Signature and Previous Events
Dining & Conversation
We are excited to share that Academy Award-winning actor, Christian Bale, will be joining our table once again this year. Please visit back in April to see our growing list of confirmed 2020 Luminaries and Celebrity Chefs.
Tickets and sponsorships can be discussed with Amy Kaczmarek, Director of Development, at 312-372-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Presenting Sponsor
Join us virtually to hear about our successes during an uprecedented time.
Evening of Hope
Join SOS Children’s Villages Illinois for an evening powered by innovation.
This year we honor our builders and visionaries, who keep us charged to continue breaking new ground.
Thursday, August 25
IBEW Local 134 Union Hall
2722 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616
More information on the event, tickets, and sponsorships are available by clicking here.
VIP Reception 5-6 PM
Main Event 6-10 PM
All-Village Graduation Celebration
It’s commencement season for many throughout the nation, and at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are fortunate enough to mark this momentous time for our graduates in a special way.
On Friday, June 23, 2017, staff, children, Foster Parents, and our extended family (corporate partners and supporters) all gathered for a collective celebration of our 2017 graduates at our Lockport Village. It is an event, now in its second year, to honor the children, let loose with field games, and enjoy being together as a community. This year a book fair was sponsored by KPMG. Children were able to choose new books to take home for some exciting summer reading.
A crucial component of the Early Leaders tier of the College Bound and Beyond Program is STEAM education for children ages 12-16. Our Annual STEAM Expo – previously called STEM Expo – allows for an immersive, hands-on experience with exciting areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Alongside our partners, including the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and Swissôtel Chicago, the STEAM Expo helps us reinforce our STEAM curricula, grow our educational programming, and deliver memorable developmental opportunities for youth in foster care. This year, our STEAM Expo is themed around Black History Month, offering youth a glimpse into the groundbreaking, revolutionary impact of Black leaders across STEAM industries and fields.
Women’s Leadership Forum
Interested in hosting your own event to benefit SOS Illinois or learning about any of the events listed above? Please contact us to let us know how we can support you! Events open to the public can be shared on our website and social media pages.