The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will present its 2nd annual Celebration of Chicago’s Social Impact Leaders Award luncheon and fundraiser on Thursday, March 7, 2019, as part of our year-long celebration of our 40th anniversary. The event will take place at Maggiano’s Ballroom, 111 W. Grand Street, Chicago, to recognize the outstanding work happening in the Chicago community by mental health professionals and passionate advocates.
As a non-profit institution, The Chicago School will dedicate all proceeds of the luncheon to scholarships for continuing students on the Chicago Campus and The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education. NRCI’s overarching ambition is to reduce the stigma of mental illness and provide resources and hope to those who struggle with mental illness and to those who support them.
Celebrate our Honorees
We are proud to honor two distinguished individuals who have improved access to mental health care, increased public awareness of mental health needs, and diminished the stigma associated with mental illness. Our honorees are Dan Bigg, posthumously awarded, Co-Founder and Director of the Chicago Recovery Alliance, Captain Jeffrey A. Coady, (TCSPP Alumnus – Class of 1999) SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Region 5, whose strategic leadership reduces the impact of mental illness and substance use disorder in Chicago and in America’s communities, and Dr. Armand Cerbone leader in comprehensive psychological care whose outstanding work includes advocating and developing guidelines for mental health and LGBTQ issues. Click here for their full biographies.
The reception will begin at 11:30 am followed by lunch and the awards presentations from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, which will feature Dr. Michele Nealon, President of The Chicago School.
Meet Our Emcee — Jay Styles
The Social Impact Award luncheon will be emceed by Jay Styles, host of SHE’s 100.3 afternoon radio program from 2:00 pm-7:00 pm. A native of Rochester, New York, Jay’s career began while in high school broadcasting basketball games. Radio has taken him everywhere from Texas to the Cayman Islands. Causes important to him include mental health awareness and pediatric cardiology.
Support the Event
Join us! You can support the event and The Chicago School by purchasing individual tickets, becoming a sponsor, or making a donation.
Sponsorships will fund scholarships for continuing students at the Chicago campus and The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute, which raises awareness of mental health and the stigma of mental illness. Click here to become a sponsor. Sponsorship levels range from $150 to $20,000. Click here to view the complete list of sponsorship levels and benefits.
To become a sponsor starting at the $5,000 level or higher, please contact Sandy Wolfrum directly at 312-467-2536 or email [email protected].
If you can’t attend, or would like to make a donation to the event in addition to sponsoring, a special donation can be made here . As a non-profit institution, The Chicago School will dedicate luncheon proceeds to scholarships for continuing students on the Chicago Campus and The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education.