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Cara Collective to Honor JPMorgan Chase

Cara Collective is pleased to announce we will honor JPMorgan Chase at the upcoming 7th Annual Cara Gala presented by Allstate on Friday, April 8, 2022. JPMorgan Chase will receive the Trailblazer Award for its longtime partnership with Cara Collective and for the company’s commitment to driving inclusive economic growth in the United States and around the world.

Click here for sponsorship and ticket info for the Cara Gala.

“JPMorgan Chase is a trailblazer because time and time again, they have demonstrated their commitment to leading the charge in closing the racial wealth gap and driving an equitable and inclusive economy,” said Kathleen St. Louis Caliento, President & CEO of Cara Collective. “Their work has provided more access to homeownership, employment, entrepreneurship, and so many more opportunities that create real change in our communities. Beyond all that, they’ve also remained an integral part of Cara Collective by staying engaged at numerous levels, including as a hiring partner, a dedicated funder, a member of our Board of Directors, a strong advocate of inclusive employment, and beyond. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor this partnership at our signature Gala.”

Previous Trailblazer recipients include real estate company Sterling Bay, Rivers Casino, and philanthropists Dona and Sam Scott, Pete and Amy Kadens, Jim and Kay Mabie, and Martin H. Nesbitt.

Click here to meet last year’s Distinguished Alumni recipient Raahsaan.

The 7th Annual Cara Gala also marks our return to an in-person Gala for the first time in two years. The 2020 event was cancelled in the early onset of the COVID pandemic and the 2021 event pivoted to a live, virtual offering. The Cara Gala is annually attended by more than 550 civic, philanthropic, and business leaders and raises more than $600,000 for the workforce development nonprofit.

“With this event, we are marking an opportunity to gather once again in-person to uplift this vital mission, celebrate what we have achieved in more than 30 years of this work, and look to where we are going next,” added Caliento. “We feel incredibly fortunate to be able to share this evening with our community.”

In addition to Presenting Sponsor Allstate, lead sponsors for the 7th Annual Cara Gala include The Beebe Family, BMO Harris Bank, Deloitte, JLL, Molson Coors, The Owens Foundation, The Quirk Family, The Sidley Austin Foundation, Sterling Bay, and United Airlines.

The 7th Annual Cara Gala presented by Allstate will take place Friday, April 8 at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Click here to learn more about sponsorships and limited ticket availability, or contact Shikha Jain, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at sjain@carachicago.org or 312.798.3307.