Honor and Hope Gala

 

Honor and Hope Gala is our second major fundraiser. Formerly the Man of the Year and Scholarship Banquet, CIACO has altered this format to not only award scholarships to deserving students (Hope) but also to Honor wounded heroes. Funds are raised by selling various-sized ads in the Program Guide, or in the form of special sponsors. Revenue from this event contributes to our operating fund and is used solely to further CIACO’s charitable endeavors throughout the year.

 

Honor and Hope Gala 2019

Saturday, April 28
Medinah Shrine Center
550 Shriners Dr, Addison
Tickets are $125 per person
Open Bar | Hors d’Oeuvres | Seven-Course Dinner | Dancing | Sweet Table

On the occasion of our 20th anniversary, we invite the community to join us in
REMEMBERING OUR PAST & CELEBRATING OUR FUTURE

In the two decades since its founding, the Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization has created a remarkable legacy of giving. Each year, the group provides hundreds of needy families with full Thanksgiving meals, presents tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to college-bound students and bestows tens of thousands of dollars more upon veterans in need and other worthy causes.

“None of what we do would be possible without the involvement and support of our members,” says CIACO president Bob Urbinati. “That’s why we decided to present our Humanitarian of the Year Award in memory of deceased members at this year’s gala.”

Members are the lifeblood of every organization, and when a member passes away, a part of the organization passes with him. As we gather on April 27 to celebrate our 20th anniversary, the Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization will dedicate our Honor & Hope Gala to the memory of those members who have gone before us. Theirs are the shoulders on which we stand as we reach for the stars.

That honor roll includes:

EUGENE ABBOTT
RON ALGHINI
JOE AURELIO
SAM BRUNO
TONY BURDI
DOUG BUFFONE
JOHN BURRELLO
RICH BUTERA
GUY CALABRESE
BOB CASALLA
SAM CAVALLO
BOB CIMO
DENNIS COLUCCI
DOMENICO D’ALESSANDRO
LARRY DALICANDRO

CARMEN (CHUCK) D’AMICO
ED DEBARTOLO
TOM DECARLO
PAT DIBIASO
PETER FANTINO
NICK FAVIA
CHUCK FUSCONE
PAUL GALLO
RAYMOND GENNETTI
HENRY GENTILE
JOE GENTILE
NATALE GERCONE
TONY LAURIE
KEN LIACONE
BOB MADURA SR.

EMIL MARCHESCHI
FRANK MAZZA
TONY MENGARELLI
MARIO PAONE
SAM PIETRINI
BOB REBOLETTI
ART REUTER
PAT SAVIANO
FLOYD SANFORD
JIM SARNO
DOMINIC SAVERINO
FRANK SCATCHELL
FRANK TOSCANO
BIAGGIO (JOE) TROMBATORE
PETER VERDICO

Honor & Hope

Each year at our Honor & Hope gala, CIACO makes sizable donations to veterans in need and other worthy cases in addition to bestowing more than a dozen scholarships. Your ticket purchases and other donations make this remarkable level of generosity possible. We encourage you to attend our event and support our efforts.

Annual Scholarship Awards

CIACO will also present 15 deserving students each with a $2,500 scholarship and over $30,000 in Special Donations.

If you would like to be a sponsor, download the CIACO Honor and Hope Flyer here or go to Sponsor Honor and Hope Gala page.