ECF Celebrate!Evanston 2015 benefit ‘Growing Together’

Evanston Community Foundation hosts its annual Celebrate!Evanston benefit on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Evanston Golf Club, 4401 Dempster St. in Skokie.

The theme of this year’s benefit is “Growing Together.” The evening will feature a cabaret performance, desserts from local bakeries and restaurants, and a non-traditional live auction.

“As the Evanston Community Foundation has grown over the years, we have helped local organizations grow and achieve their missions,” said co-chair Gene Servillo. “The annual fundraiser is a wonderful way to come together and celebrate our community’s growth with friends and colleagues, but also a powerful way to raise funds that will enable the Foundation help Evanston even more in the future.” Funds raised at Celebrate!Evanston 2015 will support the Evanston Community Foundation’s mission to help Evanston thrive now and forever as a vibrant, inclusive and just community.

Tickets to the Celebrate!Evanston benefit begin at $165.  Reservations are requested by September 30. For tickets and information visit www.evanstonforever.org or call 847-492-0990.

Celebrate!Evanston 2015 Committee:

Judy Kemp, co-chair

Gene Servillo, co-chair

Judith Aiello-Fantus

Lun Ye Crim Barefield

Diana Cohen

John Cunningham

Diana Gourguechon

Joan Gunzberg

Pete Henderson

Kevin Mott

Patty Reece

Keith Terry


The EVANSTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, founded in 1986 with current assets of more than $20 million, helps Evanston thrive now and forever as a vibrant, inclusive, and just community. It builds, connects, and distributes resources and knowledge through local organizations for the common 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. For more information about the Evanston Community Foundation, visit www.evanstonforever.org.

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