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A Night With John Rogers provided a rare and insightful look into the life and career of civic and business entrepreneur John Rogers Jr. Taped on October 2, 2010 in front of a live audience at The Art Institute of Chicago, Rogers was interviewed by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan and President and COO of the McDonald’s Corporation, Don Thompson.

Rogers told lively stories of his unique childhood in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and reminisced on his time as a Princeton University basketball player. The program also included Rogers describing the launch of Ariel Investments, the first African American investment management firm with publicly traded mutual funds, and the founding of Ariel Community Academy, a Chicago public school with an innovative financial literacy program. Rogers shared his insights on business and corporate boards and talked about his involvement with the historic presidential campaign of President Barack Obama.

StarMaker

Ariel Investments, LLCMcDonald's CorporationAon plcPricewaterhouseCoopers

DreamMaker

ITWNorthern Trust CorporationChicago TribuneRoscor CorporationAmerican AirlinesPalmer House HiltonShirley & Patrick Ryan

WishMaker

  • ABBOTT
  • AETNA INC.
  • BALDWIN RICHARDSON FOODS CO.
  • TONI COOK BUSH & DWIGHT BUSH
  • CHARLES & GWENDOLYN BUTLER
  • CITY NATIONAL BANK
  • COMCAST
  • COMED (AN EXELON COMPANY)
  • WILLIAM M. DALEY & BERNADETTE KELLER
  • DEVRY INC.
  • ERNEST & YOUNG
  • FAIRVIEW CAPITAL PARTNERS
  • GANNETT FOUNDATION
  • GROSVENOR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP
  • HCC INSURANCE HOLDINGS, INC.
  • HEWITT ASSOCIATES
  • THE J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY
  • LOOP CAPITAL
  • MESIROW FINANCIAL
  • THE PRIVATEBANK
  • STEVEN, AKILAH & ARIEL ROGERS
  • LISA & CHARLES TRIBBETT
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX / APOLLO GROUP
  • USG CORPORATION
  • VERIZON

GiftMaker

  • AFLAC INC.
  • ALPER SERVICES LLC
  • ANONYMOUS
  • CB RICHARD ELLIS
  • MICHELLE L. COLLINS
  • THE CROWN FAMILY
  • DLA PIPER LLP (US)
  • CRAIG J. DUCHOSSOIS
  • GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
  • GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
  • INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY
  • GEORGE & JOAN JOHNSON
  • JONES LANG LASALLE
  • KPMG LLP
  • LAZARD LTD
  • LITTELFUSE, INC.
  • JOANIE & ANDY MCKENNA
  • MEREDITH CORPORATION
  • H. MELVIN MING
  • NEAL & LEROY, LLC
  • PEPSICO
  • R4 SERVICES, LLC
  • LINDA JOHNSON RICE
  • ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL & CELEBRITY CRUISES
  • SANTA FE TRUST, INC.
  • CATHY & BOB SOLOMON
  • HARRISON & LOIS STEANS
  • URBAN CABLEWORKS AND INNER CITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION
  • VOA ASSOCIATES, INC.
  • WALGREENS
  • WILLIAM BLAIR & COMPANY

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • The Honorable Richard & Mrs.Maggie Daley
  • Vernon & Ann Jordan

 

 

Event Co-Chairs

  • Toni Cook Bush & Dwight Bush
  • Greg Case
  • Mellody Hobson
  • Shirley & Patrick Ryan
  • Chris & Alison Simmons
  • Rick Waddell

Benefit Committee

  • Ellen Alberding & Kelly Welsh
  • Trisha Rooney Alden
  • Howard Alper
  • Tony Anderson
  • Grace Barry
  • Gwendolyn & Charles Butler
  • Mercer Cook
  • Kelly King Dibble & Andrew Dibble
  • Amy S. Hilliard
  • Carol Sutton Lewis & William M. Lewis, Jr.
  • H. Melvin Ming
  • Laurence Morse
  • Sandra & James Reynolds
  • Dana & André Rice
  • Linda Johnson Rice
  • Janice Cook Roberts & Richard Roberts
  • Steven Rogers
  • Melody Spann-Cooper
  • Harrison I. Steans
  • Jeanette Sublett & Langdon Neal
  • Lisa & Charles Tribbett
  • Jim Tyree

Date and Time

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Location

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
United States