Membership - City Club of Chicago


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Membership is open to all individuals, companies, and organizations interested in civic responsibility, public issues, and networking opportunities.

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Membership levels and benefits

The City Club of Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Annual membership dues and contributions to the City Club are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

All levels of membership include the following:

  • Reserve-Now Pay-Later Invoicing for events 
  • The ability to purchase at least one member-priced ticket at every event
  • The opportunity to network with some of Chicago’s most prominent business, civic and government leaders
  • Seating and Wait List priority with each increasing level of membership
  • Chance to win $200 LEYE gift certificates in business card drawing after each event

Individual $50

  • Ability to purchase one member-priced ticket

Business $250

Corporate $500

President's Club $1,000

Who are City Club members?

Through the years, the City Club is proud to have maintained a membership, which has and still includes many of the city's and state's foremost civic leaders in business, government, and community affairs. Prominent members of the City Club of Chicago past and present include:

  • Former U.S. President Barack Obama
  • Former U.S. President Donald Trump
  • Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence
  • U.S. Senator Richard Durbin
  • U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth
  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker
  • Illinois Speaker of the House Emanuel 'Chris' Welch
  • Illinois Republican House Leader Jim Durkin
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
  • Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett
  • Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
  • Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro
  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg
  • Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
  • DuPage County Board President Dan Cronin
  • Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
  • Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts
  • Chicago Blackhawks Chairman and Wirtz Corporation President Rocky Wirtz
  • U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky
  • U.S. Representative Robin Kelly
  • U.S. Representative Jesús "Chuy" Garcia
  • U.S. Representative Mike Quigley

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