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Kickoff Dinner

  • Galleria Marchetti 825 West Erie Street Chicago, IL, 60642 United States (map)

This year we are excited to be offering Standard, Premier and VIP ticketing. The VIP 

As a VIP, you get to attend a private reception that begins at 5 p.m. and includes unlimited free cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. You will also be treated to preferred seating at the dinner and receive a special gift bag with some custom Back 2 School items.

Our silent auction catalog has expanded this year as well! We’ve already secured some neat items that you won’t want to miss the chance to bid on such as a signed Anthony Rizzo jersey, sports memorabilia, Alan Parsons Anniversary Tour Live, skydiving, exclusive distillery tours, tickets to see Gypsy at the Porchlight Theatre and massage gift certificates.

The Emcee that evening will be co-host of Chicago's Best on WGN-TV, Marley Kayden

We need volunteers to work the day of the event as well as the day prior to the event. We are also looking for people to join our Silent Auction Committee, which will help secure items for the silent auction between January and May. For more information on all these opportunities, contact Spencer Post, our Events Coordinator at


To purchase tickets to the Kickoff Dinner click here.