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Celebrating 90 Years Strong: MPC’s Impact on Advancing Equity

MPC’s 2024 Annual Event

MPC invites you to join us in commemorating our 90th Anniversary Year celebration. This pivotal year marks a significant milestone in MPC’s legacy of driving impactful change within the built environment of the Chicago region. Throughout this celebratory year, MPC is hosting a series of signature events leading up to our main Annual Event in the fall.

MPC’s 2024 Annual Event, themed Celebrating 90 Years Strong: MPC’s Impact on Advancing Equity, will highlight key areas where we have diligently worked to reshape policies and practices, promoting fairness and inclusivity across diverse communities of the Chicago region. This event provides an opportunity for you to join with leaders from community, business, and government sectors, as we celebrate MPC’s impactful 90-year journey and establish the foundation for sustained progress in the future.

Please consider supporting MPC’s 90th Anniversary Year by sponsoring our 2024 Annual Event and your choice of signature events. Together, let’s pave the way for a more equitable future for all.

MPC Honorees

At our Annual Event, we will honor two remarkable individuals whose contributions have made a positive impact in our communities.

Champions of Change Award


George Ranney, Jr.
George A. Ranney, Jr.
will receive MPC’s Champions of Change Award for his visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to civic progress. Mr. Ranney held positions including CEO of Chicago Metropolis 2020, CEO of Prairie Holdings Corporation, General Counsel of Inland Steel, and Partner at Mayer, Brown. Mr. Ranney has been a stalwart civic leader, advocating tirelessly for comprehensive regional planning initiatives and sustainable development. He has served on the Boards of numerous foundations, MPC, the University of Chicago, WTTW, and others

Community Impact Award


Lesle Honore
Leslé Honoré
, artist, poet, writer, and advocate is set to receive MPC’s Community Impact Award for her diverse contributions to advancing social justice. Ms. Honoré currently serves as CEO of Urban Gateways, empowering youth through arts programming. She has been instrumental in shaping equitable transit-oriented development in Chicago. Her poetry collection, “Fist & Fire,” explores themes of social justice, reflecting real lives and voices. Through her art and activism, Ms. Honoré aims to amplify marginalized voices and bridge societal gaps.

Please support MPC’s 90th Anniversary Year!

Join us and be a part of the movement toward a brighter tomorrow! Let’s create a future where equity is at the forefront of our built environment, and everyone has access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.


  • Get 90th Anniversary Sponsorship Information here!
  • Sponsor MPC’s 90th Anniversary today! Annual Event sponsorship deadline: September 6, 2024 includes recognition in the event invitation.
    For more information on MPC event sponsorship, contact Steven Quispe, Donor Relations Manager, 312.863.6032 or
  • Donate to MPC’s 90th Anniversary Year!
Explore MPC’s 90th Anniversary Year of celebratory events and join the diverse cohort of community, business, and government leaders who will be joining us. We look forward to your participation!


MPC’s 90th Anniversary Committee


Premier Sponsor

Crown Family Philanthropies


Champion Sponsors


Lead Sponsors


Benefactor Sponsors


Patron Sponsors