Kroc Halo Report - Chicago
Eleven years after Joan Kroc’s historic $1.5 million bequest to The Salvation Army, 26 Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers are now open across the country, providing a variety of cultural, educational, fitness and social programs in neighborhoods that historically have lacked them. Broadly, these centers provide facilities, programs, and services that encourage positive living, offer life-changing experiences for children and adults, strengthen families, and enrich the lives of seniors with the goal of uplifting individuals and benefiting communities in need.
In a national study, The Economic Halo Effect, commissioned by The Salvation Army, researchers at Partners for Sacred Places (Partners) and McClanahan Associates, Inc., provide an analysis of the annualized economic impact of the Kroc Centers, including the Chicago Kroc Center. An overview of the findings of the economic halo effect of the Chicago Kroc Center are summarized below.
General Colin Powell to Deliver Keynote Address at Anniversary Luncheon
We invite you to join us as we celebrate The Salvation Army’s 150th worldwide anniversary. Here in Chicagoland, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division will mark this historic occasion by holding a Civic Luncheon on Monday, June 15, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.
One of the most admired and respected leaders in America today, General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.), will deliver the keynote address. The event will also feature a special tribute to the history of The Salvation Army in Chicago. A limited number of sponsorship packages and tables are available.