10 Chicago Business People to Watch in 2020

Watch how these 10 executives shape Chicago’s business scene in 2020 through legal weed, electric cars and South and West side neighborhood redevelopment

Season of Giving 2019

Sean Garrett, President & CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, and Tevonne Ellis, Program Director for Claretian Associates in South Chicago talk with Craig Dellimore about the difficulties facing social service groups, as donations decline. But they also discuss Chicago’s efforts to revitalize the South and West sides and why that is a hopeful sign.

A New Program Prepares Execs for Nonprofit Boards

Philanthropic business leaders can get a crash course on the basics of serving on nonprofit boards through a new program from the United Way of Metro Chicago and the Northwestern University Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management.

Crain’s 40 Under 40 – Sean Garrett

Meet the 2019 class. The one thing they have in common? None has yet celebrated their 40th birthday. Inspiring? You bet. Read on for more on Crain’s 2019 40 Under 40 class.

Lightfoot to shift $750 million to South and West sides

Mayor Lori Lightfoot gave her first hints at what her economic development plans look like, announcing that the city would rechannel $750 million in existing funds to priority areas on the city’s South and West sides. (Crain’s)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces neighborhood investment plan with $10 million from BMO Harris Bank

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday announced an initiative meant to spur development in 10 neighborhoods on the city’s South and West sides, helped by a $10 million contribution from BMO Harris Bank. (Chicago Tribune)

BMO Harris Bank gives record gift to United Way of Metro Chicago

BMO Harris Bank on Tuesday made the largest philanthropic contribution in the bank’s long history in the United States. The fortunate recipient was the United Way of Metro Chicago — an organization that the bank has a long history of supporting. (Chicago Business Journal)

United Way of Metro Chicago Announces $1 Million Gift from Rick and Cate Waddell

United Way of Metro Chicago has received a $1 million charitable commitment from Rick and Cate Waddell to support economic development in the community of Austin through the Neighborhood Network Initiative. (PR Web)

Austin Group Wins Millions To Bring Community-Driven Projects To Life

Under a new program, the city will be directing $750 million to develop the South and West sides over the next three years, Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently announced. And now corporations are backing the plan, too. (Block Club Chicago)

BMO Harris Bank Invests in Community-Led Strategies with $10 Million Gift to United Way of Metro Chicago as Part of Chicago Mayor’s South and West Side Investment Plan

In support of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s South and West Side investment plan, United Way of Metro Chicago has announced a $10 million charitable investment from BMO Harris Bank. Through the largest corporate gift in United Way of Metro Chicago’s history, BMO Harris Bank is deepening its impact in the Chicago community with a specific focus on resident-led efforts guided by Austin Coming Together. (PR Web)