Join us on Thursday, June 6, 2024 for The Boulevard's 30th Anniversary Luncheon fundraiser.

30 Years Strong, Forward Stronger

  Jun 06, 2024

Join us on Thursday, June 6, 2024 for 

The Boulevard's 30th Anniversary Luncheon Fundraiser.

Union League Club of Chicago
65 W Jackson Blvd · Chicago, IL 60604

11:30 am: Registration
12 pm to 1 pm: Lunch and Program
1 pm to 2 pm: Networking and Conversation

The Boulevard Helps Those in Need and You Can Help!

The Boulevard exists to serve ill and injured homeless adults with medical respite care, holistic support, and housing services to restore their health and rebuild their lives. Proceeds from our Luncheon fundraiser will directly support the many valuable programs and services we provide to those in need. We need your help to raise awareness and support for our mission and to ensure a successful event.


Please consider a sponsorship to make a significant difference in the lives of Chicago’s most vulnerable residents. Review sponsorship entitlements here


Ticket and Table purchasing is now closed. 
Please reach out to Sydney Edens at for more information.


Can't make it to the Luncheon on June 6th? You can still support The Boulevard's mission by making a donation today.

Luncheon Chair

Rosalind Dixon joined The Boulevard’s Associate Board (AB) in 2020 after participating in a Share-A-Meal volunteer event in 2019. After joining the AB, Rosalind knew she wanted to make a difference at The Boulevard in every possible way. Since then, she has helped organize the wardrobe closet, gardened at the facility, and participated in fundraising activities. She has also joined The Boulevard’s Development Committee, assisting in raising funds at a higher level. Over the past four years, Rosalind has truly enjoyed sharing the mission of The Boulevard with all who will listen. When the opportunity arose to be The Boulevard’s Luncheon Chair for their 30th Anniversary fundraiser, Rosalind was thrilled to accept. Rosalind works as a National Account Executive with Meet Minneapolis and is based in downtown Chicago. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Northwood University and holds an MBA from Louisiana State University. To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine. – Delta Zeta  

Keynote Speaker

Freddie Stevenson, former Chicago Bear, is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, film producer, and former football fullback. From 2013 to 2016, Freddie made his name playing football at Florida State University, where he also won a National Championship. After college, Freddie signed with the Chicago Bears in 2017. After his career was cut short, he transitioned to life as an entrepreneur. Freddie has since launched a clothing line, written a bestselling book titled Trials to Triumph (2021), and recently released a documentary film, also titled Trials to Triumph (2023). Freddie's documentary follows his journey from being homeless to making it to the NFL, before having to reinvent himself after his playing career came to an abrupt end. Freddie now shares his powerful message of overcoming adversity across the country to inspire others to chase their dreams, and he helps give them the tools they need to be successful in life.

Enhancing Lives Award Honoree

Debbie Reznick, Polk Bros. Foundation Senior Program Officer, stepped down from her role with the Foundation in May 2024 after over 30 years of philanthropic and nonprofit leadership committed to social justice and economic opportunity. Debbie first joined the Foundation in 2000, and leads and designs grantmaking in the Foundation’s Strong Communities and Enhanced Capacity program areas. In addition to overseeing ongoing grantmaking to nearly 100 organizations each year, Debbie has developed grantmaking strategies and initiatives that support strategic, innovative and effective solutions to address persistent inequities.

Driven to change systems that perpetuate racial inequity, Debbie has worked to collaborate with other funders and across issues, both locally and nationally, especially on housing, legal services and organizational and sector capacity building. She has served as a founding board member of numerous organizations and helped launch programs that filled gaps in supports or services, including: Chicago’s Continuum of Care, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Chicago Funders Together to End Homelessness (CFTEH), Mission Sustainability Initiative at Forefront, and AMPT.

Program Host

Robin Robinson, award-winning journalist, is returning for her fourth year as host of The Boulevard’s annual fundraiser. As a long-time reporter and anchor of Chicago’s WBBM-TV and WFLD-TV, Ms. Robinson is a respected thought leader whose three decades of reporting are marked by in-depth coverage of social justice issues, politics, significant people and events. Her passion is connecting people to their collective power to create change. 

As a facilitator, moderator, interviewer and convener, Ms. Robinson believes relationship is everything and that every relationship begins with a conversation. From sharing the stories of individuals to reveal common goals, to amplifying the purpose that drives an organization, Ms. Robinson works to harvest collective wisdom and produce action.

View our Luncheon eProgram here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Questions? Contact Sydney Edens at

Watch last year's Luncheon program here!