Advocacy

SMPS Chicago is proud to partner with charitable organizations throughout the year both with volunteerism and monetary support. It is an essential and important part of the Chicago Chapter’s mission to further our members’ knowledge and involvement with causes that their fellow members are passionate about. In 2014, SMPS Chicago held a book drive in support of Lurie Children’s Hospital, provided luncheon speaker gifts through donations to The Greater Chicago Food Depository as well as supported the #1 single day food drive for GCFD through CANstruction, and helped GCFD with two food sorting volunteer days.

In 2015, we continued to provide luncheon speaker gifts through donations. The SMPS Chicago Board and EAP cook an Italian feast for 60 families staying at Ronald McDonald House through their “Meals from the Heart Program” on April 1.

In 2016, we look forward to continue to support Chicagoland charities and will be posting information about donations and opportunities to get involved. So far, we have supported Future City Chicago by sponsoring the Best Future City Marketing-Big Idea award. 

September 2015 Program – Paralyzed Veterans of America

October 2015 Program – GEMS Academy

November 2015 Program – ACE Mentor

January 2016 Program – Breakthrough Urban Ministries

February 2016 Program – Greater Chicago Food Depository

March 2016 Program – Greater Chicago Food Depository

April 2016 Program – Northern Illinois Food Bank

May 2016 Program – ACE Chicago Mentor Program

September 2016 – Friends of the Chicago River

October 2016 – SMPS Foundation

November 2016 – Cam Ranh Orphans

January 2017 – The CARA Program

February 2017 – ACE Mentor

March 2017 – National Association of Women in Construction

For questions about the speaker donations, please contact Kari Pandilidis, CPSM at programssmpschicago@gmail.com.