This November, the Instituto del Progreso Latino Board of Directors hosted a reception held at BMO Harris Bank to honor President and CEO Juan Salgado. Over 120 of Chicago's leaders joined us for an evening to celebrate Juan's impact and ingenuity at Instituto and his recent recognition as a 2015 MacArthur Fellow.
The fun and thought provoking program included Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaking to Juan's dedication and work making our city great, David Casper, CEO of BMO Financial Group, highlighting the excitement and pride shared by Instituto's partners, and Instituto Board Members Mirna Holton (Chair) and Wendy Raymer leading the evening's celebration and sharing Instituto's spirit.
Juan spoke to the importance of our collaborative work making Instituto's impact possible and emphasized that shifting perspectives on what is possible and valuing the strength of our community as central tenants in our future success. He closed with a call to action to each of us to think about how we can make a bigger impact:
"I'm inspired. I'm inspired by this moment. I'm inspired by our collective leadership. It's time to take chances - bigger and bolder chances than we have ever taken before. That is true for Instituto, for me, and I hope for you as well."
Thank you for for joining us to celebrate this momentous occasion! You can find more pictures from the evening here.