Lead Onward: through 2021 and beyond


Join us as a 2021-22 Lead Onward Sponsor

Access & Advocacy in a Post-Pandemic Chicago

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with its shutdowns and quarantines, has created new barriers for people with disabilities. As an organization, Access Living is not untouched by COVID-19 and the economic crisis that came with it.

Your support of Access Living’s on-the-ground services has been crucial in meeting the challenges 2020 brought to our door: The very real threats to disabled lives created by COVID-19, the fear of discriminatory medical rationing, the disruption of essential supports needed by students with disabilities, and so much more.

But, our work has only just begun.

Two years. One pledge.

Support Access Living by pledging support for 2021 AND 2022.

In this moment of continued uncertainty, we need your uninterrupted support to carry forward our important work.

Ripples of the pandemic pushed our signature fundraising event from June 2020 to a digital event in November that same year. In the interest and safety of our guests, we are once again pressing pause on our signature in-person event in 2021. We hope to be together in-person, once again, to celebrate our next event in Spring 2022!

By making a gift for 2021 and 2022, you help ensure that Access Living’s work continues to meet the growing needs of Chicago’s disability community without interruption.

Together, we can continue our work towards not only pandemic recovery, but also to dignity, community integration, and true equity for all people with disabilities.

Screenshot of sponsorship opportunities for 2021-2022. Accessible form available through link attached to image.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are also available! View our 2021-2022 Sponsorship Opportunities here, or contact Barbara Khalouf, Director of Development, for customized options.

Lead Onward Pledge Form

To support this campaign, fill out the form below or download a printable form from the Resources section of this page.

Lead Onward and Beyond Pledge Form
Yes, I will support the 2021-2022 Lead Onward Campaign

Please indicate your level of support:

For the year of 2021:
For the year of 2022:
For the years of BOTH 2021 & 2022:

Barbara Khalouf

Director of Development


(312) 640-2198