Attend Our 2018 Gala!

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.”

 


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Fifth Annual Gala:
Making the Impossible Possible

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

 

Co-Chairs

Richard Edelman, President and CEO of Edelman

Todd Rickets, Board Member of the Chicago Cubs

Sylvie Légère, Co-Founder of the Policy Circle

 

Gala Committee Chairmen

Marty Ozinga IV of Ozinga Bros                          Jim Oberweis of Oberweis Dairy

Gala Committee

Bill Stuart of CleanTools, Inc.                               Rashod R. Johnson of Ardmore Roderick

Michael Fassnacht of FCB Chicago                     Negin Moayer of BNMO Design

 Mike Felix of AT&T                                               Vance Henry of City of Chicago

Steve Pemberton of Globoforce                          Glen Brooks of Chicago Police Dept

Bob Schillerstrom of Ice Miller LLP                     Robert Semrad of Semrad Law Offices

Marlow Covin of Com-Ed                                     Michael D. Paulsen of Lockton Companies

Alexandra Weiner of Tempus                               Leah McGee of FCB Chicago

Pat Milligan of Metro Ford                                    Corey D. Flournoy of FCB Worldwide

Julian Green of Chicago Cubs                               Robert Blackwell J.R. of Killerspin

Donovan Pepper of Walgreens                             Abed Ayesh of Mr. Trucks Inc.

Nadine Bahaveolos of Family Wealth Mgmt        Larry Berlin of First Analysis

Jack Baker of First Midwest Bank                        Spencer Leak Jr of Leak and Sons

Father Robert N. Smith of St. Frances Episcopal Church       

Pastor Keith E. Gordon of L Washington Design, LLC   

Congressman Bobby Rush                                     Tony Duncan of Body Science PFT Inc.

Congressman Joe Walsh                                         Reno Morelli of Metro Ford

Charles H. Thomas of The Chicago Drum               Maze Jackson of #MazeSaid

Chandra Prasad of OMEGA and Associates            Larry Disparti of Disparti Law Group

Ivan Tomic of Access Law PC                                   Kenneth Eberly of American Family Ins.

Sherman Wright of Ten35 Supply                           John Hamparian of Access Medical Supply

Lamell McMorris, Greenlining Realty USA               Lisa Hughes of Ruffled Feathers

Marc J Strongin of Illinois Orthopedic Network, LLC

Rick Doering of Doering Landscaping                   Carl D. West of MG Media 

Nicholas Gowen of Burke Warren MacKay Serritella PC                                        

Daniel P. Madura of Madura | Nero Financial Consulting Group

of Wells Fargo Advisors                                          Sherry Street of Illinois Policy Institute

John Hamilton of Project H.O.O.D. Advisory Board

Helene Walsh of Project H.O.O.D. Advisory Board

We look forward to seeing you!

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