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
The Carole Robertson Center for Learning’s annual E3 Gala is all about honoring our mission to educate, enrich, and empower children and families. Please save the date of Thursday, May 16, 2024, to join us for this joyful, mission-driven evening to celebrate our impact, our workforce, and the children and families we serve.
Join civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders as we celebrate the Center as one of the leading early childhood education and youth development organizations in Chicago, paving the way to a more just and equitable society.
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
Jonathan Eig, Journalist and author of
King: A Life—the preeminent biography of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Check out some highlights from our past events!
2021 Annual Celebration
About This Event
In May of 2021, our closest friends and funders joined us for “Recess,” the Carole Robertson Center for Learning’s first-ever virtual Annual Celebration! This event celebrated and underscored the importance of play and joy during a child’s development. The celebration included inspiring speeches, moving videos, an introduction from The Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot and a keynote address from LaTanya McDade, Chief Education Officer of Chicago Public Schools.