Concordia Place Receives Grant from MDRT Foundation

The MDRT Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to Concordia Place to support our Teen Leadership Programs.

The Million Dollar Round Table Foundation gives to charitable organizations worldwide, demonstrating the generosity, service, and impact of MDRT members.  This year, the MDRT Foundation will award over $1.6 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to over 300 charitable organizations worldwide.

Concordia Place’s Teen Leadership provides all teens with a safe, enriching, and transformative space where they can flourish and grow. With an ultimate goal to address social inequities and violence prevention, Concordia Place closes the opportunity gap by offering earn-and-learn opportunities so teens can develop the important practical and life skills that drive academic, career, and personal achievement. Teen Leadership programming is offered year round and at no cost. By ensuring accessibility in a safe, structured, and supervised environment, Teen Leadership not only contributes to the wellbeing and safety of Chicago teens, it equips them to pursue meaningful education and employment endeavors.

Teen Leadership supports teens as they build a wide-range of leadership, social, emotional, and entrepreneurial skills. Our teen run-enterprise provides paid internship opportunities through the development and distribution of teen-crafted, all natural body care products. Teens learn the fundamentals of running a business and increase their skills, confidence, and aspirations to affect social change.  In our two teen-developed and maintained gardens, teens engage in sustainable practices, instilling a sense of responsible citizenship and connecting them to a variety of issues in their community and planet.

About the MDRT Foundation:

The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $40 million in more than 70 countries throughout the world and in all 50 U.S. states. These funds were raised by MDRT members and industry partners. For more information, visit

About MDRT:

Founded in 1927, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is a global, independent association of more than 86,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 nations and territories. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. For more information, please visit and follow them on Twitter @MDRtweet