Night of Bright Futures (Leap Day) Gala
Saturday, February 29, 2020
7 PM – 11 PM at Revel Fulton Market

Get ready for our Night of Bright Futures Gala featuring an exciting new theme – masquerade! Shine your dancing shoes and prepare for two musical performances, exciting raffles, and a lively auction all of a good cause. Individual tickets start at $150, get yours today!

Can’t attend but want to contribute?  Donations are always appreciated!

Parking: We encourage you to party responsibly by using a cab or rideshare service. Parking will be available in the Revel Lot, as well as free parking is available on the street, and Spot Hero reservations can be made at the Fulton West Building – Garage only .16 miles (2 blocks) from the venue.


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Raffle, Auctions, Trips!


This year’s gala will feature professional comedian and auctioneer Brett Walkow! With over 25 years of experience on stage, Brett is known for his gregarious energy and good spirit.
A few of this year’s raffle and items include:

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  • Brookfield Zoo all-inclusive visit for up to 6 guests
  • Chicago Bear’s flag laser signed by Mitchell Trubisky, Akeim Hicks, Eddie Jackson, Leonard Floyd, Jordan Howard, and Tarik Cohen
  • Chicago Cubs baseball signed by Jose Quintana
  • Baseball bat signed by the Cub’s own Ian Happ
  • Chicago White Sox tickets

Live Auction Items:

  • Tickets for two to see a Saturday Night Live dress rehearsal
  • Two tickets for the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Exclusive tour and tastings of California Wine County, organized by an anonymous wine-industry donor!

We have the trips! Buy a trip raffle ticket for a chance to win one of these amazing getaways for two, airfare included:

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  • A 5-night stay at Westin Resort & Spa Cancun with airfare
  • Three nights split between San Francisco & Sonoma with two luxury wine tastings
  • Three-night stay at the Key West beach-side Marriott
  • Four nights at the Puntacana Resort & Club
  • A sailing experience on America’s Cup Yacht with a three-night stay in San Diego
  • Drive supercars in Las Vegas with a three-night stay at the Renaissance Hotel
  • A three-night golf getaway in Scottsdale Arizona


Get your trip raffle ticket here!


Stay tuned for more information on the exciting raffle and auction items!

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Sponsorship & Donations


Sponsoring at one of our events will put your company or product in front of hundreds of participants.  To learn more about sponsoring or exhibiting at an event please e-mail us using the form below.

2020 Gala Sponsorship & Form

Onward House is seeking donations for the Live Auction & Raffle. Donations of airfare, hotels, one-of-a-kind experiences, gift certificates, sports tickets &memorabilia, and donations of wine are still needed. Please contact Nikki Way if you’d like to make a donation.

Wine Pull Donation
Auction Donation

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Can’t Attend?

Can’t attend our gala, but want to support our work? Please donate here. Onward House programs are supported by the generosity of our donors, who believe in our mission to open doors to improve lives and uplift communities through educational, economic and support services.

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Have any questions about the upcoming gala?