Degrees of Impact Gala

June 1, 2018

Our 11th Annual Gala, Degrees of Impact: A Food & Wine Tasting, will take place June 1st. We're excited to feature a new location, Chicago's newest luxury event space, Rockwell on the River. Co-chaired by Deb Gross and Caroline Grossinger, the event will feature award-winning chefs, a live auction, and special recognition of OMD Scholars. 

Upcoming Events

OMD's 2018 Scholar Awards Ceremony

June 19, 2018

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


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.


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.


Past Events

OMD's 10th Anniversary Food & Wine Tasting

Nearly 600 Chicago-area professionals celebrated OMD's decade of impact on June 2. OMD raised more than $775,000 at this year's Food & Wine --an increase of 40% from last year. 


OMD's 3rd Annual OMD/x with Arne Duncan

More than 100 Chicago thought leaders joined former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in conversation with Alexi Giannoulias at OMD's 3rd annual OMD/x at Deloitte on February 9.

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.