Investing in the Future of Our Region
MPC’s Leadership Circle recognizes donors who advance MPC’s agenda through annual gifts of $1,000 or more for individuals and $5,000 or more for corporations. Members of the Leadership Circle provide the strong philanthropic foundation upon which MPC’s programs thrive. In appreciation of members’ generous support, the Leadership Circle provides access to valuable content on regional research and trend analysis, exclusive networking events, discounted tickets to MPC’s Urban Think & Drink and Roundtable events, briefings from prominent speakers on timely topics, and one-of-a-kind experiences.
MPC’s Leadership Circle events feature provocative presenters on topics of regional and national interest
Back to School at Hamburger University and McDonald's New Headquarters
In July 2018, Leadership Circle members enjoyed an exclusive and in-depth tour of the newly relocated McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago’s vibrant West Loop neighborhood. Sterling Bay, McDonald’s and Gensler architects worked together to custom design the 555,000-square-foot building, including its Hamburger University where the company trains its managers.
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VIP Tour of 150 North Riverside
In August 2017, Leadership Circle members enjoyed a special tour of the architecturally stunning and technologically groundbreaking 150 North Riverside. Tour guide John O’Donnell, CEO of Riverside Investment & Development, shared insights about this amazing structure. Members also toured the grounds, including unbelievable views from the 53rd floor.
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A Look Inside an Iconic Gateway to Chicago
In November 2017, members explored what’s currently the largest redevelopment in the nation: Chicago’s Historic Post Office. The site, now known simply as The Post Office, is being repositioned by 601W Companies as a world-class development for the future of business and commerce. Guests were thrilled to see the restored lobby, where light fixtures hang nearly nine feet down from the 38-foot ceiling.
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Vice Chairman and Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Healthcare, Lazard
MPC hosts exclusive events, behind-the-scenes experiences and other unique opportunities for Leadership Circle members. In March 2017, MPC welcomed Lazard’s Peter Orszag, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget for the Obama Administration. Peter and MPC President, MarySue Barrett, had a compelling conversation that dissected the most contentious issues regarding healthcare, tax reform and infrastructure in Washington, D.C. and across the nation.
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Vice President of Philanthropy
312 863 6010
MPC Leadership Circle Overview
MPC Leadership Circle Donors 2017-2018
Other past speakers include:
Internationally-recognized architect and MacArthur Fellow
Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
T. Boone Pickens
Founder and Chairman, BP Capital Management
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