Art Of Excellence -- Art, Architecture and Nonprofits

Sep 04, 2013, 14:12 ET from Executive Service Corps of Chicago

3 Million Benefit Each Year

CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 21, Executive Service Corps of Chicago (ESC), renowned nonprofit professional consulting resource for other nonprofits and public agencies, will spotlight its 35 years of service with a special evening at an award-winning location – the Chicago Avenue headquarters for Access Living, change-agent for people with disabilities.

  • The Art – Four floors of an art collection that features the work of professional artists with disabilities and artists who have made disability a central theme of their expression.
  • The Architecture – The building on Chicago Avenue is among the first in the nation to fully integrate universal and green design, a model of accessibility and sustainability. The space includes an accessible and green roof.
  • The Extraordinary people – More than 250 volunteers with career-long leadership and management experience are contributing their expertise and helping hands to more than 150 Chicago area nonprofits each year through the Executive Service Corps of Chicago (ESC). ESC is a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits to build their boards and strengthen their governance, find new sources of revenue, plan their strategic direction for service and growth and coach or mentor staff and volunteers toward the results they seek.  

ESC and its professional consulting volunteers have been helping to strengthen the nonprofit community for the past 35 years. The work they do brings benefit to more than three million men, women and children who rely on nonprofit services each year.    

"We are some 250 seasoned executives and professionals who, with ESC training, go into the community and provide professional consulting services to nonprofits – mostly those who could never afford the consulting help they require to survive, adapt and thrive in the current economy." says Toni Smith, ESC Chicago volunteer and Board Chair. 

"We believe that a diverse and vibrant nonprofit sector provides vital services to people in need, creates strong communities and fuels economic health and growth", states RJ Young, former chair of Allstate Canada, an ESC consultant and current Chair-elect.   "ESC consulting volunteers make a genuine difference in people's lives."

On the last day of Summer 2013, extraordinary art, architecture and people will converge in a unique celebration of what inspires and produces opportunity and access for millions of men, women and children in Chicago and around the country.

Date & Time: Saturday, September 21, 2013 – 6:00 to 9:00 PM 

Location: Access Living, 115 West Chicago, Avenue; Chicago

For more event information and tickets, visit Visit to learn more about ESC, view client stories and services for nonprofits, and to make a donation.

CONTACT: Jo Posselt, or 312.870.5803

SOURCE Executive Service Corps of Chicago