OMD's Back-to-School Bash

August 17, 2018

Hosted by OMD's award-winning Associates Board, our Back-to-School Bash is a fun way to celebrate the summer and support OMD. Last year's Inaugural Bash was a smashing success, with nearly 200 young professionals joining together and raising over $50,000. See pictures from the event on OMD's Flickr.

Upcoming Events

2018 Scholar Orientation

August 21, 2018

OMD's new and returning scholars will attend Scholar Orientation & Kick-Off.  This required event for OMD Scholars will be a day of excitement, fun, & community! 


2nd Alumni Leadership Institute

August 21, 2018

Join fellow OMD Alumni for a one-day conference full of professional development and fun at our second annual OMD Alumni Leadership Institute!

Expert speakers from a variety of fields and backgrounds will help OMD Alum grow personally and professionally.


OMD's 2018 Scholar Awards Ceremony

June 19, 2018

On June 19, OMD celebrated 200 graduating scholars at Chase Auditorium. Three of seven City Colleges of Chicago valedictorians were OMD Scholars. We're excited to see their future steps as they enroll in four-year universities or enter the workforce. Congratulations, grads!

Past Events

Degrees of Impact Gala

June 1, 2018

Our 11th Annual Gala, Degrees of Impact: A Food & Wine Tasting, took place June 1st. Co-chaired by Deb Gross and Caroline Grossinger, the event featured award-winning chefs, a live auction, and special recognition of OMD Scholars. It raised a record-breaking $795,000. 


OMD Speed Networking Nights

March 19th & 22nd, 2018

Hundreds of volunteer and OMD scholars came together to develop networking skills. OMD's "It's Who You Know" Speed Networking event brings together hundreds of industry leaders to help OMD Scholars sharpen their networking skills and build personal and professional networks.

One Million Degrees holds one-of-a-kind events throughout the year intended to expand our scholars' horizons and engage our volunteers and supporters.

Whether you’re helping our scholars through the ins and outs of networking at our annual "It's Who You Know" Speed Networking or dining on exquisitive cuisine and sipping on fine wine at OMD’s Annual Food & Wine Tasting (in support of our scholars AND your taste buds) there are countless ways to get involved, support our scholars, and see our program in action.