Gala 2018


Join us for a very special evening supporting youth justice in our community and honoring Congressman John Lewis for his lifelong commitment to putting justice in action. 

The Honorable John Lewis
U.S. Representative (D-GA 5th District) and civil rights leader.


5:30 PM
VIP Reception with Congressman John Lewis, with “Lightning Rod” ticket purchase
NOTE: VIP Tickets are SOLD OUT.
Click here to join a waitlist to purchase VIP tickets

>6:30 PM
General Admission

7:00 PM
Program with Rep. Lewis

Mayne Stage
1328 W. Morse | Chicago
Drinks and hors-d’oeuvres to be served.
Street parking is available as well as valet ($10).

Lightning Rod / VIP ticket: $250.
Spark Plug / General Adm. ticket: $125.


PLEASE NOTE: We do expect this event to sell out quickly so do not delay in purchasing your tickets. Also, due to anticipated high demand, we request that each household limit their ticket purchases to 4 tickets. Although the ticketing system will allow you to purchase more, we do appreciate your cooperation. Thanks for understanding!

Executive Director:
Patrick Keenan-DevlinEvent Committee:
Marea Brichta, Co-Chair
Jennifer G. Moran, Co-Chair
Jonathan Samuels, Co-Chair
Kate Brady
Jerry Esrick
Victor Grimm
Betsy Lehman
Brad Nelson
Krenice M. Roseman
Joi-Anissa Russell
Regina Sant’Anna
Katie Tucker Trippi
Laura Tucker
Valerie Weiss
Renee Zipprich
Board of Directors:
Betsy Lehman, Chair
Brad Nelson, Vice Chair
Patricia Gladden, Secretary
Valerie Weiss, Treasurer
Victor Grimm, Past-Chair
Jeffrey Bergman
Kate Brady
Marea Brichta
Adam Chiss
Janet Alexander Davis
Jerald P. Esrick
Ra Joy
Ariel Kalil
Jennifer G. Moran
Charles Peters
Brenda Phillips
Krenice M. Roseman
Jonathan Samuels
David Soglin