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Project H.O.O.D.'s 2018 Gala

  • Theater on the Lake 2401 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

Project H.O.O.D.'s Fifth Annual Gala:

Making the Impossible Possible

 We had a tremendous turnout at the Gala in 2017 and a great time was had by all. We hope to see you again this year!

We had a tremendous turnout at the Gala in 2017 and a great time was had by all. We hope to see you again this year!

Please join Project H.O.O.D. on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Theater on the Lake for our Fifth Annual Fundraising Gala as we honor our sponsors and friends. This year's theme is Making the Impossible Possible and we are very grateful for those who help us in our tremendous work.

We are excited to announce that this year's gala is co-chaired by Richard Edelman, President and CEO of communications marketing firm, Edelman, Todd Ricketts of the Chicago Cubs and Sylvie Légère Ricketts, co-founder of the Policy Circle.

“We are ecstatic to help commemorate Project H.O.O.D.’s five years of efforts and successes with empowering people in the community,” said Todd Ricketts. “We look forward to bringing more light to the amazing accomplishments of Project H.O.O.D. and its core mission,” added Sylvie Légère Ricketts.

 Our 2017 Gala would not have been successful were it not for our incredibly generous sponsors.

Our 2017 Gala would not have been successful were it not for our incredibly generous sponsors.

Project H.O.O.D.'s work relies on the donations we receive through our fundraising efforts and we are grateful that our Gala Committee is working hard to make this year's event a success. The committee is comprised of professionals from the Chicagoland area. We are grateful for their dedication to Project H.O.O.D.

Pastor Corey B. Brooks, Project H.O.O.D.'s Executive Director, says, “We are so proud of everything we’ve been able to accomplish over these past 5 years.

 Pastor Corey B. Brooks, Executive Director of Project H.O.O.D.

Pastor Corey B. Brooks, Executive Director of Project H.O.O.D.

"Helping others in the community reach their potential and fulfill their dreams is a lifelong mission for all of those who continue to support Project H.O.O.D.

"The gala will be a celebration of those accomplishments as well as a continued opportunity to galvanize and strengthen efforts for the next chapter of our journey.”

 


Fifth Annual Gala:

Making the Impossible Possible

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Gala 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.
After Party 9:00p - 1:00a
Theater on the Lake
2401 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614

 

Co-Chairs

Richard Edelman, President and CEO of communications marketing firm Edelman

Todd Ricketts, Chicago Cubs

Sylvie Légère Ricketts, co-founder of The Policy Circle

Gala Committee Chairmen

Marty Ozinga IV of Ozinga Bros                         Jim Oberweis of Oberweis Dairy

Gala Committee

Abed Ayesh of Mr. Trucks Inc.
Nadine Bahaveolos of Family Wealth Mgmt
Jack Baker of Bridgeview Bank
Larry Berlin of First Analysis
Robert Blackwell Jr. of Killerspin
Glen Brooks of Chicago Police Department
Marlow Colvin of Com-Ed
Bob Crawford of Project H.O.O.D.
Larry Disparti of Disparti Law Group
Rick Doering of Doering Landscape Company
Roderick Drew of HNTB Corporation
Tony Duncan of Body Science PFT Inc.
Kenneth Eberly of American Family Insurance
Michael Fassnacht of FCB Chicago
Mike Felix of AT&T
Corey D. Flournoy of FCB Worldwide
Pastor Keith E. Gordon of L Washington Design, LLC
Bill Gorsline of eXPerien Communications Group, Inc.
Nicholas Gowen of Burke Warren MacKay Serritella PC
Julian Green of Chicago Cubs
John Hamilton of Project H.O.O.D. Advisory Board
John Hamparian of Access Medical Supply
Hermene Hartman of Hartman Publishing Group, Inc.
Vance Henry of City of Chicago
Lisa Hughes of Ruffled Feathers
Kristen Jaciw of Project H.O.O.D.
Maze Jackson of #MazeSaid
Rashod R. Johnson of Ardmore Roderick
Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA
Spencer Leak Jr. of Leak and Sons
Shari Lewis of Project H.O.O.D.
Daniel P. Madura of Madura | Nero Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Alicia Martin of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Illinois Chapter
Leah McGee of FCB Chicago
Lamell McMorris, Greenlining Realty USA
Pat Milligan of Metro Ford
Negin Moayer of BNMO Design
Reno Morelli of Metro Ford
Jim Oberweis of Oberweis Asset Management
Michael D. Paulsen of Lockton Companies
Steve Pemberton of Globoforce
Donovan Pepper of Walgreens
Chandra Prasad of OMEGA and Associates
Congressman Bobby Rush
Bob Schillerstrom of Ice Miller LLP
Robert Semrad of Semrad Law Offices
Father Robert N. Smith of St. Frances Episcopal Church
Marc J. Strongin of Illinois Orthopedic Network, LLC
Sherry Street of Illinois Policy Institute
Bill Stuart of CleanTools, Inc.
Charles H. Thomas of The Chicago Drum
Ivan Tomic of Access Law PC
Mike Uremovich of Manhattan Mechanical Services
Congressman Joe Walsh
Helene Walsh of Project H.O.O.D. Advisory Board
Alexandra Weiner of Tempus
Carl D. West of MG Media
Leila Wills of Project H.O.O.D.
Sherman Wright of Ten35 Supply

Millennial After Party Committee

Angela Battle
Marnie Blum
Rodney Boatey
John Bonelli
Lauren Crawford
Miguel Davis
J.C. Griffin
Kristen Jaciw of Project H.O.O.D.
Raquel Jardon
Kat Lewis
Shari Lewis of Project H.O.O.D.
Desmond Marshall
Cortez McCry
Danny Milligan
Mia Nelson
Brittany Ramsey
Antanas Riskus
Paul Riskus
Lauren Smith
Artriss Williams
Wanda Williams Semmes
Chris Utes
Wayne Younghans

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