Be My Valentine❣️

Be My Valentine❣️ Always Giving Back Foundation will keep you socially conscious while finding the gift for your Valentine.

We have a few in-kind donations that will make the perfect gift for your Valentine and further support the dreams of our youth.

Colored Cocktails in Italy Tap into your inner artist in the Beverly area with Deja Hue art class for two, an Italian dinner at Giordanos, wine and cheese from Mariano’s and an overnight one-night stay at Oaklawn Hilton Valued at $370 Donation $200.

Bridging the Old to the New:  Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Hyde Park, enjoy dining at the modern brewery Jolly Pumpkin, and a one-night stay at the Hyde Park Hyatt Valued at $275 Donation $150

Couples Retreat:  Enjoy an overnight getaway at Northbrook’s Sybaris Pool Suites, an annual membership, and a free afternoon extension of time  Value $275 Donation $150

I Wear My Own Clothes:  Experience the excitement of receiving your own custom designed, hand tailored men’s suits and women’s blazers from Tom James-known for great fabric and a great fit Valued $500 Donation $200

Hyde Park Art Experience:  Experience 8 adult classes with Hyde Park School of Dance and a FULL YEAR membership at the Smart Museum Art  Value $260 Donation $150

Click HERE to contact us regarding your interest to purchase.

 

 

2017 Annual Holiday Benefit Photo Gallery

The 2017 Holiday Benefit was a HUGE success. The evening was an opportunity for all of us to be inspired by what we can accomplish when we set our minds to it. YOU donated over $20,000 to support our Summer Business Internship and Scholarship programs. The young African American harpist created a holiday ambience for our donors, our 2017 and past program participants, our generous sponsors, community members, family, and friends.  The room was anchored with a silent auction table circled with a vast  amount of sports, restaurants, and Chicagoland experiences.  We also raffled a 43’ inch 4K HD color tv.  The testimonies of our visionary leader and program participants touched the souls of everyone present. The 2017 Holiday Benefit was definitely a night to remember. 

AGB Foundation Holiday Benefit is Dec. 16

You’re invited to the 2nd Annual AGB Foundation Holiday Benefit! This festive reception is the perfect opportunity to see firsthand how our foundation is working to inspire Chicago youth and create life-changing opportunities for their professional and personal growth. Please join us! You’ll be able to meet and mingle with our impressive 2017 AGB Foundation Scholars and Summer Business Interns.

Get your benefit tickets today!

Our annual Holiday Benefit is more than a celebration of the season. It’s an opportunity for all of us to be inspired by what we can accomplish when we set our minds to it. The AGB Foundation exists to open doors for minority youth and young adults from struggling neighborhoods in Chicago. Through our foundation’s programs, we recruit young leaders, reward motivated students, assist families in need, and prepare the next generation of our workforce.

It’s a mission that we believe in with all our hearts, but we can’t achieve our goals alone. Your help is essential. Please support the AGB Foundation by attending our Holiday Benefit. Reserve your spot today, or become a sponsor! Either way, you’ll be helping us change lives, today!

Save the date postcard for AGB Foundation Holiday Benefit Dec. 17, 2017 at 6 pm at the Parker Ballroom Bronze Room

 

AGB Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

 

We are pleased to announce our 2017 AGB Foundation Scholars! We had so many intelligent and talented applicants this year, and our top 3 scorers captured the $1500 scholarships. The other finalists were so strong, we couldn’t bear to let them leave empty-handed so we have awarded them each a $500 supplemental scholarship.

Congrats to all of the 2017 graduates, but we would like to take this time to honor our special scholars. We are so proud of everything that you have already accomplished, and we wish you much success in all of your future endeavors!

Our foundation awarded the following scholarships to our top three applicants, as well as four additional $500 awards to outstanding finalists.

Nia Griffin Scholarship
Eligible students must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher and have diverse learning needs.

John H. Griffin, III Scholarship
Eligible students must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA and qualify for free and reduced lunch.

Geneva Stringer Scholarship

Eligible students must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a 1st generation college student.

Great Cities Institute UIC data supports AGB Foundation mission

Data on Chicago Minority Youth Support AGB Foundation Mission

The numbers are staggering–mind numbing, even, for Chicago minority youth. Forty-seven percent of young black men ages 20 to 24 are out of work and out of school.

The Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) published these findings in their Jan. 2017 report, “Abandoned in their Neighborhoods: Youth Joblessness amidst the Flight of Industry and Opportunity.”

“Depriving young people of the dignity of work leaves ‘permanent scars,’ impedes an overall sense of wellbeing, and can lead to counterproductive behaviors,” the UIC report states. Read more