2018 Passport to Possibilities Gala, Chicago

2018 Passport to Possibilities Gala, Chicago

2018 Passport to Possibilities Gala


October 11, 2018
6:00-11:00 p.m.


Venue West
221 N. Paulina


Outstanding Leadership Award

Juan Salgado

Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado has focused his more than 20-year career on improving education and economic opportunities for residents in low-income communities.

As Chancellor, he oversees Chicago’s community college system, serving more than 80,000 students across seven colleges.

From 2001 to 2017, he served as CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, where he worked to empower residents of Chicago’s Southwest Side through education, citizenship, and skill-building programs that led to sustainable employment and economic stability.

Chancellor Salgado is a community college graduate himself, earning an associate degree from Moraine Valley Community College, prior to earning a Bachelors degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a Masters degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chancellor Salgado has been nationally recognized for his work, including as a 2015 MacArthur Fellow, one of the most prestigious innovation prizes in the United States.  Among his civic commitments, he serves as a board member of the Obama Foundation.

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Item Description Price Quantity Total

American Dream Sponsor

Includes: TEN (10) tickets, VIP seating, VIP position, and full page in event program, and logo on all event materials


Fulfilling the Promise Sponsor

Includes: TEN (10) tickets, PRIORITY seating, PRIORITY position in event program, and logo on all event materials


Making the Difference Sponsor

Includes: SIX (6) tickets, RESERVED seating, PRIORITY position in event program


Building Hope Sponsor

Includes: FOUR (4) tickets, RESERVED seating, PRIORITY position in event program


Friend of UpGlo

Includes: TWO (2) ticket, and RECOGNITION in event program


Individual Ticket

Includes: One (1) ticket to the Chicago Gala



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All proceeds benefit Upwardly Global, a not-for-profit, 501 (c)3 organization.

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Passport to Possibilities Gala Committee
123 W. Madison Street, Suite 1950
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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