Quintin E. Primo III, chair and CEO of Capri Capital Partners, speaks for Building the Peace, the 2012 Gala that celebrates "Good in the City" May 10 at Northerly Island, 1400 S. Lynn White Dr. (along Chicago's magnificent lakefront).
Also being celebrated: Maggie Daley, former first lady of Chicago, who receives the Posthumous Philanthropic Award; Pastor Jackson Crum, of Park Community Church, the William H. Leslie Memorial Urban Pastor Award; Beverly Meek, vice president of Global Philanthropy at JP Morgan Chase, the Angel Award; and Rev. Charles Jenkins, president and CEO of GoodCityChicago and pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.
Named to the prestigious planning committee as co-chairs or "Good City Ambassadors" -- Abe Thompson, Tyronne Stoudemire, Les Coney, Cheryle Jackson, Deborah O. Brown, Julian Green, Ralph Hughes, Lisa James, Nicole Johnson-Scales, Gyata Kimmons, Juan B. Kirkman, Jimmy Lee, Dr. Renee Matthews, Kimberly McCullough, Stephen Mitchell, Pastor Kent Munsey, Terry Peterson, Wynona Redmond, Larry Rogers Jr., Paul Stewart, Erika Simmons and Dionne Williams. NBC 5 is media host.
Honorary chairs: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former Mayor Richard M. Daley, Gov. Pat Quinn and Larry Wert. To purchase V.I.P. tickets at a $250 donation -- or gen'l admission @ $100) -- contact Lisa Newman, (773) 330-5472.
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