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Please join Metropolitan Planning Council for an inspiring keynote address by Tom Ricketts, Executive Chairman of the Chicago Cubs, on the team’s extraordinary journey and the turnaround lessons that we can apply to Chicago’s pressing problems. The Cubs’ comeback balanced risks with short-term needs and long-term goals. This is a baseball story—one that offers ideas and inspiration for civic leaders and residents to unite and drive economic growth. In Chicago, we are, after all, one team, better together.
Tom will be joined in conversation with Natalie Moore, WBEZ’s South Side Reporter.
During the Luncheon, MPC will recognize one of Chicago’s leading corporate citizens John A. Canning, Jr., Chairman of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, with the 2017 Champion Fighter Award. We honor him for his extraordinary civic contributions to the Chicago region through his transformative leadership and philanthropy.
Sponsorships are available! To reserve a sponsorship or for more information, please contact Janet Myers, Vice President of Philanthropy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-863-6010.
Tom Ricketts, Executive Chairman, Chicago Cubs
In conversation with Natalie Moore, Reporter, WBEZ
Champion Fighter Award Winner
John A. Canning, Jr., Chairman, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
MPC is pleased to acknowledge the generous contributions of our sponsors to date.
Nicholas W. Alexos, Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
Melissa Bean, Chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Todd C. Brown, Chair, Metropolitan Planning Council Board of Governors
David R. Casper, President & CEO, BMO Harris Bank
Lester Crown, Chairman, Henry Crown & Company
Kent Dauten, Managing Director, Keystone Capital
Craig J. Duchossois, Chairman & CEO, Duchossois Group, Inc.
Michael Ferro, Chicago Tribune Foundation
Vincent W. Foglia, Foglia Family Foundation
King Harris, Harris Holdings
Jack S. Levin, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Andrew J. McKenna, Chairman, Schwarz Supply Source
Thomas S. Ricketts, Executive Chairman, Chicago Cubs
Patrick G. Ryan, Chairman & CEO, Ryan Specialty Group
Scott Swanson, President, PNC Bank, Illinois
Edward J. Wehmer, President & CEO, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Miles D. White, Chairman & CEO, Abbott
Vince and Pat Foglia
Steve Baird, Baird & Warner, Inc.
Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation
CIBC Bank USA
Chris and Cira Conley
DLA Piper LLP (U.S.)
Draper and Kramer, Inc.
Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Fifth Third Bank
First Midwest Bank
Robert Fitzsimmons / Next Generation Public Affairs
Franczek Radelet P.C.
Globetrotters Engineering Corporation
The Habitat Company
Jack and Dorothy Jiganti
Karen Gray-Krehbiel and John Krehbiel
Loyola University Chicago
Jim and Kitty Mann
Lee M. Mitchell, Thoma Bravo, LLC
Pepper Construction Co.
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Ellen and Jim Stirling
University of Chicago, Office of Civic Engagement