As a longtime believer in the value of diversity and inclusion, and that today’s youth can bring about a stronger future, Wynndalco was a proud sponsor and host committee member of the 2018 Inaugural Benefit of the Seven Strong Foundation. Through its seven colleges (Richard J. Daley, Harold Washington, Kennedy-King, Malcolm X, Olive-Harvey, Harry S Truman, and Wilbur Wright), City Colleges of Chicago serves more than 80,000 students annually, making it the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation. Under their main goal—to provide worthwhile programs, valuable opportunities, and memorable experiences—the coalition works together with mutual ambition toward a growing and inclusive city.
More than $500,000 was raised to help support programs that eliminate barriers for City Colleges of Chicago’s diverse student population, including scholarships, support services and innovative academic programs. When added to other funds raised for 2018, this brought the Foundations total to nearly $3 million since May of 2017. City Colleges of Chicago Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization established in 1971 to provide City Colleges of Chicago with philanthropic support to enhance its educational initiatives and to award its students with scholarships.