EVENT

    The 9th Annual Cara Gala

    May 17, 2024
    The Geraghty

The 9th Annual Cara Gala presented by the Gidwitz Family & Loop Capital

Our signature fundraising event, The 9th Annual Cara Gala presented by the Gidwitz Family & Loop Capital 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.

Date

Friday, May 17

Time

6:00 – 11:00 pm CT

Venue

The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne, Chicago

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Video

How Cara Collective Transforms Lives

Learn how our community fuels this work – and has helped us place more than 15,000 jobs.
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Da’Sean’s Story

Watch the story of our 2024 Jesse Teverbaugh Distinguished Alumni Honoree Da’Sean Hillsman.
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Kathleen St. Louis Calineto

Cara Collective President & CEO Kathleen St. Louis Caliento shares the power of transformations.
Award

Trailblazer Award

Gala Co-Chair Dr. Suzet McKinney presents the Trailblazer Award to our friends at Allstate.
Award

Jesse Teverbaugh Distinguished Alumni Award

Jesse Teverbaugh presents the Distinguished Alumni Award to this year’s honoree, Da’Sean Hillsman
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Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias

Gala Co-Chair and Illinois Secretary of State Alex Giannoulias addresses attendees of the 9th Annual Cara Gala.
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Jim Reynolds

Gala Co-Chair and Loop Capital CEO Jim Reynolds addresses attendees of the 9th Annual Cara Gala.
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Judge Charles Burns

Gala Co-Chair and Cook County Circuit Court Judge Charles Burns addresses attendees of the 9th Annual Cara Gala.
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Tom Owens, Jr.

Tom Owens, Jr. addresses attendees of the 9th Annual Cara Gala.

Support our Signature Event

Questions? Please contact Annie Drew, adrew@carachicago.org, (312) 628-7909 to learn more.

Honoring

Allstate

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 4/29/24