Join us for the Ounce's Annual Luncheon

Annual Luncheon

Monday, April 27

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hilton Chicago – International Ballroom

720 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL

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Each year, the Ounce’s Annual Luncheon brings together more than 850 business, civic and philanthropic leaders united in providing our youngest learners with meaningful early learning experiences that support them and empower families. This year, we are honored to host Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.

Since the Luncheon’s inception in 2002, we’ve raised nearly $11 million through sponsorships, attendance and other contributions. Thanks to our generous supporters, 2019 was a record-breaking year, resulting in donations of $1.3 million for children and families. Please join us this year for an afternoon you will not want to miss.

Luncheon Chair
Charles Matthews
President & CEO,
Peoples Gas

 Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D. headshot

Keynote Speaker
Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Education at the
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA

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