The Resurrection Project Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Huge Announcement

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On October 22, more than 800 of Chicago’s civic, business, and community leaders celebrated The Resurrection Project’s (TRP) 25th Anniversary Gala. At the culmination of the event, TRP announced an unprecedented $25 million Imagine More Campaign. This campaign will fund the organization’s Vision 2020 plan, a strategic initiative to leverage an additional $460 million in neighborhood reinvestment to transform troubled communities into communities of promise.

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The Imagine More Campaign has already secured $16.5 million in gifts and pledges, including a $10 million challenge grant by a generous anonymous donor. The leadership cabinet for this campaign includes: J. Thomas Hurvis, co-founder and chairman of Old World Industries; James W. Mabie, partner at William Blair & Co.; Jose Luis Prado, former president of Quaker Oats North America; and John Rowe, chairman emeritus of Exelon Corp.

“The Resurrection Project began 25 years ago as a community-based effort with a modest $30,000 in initial investment,” said James W. Mabie. “Such campaigns are typically reserved for larger cultural and academic organizations, but given TRP’s leadership and success in leveraging more than $346 million in community investment to improve the quality of life in several neighborhoods, the organization is positioned to have a successful campaign.”

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