Chicago Leadership Prayer Breafast
Sponsored by Chicago Sunday Evening Club
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Chicago Hilton Grand Ballroom
720 S. Michigan Avenue.
The purpose of the Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast is to gather as an interfaith community in thanksgiving and hope to pray for our city and it's leadership.
Organized by Chicago Sunday Evening Club
With major funding provided by Northern Trust
Chair and Master of Ceremonies: Deborah DeHass
Vice Chairman, Chief Inclusion Officer | Deloitte LLP
Keynote Speaker: Paul J. Adams
President and Founder | Providence St. Mel School, Chicago, IL
Tickets are $50 each, $500 for a table of 10.
Tickets are avaibable for purchase.
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