Moving Forward Together Celebration

October 2, 2019
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Hyatt Regency Chicago, West Tower – Crystal Ballroom
151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

Mercy Housing Lakefront invites you join us for Moving Forward Together 2019. Share in an exciting and engaging evening of networking, speakers, dinner and awards as we raise awareness and funds for quality affordable Housing. Your presence and support will inspire hope in the lives of thousands of people. Whether it is a senior with a fixed income living free from worry about being forced out of their home due to a rent increase, a formerly homeless veteran no longer wonder where they’ll spend the night in the middle of the winter, or simply a working parent who’s finally able to begin saving for their child’s future, you are helping our residents build foundations for a better life.

Join us for another year of transformational impact in lives and communities.

4:30 — 5:30 p.m. — Networking Reception
5:30 — 7:30 p.m. — Dinner and Program

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Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities

Event Chairs: Tom & Suzanne Gates 

Keynote Speaker & Inspiring Hope Award Winner:  Sol Flores, Deputy Governor, State of Illinois

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Sol Flores photo

Keynote Speaker & Inspiring Hope Award Winner:  Sol Flores, Deputy Governor, State of Illinois

Sol Flores serves as Deputy Governor Health and Human Services in the Pritzker administration. Flores is the founding Executive Director of La Casa Norte, a non-profit organization established in 2002 that has served more than 30,000 youth and families confronting homelessness. Flores built La Casa Norte from two employees to an 80+ employee, multi-million-dollar organization that delivers inspiration, hope and critical services to the lives of youth and families experiencing homelessness. She has served on numerous working groups, commissions and local nonprofit boards as a tireless advocate. Flores was raised by a single mother who came to Chicago from Puerto Rico and has been recognized as a national Champion of Change for her work by the Obama White House.

Thank you to our sponsors


Award Sponsor

Wintrust logo

Community Builders

Northern Trust logo

Hope Builders

Wilks Communications Group

Block Builders

Linn- Mathes, Inc.
PNC Bank

Home Builders

Applegate and & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.
First Midwest Bank
The Huntington National Bank
Leasing & Management Company, Inc.

Mercy Builders

Duane Morris LLP
Federal Home Loan Bank
Wells Fargo Bank

Non-Profit Partners

Chicago Community Loan Fund
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

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