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.
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