Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing
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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 or (312) 913-1700 ext. 424.

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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.


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


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Matty de Castro and Kristin France de Castro
Patricia L. Crumley and Eugene DeRamus
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Rick and Dixie Erwin
Raymond James & Associates
Roger Shores
Ed and Laura Wiertel


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
Katie and Rob Swick
Don and Liz Thompson
Steve Weinstein and Altair Advisers
William Blair and Company


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
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.

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.


Diamonds are Forever Presenting Sponsor


Alumni Sponsor

Goldfinger Sponsors


Casino Royale Sponsors

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.
Terri Race Educational Technology Fund
Amy Weiss Narea

Media Sponsor

After-Party Sponsor

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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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