Make Room for Debate Smashes Records

Thanks to everyone who made this our most successful luncheon yet!

On June 20th, more than 400 supporters came out to our seventh annual Make Room for Debate luncheon where we celebrated 20 years of Chicago debate and honored Andrea Zopp as our 2018 Champion of Debate.
At the luncheon, we enjoyed the chance to reflect on our 20-year partnership with Chicago Public Schools and celebrate how far we’ve come.
We’ve grown from 5 schools in 1997 to 75 schools this past year, and we are on track to hit our goal of 95 schools by 2020!
This year’s luncheon raised a record-breaking $385,000. We could not have done it without the leadership of our co-chairs, Neil AraujoDr. Arin N. Reevesand Eric A. Reeves, and all of our sponsors.
Thanks to our supporters for another amazing luncheon! We can’t wait to beat this fundraising record next year.
Check out photos of the event here, and a recap written by our Media Sponsor, Make It Better, here.