We are a grassroots philanthropic group of individuals within the Chicago design community coming together to create awareness and raise money for charitable organizations.
The Chicago Design Alliance was inspired by a trip that Brizo took us (a group of Chicago designers) on in June 2017, where we were fortunate to tour St. Jude Children's hospital. We founded the Chicago Design Alliance with the mission of uniting our collective Chicago Design Community to raise funds and awareness for amazing charitable organizations. Since the idea was sparked by our emotional visit to St. Jude, it's natural that we started there. Our inaugural fundraising effort for the St Jude 5k Walk Run in Chicago resulted in almost $60,000 in fundraising and proved the Chicago Design Community can move mountains when we all band together. As we tackle 2019, the CDA is committed to raising awareness and funds for St. Jude for a second year with a goal of raising $100,000 for the September 5k Walk / Run.