Annual Luncheon

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

We hosted our 2018 annual luncheon on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 and were thrilled to have Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as our keynote speaker and Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty, as our luncheon chair this year.

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.


View our 2018 highlights video:

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