Citywide Radio Campaign Raises Funds to Support Youth Summer Jobs Program

Citywide Radio Campaign Raises Funds to Support Youth Summer Jobs Program

CHICAGO, May 23, 2017– The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the City of Chicago and WGN Radio, along with over 30 radio stations participating from the Radio Broadcasters of Chicago (RBC), are kicking off a citywide radio fundraising campaign for One Summer Chicago 2017, a McCormick Foundation Fund.

One Summer Chicago 2017 seeks to enhance opportunities offered through Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s successful youth employment program. One Summer Chicago provides more than 31,000 jobs, internships and other meaningful experiences to teens and young adults ages 14-24. The program aims to build stronger, safer communities while keeping some of the City’s most at-risk youth engaged, active, and learning new skills during the summer months.

Donations to One Summer Chicago 2017 support local nonprofits with programs serving high-need communities.

“We are so honored that the RBC stepped forward to help us amplify One Summer Chicago 2017 fundraising efforts,” said David Hiller, President and CEO. “This campaign gives Chicagoans the opportunity to help bring summer opportunities to young people, keeping them on a pathway to high school graduation and career success.”

The McCormick Foundation is paying all campaign and administrative expenses, so 100% of your tax-deductible donation to One Summer Chicago 2017 will impact kids in local, high-need communities.

Donation information:


PHONE: 800-931-5707

MAIL: One Summer Chicago 2017
23912 Network Place
Chicago, IL 60673-1245

Help us spread the word! Please include the #1SummerChicago2017 hashtag on all social media posts related to this campaign.


About WGN Radio

For more than 90 years, WGN Radio AM 720, the 2016 IBA Chicago Market Station of the Year, has been dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland news, information, entertainment and sports. WGN Radio is the official broadcaster of the Chicago Blackhawks and Northwestern University. Listen at AM 720, online at, on your WGN Radio app or TuneIn. Additional features, videos and blogs are available on the WGN Plus app. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @WGNRadio.

About the Robert R. McCormick Foundation

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is one of Chicago’s leading philanthropic organizations with the mission of fostering communities of educated, informed, and engaged citizens. Since 1955, the McCormick Foundation has invested more than $1.5 billion in the areas of journalism, education, social services, civic engagement, and veterans’ programs.

The McCormick Foundation inspires local giving to help people improve their lives and build safer, stronger communities across Chicagoland. With the McCormick Foundation paying all campaign and administrative expenses, 100% of donations are granted to nonprofit organizations with programs that empower communities. No donations are spent on fundraising costs or overhead. The Foundation is committed to creating change and only supports programs of the highest quality. To learn more about the McCormick Foundation, visit