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Believe in Kids Dinner: Igniting the Spark

  • The Ritz-Carlton Hotel 160 East Pearson Street Chicago, IL, 60611 United States (map)
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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.


Vice Chair

The Crown Family


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Jefferies LLC


Ray and Ann Rusnak
Latham & Watkins LLP
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