2024 E3 GALA

A Celebration of Chicago’s Children and Families

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 6:00-10:00pm

Venue West, 221 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60612

PRESENTED BY

We invite you to join us for the 2024 E3 Gala! The E3 Gala is Carole Robertson Center for Learning’s annual celebration highlighting our mission to Educate, Enrich, and Empower (E3) the children and families with whom we work.

On May 16, 2024, we will gather with 250 of our closest friends and supporters over dinner, drinks, and inspiring keynote to celebrate our work over the past year.

2024 SPECIAL GUESTS

Corporate Partner of the Year

Scott C. Swanson, President
PNC Bank Illinois

Curba Merrill Friend of the Center

State Senator Ram Villivalam, 8th District
State of Illinois Representative

Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Eig, Journalist and author of
King: A Life—the preeminent biography of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

2024 HOST COMMITTEE

John Smith
Board Member, Carole Robertson Center for Learning

Mrs. Jessica Gaito
Board of Member and Development Committee Chair, Carole Robertson Center for Learning
and Mr. Scott Gaito

Stefanie Kruse Curley
Board Member, Carole Robertson Center for Learning
and Andrew Curley

Kelsey Malnati-Howell
Board Member, Carole Robertson Center for Learning

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

This evening allows us to raise necessary funds to continue supporting program innovation and general operations. Many opportunities are available to partner with us on our E3 Gala. Please see each sponosorship level below.
CHANGE AGENT: $25,000

• Formal recognition from the podium
• Two premier tables (20 seats)
• Full-page ad in the event program
• Brand recognition in all collateral, including event program, signage, social media, and event web page
• Social media feature showcasing your marketing video during the week of the event
• Company logo recognition at your tables
• Invitation for two (2) guests to private VIP reception preceding event

CHAMPION: $15,000

• Formal recognition from the podium
•One premier table (10 seats)
• Company logo or mention in the event program, signage, social media, and event web page
• Company logo recognition at your table
• Invitation for two (2) guests to private VIP reception preceding event

LEADER: $10,000

•One premier table (10 seats)
• Company logo or mention in the event program, signage, social media, and event web page
• Company logo recognition at your table
• Invitation for two (2) guests to private VIP reception preceding event

ALLY: $5,000

•One table (10 seats)
• Company name listed in the event program, signage, social media, and event web page
• Company name listed at your table

We appreciate your consideration and look forward to our partnership!

PURCHASE TICKETS, SPONSOR, DONATE

The Carole Robertson Center for Learning is a nonprofit organization that works to honor the life and memory of Carole Robertson who, together with her classmates, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, and Denise McNair, was killed in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. That horrible act of injustice is emblematic of lives robbed of their full potential. With the community we strive to help children build full, free lives. Lives that reject hate, and rise up.

Our Center reaches more than 2,500 children, youth, and their families across 27 Chicago communities with high-quality early childhood education and youth development programs, bolstered by comprehensive support services for families.

Questions about events, sponsorship opportunities, or volunteering, please contact our Development team:

CRISTINA CARRETOAssociate Director of Development
P (312) 243-7300 Ext:207
ccarreto@carolerobertsoncenter.org

Since 1976, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning has been dedicated to educating, enriching, and empowering children and families through comprehensive child and family development programs.