Our mission is to inspire peace and hope for children in underserved Chicago communities.

The Ferrer Foundation and Chicago Design Museum Partner For A Fundraiser

To Support Youth In Violent Chicago Communities

Designing Hope For Chicago Features A One-Night Only Poster Exhibition Of Top Chicago Design Talent

Chicago, IL — November 20, 2014 – On December 8th from 6-9pm, the Ferrer Foundation and Chicago Design Museum will partner for a very special fundraiser to support youth affected by violence in our city. With a shared belief that community and cause-based organizations can fundamentally improve the human condition, Designing Hope For Chicago aims to bring the community together for an evening of art, awareness and inspiration.

 The event includes a one-night only poster exhibition and silent auction featuring a dozen of Chicago’s finest designers, all who have donated their talent to create original works of art for the evening. The exclusive posters will be available for purchase via silent auction. Participating designers include Brandon Breaux, Sara Frisk, Upendo Taylor, Cody Hudson, Will Miller, Threadless, Jason Pickleman, Ishmael Adams, Kyle Poff, Mike Renaud, Nico Gibson, Elise Swopes, and Michael Savona.

 “There’s a whole group of children in a zip code that most of us only read about, and the support and awareness from this event will give them a chance to be heard,” said Ferrer Founder Meghan Olson. “The funds raised will directly impact their lives in such a positive way.”

 Tanner Woodford, co-founder of Chicago Design Museum said, “I find it humbling that our community consistently and generously supports causes, social issues, and one another. ChiDM is honored to work with the Ferrer Foundation to further two organizations that are making a difference.”

 Event Details:

 December 8th 6-9pm

Chicago Design Museum

@Block Thirty Seven, 108 N State St, 3rd floor, Chicago

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 via Eventbrite or for $25 at the door: http://bit.ly/1uO7nfn


About Ferrer Foundation

Our mission is to inspire peace and hope for children in underserved Chicago communities. Dedicated to enriching the lives of these children, we provide a range of programming and support including educational wellness, violence prevention, motivational tools, and mentoring. Focusing on, but not limited to children of incarcerated parents, our goal is to empower youth who have yet to maximize their full potential. Ferrer Foundation has served hundreds of children in the Chicago metropolitan area since being founded in 2007.

At the heart of the Ferrer Foundation is founder and Chicago native, Meghan Olson. The Ferrer Foundation was originally established to honor the life and work of Father Miguel Ferrer. Nearly a decade ago, Ferrer was living in Puerto Rico when Olson’s father was falsely accused of a crime and temporarily incarcerated in Puerto Rico. Ferrer’s mentorship, kindness, compassion and faith came at a time when Olson and her family needed it most. And though Father Ferrer passed away shortly after knowing the Olson family, his profound impact and mission continues to live on through the Ferrer Foundation and Meghan Olson’s vision.