YNPN Chicago's Annual Celebration

Mark your calendars for May 22 to help YNPN Chicago celebrate the outstanding work of of the nonprofit sector. Leading up to the event, YNPN Chicago’s nonprofit awards recognize young professionals and nonprofits that have made an outstanding contribution to the Chicago nonprofit sector through exemplary leadership in the Chicago community. Event tickets include beer, wine, and soft drinks (mixed drinks available for purchase), plus catered food, mixing and mingling, and the awards ceremony!

Keynote Speaker: Kim Hunt

Kim HuntWe are excited to welcome Kim Hunt as the 2019 YNPN Chicago Celebration Keynote Speaker. Ms. Hunt has a 30-year career spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors with a focus on advocacy, nonprofit management, and training. She is currently the executive director of Pride Action Tank (PAT), a social justice lab devoted to improving outcomes for LGBTQ communities through a collaborative process of inquiry, advocacy, and action. PAT, which launched in the fall of 2015, is a project of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, where Hunt also serves as an advocacy advisor. She is the former executive director of Affinity Community Services, a social justice organization that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ people and queer youth. Prior to becoming an advocate for LGBTQ rights, she co-founded a management consulting firm that worked with communities throughout the Midwest to create and implement community development plans and increase the capacity of neighborhood institutions and groups. The first 15 years of her career were in urban planning where she focused on public transportation. In her spare time, she is a co-host of a monthly LGBTQ storytelling event, the political columnist for FOP Magazine, a member of various boards and advisory councils, and occasionally an instructor for courses and workshops. In 2016, Ms. Hunt was inducted in the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. She is currently serving as a mentor for YNPN Chicago's Leadership Institute


At YNPN Chicago's Annual Celebration, awards are presented to finalists in four different categories, including Nonprofit of the Year, Associate Board of the Year, Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year, and Supervisor of the Year. 

Ticket Details

All attendees must be 21 years or older. 

Member Pricing

$25 Early Access Member Tickets, until March 31
$30 Member Ticket, April 1-May 21

Member tickets can be purchased at the door for $30 on May 22.

Please note, to purchase a ticket at the member price, you must be logged in and have a current paid membership on file. Limit 1 member ticket per member. Guest tickets should be purchased at the public ticket price. Contact membership@ynpnchicago.org if you have any questions. 

Public Pricing

$35 Early Bird Public Ticket, April 1- May 8
$40 Public Ticket, May 9-May 21

Public tickets can be purchased at the door for $45 on May 22.


May 22, 2019 at 6pm - 9pm
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
Chicago, IL 60613
United States
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$35.00 Early Bird Public Ticket
$30.00 Member Ticket