Fifth Annual Shake & Stir
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Fifth Annual Shake & Stir

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Whether you like your cocktail shaken or stirred, you are sure to have a blast at the Fifth 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 28, 2020 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! 

Keep your eyes peeled for Early Bird ticket sales - coming soon!


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Believe in Kids Dinner
May
30
to Jun 30

Believe in Kids Dinner

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Thank you for supporting the 2019 Believe in Kids Dinner! It was a fantastic event. View photos from the night here.

The 2019 Believe in Kids Dinner celebrates the possibility within each child and honors the supporters, advocates, staff, and families who truly believe in our kids. This signature fundraiser enables Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) to continue delivering its transformative programs to more than 1,400 children and their families living in Chicago’s divested communities. Through CYC’s early childhood, after-school, and summer programs, youth strengthen their social-emotional skills, enrich their learning, and forge paths toward successful, happy futures.

This year’s dinner is dedicated to the legacy of James R. Donnelley, who passed away in 2018. Jim was a devoted Past Chairman of CYC’s Board of Directors, and he strongly believed in CYC’s mission.

Join us to hear keynote speaker David Rodriguez, Citadel Security Supervisor and CYC alumnus, speak about the impact that our programs have had on his life. The evening, attended by more than 500 Chicago business leaders, will include a cocktail hour, a delicious dinner, an exclusive silent auction, and a thrilling paddle raise. We hope to see you there!

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

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Presenting Sponsor

 
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Vice Chairs

Benefactors

Partners

Credit Suisse

Phil and Cindy Doherty

Laurie Epstein Lawton

Mark and Lynne Florian

John and Linda Hillman

HUB International

Huntington Bank

Latham & Watkins LLP

Madison Capital Funding

Amy Weiss Narea and
Vince Narea


Ray and Ann Rusnak

Don and Liz Thompson

Steve Weinstein and Altair Advisers

Winston & Strawn

Supporters

AB Private Credit Investors

Comcast

Tim and Jennifer McGuire

Richard and Heidi Stewart

Joyce and Hank Wisniewski




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Possibility Day
Apr
30
12:00 AM00:00

Possibility Day

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April 30, 2019, is the first ever Possibility Day!

This is a chance for our community to rally and raise $6,000 in one day. This will support four 8-week summer scholarships, representing four vibrant communities CYC serves in the summer: Bridgeport, Bronzeville, North Lawndale, and South Shore.

The children we serve have diverse interests. In celebration of that, we are excited to share stories from four of the communities CYC serves in the summer: Bridgeport, Bronzeville, North Lawndale, and South Shore. Click on the profiles below to learn more about them!

Don’t want to wait until April 30? Give today!


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Fourth Annual Shake & Stir
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Fourth Annual Shake & Stir

 
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Whether you like your cocktail shaken or stirred, you are sure to have a blast at the Fourth 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 22, 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! 

Online ticket sales have now ended. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

The night will begin with an exclusive VIP Cocktail Hour from 7-8 p.m for our VIP guests. During this time, they can network with top Chicago business leaders, enjoy unique entertainment like up close magic with Nick Roy of the Magic Penthouse, and sip on VIP exclusive cocktails provided by Sidebar. As a VIP guest, you will also get first dibs on our wine pull and silent auction.

Later, our guests will experience...

  • An exciting night of James Bond-approved fun

  • An open bar featuring cocktails sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka, beer sponsored by Revolution Brewing, and wine. VIP guests will have an exclusive bar to ensure speedy service!

  • Live music by top Chicago band Maggie Speaks and plenty of dancing

  • Food stations featuring delicious Chicago bites, including a variety of cuisines from Twomaytoz Event CateringNew Line Tavern, Aloha Poke, Sidebar, and Dos Toros Taqueria. And who can forget the mouthwatering desserts from Beyond Delicious Cakes & More?

  • An extensive silent auction featuring tours, restaurant packages, and shopping experiences at Chicago's top restaurants, distilleries, and stores. Do not miss your chance to snag the luxurious handmade Lotuff leather duffle travel bag, which retails for $1,200!

  • A photo station where guests can show off their best 007 pose

  • Access to the official afterparty hosted at the Hubbard Inn. Shake & Stir guests can skip the line and get free cover and a drink!

  • ... and more!

*Uber code valid for $10 off one ride.


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER PRESENTING SPONSOR

 

GOLDFINGER SPONSOR

 
 
 
 
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CASINO ROYALE SPONSORS

SPECTRE SPONSORS

Jay Beidler and Deborah Witzburg

Kevin Cherep

Delta Dental

Jeffrey Hodge

HUB International

Miller Shakman & Beem

Amy Weiss Narea and Vincent Narea

National Data Research

John O’Donnell

ServiceMaster DSI

Stout

The Pinnacle Financial Group

Twomaytoz Event Catering

William Blair & Company

FOOD AND ALCOHOL SPONSORS



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


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Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing
Sep
24
11:00 AM11:00

Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing

Chicago Youth Centers and Abbott proudly invite you to join the highly anticipated Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing on Monday, September 24*, at the exclusive Skokie Country Club.

The Skokie Country Club, the fifth oldest golf club in Illinois, is a Donald Ross masterpiece with fast, undulating greens and a challenging layout that can be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels.

This exclusive experience features:

  • The opportunity to play at a historic masterpiece and one of the top private golf clubs in the nation

  • An afternoon session that allows golfers to experience the Skokie Country Club by playing in a "best ball" tournament

  • Carts for all players and one caddie for each foursome

  • Halfway house and accommodations throughout the event

  • A delicious lunch buffet

  • Silent auction and raffle

  • Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and an awards dinner

Raise critical funds for CYC while enjoying a day on the green!

