One Hope United raises over $155,000 to further support its mission

CHICAGO (June 9, 2023) - One Hope United, a nonprofit providing families with services to break the cycles of poverty, trauma, and neglect, raised more than $155,000 at its Thriving Together luncheon on June 6, surpassing its $150,000 goal, which is inclusive of the organization's largest event sponsorship to-date.

One Hope United hosted 152 attendees for an afternoon to address the desperate need for high-quality and affordable early education opportunities for children and families. All ticket sales and donations from the event will provide children with scholarships, hearing and vision screenings, STEM supplies, computer stations and books.

An advocate for education and empowerment, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, Juliana Stratton, served as the keynote speaker for the event.

"The needs in our community continue to increase and our ability to address those needs isn't possible without the support of so many," said Charles Montorio-Archer, One Hope United's CEO. "The generous donations from this event enable us to build a future where no child is left behind, and every young mind can thrive and succeed."

John W. Rogers Jr., founder, chairman, co-CEO and chief investment officer at Ariel Investments received the Chairman's Award for his unwavering commitment in the Chicago area community.

Rogers, and Ariel Investments, has been a driving force in fostering economic opportunities and has made a lasting difference in creating pathways to success for underserved youth.

This year's event was made possible through the generous support of Presenting Sponsors USG Corporation and the Ortus Foundation.

For more information on One Hope United or how you can support its mission to break the cycles of poverty, trauma and neglect, visit

About One Hope United

Founded in 1895, One Hope United is a multi-state nonprofit that helps children and families build the skills to live a fulfilling life. We provide children and families with support to break the cycles of poverty, trauma, and neglect because every child deserves to live life without limits. One Hope United serves around 10,000 children and families each year through education centers, child and family services, behavioral health resources and residential programs.

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