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Chicago Lights Gala of Hope

Friday, February 24
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
West Tower

5:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m.
Seated Dinner and Program

8:00 p.m.
Live Auction with Ron Magers

9:00 p.m.
Dancing with Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra

9:30 p.m.
Silent Auction Closes

11:30 p.m.
Event Concludes

The Chicago Lights Gala of Hope is the signature annual event benefiting the outreach programs of Chicago Lights and the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being.

Highlights of the premier evening include a cocktail hour, three-course seated dinner, live music and dancing provided by the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra, a mystery wine sale, prize drawings, and silent and live auctions featuring unique experiences, getaways, entertainment, and more.


SILENT AUCTION

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The Gala of Hope’s Silent Auction is live! View items and bid here.

Our auction features Cubs tickets, dinner at top-rated restaurants (Everest, Tru, Spiagga, and more), Hamilton tickets, Disney World and the Adler Planetarium for family-fun, a day at the Red Door Salon and Spa, and a myriad of priceless experiences!

Can’t be at the Gala? Bid from home!

Start bidding on Silent Auction items–and continue bidding the night of the Gala on February 24. Remote bidding is open until 9:30 p.m. the night of the event.


LIVE AUCTION

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The 2017 Gala of Hope Live Auction is packed with once-in-a-lifetime experiences and getaways!

Experience culture, style, and history with a long-weekend stay in the West End of London. Travel to Amsterdam and discover Europe aboard a luxurious river cruise ship. Be whisked away to the exotic locales of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Click here for a preview of these packages and more!

Can’t be at the Gala? Bid by proxy!

Review Live Auction packages here and complete the form on page 11 or download the form here.

Submit completed forms by Thursday, February 23 to Katy Frey Bever at kbever@chicagolights.org or fax 312.787.4584.


DRAWING:
BREAKFAST BEFORE TIFFANY’S

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TICKETS

Channel your inner Holly Golightly with a chance to win a luxe brunch for four at NoMI Kitchen, located in the Park Hyatt hotel, and a $2,500 Tiffany & Co. gift card to spend on classically elegant jewelry, watches, and accessories for yourself or that someone special.


MYSTERY WINE SALE

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Purchase a ticket to select 1 of 100 bottles of wine valued at $50+ and perhaps win the sale’s ultimate prize—fifteen bottles of fine French and red and white wines!

Highlights include

  • Magnum of 2013 Domaine Vincent Paris “La Geynale” Cornas
  • 2012 Chateau Troplong Mondot St. Emillion
  • 2009 Chateau Pichon Lalande

Tickets are $100 and will be available in the lobby the night of the Gala on February 24. All wine purchasers will be asked to come to the stage following the Live Auction to make their wine selection. Must be present to win.

Thanks to donors Brian and Jennifer Van Klompenberg.


OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

A block of rooms at a special rate has been reserved for Gala of Hope guests who wish to stay overnight at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

To make reservations by phone, contact the Hyatt Regency Chicago at 1.888.421.1442 and reference the Gala of Hope room block.

Make reservations online here.


PARKING and DROP-OFF

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO CONSTRUCTION, ALL GUESTS SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE WEST TOWER ENTRANCE. THIS IS NOT THE MAIN LOBBY ENTRANCE.

For event valet, self-park, and taxi service, please arrive at the West Tower at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Wacker Dr.).

Valet parking: $30

Click here for directions.


PHOTOS

2016 Gala of Hope

2015 Gala of Hope


FAQs

For more information about Chicago Lights Gala of Hope, click here for FAQs or contact Andrea Miller at 312.640.2576 or amiller@chicagolights.org.