Third Annual Shake & Stir
6:00 PM18:00

Third Annual Shake & Stir

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Whether you like your cocktail shaken or stirred, you are sure to have a blast at the Third Annual Shake & Stir, Chicago's only James Bond-approved soiree!

Join the Chicago Youth Centers Auxiliary Board and presenting sponsor Epsilon Economics on Friday, February 23 at the elegant Wintrust Grand Banking Hall (231 S. LaSalle Street) for a night of live music, dancing, cocktails, food, an extensive silent auction, and more! 

All proceeds support CYC-Fellowship House in Bridgeport.

Early bird tickets are on sale: $80 for General Admission, and $140 for VIP! VIP tickets include an exclusive cocktail hour. Check back for more details--we are planning a special and unique experience for our VIP guests.

Grab your tickets before prices rise!

Last year's Shake & Stir was an unforgettable experience filled with music, dancing, close-up magic, perfect martinis, and more! The CYC Auxiliary Board is outdoing themselves to top even last year's success. You will not want to miss this!

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See more pictures from last year's Shake & Stir here.


Diamonds are Forever Presenting Sponsor


Goldfinger Sponsors


Casino Royale Sponsors

Charles & Lindsey McCaleb

Spectre Sponsor

Driehaus Capital Management LLC
Sondra Berman Epstein
Staver Law Group, P.C.
Amy Weiss Narea
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Believe in Kids Dinner: Igniting the Spark
6:00 PM18:00

Believe in Kids Dinner: Igniting the Spark

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The 2018 annual Believe in Kids Dinner celebrates and honors the spark, or possibility, within every child, and the advocates, supporters, staff, families, and mentors of Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) who help to ignite that spark.

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, join the Chicago Youth Centers Board of Directors and other changemakers at the gorgeous Ritz-Carlton Hotel from 6 to 9 p.m. for a cocktail reception followed by an inspiring dinner and program.

When youth discover their unique potential, develop character, and build employable skills, they are prepared to be 21st century leaders. This event enables CYC to continue delivering its transformative programs that make this outcome possible for our youth. Nearly 90% of every dollar raised from the Believe in Kids Dinner directly benefits CYC's programs.

Individual tickets start at $500 and sponsorship packages are still available. 

At Chicago Youth Centers, we believe in our children. We don’t just get them through the day; we prepare them for life. Thank you for being a changemaker. We look forward to celebrating together on May 17.

For questions about sponsorship packages, please contact Lauren Robinson at or (312) 913-1700 ext. 450.


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The Crown Family


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Jefferies LLC


Ray and Ann Rusnak
Latham & Watkins LLP
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We are grateful for the support of donors like you which has enabled CYC to serve countless children and families for the last 60-plus years. But we can do more. As CYC looks forward to deepening our impact, we encourage you to contribute to our #GivingTuesday campaign on Nov. 28.

This year, we are participating in the Newman's Own Holiday Challenge and our campaign has officially begun. Every dollar counts toward paving the road to a bright future for children in Chicago's underserved neighborhoods. The best part? We could win prize money too! We hope you will join our team of fundraisers and tell your friends and family why you are #proudtobeCYC.

Then, join our #UNselfie campaign! Share what it is about CYC that makes it special to you by printing and filling out this template, taking a selfie with it, and posting it on your social media. Be sure to tag us — we have already gotten the party started on our Instagram page. 

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Shake & Stir
6:00 PM18:00

Shake & Stir

However you like your martini, we’ve got you covered at the second annual Shake & Stir. Join the Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) Auxiliary Board for music, dancing, James Bond-approved cocktails, local bites, and more! 

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