Luminary Award Dinner 2017

(495) Char Rivette, Anne Pramaggiore, First Lady of Chicago Amy Rule, Mara Walsh, Melissa Washington - by Mila Samokhina

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THANK YOU to our friends at KPMG for their donation of hundreds of books to the children we serve! The books were donated through KPMG’s Family for Literacy program in honor of Amy Rule, our 2016 Luminary, and… Read More

Luminary Award Dinner in Chicago Splash

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Luminary Award Dinner 2016

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Luminary Award Dinner Silent Auction

Bidding is open on ChicagoCAC’s Luminary Award Dinner silent auction! Whether you’re attending the event or not, you can bid on our unique items and one-of-a-kind experiences right from your computer. Plus, you can set a maximum bid on each item so you don’t have to check your bids all night.

Bid now at www.BidPal.net/luminary! Bidding closes at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.

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Bidding is open on ChicagoCAC’s Luminary Award Dinner silent auction! Whether you’re attending the event or not, you can bid on our unique items and one-of-a-kind experiences right from your computer. Plus, you can set a maximum bid on each… Read More

ChicagoCAC’s Luminary Award Dinner to honor Chicago First Lady Amy Rule

Event to raise awareness and funds to address child sexual and physical abuse 

(Chicago – April 21, 2016) Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) will hold its second annual Luminary Award Dinner at the Union League Club on Thursday, May 12. This year’s event will honor Chicago’s First Lady Amy Rule, a tireless advocate on behalf of children’s safety and welfare causes and a strong supporter of ChicagoCAC.

“Through her role as our first lady and as a committed parent and Chicagoan, Amy Rule has shown strong support to prevent child sexual abuse and ensure that children who need help get our city’s full support to heal,” said ChicagoCAC Executive Director Char Rivette. “Her leadership in our community, her support of Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and her advocacy for children’s health and wellbeing make her a true luminary in our great city.” 

The fundraising event – co-chaired by Sheila McGinn Dorman, COO of Northern Trust Securities, and Mara Walsh – will feature a reception with a silent auction, seated dinner and program. The inaugural event in 2015 sold out, drawing 400 corporate, civic and political leaders, as well as long-time friends of ChicagoCAC. The event is expected to sell out again this year, with high level sponsorship from BMO Harris Bank, ComEd, Exelon, GCM Grosvenor, Mesirow Financial and Boeing. 

A special call for support at the Luminary Award Dinner will benefit the center’s Growing & Giving campaign. Launched in 2014 to leverage the city’s $9 million dollar TIF investment, the campaign’s goal is to raise an additional $2.5 million in private contributions to support prevention programs and enable the center to expand critical education and services for children and families healing from abuse. To date, the campaign has raised more than $900,000. Other proceeds from the event benefit ChicagoCAC’s family advocacy, forensic interviews, therapy and other vital services for children and families. 

“Freedom from abuse and exploitation is a basic human right, and it’s a privilege for me to be involved in the work the center does for the children in our community,” said Dorman. “They give a voice to the voiceless and provide a safe haven, treatment and hope for these kids. Our goal is to prevent child sexual abuse and help victims heal.”

About:

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) and its partners are the front-line responders in Chicago to reports of child sexual abuse, as well as reports of physical abuse of children under 3 years old. As part of a multi-disciplinary team of experts, ChicagoCAC’s teams investigate alleged abuse, conduct forensic interviews, provide family advocacy, reduce trauma and identify resources so that children and families may begin the healing process.  All of the center’s services are free of charge. Since opening its doors in 2001, ChicagoCAC has served more than 30,000 children and families. Learn more at ChicagoCAC.org 

Event to raise awareness and funds to address child sexual and physical abuse  (Chicago – April 21, 2016) Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) will hold its second annual Luminary Award Dinner at the Union League Club on Thursday,… Read More

Save the Date: Luminary Award Dinner

ChicagoCAC Luminary Award Dinner 2016 Save-the-Date

Save the date for our second annual Luminary Award Dinner on Thursday, May 12 at Union League Club of Chicago. We will honor Amy Rule, First Lady of Chicago, for her contributions to our city’s children and for lighting the path toward hope and healing. We hope to see you there!

Luminary Award Dinner in the news

ChicagoCAC 2014 Luminary Award Honorees
Our Luminary Award Dinner has made a splash in local news! The fundraiser was featured in both IOnTheScene and Candid Candace, highlighting the Chicago community leaders and other supporters in attendance. We’re thrilled to have such strong recognition of the event, the important work our teams do at ChicagoCAC, and our honorees, the Burkes. View full event photos here.

ChicagoCAC 2014 Luminary Award Honorees

Our Luminary Award Dinner has made a splash in local news! The fundraiser was featured in both IOnTheScene and Candid Candace, highlighting the Chicago community leaders and other supporters in attendance. We’re thrilled to have such strong recognition… Read More

ChicagoCAC Luminary Award Dinner Photos

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, supporters joined ChicagoCAC for the inaugural Luminary Award Dinner, raising funds for the center and honoring Alderman Edward M. Burke and Justice Anne M. Burke for their efforts to light the path toward hope and healing for children and families. Learn more.

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, supporters joined ChicagoCAC for the inaugural Luminary Award Dinner, raising funds for the center and honoring Alderman Edward M. Burke and Justice Anne M. Burke for their efforts to light the path toward… Read More

Burkes receive ChicagoCAC’s Luminary Award for lighting the path toward hope and healing for children

Luminary Award Dinner raises more than $260,000 to support Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s work to help children and families heal from child sexual abuse  

Press Release | May 8, 2015

The evening of May 7, hundreds of Chicagoans joined Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center for its inaugural Luminary Award Dinner. Held at Union League Club of Chicago, the event raised funds for the center and honored Alderman Edward M. Burke and Justice Anne M. Burke for lighting the path toward hope and healing for children. In all, the event raised more than $260,000 for Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.

More than 300 community leaders, professionals and philanthropists attended in support of restoring the lives of children and families who have experienced sexual abuse. To start the night, guests walked ChicagoCAC’s purple carpet, enjoyed cocktails and placed their bids on unique silent auction packages at a reception in Union League Club’s Main Lounge. Upstairs in the Union League Room, top sponsors and VIP guests had a meet-and-greet with the Burkes and ChicagoCAC’s executive staff and board members. Read More

Luminary Award Dinner raises more than $260,000 to support Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s work to help children and families heal from child sexual abuse   Press Release | May 8, 2015 The evening of May 7, hundreds of… Read More