Bright Futures Gala 2019 Photos

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“They [our youth] have so much potential, you can hear it in their voices, you can read it in their eyes,” said Rahm Emanuel at the Youth Guidance Bright Futures Gala.

“I want to thank Youth Guidance for what you do. I’ve seen it a thousand times. I’m proud of this City –leads the country in supporting young men and women, making positive choices. Knowing good from bad and right from wrong. Let us treat these kids tonight and every day after like their our kids.”

Nearly 700 guests attended a night of youth achievement during Youth Guidance’s annual Bright Futures Gala —celebrating 95 years of supporting youth —at the Palmer House Hilton Chicago. A special honor was given to former Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his legacy of supporting youth mentorship programs, specifically for Youth Guidance’s Becoming A Man® (BAM) and Working On WomanhoodSM (WOW) programs. Boeing was honored as Corporate Partner of the Year for being an unwavering champion of Youth Guidance programs for many years.  Special thank you to our sponsors: BMO Harris Bank, Boeing, Exelon, HilcoGlobal, John R. Raitt, Brent & Katie Gledhill, Matthew & Carrie Parr, Douglas K. Walker, Sprint, Goldman Sachs, GTCR, Bank of America, United Airlines, Latham & Watkins, CNA, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Worsek & Vihon L.L.P., and Walgreens.

Photo Credits: Zuno Photographic