State of Volunteerism Address

Uniting the business, civic and philanthropic communities to transform Chicago

Tuesday, April 26, 2016| 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Union League Club

Chicago Cares’ State of Volunteerism Address is an exclusive gathering of the city’s top business executives to discuss Chicago’s most critical needs and how they can turn action into impact. Held over breakfast, the event engages and mobilizes leading companies while highlighting exemplary efforts that lead to stronger communities. The breakfast is geared toward C-Suite executives and civic leaders. 

Interested in joining the group of leading companies that sponsor the event? Please contact us. 

The centerpiece of our morning will be a panel discussion where leaders from public, private and non-profit organizations will discuss how we can work together as one city to promote civic engagement through volunteerism. 

2016 Co-Chairs


Leslie Bluhm, Co-founder, Chicago Cares
Mary Prchal, Co-founder, Chicago Cares
Michael J. Sacks, CEO, GCM Grosvenor & Vice Chair, World Business Chicago

2016 Panelists

Maurice Smith

President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Terry Mazany
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Chicago Community Trust

Lisa Morrison Butler
Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services

Phil Ponce
Journalist, Alexandra and John Nichols Chief Correspondent and host of “Chicago Tonight,”  as moderator