Events

Mark your calendars, we throw a great party!

Our Signature Event
Our signature event, the Cara Gala is a chic evening of great entertainment and even greater company as more than 550 civic, philanthropic, and business leaders come out in support of our mission.
When: Friday, April 17, 2020
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
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Watch highlights from the 2019 Cara Gala.
A PM Remix
“Motivate me!” Motivations After Dark is a PM remix of our typical morning Motivations and a great opportunity for our supporters to spend time with Cara participants and learn more about our transformative work.
When: Spring 2020
Where: Cara’s Great Room
Check back soon for our next Motivations After Dark!
Be a Part of the Conversation
Join us for an afternoon of lunch, libations, and discussions centered around Cara's mission and work to eradicate poverty.
When: Summer 2020
Where: TBD
View photos from our most recent Conversation at City Winery.
A Toast to Motivations
Hosted by our Associate Board, Summer Social is our annual toast to Motivations. Join us for an evening of small bites and big hearts with some of Chicago’s top chefs.
When: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Where: Venue West
Check back soon for tickets and sponsorships.
View photos from the 2019 Summer Social.
Honoring the Stars of Cara
Tribute to the Stars is a special morning Motivations that honors our employed Cara students and the corporate and community partners who have been instrumental in their success.
When: Friday, October 30, 2020
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
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View photos from our 2019 Tribute to the Stars!
A Night of Networking & Camaraderie
Join us for networking and camaraderie, great food and drinks, and that patented Cara spirit of friendship.
When: Winter 2021
Where: TBD
View photos from our 2019 Friends' Night Out.

Our Event Supporters
Interested in sponsorship?
Download our 2020 Event Sales Kit to see our full list of sponsorship opportunities for this year.
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