The Magnificent Mile Charitable Foundation presented a check for $25,000 to the All Stars Project of Chicago (ASP of Chicago) on Thursday, August 4, during the annual meeting of the Foundation.
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to give back to the community, through the All Stars Project of Chicago. ASP provides extensive training and meaningful internship opportunities in our business district and serves the Chicago business community by developing future top employees and leaders,” said Donna Pugh, Foundation Chair and partner at Foley & Lardner, LLP.
In ASP’s Development School for Youth, young people ages 16 to 21 experience a variety of improvisational, personal development, and coaching experiences through which they learn to perform as professionals, and they partner with business leaders across the country who conduct development workshops and provide paid summer internships at their companies. The Foundation’s donation will support ASP’s new Hub for Afterschool Development in the heart of downtown Chicago. With an anticipated early 2023 opening on the horizon, the Hub will connect youth to the mainstream, create new partnerships, and highlight the transformational power of performance to grow and develop inner-city youth and communities.
$25,000 will be matched by Chicago philanthropists and ASP friends, resulting in $50,000 of support for their new Hub for Afterschool Development in Chicago.
Meghan Coen, Associate Director – Programs & Operations