. . . supporting performance, education and community

Friday, July 21, 2017
At the Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Ave.

Join us as we honor The Chicago Community Trust and CCT President and CEO, Terry Mazany for their Extraordinary Contributions to the Cultural Community. Past JUBA! Award recipient, the Honorable Mayor Rahm Emanuel, serves as Honorary Chair.

The Jubalee! Gala is Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s annual celebration supporting performance, education, and community outreach programs that reach more than 20,000 people every year.  This year’s gala features a pre-show reception in the American Rhythm Center, a rousing performance of the best tap and percussive dance happening today, and a post-show reception on the stage of the Studebaker Theater.

6:00PM – 7:15PM
Food and drinks in the American Rhythm Center

Performance of JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance in the Studebaker Theater, with special presentation of the JUBA! Award to Terry Mazany

Post-performance Reception with the artists on the Studebaker stage

Proceeds from this event will support CHRP’s summer TAP SCHOLAR program (which has provided hundreds of life altering scholarships to deserving, talented teens enabling them to study tap and percussive arts with world class artists) as well as year-round, free, rhythm based arts education programs in Chicago Public Schools that serve more than 10,000 children every year.

About Terry Mazany, our 2017 JUBA! Award Honoree:

Terry Mazany is president and chief executive officer for The Chicago Community Trust. Mazany was selected as the sixth executive in the Trust’s hundred year history in 2004. In 2011 he also served as the interim chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools.

Mazany was appointed by then-Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to serve as Chairman of the National Assessment Governing Board. He is also a former member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the first community foundation, Mazany and his colleague David Perry co-edited Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century.

Prior to his work in philanthropy, Mazany enjoyed earlier careers in public education and archaeology. His work in public education includes fifteen years’ experience in several districts across the country including Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, Oakland and San Francisco. Preceding his work in the public sector, Mazany enjoyed his first career as an archaeologist and dendrochronologist–using tree-ring chronologies to date human settlements and develop past climate records.

Mazany earned masters degrees in anthropology and business administration at the University of Arizona and a masters in education policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has also been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from DePaul University and Lewis University.

About The Chicago Community Trust:

The Chicago Community Trust is a community foundation dedicated to improving the Chicago region through strategic grant making, civic engagement and inspiring philanthropy.

They are here to serve the nonprofit organizations, the generous donors and the thoughtful residents who strive to make a difference, helping their bold vision create lasting community change. The Trust works with a number of partnerships and initiatives to accomplish this work.  As businesses, local governments, and organizations strive to solve pressing challenges, the Trust brings these key actors together. Working together, they leverage collective knowledge, creativity and resources for a greater impact than any of us can make alone.