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 500 civic, philanthropic, and business leaders come out in support of our mission.
When: Friday, April 5, 2019
6:00 - 11:00 pm
Where: The Four Seasons Chicago
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View photos from the 2018 Cara Gala.
A Night of Networking & Camaraderie
Join us for a special evening of top shelf libations and networking to honor the Cara spirit of support and friendship.
When: Thursday, February 7 2019
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: The Dalcy
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View photos from our 2018 Friends' Night Out.
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: Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: Cara’s Great Room
This is a free event. View photos from our most recent Motivations After Dark!
A Toast to Motivations
Hosted by our Associate Board, Summer Social is our annual toast to Motivations. Join us for an evening of camaraderie as we sample bites from some of Chicago’s top chefs.
When: Summer 2019
Where: TBD
Tickets and sponsorship info coming soon.
View photos from the 2018 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: Fall 2019
Where: TBD
View photos from our 2018 Tribute to the Stars presented by Waterton!
Fore Fun & Charity
Hit the links with Cara for a fun outing of beautiful weather, a great round of golf, and championing the meaningful work of Cara. Foursomes are encouraged.
When: TBD
Where: TBD
View photos from the 2018 Cara Golf Classic.

Our Event Supporters
Interested in sponsorship?
Download our FY19 Event Sales Kit to see our full list of sponsorship opportunities for this year.