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2018 Anniversary Gala

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Please join us for our 2018 Anniversary Gala to honor long-time Family Focus supporters and advocates Bryan Samuels, Sidley Austin and the Irving Harris Foundation presented by Event Chair Scott. C. Swanson, President of PNC Bank, Illinois.

Reception begins at 6:00 p.m. with cocktail hour and silent auction with dinner, presentation of awards and paddle raise from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bryan Samuels is the Executive Director of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and formerly the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF). Mr. Samuels has over twenty years of experience in child welfare and is a champion for child welfare systems.

Sidley Austin is a leading Chicago law firm that devotes more than 120,000 pro bono hours annually to serving those most in need. Sidley Austin has been a dedicated supporter and friend of Family Focus.

The Irving Harris Foundation, a private family foundation, promotes equity of outcomes for all children by enabling access to comprehensive, high-quality care in nurturing environments for pregnant women, very young children and families. Irving Harris
partnered with Bernice and Barney Weissbourd to help found Family Focus and the Foundation continues to invest in Family Focus today.