The 9th Annual Cara Gala

    May 17, 2024
    The Geraghty

The 9th Annual Cara Gala presented by the Gidwitz Family

Our signature fundraising event, The 9th Annual Cara Gala presented by the Gidwitz Family is an opportunity for our community to come together in celebration of our mission, while uplifting and recognizing partners who are working to build a more inclusive economy for Chicago and beyond. We look forward to welcoming more than 500 friends to our new event venue, The Geraghty, for an unforgettable and inspiring evening. Tickets and sponsorships are available below.


Friday, May 17


6:00 – 11:00 pm CT


The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne, Chicago

Join our Signature Event

Tickets and sponsorships now on sale. Questions? Please contact Annie Drew, adrew@carachicago.org, (312) 628-7909 to learn more.



Trailblazer Award

Mario Rizzo, President, Property-Liability, accepting

Da’Sean Hillsman

Jesse Teverbaugh Distinguished Alumni Award

Gala Co-Chairs

Judge Charles Burns

Circuit Court of Cook County

Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias & Josephine Giannoulias

State of Illinois

Dr. Suzet McKinney

Sterling Bay

Jim & Sandy Reynolds

Loop Capital

Thank You to our Sponsors & Contributors

Presenting Sponsor

Transformations Sponsor

Jobs Sponsor

Opportunity Sponsor

Hope Sponsor

Equity Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsor

* As of 4/2/24