NBC 5's Natalie Martinez Pioneers
On Wednesday May 13th, 2015, NBC Channel 5’s Natalie Martinez led
Chicago Community Trust’s (CCT) On the Table community dinner conversation
at Near North Health Service Corporation's North Kostner location.
The conversation focused on promoting and improving philanthropic efforts in
the Chicagoland community. “Philanthropy in the Chicagoland area is key to
creating a better, safer community,” Martinez stated. The emmy-award winning
reporter and journalist is a committed philanthropist who engages in charitable
work for Bright Pink and the Salvation Army, among many other nonprofit
organizations on her own and as well as with the news organization.
“The health of the community is crucial to our progress and success,”
said NNHSC Executive Director Berneice Mills-Thomas. “It’s conversations like
these that keep us at the forefront of philanthropy in the Chicago region.
They help us improve the work we’re already doing and ensure that we will do
Alderwoman Mitts of the 47th Ward and representatives from community
organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Safer Foundation, and the West
Humboldt Park Development Corporation were among those present.
Attendees agreed that the West Humboldt Park neighborhood is in the midst of
transition, and that active support from the community is a key factor to making
positive changes to the area.