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Mon, Jun 24


University of Chicago- Gordon Parks Arts

The Summit 2024

This isn't just another gathering – it's where passion meets purpose. Join us for this transformative experience!

The Summit 2024
The Summit 2024

Time & Location

Jun 24, 2024, 3:00 PM CDT – Jun 26, 2024, 1:30 PM CDT

University of Chicago- Gordon Parks Arts, Chicago, IL, USA


About the Event

Join us in Chicago for an inspiring gathering of philanthropic leaders of color. 

Among our distinguished thought leaders, we are excited to have Nnenna Freelon, a 7-time Grammy-nominated singer and philanthropist; Cecilia Conrad from the MacArthur Foundation and CEO of Lever for Change; Gregg Bishop of the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation; Tovah McCord, Executive Director of Northern Illinois Community Initiatives; Ruth Jurgensen, CEO of Prep for Prep; civil rights attorney Andrew Stroth; media industry leader Kenard Gibbs; business and community leader Issac Vaughn; education leader Lucinda Lee Katz; Jonah Nigh from The New School; Steven Wallace from Aspen Leadership Group; An Nguyen of CCS Fundraising; Faith Montgomery of Lindauer; Jessyca Dudley of Bold Ventures and more...

Stay at The Sophy Hotel 

Registration includes the welcome reception, 2 breakfasts and two dinners. An optional Dine-Around dinner on Tuesday evening will be at an additional expense. 

A limited number of partial (50%) fellowships will be available. If the full fee encumbers your ability to attend, and you would like to be considerd for a fellowship, please let us know.


  • 4 hours

    Opening Reception

    Gordon Parks Arts Hall

  • 8 hours

    The Summit Day 2: Inspiration to Raise our Sights

    Gordon Parks Arts Hall
3 more items available


  • General Sale: The Summit

    Sale ends: Jun 10, 11:59 PM CDT

    This is a general sale ticket for The Summit. These tickets are available for sale from April 2, 2024- June 10, 2024.




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