A block party to be held Saturday, September 6 in Hinsdale supports
exceptional students from Illinois who are leaders in their communities.
The annual fundraiser, Glass Half Full, brings together guests, food,
and music-all in support of lasting community change. RMB
Capital, an independent investment advisory firm with a commitment
to philanthropy, is the lead sponsor of the event.
Scholars is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive
support for high-performing and under-resourced students from Illinois.
Greenhouse Scholars is cultivating the next generation of community
leaders and, with these leaders, creating lasting, generational change
for thousands of young people and thousands of low-income communities in
Illinois and across the globe.
"RMB Capital is committed to supporting organizations in the communities
that we call home. We're proud to support Greenhouse Scholars, which is
an impressive, results-driven education program," said Fred Paulman, RMB
Capital co-founder and president, and a member of the Greenhouse
Scholars development board. "Our firm's involvement has increased
awareness of the organization among RMB employees, many of whom have
become personally involved in fundraising, volunteering, and mentoring."
The block party is open to the public. It begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends
at 10:00 p.m. at S. Park Avenue and E. 4th Street in Hinsdale, which is
approximately 30 minutes west of Chicago. Guests will enjoy a live band,
hors d'oeuvres, drinks and desserts from Il
Café and .
For more information and to purchase tickets for the event, please
Tickets are $200 each. All proceeds raised from the evening will
directly support Greenhouse Scholars and its students from Illinois.
"Each Scholar who joins our organization is selected based on incredible
academic achievements, demonstrated leadership skills, and a commitment
to bettering their communities-despite being from under-resourced
backgrounds," said Pete Burridge, Greenhouse Scholars CEO and president.
"Since Greenhouse Scholars expanded to Illinois in 2012, we have more
than doubled our program and our community, thanks to RMB Capital's
support. We look forward to raising a glass in their honor."
Other sponsors for the Glass Half Full event are: Dave
Knecht Homes, D'Orazio
Capital Management, Hinsdale
Bank & Trust, and Premier,
a landscape firm.
ABOUT GREENHOUSE SCHOLARS
Founded in 2005, Greenhouse
Scholars is an education non-profit organization providing
comprehensive support for high-performing and under-resourced students
from Illinois and Colorado. Through its "Whole Person" approach of
intellectual, academic, financial and professional support, Greenhouse
Scholars is committed to cultivating the next generation of community
Becoming a Greenhouse Scholar is a highly selective process. These
students are from the most under-resourced communities: 72 percent of
Scholars are the first in their families to attend college, and 40
percent of their families live below the poverty line. Yet they
demonstrate extraordinary potential and make giving back to the
community a priority: 71 percent of Scholars lead an organization on
campus, 55 percent have founded an organization, event or club and more
than 2,000 middle and high school students have been mentored by
Scholars to date. Since 2005, Greenhouse Scholars has served nearly 150
For more information, visit greenhousescholars.org
ABOUT RMB CAPITAL
Capital is an independent investment advisory firm that provides
affluent individuals and institutional clients with a high standard of
care and is dedicated to serving their best interests. RMB operates in
four distinct business units: wealth management, asset management,
alternative investments, and retirement plan consulting. RMB is
headquartered in Chicago with offices in Denver and Jackson Hole,
RMB supports a wide variety of charities and schools, such as Greenhouse
Scholars, Chicago Community Trust, The Community House, Robert Crown
Centers for Health Education, and the Wellness House. More information
about RMB's community involvement is available at http://www.rmbcap.com/why-rmb/rmb-outreach.
To learn more about RMB Capital, visit www.rmbcap.com.
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