PRWeek – a leading publication for the public relations industry –has named On the Table 2014 as one of five finalists for its prestigious, national “Nonprofit Campaign of the Year” award. Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications is very proud of our collaboration with ,The Chicago Community Trust as well as the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE) and Galambos + Associates on this important initiative.
On the Table was designed to commemorate the Trust’s 99th anniversary and to generate ideas, inspire bold solutions, and cultivate relationships and collaborations. On May 12, 2014, more than 11,500 participants gathered for 1,100 mealtime conversations in every Chicagoland neighborhood and every residential zip code, as well as 11 area counties. Their discussions focused on generating ideas to collaboratively build and maintain strong, safe and dynamic communities.
This nomination is a powerful endorsement of the effectiveness and impact of this innovative civic engagement initiative – we are excited to share this news with you.
JT was retained by a group of six nonprofit agencies in Illinois that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The General Assembly had passed a DSP wage increase in 2016 only to see it vetoed by the Governor. JT’s goal: Avoid the same fate in 2017.
More than 200 Chicagoans attended including longtime customers, Mayor Emanuel, politicians and other Chicago notables.
We thank our clients the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Sinai Health System and Gilda's Club Chicago, for their partnership on these important projects.