Mark your calendars for the annual ONE Northside Fall Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 26 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Second Unitarian Church (656 West Barry Ave). Join us to celebrate a successful year and to support ONE Northside’s work for a city, state and country where everyone has the opportunity to thrive!
We will be joined by special guest Juanita Irizarry, who has taken on the Chicago Machine, the Mayor and George Lucas!
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $80 for early birds up and will increase to $90 in the week leading up to the event (starting Oct. 20). Childcare will be available as well.
Fall Fundraiser Host Committee Members (as of 10/18/16): Mehrdad Azemun, Alan Cravitz, Amy Crawford, Judy & Mark Davis, Anthony Doss – Community First Tax Service, Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, Andy Geer – Enterprise Community Partners, Sue Gries, Norm & Linda Groetzinger, Rep. Greg Harris, Mark Ishaug, Rev. Monte Johnson, Keith Kelleher – SEIU HCII, Pete Landon, Judy Levey – Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Angie Lobo, Mary Rita Luecke & Michael Gelder, Regina McGraw, Jane Ramsey, Jennifer Ritter, Beth Rochford, Rabbi David Russo, Curtis Smith & Nikki Smith, Sen. Heather Steans, Ald. Tom Tunney, Allen Wesolowski, Rep. Ann Williams, Benjamin Wolf
Help ensure the success of this event by joining the host committee. Host committee members purchase a $250 ticket and sell two addtional regularly priced tickets to the fundraiser. Sign up to join the host committee by clicking on the ticket link or contact Ellen Glover at eglover@ONENorthside.org
More about our Guest Speaker Juanita Irizarry:
Juanita Irizarry is a bilingual/bicultural, Illinois-born Puerto Rican with over 20 years of experience in government, philanthropy and the non-profit sector, with an emphasis on housing and community development work in Chicago’s Latino community. She has served as Statewide Coordinator for Long Term Care Reform in the Office of Governor Pat Quinn, a Senior Program Officer in Human Services and Community Development at The Chicago Community Trust, Institute Director at the Christian Community Development Association, and Executive Director of Latinos United (now Latino Policy Forum) where she led the retooling and refocusing of the organization, bolstering its position as a leading Chicago area non-profit policy and advocacy organization.
In 2015, Juanita won nearly 34% of the vote in the race for 26th ward alderman, running against an incumbent. And in September 2015, she was appointed Director of Friends of the Parks. Juanita became the face of the battle to keep the Lucas Museum off parkland. This very public battle included lawsuits, negotiations, and a well covered fight with George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson. It ended in June 2016 when the plan to build the museum was withdrawn
Over the years, she has also played various teaching roles. She has served as adjunct faculty in DePaul University’s School of Public Service at the graduate level and in the undergraduate Community Services Studies program as well as in Eastern University’s Master of Urban Studies program. She previously taught a “Community Development, Culture, and Christian Leadership” course at the Olive Branch Mission’s Christian Center for Urban Studies.