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#GivingTuesday Feature Panel and Nonprofit Expo

Chicago, IL • November 27, 2018

From getting on a board to volunteering to starting something, there are many ways of taking action and giving back. Get inspired at our annual #GivingTuesday event and plot how you will take action.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
1140 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607

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While Black Friday and Cyber Monday may kick off the holiday buying frenzy, to Ellevate Chicago one of the best days of the season is #GivingTuesday!

  • Want to work in the nonprofit sector?
  • Do you have a giving strategy?
  • Do you want to have an impact on our world?

Join us and our diverse and dynamic panel of non-profit leaders and influencers on #GivingTuesday for our Annual Non-Profit Panel and Expo.

Moderator & Panelists:

Panel participants moderated by Ginny Trainor, Philanthropic Advisor – Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

• Clark McCain, Senior Program Officer, The Coleman Foundation

• Jenni Rook, Executive Director, Institute for Therapy Through the Arts (ITA

• Kim Lord, Founder & CEO of One Heart Uganda

• Randy Roach, Volunteer, Cara Chicago

• Jahmal Cole, Founder, My Block, My Hood, My city

This event includes:

1) Panel discussion featuring founders, leaders and influencers working in the nonprofit, philanthropic and social-good sectors who are aligned with Ellevate Network’s mission and are part of the Ellevate community. The discussion will focus on what inspires our philanthropy and how do we find our passion.

2) Nonprofit expo featuring nonprofits and organizations with which Ellevate members are affiliated in the Chicagoland area.

3) Networking with other professionals

Expo participants:

  1. CAASE
  2. Cara Chicago
  3. Caring Arts Foundation
  4. Connections for Abused Women & the Children (CAWC)
  5. Ellevate
  6. Family Focus
  7. Girls in the Game
  8. Housing Opportunities for Women (HOW)
  9. Impact Grants Chicago
  10. Institute for Therapy Through the Arts (ITA
  11. Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
  12. My Block, My Hood, My city
  13. One Heart Uganda
  14. WGirls


Ellevate Network is made up of extremely talented, smart and passionate women who love to give back to their communities and the special causes they support. This is the perfect place for your nonprofit to share opportunities available for Ellevate members to participate as volunteers, advisors, board members, supporters or in other applicable ways.

Participation in the expo is limited to organizations affiliated with Ellevate through a member that is at the Achiever level or higher. Spots are limited and not all nonprofits will be able to participate. We will notify you if your organization is selected. 

Please contact to learn more about our highly popular and impactful Giving Tuesday event. 

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Kristy Wallace
Kristy Wallace

New York, NY

CEO at Ellevate Network

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Maricella Herrera Avila

VP Operations & Strategy at Ellevate Network

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