

Ally Host Committee Members

Frank Beal and Linda Corby | Julie Hamos | Pamela Daniels-Halisi | Jodi and Christopher Wilson | Joel Bookman and Judy Wachtenheim | Rosanna Marquez and Jonathan Medow | Sarah Walker Pauls and Robert Pauls | Stephen Galler | Christian and Anne Coon | Amar Parikh and Dr. Richa Sachdev G. Sequane Lawrence | Stacie Young and Scott Campbell | Josh and Ricki Lowitz | Julie Kennedy | Hoy and Patti McConnell | Katherine Paul and Mark Segal | Bruce and Laurie Kaden | David Hiller

Friend Host Committee Members

Glenn Brewer and Karen Haskins-Brewer | GoodSmith Gregg & Unruh LLP | Annette C.M. Guzman | Matt and Abby Reedy | Natalie Bauer Luce | Salvatore Prescott Porter & Porter, PLLC| Quinn Rallins | Cara Hendrickson | Jose J. Behar | Malik T. Murray | Annaliese Fleming | Providence Bank Jackie and Donnie Dann | Robin and Dan Coffey


This year’s in-person annual event will feature a musical performance by The Jazz Institute of Chicago. The only jazz organization in Chicago that offers opportunities for musicians at various stages to create and perform new work in high visibility venues; and collaborates directly with Chicago Public School teachers to develop programs for their students.

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