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Family Focus gala funds early childhood development

Family Focus gala funds early childhood development

Family Focus celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala honoring John W. Rogers Jr. at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on June 2. Rogers, chairman/CEO of Ariel Investments, received the Bernice Weissbourd Award for Family Support before a crowd of 400. Founded in 1976 by scholar and educator Bernice Weissbourd, along with Irving Harris and Bernard Weissbourd, Family Focus provides parents and their children from birth to age 18 with resources and learning opportunities to support healthy childhood development. Rogers has been involved with the nonprofit for 30 years, now as an emeritus board member.

Following a reception, the program began with welcoming remarks from Vaughn Gordy,...

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