Annual Luncheon

It’s Good Business to Invest in Young Children Annual Luncheon

Please join us for our 2018 Annual Luncheon, we’re thrilled to announce that our speaker this year will be Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. We are also pleased to announce that our Luncheon Chair this year is Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hilton Chicago


Dr. Burke Harris is reshaping the conversation around childhood trauma and toxic stress, shedding new light on the profound and life-long health consequences that result from early exposure to adversity. Never has this topic been more relevant in Chicago and around the country.

More than 850 early childhood champions join the Ounce for our Annual Luncheon every spring. These business, civic and philanthropic leaders are united in our shared mission to help unlock the potential in all children to succeed in school and in life.

Sponsorship opportunities for this year’s luncheon are now available for corporate sponsors and individual sponsors. Individual tickets are available for $200. If you have questions, please contact us.


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