Taylor Volk | December 14, 2018

2018 Energize Your Life, Ignite Your World Fundraiser Recap

On Thursday, December 6th at the University Club in Chicago, the Wright Foundation hosted its 5th annual Energize Your Life, Ignite Your World fundraising breakfast. It is difficult to put into words how grateful we are to our Wright Foundation donors, students, and supporters— and we have been blessed by the opportunity to learn and grow with each of you.

Your gifts made this year will continue to sustain our programming as we work to empower our students to become the strongest, most attractive force in their lives – creating deeper connections, nurturing bigger visions, and driving more contributions to influence their worlds for the better.

During our program, we heard from student-leaders Sahar Malik and Bilal Zaheer on how the Wright Foundation’s curriculum ignited their careers, their marriage, and their influence in their faith community. We listened as Tazima Parris shared how her coaching business exploded as she discovered that getting in touch with her own emotions allowed her to do the same for her coaching clients. We were moved by Jennifer Masi’s story of her son, Sebastiano, and how their family chose love over labels when they were faced with a difficult challenge.

Many other students at the Wright Foundation shared their own inspiring and influential stories. If you were unable to join us on Thursday, please watch the video below to get a glimpse of what you missed!

The Energize Your Life, Ignite Your World breakfast was sponsored by: Rich and Gertrude Lyons Family, Stan Smith Family, Terry Group, Pinnacle Financial, Davidoff Strategy, Natural Elements Salon, Torque Digital, and Stamm Technologies. Thank you to our generous sponsors.

We know there are more powerful stories to be shared. We would love to help you share your story of how the Wright Foundation helped you to learn, grow, and transform by hosting you with a group of 10 of your friends, family, or colleagues. You can share your story while learning more about Wright’s mission to create a world that works for everyone. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Taylor Volk (taylor@wrightfoundation.org), Philanthropy Manager, to learn more.

 

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