First Annual Chicago Benefit Lunch

Friday May 4, 2018 at the Chicago Hilton

The deep social and political divisions amplified in headlines, social media feeds, and daily conversations have put our democracy at risk. We can find ways to unify our fractured nation by facing our histories, and ourselves, together.

Join us for our Benefit Lunch, which will take the place of our traditional benefit dinner, on Friday, May 4. We will be honoring GCM Grosvenor, a global investment and advisory firm, with Chicago’s first Upstander Award. Together, we will explore how Facing History and Ourselves is building a world shaped by knowledge and compassion, rather than ignorance and fear.

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When & Where

Friday, May 4, 2018

11:00 AM Check-In & Reception
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch and Program

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

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About GCM Grosvenor

GCM Grosvenor is a global alternative asset management firm with approximately $50 billion AUM in hedge fund strategies, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and multi-asset class solutions. They are one of the largest, most diversified independent alternative asset management firms worldwide.

They have offered alternative investment solutions since 1971. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul, they serve a global client base of institutional and high net worth investors.

Giving back to the communities in which they live and work is one of GCM Grosvenor’s core values. They encourage their employees to become involved and lend their support to programs that positively impact the quality of life in their neighborhoods and cities. Since 2007, GCM Grosvenor has partnered with Facing History, helping us work towards a world driven by knowledge and compassion, not prejudice or bigotry. Whether it is through providing Chicago-area civic and charitable organizations with financial support, employee volunteers, board members or mentors, GCM Grosvenor’s goal is the same – to make a difference.

Our Work in Chicago

In Chicago, demand from teachers, administrators, and districts for Facing History's professional development is growing at a rapid pace. Adding to our work across the region, we are poised to begin a deeper partnership with the Chicago Public Schools - bringing Facing History's rich curricula to every middle and high school in the district. Facing History's ever-expanding teacher network in the greater Chicago region allows us to reach more than 446,400 middle and high school students in public, independent, charter and religious schools each year. Every day, Facing History provides teachers with the tools they need to empower students to become engaged, informed, and active citizens of tomorrow.

Learn more about our impact on the Chicago Page.


We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2018 Chicago Benefit Lunch.

Silver Benefactors

Bronze Benefactors

Patron Benefactor

Colliers International

Facing History and Ourselves extends special thanks to the corporations that provide leadership support to our programs in the Chicago Area and worldwide.

Chicago Advisory Board

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For more information, please contact Molly Matthias at [email protected] or at 312-345-3221.

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