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From the day of its founding, The Standard Club and its members have endeavored to fulfill the promise expressed in the Club's name, as a model, example or criterion. The vision of our founders was to create a membership of leaders who shared a common bond of charitable, social and civic responsibility. Many of Chicago's businesses, industries, and academic and cultural institutions exist today as the result of the influence and generosity of our founders, as well as the members who have upheld their example.

Today, The Standard Club is attracting a new generation of business and community leaders who value the relationships, inspiration and personal satisfaction that this institution makes possible. Entrepreneurs, agents of change, corporate decision-makers, cultural advocates and business visionaries gather at the Club to build a lifetime of relationships and to experience a sense of belonging that exists nowhere else.