Our Fifth Annual Gala was Nov. 17, 2016. Political trailblazer Carol Moseley Braun served as our keynote speaker, and we couldn’t have asked for a more inspirational guest after the presidential election.
Ms. Moseley Braun reminded us that “every day is a gift,” and she encouraged us to not give up the fight. Our founder and CEO, Julie A. Burkhart, also delivered an inspiring presentation and cautioned supporters that this was not the time to retreat.
We hope you enjoyed the gala. If you have any suggestions about future events or would like to volunteer to help make next year’s gala a success, please reach out to Rebecca Tong, our director of development, at email@example.com.
CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN
Born and raised in Chicago, Ms. Moseley Braun is the only African-American woman to have served in the U.S. Senate. She also has served her country as Ambassador to New Zealand, U.S. Senator from Illinois, Cook County Executive Officer, Illinois State Representative and U.S. Attorney. She has advocated for equal pay, food safety and support for family farms. She sponsored historic preservation of the Underground Railroad and the first federal support of Lupus research. Her record reflects a commitment to social justice and fiscal prudence. Ambassador Moseley Braun serves on the board of MWH Engineering, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, the Bretton Woods Foundation and the US/UNA Committee. Ms. Moseley Braun is the founder and president of Good Food Organics®. Her work has earned her more than 200 awards and 11 honorary degrees for contributions in the public interest.