News and Notes
DreamMakers Forum 2006
In late October, a group of influential black business owners, corporate executives and professionals gathered in Santa Barbara, Calif., for Northern Trust’s DreamMakers Forum 2006. Held every two years, DreamMakers provides a unique venue for successful black individuals to examine, discuss and learn about the issues and opportunities that arise through the creation, preservation and transfer of wealth.
Held at the Bacara Resort & Spa, this year’s Forum included an inspirational presentation by Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; a panel discussion on turning past success into future opportunities and wealth, moderated by Steven Rogers, clinical professor of finance and management at J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University; and an interactive discussion about raising financially responsible children moderated by Joline Godfrey, author of the Northern Trust paper, “Preparing Children for a Life of Wealth.”
To find out more about the topics discussed at Northern Trust’s DreamMakers Forum, contact your Relationship Manager, or call 866.296.1526.
Northern Trust Named One of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
For the 15th consecutive year, Working Mother magazine has named Northern Trust Corporation to its list of “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.” The 2006 list comprises companies that promote a family-friendly environment and that recognize the value and needs of working families.
Northern Trust’s range of work/life programs and policies include adoption assistance, family assistance, flexible work schedules, a variety of paid time-off options, an on-site child development center, school visitation time, and a life-cycle consultation and referral service. For a complete list of the 100 best companies for working mothers, go to workingmother.com.
Heartland Literary Prize
Established in 1988 by the Chicago Tribune, the Heartland Prize is awarded each year to recognize a novel and a work of nonfiction that reinforce and perpetuate the values of heartland America. The 2006 awards, announced in November as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, were given to Louise Erdrich for her novel, The Painted Drum, and to Taylor Branch for At Canaan’s Edge, the final volume in his trilogy about Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. Past honorees in the fiction category include Ward Just, Alice Sebold, Jane Smiley and Jane Hamilton. Recipients of the nonfiction prize include Ann Patchett, Studs Terkel and Alex Kotlowitz.
In November, Taylor Branch appeared as a guest at Northern Trust’s Heartland Literary Society in Chicago. The Heartland Literary Society is one
of several literary groups around the country sponsored by Northern Trust.
To find out more about events in your area, contact your Relationship Manager or the Northern Trust office nearest you.