The 2017 Urban Initiatives Associate Board Bus Campaign was a huge success! Wrapping up on June 1st, our friends and supporters blew past our goal of $60,000, raising $86,991 throughout the month of May. Strong efforts by a number of individuals, including Ashley Dobbins ($8,550, Team Jahn), Sam Hong ($6,000, Team Nobel), and Greg Friend ($3,226, Team Lloyd) made this amazing fundraising event possible. Additional highlights included a $14,060 donation to team Libby by Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP that truly pushed the campaign over the top.
A number of prizes were awarded to our top fundraisers. Ashley Dobbins, as highest individual earner and winner of one of our targeted fundraising days, took home plane tickets courtesy of United Airlines and a pair of Cubs tickets courtesy of the UI Board. Team Libby will get to spend a night on the town with UI Executive Director Jim Dower for raising the most money as a team. Young Kwak and Coety Wyse also take home a booze basket and a cheesecake of the month membership, respectively.
The real winners, however, are the children that will benefit from the efforts and donations put forth by the UI Associate Board and our supporters. Thank you to everyone who made this amazing fundraiser possible. So many young Chicagoans will benefit because of your generosity!