The Unity Ball is the largest annual fundraiser for St. Josaphat Parish. The spectacular evening brings together friends and fellow parishioners to honor the Unity Award recipient for their continued work within our local community. For more information on this year’s award winner, please click here.
The Unity Ball includes a silent auction during cocktail hour, a wonderful thee course dinner followed by an amazing live auction and dancing and fun for all! Unity Ball 2011 will be held on Saturday, March 5 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile. This new venue, which just completed a very expansive renovation, is just one of many exciting changes for this year, which marks the 10th Anniversary of the event.
This year we will also be featuring new night-of-event activities such as a “buy it now” table in the silent auction as well as a Golden Ticket raffle, where $100 will give you the chance at taking home one of our fantastic live auction items or $2500 cash! Also new this year is the addition of a Unity Ball Post Party at the hotel from 12-2 am hosted by our own Fr. Mike Gabriel! Click here for more information on our exciting night of event activities and details about the live and silent auctions!
Please join us for what promises to be a very memorable evening!
Visit the event website for more information.
Snowball. The JC’s signature black tie event takes place every year in February, where lively young professionals come together for an evening of fun, food, dancing ane more!
The Junior Council’s 23rd Annual Snowball:
Saturday, February 5th from 8pm to 1am at The Navy Pier
Join Chicago’s most lively young professionals for a night
of live music, open bar, silent auction and delicious food!
Live music will be provided by Sorry for Partying.
A variety of Chicago’s finest restaurants will be providing
bite-sized portions of food in 2 different shifts (stay tuned
for what time each restaurant will be serving).
Snowball’s presenting tasting sponsors so far include:
- Ai Sushi
- Oak Mill Bakery
- Join us on the red carpet!
- An extensive silent auction showcasing 15 VIP items will be displayed on TVs around the event.
- A photo booth with complimentary pictures for all guests
- Heads/tails game
To aid in your departure (cabs will be scarce), complimentary shuttle service will be provided starting at 11:00pm and
ending at 1:30am. More details to come.
Details on after party to come.
Get your tickets now by clicking on the “buy tickets” link!
There are only a certain number of general admission tickets
available at each price, so get yours soon before the price
St. Josaphat Catholic Parish, with faith in a loving God, joyfully welcomes all who wish to come together as a community of shared faith in Jesus Christ, to give glory and praise to God.
We commit to making Christ’s love apparent on our journey of faith by striving to support, comfort, forgive, challenge and inspire each other in our homes, schools, neighborhoods, community and world.
We are energized through the celebration of the sacraments and the proclamation of the gospel. Through our ongoing formation and education, outreach to those in need and hospitality to all, we come to know Christ and make Christ known.
Fore more information: Visit St Josephat Parish
The Junior Council is a group of young professionals living in and around the Chicagoland area.
Our membership ranges in a variety of professional backgrounds, pooling our resources and talents to support our jointed interest in helping to raise awareness and funds to support our cause: supporting the Adolescent and Pediatric AIDS & HIV Programs at Children’s Memorial Hospital.
The Heart of our Operation
The Junior Council supports the Pediatric and Adolescent HIV and AIDS programs of Children’s Memorial Hospital.
Established in 1987 by Dr. Ram Yogev and Dr. Ellen Chadwick, The CMH HIV and AIDS Program cares for more children and adolescents than any other pediatric HIV service in the region.
Our mission is to support the clinic and ensure all children with HIV/AIDS, regardless or their ability to pay, have access to high-quality pediatric healthcare.
for more information: Visit Junior Council
One year ago this month, the financial landscape changed forever. While it may be years before we can tally the effect of the financial market meltdown one result was the increased demand for services and support from charities ranging from health-care and emergency housing to animal shelters and school supplies.
In addition with the changing zeitgeist of the marketplace, the extravagant receptions, sponsorship opportunities and other “boldface” initiatives seem to have given way to a more austere events and fund-raising initiatives. As one charity anonymously commented “The $10,000/plate dinner is now frowned upon, replaced by events bringing together supporters of all socio-economic classes including those providing non-monetary assistance which is just as important as the $10K donor”.
The following are a few “TIPS” to host a successful fundraiser in today’s challenging environment as told to us by Erin M. Donahue member of Off the Street Club’s Jr. Board, a charity based in Chicago which for more than 100 years has been a safe haven for kids in one of the toughest, most crime-ridden neighborhoods in Chicago:
“Location: –We chose a “hot” location. The Wit Hotel had just opened and their rooftop bar is a huge draw for young professionals. We were lucky enough to close off the rooftop for just our party for the cocktail reception that started off the night. It was a huge perk to be able to advertise The Wit on our promotional items.