NIAGARA BLUE DOT NETWORK

The Niagara Blue Dot Network serves as an opportunity for our friends and community partners to become official Niagara Foundation Members. Membership allows participants full access to Niagara’s resources, including invitations to exclusive events, discounted prices to special programs, and opportunities for networking and developing intimate relationships with distinguished community leaders.
Membership also allows participants to a more personal relationship with Niagara staff, as well as the opportunity to suggest additional programming ideas, content for our dynamic blog, and events that they feel are important for the Chicago community. It is our hope that Members will feel like true members of our Niagara family. Get involved today!

The secondary purpose is to increase the scope and sustainability of our programs and overall impact. By extending the opportunity to pledge their commitment and financial support to Niagara, the Blue Dot Network provides members with the opportunity to participate fully in the fostering of rich intercultural understanding and intercultural collaboration by joining a network of people with similar goals and values.

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Check out what some of Chicago’s most influential leaderships are saying about Niagara:

“If you want to understand the global dynamics that are out there, Niagara is a place you need to go. Working with Niagara, knowing the people involved at Niagara has really opened up new worlds for me.”
Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO of ComEd

“When I work with the Niagara Foundation, I feel like I’m working with family.”
Susan Mendoza, City Clerk, City of Chicago

“I think of the Niagara Foundation as one of the great conveners in Chicago and I find great value in being associated with this organization.”
Dennis Holtschneider, President of DePaul University 

“Niagara Foundation is in this epicenter of the educational, cultural, and activist movements in Chicago. The people who come there are people who make a difference in everyday life.”
Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR Chicago

“Everybody at the Niagara Foundation helps bring you in and welcomes you.”
Deborah Rutter, Frm President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 

In 1990, the Voyager 1 spacecraft took a photograph of Earth from a vantage point of 3.7 billion miles above the planet. Suspended in a beam of light on the right side of the frame is what has come to be known as the “pale blue dot.” Seeing our planet as a tiny pixilated speck put the relationship between life and the vast universe into a humbling perspective.

This photograph, titled “pale blue dot,” is a reminder that humans are part of something more than states, nations, and continents. We belong to a single, global community. With this in mind, we are able to appreciate similarities across cultures.

Please consider formalizing your commitment to the important work of Niagara Foundation by becoming a bright “star” in the brilliant constellation of bright, global-minded leaders known as the Blue Dot Network. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law and will help Niagara enhance future events.

North Star

$80

For individuals interested in joining the Blue Dot Network and furthering their commitment to a pluralistic society. Support goest to development of new programming and distinguished networking opportunities.

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Orion

$250

For individuals interested in joining the Blue Dot Network and furthering their commitment to a pluralistic society. Support goest to development of new programming and distinguished networking opportunities.

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Ursa Minor (Student Membership)

$25*

For high school and university students to learn about international affairs from corporate and community leaders, as well as specialists in a variety of career fields

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Milky Way

$1,000*

Our highest membership, for individual donors who want to make lasting improvements to Niagara while being a crucial sponsor of our events, programs, and growth.

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Ursa Major (Recent Graduate Membership)

$50*

For recent graduates interested in networking with leaders in their career fields and learning about opportunities to benefit society

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The Niagara Foundation has years of experience furthering interfaith dialogue, hosting forums for distinguished leaders to inform the public, working with academics to host conferences, and taking influential people on intercultural trips to Turkey.

Corporate members are a vital part of our goal to further global fellowship in Chicago and abroad. Being a corporate member of the Niagara Foundation will give your organization valuable proximity to our influential community of civic, business, and religious leaders, as well as the many other benefits listed below.

We depend on organizations like yours to continue to provide the excellent programs and forums that further dialogue in Chicago and the world. As a member you will have unprecedented access to our non-partisan, international events and programs. Please consider helping us continue to grow our programs and support the mission of the Niagara Foundation by becoming a member:

 All Niagara Foundation Corporate Memberships are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. 

At a donation level of $2,500-$4,999 per year, each organization will receive:

  • Access to Niagara’s influential community of civic, business, and religious leaders
  • Complimentary entrance to all Niagara forums for 20 employees
  • Entrance for 20 to annual member’s only reception
  • Recognition on the website related to donation level
  • Annual report recognition related to donation level

 

At a donation level of $5,000-9,999 per year, each organization will receive:

  • Access to Niagara’s influential community of civic, business, and religious leaders
  • Complimentary entrance to all Niagara forums for 30 employees
  • Entrance for 30 to annual member’s only reception
  • Recognition on the website related to donation level
  • Annual report recognition related to donation level
  • Discounted price and priority seating for executives at Niagara’s annual Abrahamic Traditions Dinner, Niagara’s annual Friendship & Dialogue Dinner: The Ramadan Experience and Niagara’s annual Peace and Dialogue Awards Ceremony

 

At a donation level of $10,000 and up per year, each organization will receive:

  • Access to Niagara’s influential community of civic, business, and religious leaders
  • Complimentary entrance to all Niagara forums for 50 employees
  • Entrance for 50 to annual member’s only reception
  • Recognition on the website related to donation level
  • Annual report recognition related to donation level
  • Discounted price and priority seating for executives at Niagara’s annual Abrahamic Traditions Dinner, Niagara’s annual Friendship & Dialogue Dinner: The Ramadan Experience and Niagara’s annual Peace and Dialogue Awards Ceremony
  • The chance for company trip to travel to Turkey on a Niagara-sponsored trip (regular rules apply – call or email with questions).

 

For additional information on corporate membership, please e-mail corporaterelations@niagarafoundation.org or call 312-240-0707 ext. 106