That time Mellody Hobson choked up at a gala
September 22, 2015
By: Shia Kapos
It’s hard to imagine Mellody Hobson having angst, let along getting teary about anything. The president of Ariel Investments goes on TV, after all, looking cool as a cucumber talking about complicated investment issues.
But she told a crowd of a thousand last night that she gets “extraordinarily emotional” when it comes to After School Matters.
“I cry thinking of the hopes and dreams and promise” of the Chicago teens who secure positions with the job-training program. “The angst comes when I consider 20,000 teens applied for 9,000 (summer) jobs,” she said at the annual After School Matters fundraising gala held at Navy Pier. And there are tens of thousands more who could benefit, she said.
Read this Shia Kapos article on Crain’s Chicago Business here.
See highlights from the 2015 Annual Gala here.
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