2022 Project H.O.O.D. Annual Gala
Breaking Ground for Groundbreaking Change
Friday, September 30, 2022
Reception 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 - 8:30 PM
After Party 9:00 PM - Midnight
Union Station Great Hall
Jackson Street Entrance, 500 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661
On behalf of Project H.O.O.D.’s Advisory Board and 2022 Gala Committee, we are honored to invite you to an elegant evening celebrating Project H.O.O.D.’s work at our Annual Fundraising Gala. The event will take place on Friday, September 30, 2022 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Union Station. I ask you to please join us as we honor our sponsors and friends while sharing some of our work on the South Side of Chicago.
Pastor Brooks started Project H.O.O.D. 10 years ago by spending 94 days on the roof of an abandoned hotel to raise gun violence awareness. Now, Project H.O.O.D.'s expansive programming benefits youth and families in the Woodlawn and Englewood neighborhoods by promoting entrepreneurship and providing the support necessary to make the neighborhood a safer place. Here are just a few of our programs:
- Violence Prevention Team to intervene before the violence starts
- Construction Training to provide training and career pathways in the trades
- Entrepreneurship mentoring to support local businesses and promote local startups
- Career and financial training to our community members
- Youth Programming to give children a safe summer camp and alternative activities
It is our wish to bring people together from all over the city and beyond who have an interest in becoming part of the solution to the epidemic of crime, violence, and poverty on the South Side of Chicago. Through creative community engagement programs and services, Project H.O.O.D. is transforming lives.
We are excited about our progress towards building a community center in Woodlawn. The groundbreaking date is set for October 29, 2022. As of June 2022, less than 200 days in to the Capital Campaign, Project H.O.O.D. has secured $18 million in cash, in-kind gifts, and signed pledges. This includes $5 million from Ken Griffin of Citadel, $2 million from Related Midwest, $1.5 million from Wintrust, and all of the required concrete from Ozinga Concrete.
Your Gala sponsorship will go directly towards programming and our new center. Our Annual Gala plays an important part in the financial support of our impactful programs. Our work would not be possible without the generous support of individuals and organizations like yours.
Thank you for understanding how important it is to help bring change to our community.
For additional information, please contact Kristen Kell at 847-346-2349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the community we serve, we thank you for your consideration and hope you will join us for this celebratory and engaging evening!
2022 Tickets and Sponsorships
Project H.O.O.D. Lead Sponsor $100,000
Become a partner in our work. This includes 2 VIP tables for 20 guests to the Gala and After Party; Prominent logo or name recognition on screen during the event, in program book, on website, and social media; Exclusive announcement on website homepage and social media; Exclusive recognition from the podium; Opportunity to speak during the event; Special Project H.O.O.D. gift; Opportunity to provide an item in the gift bags
Host Sponsor $50,000
Includes 2 Priority tables for 20 guests to the Gala and After Party; Priority logo or name recognition on screen during the event, in program book, on website, and social media; Special recognition from the podium; Special Project H.O.O.D. gift; Opportunity to provide an item in the gift bags
Partner Sponsor $25,000
Includes 1 Priority table of 10 to the Gala and After Party; Logo or name recognition on screen during the event, in program book, on website, and social media; Special recognition from the podium; Special Project H.O.O.D. gift; Opportunity to provide an item in the gift bags
Benefactor Sponsor $10,000
Includes 1 table of 10 to the Gala and After Party; Logo or name recognition on screen during the event, in program book, on website; Special Project H.O.O.D. gift
Contributor Sponsor $5,000
Includes 5 tickets to the Gala and After Party; Name recognition (text) on in program book and on website
Individual Gala Ticket $1,000
One ticket includes access to the Gala and After Party; Name listed in program
Gala After Party Ticket $75
One ticket includes access to the Gala After Party only beginning at 9:00 p.m.
2022 Gala Honorary Co-Chairs
Don Biernacki, Related Midwest Executive Vice President of Construction
Ed Wehmer, Wintrust Founder & CEO
2022 Gala Committee
Dr. Sabha Abour
Chuck Adler, Adler Law Office, LTD.
Byron Andreas, Robert R. Andreas & Sons, Inc.
Dr. Daria Babineaux, The Pediatric Care Center
Josh Balonick, Blue Water Builders
Larry Berlin, Mentor at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Chris Bos, IL House of Representatives
Joe Cini, Automated Health
Barrett Davie, Inflow Partners
Rick Doering, Doering Landscape Company
Tom Gallagher, Dairy Management Inc.
Tom Gallagher, DSL Construction Company
Pastor Keith Gordon, Love of Christ Church of Chicago
Bill Gorsline, eXPerien Communications Group, Inc.
Nick Gowen, Burke Warren MacKay Serritella PC
Kayne Grau, Uptake
Dr. David Hoag, Warner University
Michael Jakubiec, Michael P. Jakubiec Investment Real Estate, Inc.
Rashod Johnson, Ardmore Roderick
Ta'Rhonda Jones, Actor and Director
Sylvie Légère, The Policy Circle
Dan Madura, Madura Nero Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Alicia Martin, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Illinois Chapter
Talia Maschiach, Founder/CEO of EVED
Pat Milligan, Metro Ford
John Munger, Jansson Munger McKinley & Kirby Ltd.
Leslie Munger, Project H.O.O.D. Advisory Board
Bill O'Kane, Group Fox Realty
Jim Oberweis, Oberweis Dairy
Marty Ozinga, Ozinga Bros. Inc.
Mike Paulsen, Lockton Companies
Raju Prasad, William Blair
Jim Purcell, Ansley Real Estate
Gary Rabine, Rabine Group
Dr. John Radford, WellNow Urgent Care
Governor Bruce Rauner and Mrs. Diana Rauner
John Reaves, Milton Craft Bakers
Todd Ricketts, Chicago Cubs
Bob Schillerstrom, IceMiller LLP
Sean Seay, Athens Church
Dave Selbst, Lord Abbett
Peggy Shapiro, Stand With Us
Bruce St. James, WLS-AM 890
Sherry Street, The Bradley Impact Fund
Mike Uremovich, Manhattan Mechanical
Dr. Eric Wallace, Freedom Journal Institute
Shonda Werry, Policy Analyst and Political Consultant
John Williams, WGN
Ron Zappia, Highpoint Church
Thank you to the 2022 Gala Honorary Co-Chairs & Committee for their tireless support and commitment to Project H.O.O.D.