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
Tickets and sponsorship info coming in 2020.
View photos from the 2019 Cara Gala.
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: October 1, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 am
Where: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
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View photos from our 2018 Tribute to the Stars presented by Waterton!
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: TBD
Where: Cara’s Great Room
View photos from a previous 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 alleviate poverty.
When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Where: City Winery
Tickets and sponsorship info coming soon!
View photos from our most recent Conversation.
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: Winter 2020
Where: TBD
View photos from our 2019 Friends' Night Out.
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: Summer 2020
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View photos from the 2019 Summer Social.

Our Event Supporters
Interested in sponsorship?
Download our FY20 Event Sales Kit to see our full list of sponsorship opportunities for this year.