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The Working Lunch Raffle

With a $500 purchase, you'll be entered to win our
GRAND PACKAGE (plus 1 Platinum Plus, 1 Platinum & 10 Deluxe entries):

The Working Lunch Raffle, Grand Package

Has it been too long since you and your loved ones took a real vacation? Escape to anywhere in the world that Southwest Airlines flies with four round-trip INTERNATIONAL tickets! And don’t let the fun stop when you come back to Chicago. Spend a day reveling in the beauty of the Chicago Botanic Gardens with free admission for four, and a walking tour for four led by the Chicago Architecture Center.

With a $250 purchase, you'll be entered to win our
PLATINUM PLUS PACKAGE (plus 10 Deluxe entries):

The Working Lunch Raffle, Platinum Plus Package

Visit Chicago or indulge in a stay-cation with a luxurious evening at The Waldorf Astoria in a junior suite, enjoying complimentary valet parking and breakfast for two (a divine experience valued at $900. And if this would mean a visit to the windy city, use two international, round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets to get here, or plan an amazing getaway anywhere Southwest flies!

With a $100 purchase, you'll be entered to win one of our
PLATINUM PACKAGES (plus 10 Deluxe entries):

Platinum Package 1

The Working Lunch Raffle, Platinum Package 1

Grab your friends and head over to AceBounce for their “Night Out” package–two hours of ping pong for up to 10 guests plus a $150 food and beverage credit! Then enjoy a “night in” with your faves and have a delicious in-home wine tasting for twelve, courtesy of PRP International. For your friends who may not indulge, Ritual Zero Proof liquor replacements ensures everyone will be included in your exciting evening! And one domestic, round-trip Southwest Airlines ticket to top it all off!

Platinum Package 2

The Working Lunch Raffle, Platinum Package 2

Grab a partner and get ready for a guided session for two at First Ascent Climbing & Fitness! End the day with exciting live theatre with two free tickets to The Goodman’s renowned musical, “Life After.” And no need to navigate traffic getting out of downtown, because less than a mile away you can enjoy a stay for two at Chicago’s Swissotel. But that’s not all–go visit that friend you haven’t seen in forever with one domestic, round-trip ticket anywhere Southwest Airlines flies!

And for as little as $25, you could win one of our

Deluxe Package 1

The Working Lunch Raffle, Deluxe Package 1

Start your day off right with a selection of coffee from local roaster Metropolis Coffee Company–three bags to satisfy your cravings! Fill your home with beauty with a medium bouquet from Flowers for Dreams, and end your day with a visit to Jeni’s Ice Creams (and a Jeni’s cookbook, for anyone who dares to give ice cream making a whirl!)

Deluxe Package 2

The Working Lunch Raffle, Deluxe Package 2

Show off your Chicago pride with a Revolution Brewing swag bag, including a $100 gift card at their Taproom or Brewpub locations. Catch a Chicago Fire home game with four goal line tickets, and treat yourself to a 5lb bag of gourmet coffee, courtesy of Good Cause Coffee!

About Our Speakers

The Working Lunch Speakers

Keynote & Honoree: As head of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Dr. Ngozi Ezike led Illinois through the COVID-19 pandemic, providing guidance for Illinoisans, and collaborating with businesses, community organizations, and healthcare institutions to ensure we emerge safe and healthy. In addition to guiding our state through an unprecedented challenge, Dr. Ezike broke barriers as the first Black woman to lead the agency in its 140+ year history. Dr. Ezike will soon begin a new role as the CEO of Sinai Chicago, the city’s largest private safety-net health system.

Honoree: As one of our longest-serving board members—and through her philanthropy and leadership of our Quality Jobs Council—Lydia Bueschel has demonstrated deep commitment to advancing equity for working women and families. She is a shareholder at a wholly-women owned law firm that she co-founded in 2016, and serves on the the board of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, where she leads the association’s efforts to foster business collaboration and support among minority and women-owned firms across the country. In her pre-law life, she was a social worker and ran a modern dance company.

Honoree: Throughout her career, Katya Nuques has led the charge to reform and confront systemic barriers through economic access, equity, and opportunity, creating meaningful change for individuals in the Little Village community and beyond. Before joining the Robert R. McCormick Foundation in 2022, she served as the Executive Director of Enlace Chicago, leading them through a period of unprecedented growth and playing a critical role in supporting Chicago’s response to mitigate COVID-19’s public health and economic impacts.

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