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MPC Annual Luncheon to feature a conversation between Ford Foundation President Darren Walker and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation President Julia Stasch

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MPC also will present Champion Fighter Award to King Harris, chairman, Harris Holdings, Inc., and Burnham Award to the transforming community of Pullman on Chicago’s South Side

(Chicago) … The Metropolitan Planning Council’s (MPC) 2016 Annual Luncheon, “Challenging Inequality, Driving Growth: The Economic Implications of Segregation,” will take place Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago, featuring a conversation between Ford Foundation President Darren Walker and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation President Julia Stasch on metropolitan strategies that both challenge inequality and provide greater economic opportunities for residents of all incomes.

At the luncheon, MPC will honor the transforming community of Pullman on Chicago’s South Side with our 2016 Burnham Award, which encourages sensible growth by honoring innovative and visionary planning and implementation efforts in the Chicago metropolitan region. We also will recognize Harris Holdings, Inc., Chairman, and MPC Senior Fellow and Board member King Harris with our 2016 Champion Fighter Award for his civic leadership.

PNC is the Presenting Sponsor of MPC’s 2016 Annual Luncheon.

Crain’s Chicago Business is the Media Sponsor of the Annual Luncheon. Make It Better magazine is a Media Partner.

Abbott, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, George and Laura Bilicic, BMO Harris Bank, John and Kathleen Buck, The Crown Family, Cate and Jim Denny, Amy Falls and Hartley Rogers, Harris Family Foundation, JLL and LaSalle Investment Management, JPMorgan Chase & Co., MB Financial Bank, Northern Trust Corporation, Pat and Shirley Ryan and Walgreens are Lead Sponsors of the event. Benefactors of the event are Abbvie; The Allstate Insurance Company; AptarGroup, Inc.; Bank of America; The Boeing Company; ComEd, an Exelon Company; Illinois tool Works, Inc.; Janet and Craig Duchossois; John S. Gates, Jr.; Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.; Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds; Andrew J. McKenna; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; U.S. Bancorp; William Blair & Company; Wintrust Commercial Bank; and Sam and Jessica Yagan.

WHAT

MPC 2016 Annual Luncheon
“Challenging Inequality, Driving Growth: The Economic Implications of Segregation”

WHO

Keynote speakers:
Julia Stasch, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

Honorees:

Champion Fighter Award winner: King Harris, Chairman, Harris Holdings Inc.
Burnham Award winner: The transforming community of Pullman

Presenters:
MarySue Barrett, President, Metropolitan Planning Council
Scott Swanson, Regional President for Illinois, PNC
Jacques Gordon, Global Investment Strategist, LaSalle Investment Management
Jesse Ruiz, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Terry Mazany, President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust

WHEN

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
Reception: 11:15 a.m. to noon
Program: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE

Sheraton Grand Hotel, 301 E. North Water St.
Chicago Ballroom

REGISTER

Tickets may be purchased at http://www.metroplanning.org/events/luncheon/detail/374

Media may attend the event free of charge, but should register with MPC Communications Associate Ariel Ranieri, aranieri@metroplanning.org, 312.863.6020 (office), or 312.315.9027 (cell).

About MPC

For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the area's toughest planning and development challenges. MPC works to solve today's urgent problems while consistently thinking ahead to prepare the region for the needs of tomorrow. Follow @Metroplanners for news, updates and original content.

About PNC

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (www.pnc.com) is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management; asset management and global fund services. Follow @PNCNews on Twitter for breaking news, updates and announcements from PNC.

The hashtag for this year's Luncheon is #MPCLuncheon.

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