Over the past 17 years, City Year’s Ripples of Hope Dinner has become one of Chicago’s premier fundraising events. The evening’s theme stems from Robert F. Kennedy's 1966 address to the University of Cape Town in South Africa, addressing how social change can stem from the heroic acts of a few individuals.
City Year Chicago honors two of Chicago’s finest leaders with the Ripples of Hope Award and the City Year Red Jacket, for making a positive impact on our city’s schools and communities. City Year’s Red Jacket is a distinction reserved for those who exhibit exemplary leadership including the City Year members who dedicate a year to help students succeed.
James R. Reynolds, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Loop Capital Markets LLC