Honor and Hope Gala 2019 Posted by SylviaCiaco in News 28 Apr 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.