Save the Date for OMD's 10th Anniversary Food & Wine Tasting:

Friday, June 2, 2017 at Morgan Manufacturing

Ten years ago, 100 supporters gathered at our inaugural Food and Wine to celebrate and support a dream: to grow One Million Degrees to serve hundreds of low-income community college scholars across Chicago and propel them into the workforce. 

Join OMD for our 10th Anniversary Food & Wine as we celebrate OMD's first decade of success.

Introducing this year's Co-chairs:

Caroline Grossinger
Deb Gross
Rose Lizarraga

Sponsorship opportunities available here. Please contact Andrea Bussey, Development Manager, at with any questions.

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Thank you to those who have already pledged their support as sponsors for this year's Food & Wine:



               Hackberry Endowment
Partners - The Malkin
Zall Family Fund



In-Kind Sponsors

Marcy Manley, WPI Event Partners

STOLEN Spirits




Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management

CDK Global

The Cogent Advisor

DLA Piper

Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation

MBRE Healthcare

Pathway Senior Living

Plante Moran

Related Midwest

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Ropes & Gray

XMS Capital Partners


Chef Larbi Dahrouch
One & Only Palmilla

Chef Sandra Holl

Chef Ryan McCaskey

(in formation)

Chef Martial Noguier

Chef Chris Pandel
Swift & Sons

Chef Devon Quinn
Paramount Events


Chef Elaina Vazquez
Boutique Bites

Master Sommelier Will Costello

Sommelier Dan Pilkey


Terri Abruzzo and David Callahan

Beth and Brian Bentley

Ellenna and Jonathan Berger

Alex and Jon Buck

Corrie and Chris Carrigan

Lindsay Chenault and Reid Bolton

Mary and Chuck Dale

Stacia and Andrew Feinberg

Host Committee
(in formation)

Stephanie Field Harris and John Harris

Martha and Bill Forsyth

Jo and Alexi Giannoulias

Michael Golden

Deb and John Gross

Caroline Grossinger

Traci and Hamilton Hill

Katrina and Rick Kash

Lisa Kueng and Tony Green


Robin and Jack Lavin

Rose Lizarraga and David Scherer

Laurie O'Shea and Gregory Milne

Thania Panopoulos

Adrian I. Peace

Kim and George Ruhana

Swanda and Brent Tollison

Christine Zarndt