Catalyst Ranch Meetings Philosophy

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Catalyst Ranch’s
Community Involvement

Catalyst Ranch embraces many causes and has a special soft spot for organizations that help children realize their potential or promote the arts. Here are just some examples of the groups we’ve supported over the years.



Donated or Subsidized Space for Fundraisers


LYDIA Home projectMUSIC Fundraisers

Kaleidoscope Annual Art Auctions

UMOJA Annual Fundraisers

Anti-Cruelty Society “Paint Your Pet” Fundraiser

Walter Lawson Children’s Home Fundraiser

Women’s Health Foundation

Skinner School “No Art Left Behind” Fundraiser

Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser

Woman Made Gallery Annual Art Auctions

Fairygodmother Foundation Fundraiser

Polish Youth Association Fundraiser

Infusion Theatre Fundraiser

Two Pence Theatre Fundraiser

Room to Read Fundraiser

Samburu Project Fundraiser

Erasing the Distance Fundraiser

City Year Fundraisers

Twestival – Social Media for Social Good Events

Santa’s Workshops to benefit needy & sick children

Harmony. Hope. Humanity. Fundraiser 
to provide aid to Japan after the 2011 earthquake through the Red Cross of America (produced by Catalyst Ranch staff)


Nurturing the Business Community

We provide free or heavily discounted meeting and event space to various
organizations and actively participate as association members, board members or
committee members in others.

Kendall College

Association of Women Journalists

Professional Women’s Club

Chicago Public Schools (CPS)

Big Ooga

Business Marketing Association (BMA)

Meeting Planners International (MPI)

American Marketing Association (AMA)

Clean Energy Trust


Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG)

Northwestern University

American Business Women’s Association (ABWA)

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

Product Development & Management Association (PDMA)

Chicagoland Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (CCASTD)


Walk the Talk

Executive Diversity

American Association of Advertising Agencies

Northwestern University MSLOC program

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Savvy Women in Marketing (SWIM)

International Association of Facilitators (IAF)

IIT Stuart School of Business

Marketing Research Association (MRA)

Chicago Ideas Week


Social Media Week

Young Professional Organization (YPO)

West Central Association (WCA)

Event Planners Association

Foodie Registry Launch Event


Supporting Social Service & Arts Organizations

In addition to the non-profit discounts we already provide on all meetings and events,
these organizations benefit from further subsidization or pro bono space for their
meetings and events.

International Volunteer Network of Chicago Events

Chicago Craft Mafia Event

Imerman Angels

Redmoon Theater

Paving the Way Wellbeing Expo

Arts & Business Council

Hubbard Street Dance

Chicago Women in Philanthropy

Diane Dominguez Ministries

SchoolRise USA

The Big Draw Chicago

WBEZ Off Air Series Events

Jazz Institute of Chicago Jam Session

Craft Social Events

American Lung Association


Feeding America

A Red Orchid Theatre

Facing Forward to End Homelessness

Griffin Theatre

VISIONAR Scholarship Program


Triple W Forum

Ignite Chicago

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

EPIC Creative Rally Final Presentations


Other Things We Do


Creating placemats for the café and art pieces for the recreation hall at the Inspiration Corporation.

Annual food collections for the Chicago Food Depository since our first year of existence.

Daily food donations to the Pacific Garden Mission.

Donations of equipment and furnishings to various non-profits through Zealous Good (Marillac Social Center, Greenhouse Theater Center, 21st Century Youth Project, 826 CHI, Libby Elementary Special Ed Classrooms)

One-of-a-kind events supporting the LGBT Community – NuptEquality (wedding showcase and fashion show for same sex couples) and Under a New Moon (6 couples entered into the first legal civil unions at midnight)

Non-profit discounts on all meetings and events.

Proceeds from our Match Books events benefit Open Books, a social venture that operates a bookstore, provides community programs and mobilizes volunteers to promote literacy.

Competing in Open Books “Make the Case,” the Catalyst Ranch team took top prize two years running. Teams decorate bookshelves which are then filled with books and donated to various non-profit partners. Our first bookcase went to A Safe Haven and the second to Children’s Home + Aid.

Pro-bono design project in the four units of LYDIA Home, a home for 40 neglected and abused children.

Spark program mentorship by a Catalyst Ranch team member.


Here are some photo albums of the various events we've hosted.

The Chocolate Event

projectMUSIC 2011

Kaleidoscope 2011

Paint Your Pet Fundraiser

The Party Collaborative

Match Books Series

Big Ooga

Rip Roarin’ Rodeo 2010

West Central Association


Under A New Moon 2011

projectMUSIC 2009 – LYDIA Home

Twestival 2009

Thanks & Giving 2007

NuptEquality 2006

Thanks & Giving 2004

MPI Spa Day




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