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:
CARMEN (CHUCK) D’AMICO
BOB MADURA SR.
BIAGGIO (JOE) TROMBATORE
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.