Better Makers: Union League Boys & Girls Clubs Gala Raises Over $300,000

The Union League Boys & Girls Clubs raised over $300,000 at their 38th annual gala held on Nov. 7 at the Union League Club of Chicago. The event highlighted the organization’s deep commitment to the 13,000 at-risk youth it serves in the Pilsen, Humboldt Park, Near West Side, Bucktown, Englewood and South Lawndale communities.

Proceeds from the gala help by benefitting after-school programming at eight club sites around Chicago. The ULBGC also operates a 247-acre summer residential camp in Salem, Wisconsin for the benefit of its Boys & Girls Clubs members. Last year, the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs hosted an average 1,400 youth each weekday and served more than 143,000 after-school meals.

Gala chairperson Nancy Ross, Union League Boys & Girls Clubs board first vice president, led a team of creative volunteers who worked tirelessly to present a memorable evening for 312 guests. Attendees enjoyed an elegant dinner, dancing to sounds of the Al Sofia Orchestra and silent and live auction prizes supporting the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs. The event was emceed by WVON-1690 AM radio host Matt McGill. His morning drive show offers substantive conversation and a healthy dose of his own brand of observational humor on the Talk of Chicago radio.

Nancy Ross (Gala Chair and Union League Boys & Girls Clubs 1st Vice President) & Phil Dodson of Wilmette
Nancy Ross (Gala Chair and Union League Boys & Girls Clubs First Vice President) and Phil Dodson of Wilmette
Mary Ann Mahon Huels (Union League Boys & Girls Clubs President & CEO)  & Terry Hendrickson (Union League Boys & Girls Clubs Board President)
Mary Ann Mahon Huels (Union League Boys & Girls Clubs President and CEO) and Terry Hendrickson (Union League Boys & Girls Clubs Board President)
Timo Rehbock & Astrid Rehbock of Kenilworth
Timo Rehbock and Astrid Rehbock of Kenilworth
Bill McGuire & Linda McGuire of Wilmette
Bill McGuire and Linda McGuire of Wilmette
Katie Dunlap & Chris Dunlap of Wilmette
Katie Dunlap and Chris Dunlap of Wilmette
Mike Kiss & Gail Kiss of Deerfield
Mike Kiss and Gail Kiss of Deerfield

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