celebrated Evanston forever!

At the Foundation's annual autumn Celebrate!Evanston event, the record crowd gave nearly $245,000.

from our president and ceo

ECF President and CEO Monique B. Jones remarked "I am so grateful for all the generous support of so many Evanstonians. Every dollar donated will help us reach out across Evanston supporting collaborations with creative ideas to address Evanston's challenges.

words from the co-chairs

Michele Berg, co-chair with Gene Servillo, noted as the evening wound down, "What a night! We were pleased that so many community members came out to Celebrate!Evanston and supported the Foundation with their amazing generosity." The evening made ECF history with the highest ever sponsorship support and co-chair Gene Servillo said' "We are thrilled to have so many Evanston businesses support our work to make this community thrive."

highlights of the evening

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Co-chairs Michele Berg and Gene Servillo with Amy Monday and Monique B. Jones.

The Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) Executive Board volunteered at the event.

ECF board chair Diana Cohen and vice chair Lisa Altenbernd together with Monique B. Jones

Co-chairs Michele Berg and Gene Servillo take the podium to announce the raffle winner.

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music and humor all about Evanston

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The guests cheered and laughed as the evening's emcee, Evanston's own Gwen Macsai joked about all things Evanston.

The evening's musical revue performers Patrick Keenan-Devlin, Julie Chernoff, Rapheal Miller, and Al Zunamon (front).

Julie Chernoff sings Right Here! (to tune "My Way") accompanied by Al Zunamon.

Charming the crowd, Raphael Miller sang "ECF can guide the future," the first line ln That's Sustainability (to the tune of the Wizard of Oz's "If I Ony Had a Brain").

Singing We'll Be Here to the tune of Hamilton's "You'll be Back," Patrick Keenan-Devlin closes out the musical revue.

Guests having fun in the photo booth.

Props used in the photo booth. Evanston IS home.

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more of the guests

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Bonnie Lytle in conversation with NUDM Executive Co-Chairs Jamie Newman and David.Nussbaum.

Monique B. Jones greets John Hewko, Rotary International's General Secretary. On behalf of Rotary International, the evening's presenting sponsor, he shared remarks about the connection between Rotary's mission and ECF.

Emile and Kelley Cambry, ECF board member, continue in conversation with Rose and Bob Johnson as the evening winds down.

During the cocktail hour, NUDM Executive board member David Wexler chats with Celebrate!Evanston co-chair Gene Servillo.

ECF board member Tim Russell hugging guests.

Ra Joy shares a moment with Evanston's former mayor Liz Tisdahl and Lucy Lehman.

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz chats with Michele Berg as the evening comes to a close.

ECF Program Officer Rebecca Cacuyran with Jane Grover, Bill Blanchard and City Council member Peter Braithwaite.

Dozens respond when Monique B. Jones asks Leadership Evanston alumni to raise their hands.

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photo booth fun

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credits

Photo booth photos: MK Event. All other photos: Jill Norton Photography.