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50th Anniversary Summit

Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10, 2022
Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel | Chicago, IL

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Join us for an exciting weekend in Chicago where we’ll celebrate the community that has powered our impact for 50 years. In addition to fellowship and learning, we’ll take an in-depth look at the exciting ways your support is preparing us for the next 50 years as we work toward a world free of extreme poverty.



Activity  Time Location

Ticket Price

FRIDAY, April 8

Cocktail Reception & Dinner Cruise  6:30-9:30 p.m. Chicago River $100


Conference: A day full of educational sessions and opportunities to reconnect

8:30-3:30 p.m.

Sheraton Grand Hotel $100
Gala: An evening of celebration and inspiration  6:30-9:30 p.m. Museum of Science & Industry $200 Single Ticket
$1,000 Table of 10 

SUNDAY, April 10

Worship Service (optional) 9:00-10:00 a.m. Sheraton Grand Hotel Free
Mindfulness Session (optional) 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Sheraton Grand Hotel  Free 
Free time for sightseeing and meeting with friends   Chicago    

If you registered for the gala, please complete this form to submit Gala meal selections for yourself and/or your guest(s).


  • Tickets include access to all event programming, meals, and transportation to and from all event excursions.
  • Must be 21+ to attend the Friday Night and Saturday Night events. Please drink and travel responsibly.
  • Select sessions will be recorded. Photos will be taken throughout the weekend and be shared with guests and in promotional materials.


Featuring a virtual appearance by

Professor Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate and father of microfinance


The conference will be hosted at the:
Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Opportunity International Summit guests receive a room rate of $179 per night (plus tax). If you wish to extend your stay, rates are valid 3 days before and 3 days after the event.



Our Gala Table Hosts:

Mary Barry
John R. Hart
Dawn & Ted Helwig
Joel & Beth Johnson
Carol S. Pelino
LeAnne Pope & Clyde McGregor
Jill & Stephen Smith
Taylor L. Taylor
Linda & Ken Vander Weele
Julia Wade
Don & Ruth Whittaker


Flying to Chicago

Guests can fly into either O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), which are similarly distanced from the hotel. 

Getting to the Hotel

The hotel does not offer a shuttle, but both airports offer taxis, ride sharing (e.g. Uber, Lyft), and public transportation. For guests who are driving, directions to the hotel are available on Google Maps. Parking for guests is available at the hotel for a discounted rate of $39 per night. 

Getting Around

Opportunity International will provide a complimentary shuttle from the hotel to/from the Friday Night and Saturday Night events. If you choose to drive to the Museum of Science & Industry, parking there is complimentary.


Your health and safety  are  our top priority. Opportunity International is committed to following all federal, state, and local COVID-19 policies and procedures in order to protect our guests. In accordance with their guidelines

Guests of all Summit events must:  

1. Be fully vaccinated* and provide proof of vaccination upon entry  
2.  Wear a mask indoors at all times when not actively eating or drinking 

*Fully vaccinated, as currently defined by the CDC, means being at least 2 weeks out from both doses of either Pfizer or Moderna, or the single dose of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.

These policies are subject to change, and we will inform you of those changes.  Additionally, Opportunity is working with our partner venues and vendors to ensure staff is vaccinated, spaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly, setups allow for social distancing, and masks and hand sanitizer are readily available.


This event is scheduled to be in-person, but will be contingent upon COVID-19 state and federal policies for in-person events. We will ensure that our guests have a safe experience and will issue full refunds for tickets should a guest need to cancel due to COVID-19.

If you require any special accommodations or have questions, please contact Erin Doherty at 312.487.5030 or [email protected]


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