Community Partners

Youth Outlook welcomes members of the business community to help support our mission.  We would not exist without the support of the many businesses and community organizations whose support helps us build communities, empower families, and develop allies.

To find out how your business or organization can impact meaningful change in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth, contact Carrie Noe(she/her).

BMO Harris Bank’s Lion’s Pride Employee Affinity Group has been a long-time supporter of Youth Outlook.  Lion’s Pride members have volunteered and assisted at Youth Outlook events, donated space at BMO’s Naperville headquarters for board meetings and community education events, and sponsored the Dare to Dream fundraising gala.

Pride@CNA, the company’s LGBTQ and straight ally employee network, has sponsored Youth Outlook’s Dare to Dream gala for several years, allowing us to share our mission and raise money to save young lives.

Eola Point Veterinary Hospital is a longtime sponsor of the Dare to Dream gala and a valuable community partner in the Aurora area.

The Hartford Financial Services’ GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Organization Benefiting Everyone) Chapter in Aurora offers the use of office space for Youth Outlook volunteer trainings, regularly welcomes our staff to train their employees on diversity and inclusion, and is a sponsor of Dare to Dream.

KishHealth System offers more than 15 healthcare locations in Youth Outlook’s service area and surrounding communities and is a sponsor of Dare to Dream.

National Learning Corporation has been a friend of Youth Outlook’s for years and regularly sponsors fundraising events and offers general operating support.

PFLAG’s Hinsdale and Sauk Valley Chapters raise funds to support Youth Outlook services in their catchment area.  Cooperation and mutual support of organizations working with the LGBTQ+ community and their families is crucial to furthering our missions together.

Zurich American Insurance Company’s PrideZ Employee Group is a continuing ally of Youth Outlook.  PrideZ members have collected snacks and volunteered for our youth while Zurich has welcomed Youth Outlook staff to provide education to employees and participate in Zurich’s Global Community Week.  Youth Outlook is the recipient of a grant from Z Zurich Foundation.

Contact Rachel Elizabeth Maley (she/her) to become a community partner of Youth Outlook and build safe and affirming communities together.