HBK participated in the Museum of Science and Industry Engineer Your Future event on Saturday, June 29. HBK engineers connected with families and children to explore real-world challenges and produce creative solutions. Through hands-on exhibits, the team promoted interesting jobs within engineering fields, explored how to turn passions into careers, and provided advice on pursuing a future in engineering.
HBK was pleased to support the Gene Siskel Film Center with sponsorship of its Annual Gala on Saturday, June 15. Each year movie lovers, civic leaders, philanthropists and Chicago's corporate leaders celebrate the programming achievements of the Gene Siskel Film Center and raise funds for educational initiatives, community screenings and the Center's critically acclaimed film program by honoring a filmmaker who advances the art of cinema. Past honorees have included actors Scarlett Johansson, Ethan Hawke, and Nicole Kidman, and director George Lucas. This year, Actor, Director and Executive Producer Jon Favreau received the Gene Siskel Renaissance Award. The highlight of the event was a conversation led by Actor Robert Downey, Jr.
El Valor 26th Annual Don Quixote Dinner took place Wednesday, June 12 with charitable support from HBK. El Valor was founded in 1973 by Guadalupe Reyes and a group of Pilsen mothers to provide dual language early childhood education, and programming and housing for individuals with disabilities. The organization currently serves over 4,000 families annually. The Don Quixote Dinner is El Valor's most important fundraising event of the year. More than 600 civic, corporate, and community leaders attend to celebrate the organization's work and successes.
HBK was pleased to support the Crisis Center of Johnson County, Iowa, in its Third Annual Hunger Banquet on June 12. The event raised funds for the food bank and increased awareness of hunger issues in Johnson County. The Crisis Center Food bank serves nearly 1,200 families each week, nearly 14 percent of people in the county. The unique event matched guests to meals based on a random assignment of income levels. Some guests were served steak and lobster, others were served ramen noodles, and some were served no meal at all. Not only was the event an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause, it also provided a time for reflection and recognition of ones good fortune.
HBK is proud to have participated in the Advocate Children's Institute Fundraiser Golf Outing on June 10. Advocate Children's Hospital's internationally recognized pediatric cardiovascular program is one of the largest programs in the Midwest and attracts patients from around the world. Its multi-disciplinary team of top heart physicians use the most advanced technology and treatment to give young hearts the best possible outcome.
HBK is happy to be a repeat sponsor for the 3rd Annual Chicago Children’s Theatre B.O.I.N.G event. Each year, this extraordinary event celebrates bringing spring into summer with your family! The day includes unique family experiences including a life-sized board game, green screen machines, summertime food, live deejay, and more.
HBK participated in the John Burns Construction Company (JBCC) 4th Annual Charity Sporting Clay Shoot at Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation on June 7. This year, $93,000 was raised. The day included a two person boating team and an array of clay target shooting. All proceeds for this event go to Convoy of Hope, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, From Tragedy to Triumph, Erie House, Chicago Commons, March of Dimes, and Misericordia.
HBK joined the Federation of Women Contracts (FWC) for its annual Women Rock event at Carnivale in Downtown Chicago on June 6. This event brings hundreds of construction and industry related professionals together for a night of the best networking in the city. The night included evening of incredible food, fun and celebration. This event honors the best and brightest in the construction industry.
Casa Central programmed a week-long series of community based, educational activities centered around its programming, relevant topics of discussion, and resources for their participants and community called the Week of Hope. On Wednesday June 5th, HBK proudly hosted Casa Central’s Building our Future Leaders Community Forum at our Chicago Carroll office.
HBK was pleased to support the 20th Annual Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center Human Rights Awards on Tuesday, June 4 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The event honors human rights champions and provides critical funding to ensure access to justice. The 2019 awards raised a total of more than $1.2 million to defend immigrant rights and provide life-changing legal services to immigrants and asylum seekers.