The Merchandise Mart, and its parent company Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI), have a rich tradition of partnering with leading community and not-for-profit organizations. It is ingrained in our culture and personified in our leadership.
As a building manager and trade show producer, we have a unique set of assets which we can deploy to assist a variety of community groups. Through our events, we provide platforms for organizations to raise money or highlight outstanding work. To ensure their success, we work with organizations to produce e-mail communications or host board meetings in our conference rooms. By providing registration or event facilities for events such as LIFESource Blood Drive, Breast Cancer Network of Strength's Walk to Empower, DIFFA’s Dining by Design and the ASID Awards Gala, we demonstrate our commitment to strengthening the overall social fabric in the communities we serve. We host fundraisers for organizations such as Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, The Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, multiple local hospitals, museums and cultural. The Mart has also partnered with the Greater Chicago Food Depository for more than a dozen years to host the annual Sharing it Day food drive during the Thanksgiving season. Through our commitment, and the commitment of many individuals on the MMPI team, we are proud to provide a platform for the entire community to generously support each other.