Twelfth Annual Leadership Breakfast -Celebrating 25 Years

Celebrating 25 years of HFS Chicago Scholars!
We are excited to announce that the 2018 Leadership Breakfast raised a $600,000+ ! Thanks so very much to the 575+ supporters who attended an amazing event at the Palmer House to support HFS ‘s mission.

Honoree and Keynote Speaker Patrick Fitzgerald, Former U.S. Attorney, Northern District, delivered a fantastic address connecting his personal life story to HFS Scholars Carolina Avila. Patrick shared that neither of his parents made it past 6th grade and were determined their children would have the opportunity to go to college and graduate.
We are so grateful for the leadership of our breakfast co-chairs Steve Fort, Turner Construction, Patrick Canning, KPMG and Tom Fitzgerald, Winston & Strawn.

Special thank you to our Event Sponsor PPM America and Platinum Sponsors, KPMG, Turner, Walgreen Co., Winston and Strawn LLP!

Thank you for making a difference in the life of a deserving student!

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2017 Leadership Breakfast:
Irika Sargent, CBS 2 News Anchor, emceed 2017 HFS Leadership Breakfast CBS 2 News Coverage

APPLY NOW -Application Deadline EXTENDED TO December 7, 2018!

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Eighth-grade students who satisfy the required criteria are encouraged to apply for an HFS Chicago Scholars High School Scholarship. You must plan to attend (and eventually gain acceptance to) a tuition-charging private high school within the Chicago area.

HFS Chicago Scholars at 25 Years: A New Look, A Renewed Commitment

Over the last 25 years, one thing has remained constant at HFS Chicago Scholars: our scholars’ reach exceeds their grasp. This actually is a line borrowed from a poem called “Andrea del Sarto” by Robert Browning, written more than 100 years ago. In it, Browning reminded his generation, and succeeding ones, that, to achieve anything truly meaningful in life, a person should always strive for those things that seem or are impossible. Not only does this attitude describe our scholars very well, but is also was the inspiration for a new visual identity.

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