William Blair Sponsors the 2021 Red Cross Education Hero Award

As a professional mentor with Friends of the Children, Phalon Carpenter works with second and third graders facing high levels of adversity. She is committed to mentoring this group of students from kindergarten through high school. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Phalon has broken boundaries to make sure her mentees don’t fall behind as school has gone virtual. She trained students’ caregivers and […]

William Blair’s Community Partnership Empowers Youth

North Shore’s Jackie Moss grew up playing squash, an activity that opened opportunities for her to travel and see the country, meet a wide diversity of people, attend an Ivy League school, and eventually become captain of her squash team at Princeton. It was those experiences as a youth that she wanted to share with […]

You Said It: Alleviate Human Suffering During the University of Chicago Center for Global Health Giving Day

Dear friends, On April 18, we will have the opportunity to lend our support to an important initiative to alleviate human suffering around the world. On that day, we hope you will join us in supporting the Giving Day to benefit the University of Chicago Center for Global Health. The Giving Day will take place […]

Better Makers: Shedd Aquarium's Metamorphosis Gala

The Shedd Aquarium’s Metamorphosis Gala on June 20 celebrated amphibians and explored why these amazing creatures need urgent help both here and around the world. The gala raised more than $2 million, and the presenting sponsors were William Blair and SF Foundation. More Better Makers: Lincoln Park Zoo Ball: Arctic Blast Raises $1.1 Million $1.6 […]