Though our annual event looks different this year, it's more important than ever for our community to rise up together and help kids and families.
The current health crisis has sent a ripple through our community, but mental health services remain needed–now more than ever. As an essential resource to our community, we are the only agency in the area for kids that have nowhere to go. We know that young people need us and we will continue our commitment to helping them through this difficult time by providing our counseling therapy sessions, crisis intervention services, and mentoring program.
Virtual is the New Black Tie
Online event: May 30, 2020 at 7pm (CST)
Every year, The Bridge hosts our annual Spring Gala–our largest fundraiser of the year and a decades-long tradition for our donors, staff and volunteers. This year we were planning to host the event at the renowned Sanfilippo Estates. Unfortunately, our event was impacted by the state’s directive to cancel all “nonessential” community events, jeopardizing over $80,000 in funds for the mission-critical mental health programs that allow us to help hundreds of kids in our community. We need your support to help The Bridge to continue to provide counseling and crisis interventions to help young people and their families in our community and ensure that this public health crisis affects our programs as little as possible.
We invite you to participate in our Virtual is the New Black Tie event from the comfort of your home. RSVP for this first ever stay-at-home event featuring an online auction, raffle and special live guests on Saturday, May 30 at 7pm (CST).
For questions, contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s how you can help:
Donate anytime by texting “bridgeyouth” to 76278.
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors
In-kind donations provided by the following sponsors:
Arlington International Racecourse
Arthur Murray Dance Studio-Schaumburg
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
Boka Restaurant Group
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Improv Club
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Deerfield Park District
Douglas J. Aveda Institute
East Bank Club
Goo Goo Dolls
Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
James D. and Judith L. Brenner
Kendra Scott Jewelry
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago
La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Lake Geneva Cruise Line/Gage Marine Corp.
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Napa Valley Bike Tours
Nueske’s Smoked Meat
O’Connell Family Wines
Oak Park Festival Theatre
Portillo’s Hot Dogs, LLC
Rockford IceHogs Hockey
Sam & Harry’s Steakhouse
The Joffrey Ballet
The Morton Arboretum
The Second City
The Theatre Schol at DePaul University
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Todd Gilchrist/Preferred Planning Concepts, LLC
Trapeze School New York in Chicago
Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design
Wines for Humanity
Zanies Comedy Club