To celebrate Autism Awareness Month, West Monroe Partners is a Sapphire Presenting Sponsor at the 3rd Annual Illuminate Event
Autism Speaks to Young Professionals Chicago (AS2YP Chicago) will host its third annual cocktail reception at Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet Tower on April 6, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. to commemorate Autism Speaks’ international Light It Up Blue campaign.

Autism Speaks to Young Professionals Chicago (AS2YP Chicago) will host its third annual cocktail reception at Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet Tower on April 6, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. to commemorate Autism Speaks’ international Light It Up Blue campaign.

The event will feature a three-hour open bar, tasting stations from Chicago-area restaurants, a silent auction and tributes of attendees’ loved ones with autism spectrum disorders. Public House will host Illuminate’s after party from 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. More information can be found at http://bit.ly/AS2YPIlluminate.   

Tasting Sponsors of Illuminate include Babycakes Gourmet, Green Cuisine, Jersey Mike’s, Karyn’s Raw, The Publican, Rockit Bar & Grill, Rosebud Prime, Waffles, Chicago Kernel, Toni Patisserie and Panaderia Azucar. In-Kind Sponsors include Bacardi USA, Best Booth Plus, Pizzeria Unos and Dues, Grey Goose, Three 5 Media, LLC, M&M Special Events Company and Viking Printing Solutions. 

Event Sponsors of Illuminate, with donations of $250 - $5,000 include West Monroe Partners, Madison Dearborn Partners, Mood Factory, LTS Chicago, FLIRT Communications, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc, Tribute Tea Company, @Properties agent Drew Smith, and Stella Blu Clothing Co.

West Monroe Partners, Illuminate’s Sapphire Presenting Sponsor, embraces social responsibility as a core value through their "1+1+1 Program," a pro-bono initiative where the firm commits at least one percent of its time, one percent of its profits, and one percent of its talent for the betterment of its surrounding community. This program encourages and empowers employees to give back in a way that complements their personal and professional lives.  

"We have passionate people here at West Monroe dedicated to worthy causes, including Autism Speaks," said Kevin McCarty, President of West Monroe Partners. "Through our 1+1+1 Program, we have been able to compound our efforts in support of the great work of this organization - not only through our sponsorship, but in raising awareness, dedicating volunteer time and matching contributions made across the organization. This is the perfect example of the program at work - the passion of one person, embraced and supported by our entire firm, making a bigger impact. We are honored to be a part of such an outstanding event." 

Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization since its founding in 2005. With a mission to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders, Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Find out more at www.autismspeaks.org.  

The mission of Autism Speaks to Young Professionals Chicago has been to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders in the city of Chicago by volunteering time and talents to increase awareness, raise funds and serve as ambassadors of Autism Speaks. Learn more at http://bit.ly/AS2YPChicago.