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Meet our #SpiritOfEmpowerment Gala keynote speaker, Kimberly M. Foxx

Meet our #SpiritOfEmpowerment Gala keynote speaker, Kimberly M. Foxx

RSVP for #SpiritOfEmpowerment: Saturday, March 24, 2018

We are excited to invite you (both men and women) to a night of fun and power as we celebrate International Women’s Month and recognize dynamic women leaders who have made a strong impact in our local communities and exemplify strength, dedication, and talent.

Our “Spirit of Empowerment” black tie fundraising dinner will take place on the evening of Saturday, March 24th at Palos Country Club at 6pm. Our  Emcee is Khaled ElKhatib and our guest Keynote Speaker is Cook County State Attorney, Kimberly M. Foxx.


Kimberly M. Foxx is the first African American woman to lead the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office – the second largest prosecutor’s office in the country. Kim was elected to the top prosecutor post, after claiming victory in a historic election, during a critical time for the criminal justice system in Chicago. Kim’s message of reform, restoring trust, and working with the community to increase public safety, resonated with the diverse citizens across the county who want to see a more balanced criminal justice system.

Kim’s passion for public service is deeply personal. She spent her early childhood growing up in the Cabrini Green public housing complex, raised by her teenage mother and grandmother. Her life experiences gave her insight on the impact of crime, violence and poverty on our communities. That consciousness inspired Kim to pursue a career in public service as she sought to improve life in communities like the one in which she was raised.

Prior to being elected State’s Attorney, Kim served as Chief of Staff for the Cook County Board President.  As the President’s senior advisor and lead strategist, she oversaw a $4 billion annual budget and worked on issues ranging from county finances to public safety and juvenile detention. Kim was the lead architect of the county’s criminal justice reform agenda to address racial disparities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Her efforts contributed to a significant drop in the Cook County jail population while promoting public safety.

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This event will raise funds to support the many social service programs that Arab American Family Services provides to the Southwest Suburban Community. Programs which include case management; parent-mentor programs; youth programs; elderly services; disability services; immigration services; domestic violence programs and assistance; mental health services; health insurance and many more.

These programs enhance and empower over 30 marginalized communities in the Chicagoland area and your support is greatly appreciated!


The AAFS Team

RSVP for our Black Tie Fundraising Gala: Saturday, March 24, 2018

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