Matt Forte and the CIRCLE Foundation Honors Educators and Students on March 18, 2018

Matt Forte, Chicago Bear with the Circle Foundation


The guest of honor for the Circle Foundation 9th Annual Gala and Awards Dinner was retired NFL Chicago Bear Matt Forte. Forte honored Chicago educators, students and many others who help our at-risk youth. The gala event was held at Alhambra Palace in Chicago on Sunday, March 18, 2018.


Matt Forte was a professional National Football League running back who started his career with the Chicago Bears from 2008-2015. In 2016, Forte signed with the New York Jets for 2 seasons. He announced his retirement from the game February 28, 2018 after 10 seasons in the NFL.

Today, Matt Forte and his wife Danielle support at risk children with their "What's Your Forte?" Foundation. This past weekend Forte teamed up with The CIRCLE Foundation at the 9th Annual
Awards Gala and Dinner honoring educators and deserving students from Innovations High School (located in Downtown) Chicago. This past weekend, Matt Forte and his foundation “What’s Your Forte?” joined the Circle Foundation for the second year in a row to award a select group of students with college scholarships. New to this year's gala is the Pre-Gala Celebration at the Bulls vs. Cavaliers game which was held at the United Center on March 17, 2018.

The CIRCLE Foundation remains true to their mission to establish an institution to inspire, motivate and empower people to develop to their highest aspirations.  The 9th Annual Awards Gala and Dinner honored those educators and deserving students from Innovations High School (located in Downtown) Chicago.  With support from Matt Forte and his foundation “What’s Your Forte?,” the Circle Foundation has for second year in a row awarded a select group of students with college scholarships.

About the CIRCLE Foundation

The CIRCLE Foundation is an institution that facilitates innovative educational experiences, inspirational leadership development, insightful guidance opportunities and dutiful support service programming. We are a non-discriminatory, non-sectarian and non-political organization that focuses on preserving and encouraging the heights of human potential, to contribute to the advancement of individual, group, and societal progress.
Website: CIRCLE Foundation  Facebook: CIRCLE Foundation | Twitter: @CIRCLEFndation | Instagram: CIRCLE Foundation

About “What’s Your Forte?” Foundation

Pro NFL player Matt Forte, with wife Danielle, created the “What’s Your Forte?” Foundation to empower at-risk Chicago-area high school students striving to achieve their dreams of higher education by providing life-changing resources. It is our mission to support and provide opportunities through mentorship for these students.
“What’s Your Forte?” Foundation


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