Registration for the 2019 “Lead On!” Gala

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2019 Lead On Gala

Join us Monday, June 10, 2019
Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier
840 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner, Awards Program, and Live Auction
Business Attire

The “Lead On!” Award – named for Justin Dart, Jr., the grandfather of the ADA, recognizes visionaries, individuals or institutions, who have reframed the understanding of people with disabilities and who have created positive changes in our communities. This year we are celebrating the work and impact of two leaders: Ken Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch and Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation.

Ken Roth leads the high impact work of Human Rights Watch which brings attention globally to human right violations against people with disabilities, resulting in significant policy reform in many countries. Darren Walker is a philanthropic visionary who has built a framework of disability inclusion at the Ford Foundation and, as importantly, is educating other foundations on the role they can play in advancing disability justice.


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