Yesterday, the Trust hosted a screening of the movie Rosenwald at the Museum of Science and Industry. The film tells the story of philanthropist and businessman Julius Rosenwald—celebrating his vision and legacy and reinforcing the power of philanthropy. Rosenwald, president and co-owner of Sears, Roebuck and Co., used his wealth and talent for leadership to try to make an impact in areas he viewed as wrong, or lacking, in the world. We can still learn from many of his lessons today. I encourage you to read this wonderful commentary about Rosenwald by the Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page, and find the movie at a theater near you.
More good news from around the Web:
- NBC5’s “Making a Difference” segment showcased the Association House of Chicago and how they are helping to meet the needs of the West Town and Humboldt Park communities by providing bilingual programs that focus on careers, health and education.
- Pope Francis urged a local teen to “be courageous” when speaking to her during a teleconference this week in anticipation of his upcoming visit to the U.S. (via Chicago Sun-Times).
- “Me & You This Morning” on WCIU spoke with a father-daughter duo raising awareness for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with blue lemonade.
- Prentice Women’s Hospital doorman Brian Wilson brings joy to expectant mothers arriving to deliver babies, singing “Happy Birthday” as they enter the hospital (via Chicago Tribune).
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!