Celebrating a Relentless 20 Years

Perspectives celebrated our 20th anniversary at the A Disciplined Life® Gala. The inspiring evening at the Museum of Science and Industry proved to be a success, with generous contributions from so many of our friends old and new. The evening reminded us all of what Perspectives has relentlessly achieved over 20 years, and the future goals we are working to accomplish. We raised $955,000 – almost a million – to better serve our students!

John and Rita Canning received Perspectives 2017 A Disciplined Life® Award

The evening was filled with highlights! Our student-lead program engaged our audience from beginning to end. Many of our alumni came back to share their stories of how our 26 principles of ADL continue to impact their lives.

We honored John and Rita Canning with our A Disciplined Life® Award for demonstrating ethical leadership. Friends old and new joined us showing generosity through our silent and live auctions.

Our board chairman, Tony Anderson, shared our plan to establish Perspectives’ Future Growth Fund – a fund that will allow us to expand our reach to more students in Chicago and beyond.

The evening came to a close with a heartfelt message from our gracious board co-chairs, Richard Dent and DeEtta Jones followed by karaoke, dancing, and exhibit tours.

What an amazing evening!