On May 21, 2014, YNPN Chicago held our biggest networking event of the year, our 10th Annual Celebration at an event space generously provided by the Center on Halsted, our Hosting Sponsor. We were thrilled to welcome over 130 guests to celebrate the accomplishments of young nonprofit professionals over the past year, and it was an honor to further support the nonprofit sector through our hosting of the event at the Center on Halsted.
We also gathered to honor the 2014 Associate Board of the Year: Open Books, and the 2014 Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year: Cassandra Gaddo. Rusty Stahl, leader of the Talent Philanthropy Project, also gave a riveting speech on the current state of the leadership pipeline in the nonprofit sector and the importance of leadership development.
YNPN National Director, Trish Tchume, also sent along a video in which she highlights the amazing work of our Chicago YNPN chapter.
It was a beautiful night and a great way to celebrate the hard work of all Chicago’s young nonprofit professionals! We can’t wait to do it again next year.
YNPN Chicago is grateful to our sponsors for the 10th Annual Celebration:
Hosting Sponsor Media Sponsor
Spectrum Nonprofit Services
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Goose Island Beer Company