Thank You for Coming to Carnaval!
Our thanks to the more than 500 people who joined us at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on Friday, February 28, for a wonderful evening of dining and dancing to benefit the six programs of Chicago Lights.
Our sincere thanks to all who joined the Chicago Lights Board of Directors at its first annual evening of recognition and celebration: Spotlight, held Thursday, September 19, at the law offices of Sidley Austin, LLP. The evening honored individuals, organizations, and foundations that have made an outstanding contribution to the work of Chicago Lights.
"Through this event the Board and staff hope that Chicago Lights and the lives that are changed because of its programs will be introduced to the larger Chicago giving community," said Chicago Lights Board of Directors President Marilee Hopkins.
More than 120 guests enjoyed a networking hour with delicious hors d'oeuvres by Food for Thought catering, beer provided by Lagunitas Brewing Co., and wine donated by The Naked Grape.
A video and awards presentation emceed by NBC5 Chicago's own LeeAnn Trotter followed the reception and honored Chef J. Joho and the Chicago Tribune Charities, a fund of McCormick Foundation, with Community Impact Awards. In addition, Levy Restaurants, Ravinia, Alondra Sewell, Jeff Lebata of the Chicago Lights Associates Board, Alison Thomas, and Ed and Lola Coke were recognized with Outstanding Program Partner awards. The evening also raised more than $27,000 for Chicago Lights.
Thank you once again to all who helped make Spotlight a success! To enjoy the short video about Chicago Lights shared at the event and created by Free Spirit Media, please
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"The biggest draw for us to Chicago Lights, both as volunteers and benefactors, has been the sense of being apart of a strong community that inspires others and leads by example. Chicago Lights has allowed both of us to share the gifts we have been so blessed with while gaining new perspective on the challenges our community faces."
--Craig and Alison Naish