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Community foundation fundraiser Monday

Celebrate!Evanston, the Evanston Community Foundation’s annual benefit, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 at The Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave. in Evanston.

At Celebrate!Evanston, supporters of the Foundation will come together to enjoy a wine reception with hors d’oeuvres donated by MJ Catering/Corner Chef.

Celebrate!Evanston, the Evanston Community Foundation’s annual benefit, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 at The Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave. in Evanston.

At Celebrate!Evanston, supporters of the Foundation will come together to enjoy a wine reception with hors d’oeuvres donated by MJ Catering/Corner Chef.

The evening will feature an original theatrical performance conceived and directed by Henry Godinez, Associate Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University and Resident Artistic Director of the Goodman Theatre, in which professional actors and singers will dramatize Foundation success stories.

The program will also include the presentation by Board Chair Judy Kemp and President & CEO Sara Schastok of the annual Jim Kogen Foundation Spirit Award, and remarks on the Foundation’s recent achievements and upcoming priorities.

Tickets begin at $75 per person, and are available online at evanstonforever.org and by phone at 847-492-0990. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for prizes that include a flat-panel television, a tandem bicycle reconditioned by The Recyclery, and a gift basket from Whole Foods Markets.

The Evanston Community Foundation is grateful for the support of Celebrate!Evanston Corporate Benefactor Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC. Event sponsors include McKinsey & Company, MJ Catering/Corner Chef, Bain & Company, Northwestern University and Reed Smith, LLP.

Helping Evanston thrive now and forever as a vibrant, inclusive, and just community, the Evanston Community Foundation builds, connects, and distributes resources and knowledge through local organizations for the public good. The Foundation builds endowments for current and future opportunities, fosters private philanthropy, focuses the impact of collective giving, finds solutions to community challenges, allocates grants, and provides leadership training.

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