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With your help, CAF continues to show Chicago how design impacts our daily lives and how design awareness creates an engaged community.

For CAF, 2016 is a milestone year, one in which we’re celebrating 50 years of inspiring people to discover why design matters in their communities, cities and lives. After five decades of impactful programs, made possible by the support of members like you, we’re taking a look back on some truly astonishing numbers:

  • 10 Million People Reached
  • 1 Million Volunteer Hours Donated
  • 250,000 Students Served  


And here’s another amazing but true fact: CAF tour guests have walked the equivalent of 80 trips around the world—that’s enough to walk every inch of every Chicago street 500 times!

“This is by far the best tour! The guides are actual docents who know the history and fun facts inside out!” 

—A CAF Tour Taker