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Chicago’s Annual Gala & Auction



ENTRANCE FEE

$ 250

DATE

Thu November 21, 2019

TIME

6:00 PM

Renaissance Downtown Chicago, 1 W. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
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Back on My Feet in Chicago’s Annual Gala & Auction

Please join us for our Annual Gala and Auction in Chicago.

EMCEE: Brent Smith
Our EMCEE this year is Brent Smith, the Midwest Vice President of Sales for Cigna.

 

 

 

 

 


Honoree: Susan Stith
This year, we’ll be honoring Susan Stith, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Civic Affairs at Cigna, with the Corporate Pacesetter Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 PM Dinner and Program

Location:
Renaissance Downtown Chicago
1 W. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Dress:
Cocktail Attire

To learn more about corporate sponsorships, please contact Back on My Feet’s Interim Director of Development Lizz Slark Carlson at lizz.carlson@backonmyfeet.org.

 

Elite Sponsorship
  • Two VIP tables of 10 with preferred seating
  • Logo and Link on BoMF Website
  • Logo or Digital Ad Displayed in Event Slideshow
Marathon Sponsorship
  • Two tables of 10 with preferred seating
  • Logo and Link on BoMF Website
  • Logo or Digital Ad Displayed in Event Slideshow
Half Marathon Sponsorship
  • One table of 10 with perferred seating
  • Logo and Link on BoMF Website
  • Logo or Digital Ad Displayed in Event Slideshow

To sponsor the event click here.

A Special Thanks To Our 2018 Sponsors

Elite Sponsors

Bimbo Bakeries USA

Marathon Sponsors

@financial
ImageFIRST Chicago

Half Marathon Sponsors

CBRE
Cigna
LG Construction + Development
PricewaterhouseCoopers

To learn more about 2019 corporate sponsorships, please contact Back on My Feet’s Interim Director of Development Lizz Carlson at lizz.carlson@backonmyfeet.org.

Do I need a physical ticket?

No! If you purchased a table or a ticket your name will be on the guest list. Please check-in at registration and we will get you checked in. If you are the guest of a sponsoring company, your name may be listed as “Guest of COMPANY”.
 

Where is it? How do I get there?

Our event will be held at the  Renaissance Downtown Chicago (1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601). We highly recommend taking public transportation to the event, so that you can celebrate safely and not worry about parking or driving! Visit the Chicago Transit Authority for the best route to get to the event from your location. 

 Hotel parking is available for $52 ($72 for valet) or fiind nearby parking lots here.  

 

What should I wear? 

The dress code for the Annual Gala & Auction is Cocktail Attire. 

 

What can I expect when I arrive?

When you arrive our staff and volunteers will greet you and get you checked in. Make sure to share your cell phone number so you can start mobile bidding! You’ll receive your table number and bidder paddle at check-in. 

Important Note:  Our registration desk will ask you for your credit card information upon check-in. This information is so that you can bid, donate and check-out with ease. No information will be stored beyond the evening of the event and all information is stored on a secure server for the duration of the event. This will make your evening smooth and easy and will shorten your check-out experience as well! 

 

What is the schedule for the evening? 

6:00 PM: Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction  

7:00PM: Dinner & Program 

 

What is the live appeal? What should I expect?

The purpose of the Annual Back on My Feet Gala & Auction is to raise funds to keep the Back on My Feet program thriving in our city. In order to do this, we will be hosting a Live Appeal at the end of the program to raise funds. If you are able, we would be honored if you would consider giving at one of the following levels:  

  • $2500:  provides a security deposit and first month’s rent  to help a member secure a  home.  
  • $1000:  can cover the cost of most professional certifications so that members can find suitable work.  
  • $500:  can  provide enrollment  fees , materials, tools an d books to go back to school.​ 
  • $250: can  provide a member basic  furnishings, such as a bed , for a new home.​ 
  • $100:  can  purchase a public  transportation card to  ensure safe and reliable  transportation to and from  work. ​ 

 

 

How do I bid on the silent auction or make a donation during the live appeal? 

All of our bidding and donations can be done electronically through our OneCause platform! When you check-in, make sure to share your mobile number and you will receive a link accessing the platform.

Not comfortable with online donations? Remit envelopes will be available if you would like to make a gift via check.  


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