*The event was rescheduled from Aug. 20 due to weather conditions.


Sponsorship & Golf Opportunities

Stainless Steel Sponsor - $5,000

  • Brand inclusion in promotional materials

  • Premier recognition on one hole

  • Recognition on CYC website and social media, linked to Company website

  • Recognition at Event

  • Listing in CYC's Annual Report, eNewsletter, and social media

  • One foursome with priority shotgun time

Aluminum Sponsor - $4,000

  • Recognition on one hole

  • Recognition on CYC website and social media channels

  • Recognition at event

  • Listing in CYC's Annual Report and eNewsletter

  • One foursome with priority shotgun

Foursome - $3,000 for afternoon session

Individual Golfer - $800 for afternoon session

Non-Player Sponsorships

Golf Cart Sponsor  - $2,000

  • Recognition on all golf carts

  • Recognition on CYC website and social media

  • Recognition at event

  • Listing in CYC’s Annual Report and eNewsletter

  • Two tickets to Awards Dinner (does not include play)

Practice Facility Sponsor  - $1,500

  • Recognition on tee signs between all hitting bays on driving range

  • Recognition on CYC website and social media

  • Recognition at event

  • Listing in CYC’s Annual Report and eNewsletter

  • Two tickets to Awards Dinner (does not include play)

Beverage Stations/Halfway House Sponsor - $1,500

  • Recognition on all beverage stations and at the halfway house

  • Recognition on CYC website and social media

  • Recognition at event

  • Listing in CYC’s Annual Report and eNewsletter

  • Two tickets to Awards Dinner (does not include play)

Hole Sponsor - $1,200

  • Recognition on one hole

  • Recognition on CYC website and social media

  • Recognition at event

  • Listing in CYC’s Annual Report and eNewsletter

  • Two tickets to Awards Dinner (does not include play)

Individual Awards Dinner Ticket for Non-Golfer - $75 each

Thank you to our generous sponsors as of 9/20/2018

Title Sponsor

Stainless Steel Sponsors

Aluminum Sponsors

Golf Cart Sponsor

Beverage Station Sponsor

Hole Sponsors


 

For questions about the event, contact Meaghan Sykes at meaghan.sykes@chicagoyouthcenters.org or (312) 913-1700 ext. 424.


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Believe in Kids Dinner: Igniting the Spark
May
17
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 lauren.robinson@chicagoyouthcenters.org or (312) 913-1700 ext. 450.

THANK YOU TO OUR BELIEVE IN KIDS DINNER CHAIRS AND SPONSORS

AS OF 5/17/2018

Presenting Sponsor

Event Chairs

Anne Doherty

Jeffrey Heh

Judy Macior

Vice Chairs

The Crown Family

Charlie and Bobbie Denison

Jim and Anne Doherty

Judy Macior

Benefactors

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Matty de Castro and Kristin France de Castro
Patricia L. Crumley and Eugene DeRamus
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Partners

Frank and Prue Beidler
Jay Beidler and Deborah Witzburg
Chicago Tribune
Phil and Cindy Doherty
Sondra Berman Epstein
John and Linda Hillman
HUB International
Latham & Watkins LLP
Marmon Holdings, Inc.
Miller Shakman & Beem
Northern Trust
Ray and Ann Rusnak
Schwartz Capital Group
Slalom
Katie and Rob Swick
Don and Liz Thompson
Steve Weinstein and Altair Advisers
William Blair and Company

Ignitors

The Donnelley Foundation
Mark and Lynn Florian
Tom and Alissa King
Vince Narea and Amy Weiss Narea
Winston & Strawn
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Third Annual Shake & Stir
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Third Annual Shake & Stir

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Sponsored by

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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.

Tickets are $100 for General Admission and $175 for VIP!

Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets will still be available for purchase at the door. 

All guests will enjoy...

VIP guests will also enjoy...

  • An exclusive cocktail hour with a special dance performance

  • Access to a dedicated VIP bar for the entire night

  • Two complimentary tickets for the Shake & Stir raffle—become an MI-6 operative for the day by winning our escape room package for six or score another exciting Bond-inspired experience

  • A gift certificate for a custom tailored shirt by award-winning menswear retailer Blank Label

Following the event, join us at the official Shake & Stir after-party at the Underground Chicago, 56 W. Illinois Street!

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


THANK YOU TO OUR SHAKE & STIR SPONSORS AS OF 2/22/2018

Diamonds are Forever Presenting Sponsor

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Alumni Sponsor

Goldfinger Sponsors

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Casino Royale Sponsors

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Patricia L. Crumley & Eugene DeRamus
Delta Dental
GCM Grosvenor
Richard & Jahna Lindsay-Jones
The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust
Charles & Lindsey McCaleb
Roger Shores

Spectre Sponsor

Jay Beidler & Deborah Witzburg
The Cherep Family
Phil & Cindy Doherty
Sondra Berman Epstein
Stephanie Feeney
HUB International
Kathryn & Stephen Kneely
Judy Macior
National Data Research
John Q. O'Donnell
Ross & Lauren Rocklin
Semper Fi Land Services
Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C.
Stout
Terri Race Educational Technology Fund
Amy Weiss Narea

Media Sponsor

After-Party Sponsor

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Nov
28
12:00 AM00:00

#GivingTuesday

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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
Mar
10
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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