Make friends, raise awareness, and have fun at upcoming Chicago Lights events.

We offer an array of opportunities—from picnics to galas, athletic events to casual social gatherings—so there’s something for everyone. And this fun raises funds and awareness for the six programs of Chicago Lights.


Upcoming Events

There’s always something happening at Chicago Lights, whether you’d like to join us to raise funds and awareness, experience one of our programs firsthand, or enjoy an evening of entertainment for a great cause.

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Team Chicago Lights

Chicago Lights is proud to be a charity participant in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Read on to learn how you can be part of Team Chicago Lights and raise money for our six signature programs as you race 26.2.

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Cocktails for a Cause

GLOW is the Chicago Lights Associates Board’s signature gala and fundraiser. The event brings over 300 young professionals together for a stylish and festive evening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to raise funds for the six outreach programs of Chicago Lights.

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Associates Board Events

Join our email list and receive regular updates of special events in which you can have fun, meet great people, and raise funds for Chicago Lights.

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Chicago Lights Gala of Hope

The Chicago Lights Gala of Hope (formerly Carnaval) is held annually in late winter in downtown Chicago. During this special evening, we host more than 500 supporters and friends of Chicago Lights, including members of Fourth Presbyterian Church and Chicago Lights partners. Funds raised at the Gala of Hope contribute to our outreach to children, youth, and adults facing the challenges of poverty.

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Plan to join the Chicago Lights Board of Directors for this annual fall evening of recognition and celebration. The event honors individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to the work of Chicago Lights.

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