On March 1st, a group of Epstein’s architects, engineers and executives attended the annual ACE Mentor Chicago Luncheon held at the Chicago Hilton Grand Ballroom. Epstein and our employee-run charity, the Epstein Community Foundation (ECF), are proud and long-time sponsors of the mentorship program, which is comprised of industry leaders working together to help introduce high school students to the fields of architecture, engineering and construction.
ACE Chicago places a special focus on recruiting minority and female students, groups that are significantly under-represented in the construction and design industry. ACE Chicago also financially supports each student's continued success through scholarships and grants. This year's luncheon, which was attended by over 100 firms and 750 people, set fundraising records for ACE Chicago by raising over $325,000 -- $15,000 more than last year!
The luncheon also represents a great opportunity for sponsors, like Epstein and the ECF, to further connect with the ACE program, as each table is joined by a student who is actively participating in the program and a mentor to act as ambassadors for the donors. During the luncheon, tables were challenged with creating a new high-rise tower to grace the Chicago Skyline. The ECF was proud to award two $500 scholarships to the two winning students, Kristian and Andrea!
A special shout out to the ECF and the Epsteiners representing the company, which included: Criss Paccione-Anderson, Tim Gall, Samantha Schneider, Monika Ciesielska, Noel Abbott, Randy Buescher, Jake Effinger, Jeff McQuiston, Katie Bolger and Ilyssa Kaserman.