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 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
This event is sold out. Click here to inquire about ticket waitlist.
View photos from the 2018 Cara Gala.
Be a Part of the Conversation
Join us for an afternoon of lunch and cocktails and discussions centered around Cara's mission and work to alleviate poverty.
When: Friday, June 7, 2019
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Ignite Glass Studios
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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 2019
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: Cara’s Great Room
This is a free event. View photos from our previous 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 small bites and big hearts with some of Chicago’s top chefs.
When: Thursday, August 29, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Loews Chicago Hotel
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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: October 1, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 am
Where: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
View photos from our 2018 Tribute to the Stars presented by Waterton!
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.

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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