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our gala celebrated
growing stronger together

The Foundation's annual Celebrate!Evanston event on October 8, 2015 had much to celebrate. Over $335,000 was raised, including an anonymous $100,000 donation honoring ECF's outgoing President and CEO Sara Schastok.

Attended by almost 300 people and generously supported by our sponsors — meet our sponsors. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the fabulous evening!

the festive fun continues

A few spots remain in A Salsa Making Party with Master Chef Lupita Carson at an Evanston home party sponsored by ECF board members and friends.



 a fantastic evening

Sara Schastok and Monique Brunson Jones

Founding President and CEO Sara Schastok and Incoming President and CEO Monique Brunson Jones.


Benefit co-chairs Gene Servillo and Judy Kemp.

Singers.jpgGreyson Heyl, Matthew Hunter, Patrick Keenan-Devlin and Julie Chernoff perform How Does Your Garden Grow?, an original musical review detailing the importance of the Foundation

Farr_and_Jordan.jpg Christian Farr and Karen Jordan were co-emcees for the evening.

Brody_and_Mott.jpg Mike Brody and Live Appeal emcee Kevin Mott share a laugh after another successful Celebrate!Evanston.

Lytles_Finnegans_Jones.jpgBonnie and Jay Lytle, Paul and Mary Finnegan welcome Monique Brunson Jones, incoming President and CEO.

CEOs_and_Board_Pres_2.jpgDiana Cohen (vice chair), Joan Gunzberg (past chair), Sara Schastok, Monique Brunson Jones, and Mike Brody (chair).


Some of our fabulous Northwestern University Dance Marathon volunteers.

Delectable desserts provided by local bakeries and restaurants.