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 500 of our closest supporters, donors, and friends come out in support of our mission to unlock the power and purpose within our communities and ourselves.
When: Friday, April 5, 2019
Where: The Four Seasons Chicago
View photos from the 2018 Cara Gala presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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, November 16
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Where: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Tickets and sponsorship now available.
View photos from our 2017 Tribute to the Stars!
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, October 11
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Cara’s Great Room
This is a free event. Click here to register.
View photos from our most recent Motivations After Dark!
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 2019
Where: TBD
Tickets and sponsorships info coming soon.
View photos from our 2018 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 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.
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: Summer 2019
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.
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