(David Axelrod, our 2017 Champion of Debate, along with Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza and a few of our Chicago debaters)

It’s never too early to become a part of our annual Make Room for Debate Luncheon! Each June, over 400 of our supporters come together over lunch as we honor our annual Champion of Debate and hear from alumni of our program about the transformational power of debate.

Interested in joining us as a sponsor or a member of our host committee for 2019? Contact Willa Voss for more information.

Check out our list of past Honorees

2012 Toni  Preckwinkle

        CEO, Allstate Insurance Company

2013 Toni  Preckwinkle

        President, Cook County Board

2014 Gery Chico

        Partner, Chico and Nunez

2015 Beth Swanson

        Vice president of Strategy and Programs, Joyce Foundation

2016 Terry Mazany

        President and CEO, Chicago Community Trust

2017 Gery Chico

        Director, University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics

2018 Andrea Zopp

        CEO, World Business Chicago