Annual Benefit 2019: Building On Promise

This year's annual benefit will be held:

  • May 2, 2019
  • 6pm
  • JW Marriott Chicago (151 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603)

We invite the public to our annual fundraising benefit to raise critical funds to provide life-changing services to children and families in Chicago's most challenged and underserved neighborhoods. The popular evening includes a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and a keynote address with Steve Pemberton, author of A Chance in the World. We are proud to honor our former Board of Directors member, Neal Seltzer with the prestigious Jean S. Meltzer Award for An Outstanding Lifetime of Service to SGA.

Click here to reserve your seat or donate.

For questions about this year's Benefit, sponsorship, or to get involved, please contact:

Marta Garczarczyk, Manager of Development

Phone: 312-447-4328


For press questions, please contact:

Audrey Schroder, Marketing and Communications Manager

Phone: 312-447-4353


With Thanks To Our 2019 Sponsors!

Change Maker Sponsors
Karen & Matthew Kaplan
Roger and Susan Stone Family Foundation

Dream Maker Sponsors
Susan & Donald Belgrad
Victoria & Robert Noonan
Rachel & Neal Seltzer
William Blair

Opportunity Sponsors
Allstate Insurance Company
Best Portion Foundation
Nanette Bufalino
Mills Family Charitable Fund
Robert Newman
Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation

Innovator Sponsor
Community Savings Bank

Friend Sponsors
Bonnie & Michael Balkin
Andrew & Amy Gelman
Joel & Cynthia Hirsch
Christine & Richard Karger
Gerri & David Kahnweiler
Matthew & Christine Schmeltz
David P. Storch Family Foundation
Ted & Rita Wecker

In-Kind Sponsor
Bernie's Book Bank

Media Sponsors
Lakeshore Public Media
Make It Better

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