Community Programming

Community Programming

The Union League Club of Chicago is an organization that, since its founding, has always given back.

Aside from the support our Public Affairs Committee and foundations provide, community programming is a service we provide for both members and the Chicagoland community.
Public Affairs
The Public Affairs Committee creates countless community events every year and partners with local organizations such as: Illinois League of Women Voters | University of Illinois' Institute of Government & Public Affairs (IGPA) | Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) | Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) | Better Government Association (BGA) | Illinois Council on Economic Education (Econ Illinois) | Chicago Metropolis 2020 | Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce | Illinois Chamber of Commerce | Pritzker Military Library | Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA)

ULC Boys & Girls Clubs
Serving nearly 13,000 Chicago youth, the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs provides programming that not only improves these children's lives, but also offers enriching experiences for the members. Events range from Homework Help with students to a wine dinner in the summer and an annual gala in the fall. For more information on the Union League Boys & Girls Club, visit

Luminarts Cultural Foundation
The Luminarts Cultural Foundation at the Union League Club of Chicago supports young Chicago artists, writers, and musicians by selecting 20 Luminarts Fellows annually through a rigorous competitive process. Luminarts Fellows receive recognition and financial support, and are cultivated by the Foundation as they continue their artistic practice to the betterment of Chicago's cultural landscape.  For more information on the Luminarts Foundation, visit

Chicago Engineers' Foundation
What began as a modest effort to encourage study in the fields of engineering has grown into an annual incentive awards program. In 2015, the Foundation awarded more than $115,000  to 101 high school seniors and returning university students. Whether it's through the simple financial support of members or the Foundation's annual Speakeasy Benefit, Chicago Engineers' Foundation continues to support the local community.  For more information on the Chicago Engineers' Foundation, visit