buildOn Breakfast


Join Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the buildOn Breakfast

Celebrate the Inspiring Accomplishments of buildOn students in Chicago

The buildOn Breakfast, our premier fundraising and celebration event of the year in Chicago, will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Hilton Chicago.

buildOn Chicago students are breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. They have contributed over 166,000 hours of service in their communities, visiting seniors, serving meals to the homeless and cleaning their neighborhoods.

buildOn programming keeps students safe, improves behavior, engages them academically, develops leadership and other key skills in the vulnerable hours after school. With 94% of buildOn seniors graduating and going on to college, buildOn is inspiring the Windy City’s next generation of teachers, community activists and business leaders.

But we are just getting started! Your support of our Chicago programs is needed now more than ever as gun and gang-related violence in Chicago have become endemic and seemingly unstoppable. Youth are the number one target of Chicago’s homicide epidemic.

Please join us this year to support these vital programs! The event features an address by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, emotional stories told by local buildOn students an an inspiring message from Jim Ziolkowski, buildOn’s CEO and Founder and author of the forthcoming book, Walk in Their Shoes (Simon & Schuster 2013). Daniella Guzman and Stefan Holt, co-anchors of NBC 5’s weekday morning newscast, are hosting the Breakfast. Jim Reynolds, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Loop Capital and Peter Ricker, Chairman & CEO of MB Real Estate are the Event Co-Chairs.

For questions regarding the event or about how to purchase tickets or become a corporate sponsor, please contact Michael Ziener at


Thank you to our sponsors

Please contact Michael Ziener at for more information on how to support buildOn.

Special Tribute Partner ($25,000 and above)
Grosvenor Capital Management
Loop Capital

Heritage Partner ($10,000 and above)
ABM Janitorial Services
Allstate Insurance Company
Bear Construction
GE Asset Management
Jenner & Block
MB Real Estate

Platinum Partner ($5,000 and above)
Alliance Glazing Technologies, Inc.
Ariel Investments
Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Mary & James Bell
Colliers International
Corporate Cleaning Services, Inc.
Current Communications & Electric Corp.
Draper & Kramer, Incorporated
DSI - Development Solutions
Huen Electric, Inc.
Husch Blackwell LLP
Latham & Watkins
Misha & Oksana Malyshev
Mesirow Financial
People's Gas
Power Construction
Pritzker Traibert Family Foundation
Reed Illinois Corporation
Titan Security Group
The Vistria Group LLC
Walsh Construction
Winston & Strawn

Gold Partner ($2,500 and above)
AlliedBarton Security Services
AMS Mechanical Systems, Inc.
Arrow Messenger Service, Inc.
Cannon Design
Corporate Concierge Services
Greenberg Traurig
Michigan Plaza
Otis Elevator Company
Rice Mechanical Inc.
Steven Rogers
Ted Moudis Associates
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation

Benefactors ($500 and above)
3MD Relocation Services
Advent Systems
Patricia Aluisi
Baumann Studios LLC
Building Techonology Consultants, PC
Cable Communications Inc.
Carnow, Cornibear & Associates Ltd.
Celtic Commercial Painting LLC
Celtic Commercial Painting LLC
Christopher's Inc.
Colfax Corporation
Comprehensive Construction Consulting
Concierge Unlimited
Construction Products Distributors
Edison Construction Company
Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Eurest Services
Fitzgerald Earles Architects and Associates
Fremont Industries
Georgia Pacific Professional
Hard Surface Finishers
Hardt Electric, Inc.
Independent Recycling
Interior Construction Group, Inc.
Interior Garden
Leopardo Companies
Locke, Lorde, Bissell & Lidell
Metal Maintenance, Inc.
Mid-America Elevator Co., Inc.
Midwest Signature Building Services
MTH Industries
Much Shelist, P.C.
Otis Elevator Company
Parkway Elevators
Precision Control Systems of Chicago, Inc.
Prospect Resources
Rex Electric Inc. & Technologies
Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman LLP
Simplex Grinnell
SMC Electrical Corporation
Stanley Brashears
Stuart Dean Co., Inc.
Tishman Speyer
Whitney Architects, Inc.

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