Events & Education

48th Annual Benefit Show Re-Purposed into Virtual Event!

Responding to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on our Harvey based community hospital, the Ingalls Development Foundation is announcing the re-purposing of its largest fundraising event — the Annual Benefit Show — into a virtual online event!

The Ingalls Development Foundation Benefit Show Virtual Gala is  scheduled for Sunday, May 31st at 6pm and will feature The Second City Workshop performing LIVE comedy sketches to a livestream audience accessible through our online platform located at:  www.Ingallsgala2020.givesmart.com. All proceeds raised through the Virtual Benefit Show Gala will support our un-restricted Ingalls Impact Fund that is used to fund our UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial COVID-19 preparedness, containment and response efforts.

“We’re so grateful to our more than 2,000 courageous caregivers whose extraordinarily high level of expertise, initiative and compassion continues to have a tremendous impact on Ingalls Memorial and our immediate and broader community”, says President Brian Sinotte.

In addition, our un-restricted Ingalls Impact Fund also pays for programs that help address underlying health disparities and social conditions in our South Suburban communities such as infant and maternal mortality, chronic disease, food insecurity, education and innovative programs such as integrative medicine and genetics screening.

“We’re delighted to have this opportunity to partner with Second City Works to raise funds in support of our purpose to transform community health while maintaining a 48-year tradition of holding the longest running, most successful community hospital fundraising event in Chicagoland”, VP, Philanthropy Paul Donohue.

Please make plans to join us for the Virtual Benefit Show on May 31st at 6pm through our virtual gala homepage:  www.Ingallsgala2020.givesmart.com where you can access our silent auction, purchase raffle tickets, register as an interactive guest during the second city performance and make your gift to support the Ingalls Development Foundation in its cause to help UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial transform community health in Chicago’s South Suburbs.

Stay connect!  Visit our new redesigned website @ ingallsfoundation.org

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My name is Brian Nolan and I am the Associate Principal at Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park. On Friday, June 5th we will be celebrating nearly 550 seniors as they become graduates of the Class of 2020. Because of the pandemic, we are not able to offer our traditional ceremony so we are doing our best to make it a special day. Our ceremony will be parade-style and will go through the community and end on our campus with graduates crossing the stage to receive their diplomas (with social distancing of course). Following the ceremony, we are encouraging families to go home, get a nice dinner without worrying about cooking and watch a live viewing party of a video that we prepared especially for them. The video includes speeches from their Principal, Superintendent, and fellow classmates, music from our band and choirs, and other surprises to make the viewing experience as special as possible. That’s where you come in!

Because most of our families will be eating dinner at home before enjoying the video, we thought it might be smart to partner with local restaurants and specialty shops to offer discounted meals or deals to our graduates and their families, and we are hoping you will participate. Our hope is that you may gain some new customers while we promote shopping locally – a win-win! We are asking you to think of a one-night-only promotion that would be exclusive to our graduates and their families (they can show an Andrew Class of 2020 ID to verify that they are indeed a graduate or family of a graduate). If you are willing to be a part of it, we will encourage families to order from your store and will include details about your promotion in communication to families leading up to the event and special thanks on social media after the event. To get our families excited about this promotion and to push business your way, we will need to offer them enticing deals such as 25% off the total bill, buy one meal get one free, free appetizers, a special graduate “dinner package”, etc.

If you are interested in being a part of the Class of 2020 Graduation experience, please email me at the address listed below. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have as well. In the meantime, we at Andrew High School hope that you are hanging in there during these difficult days and we wish you the very best in the months to come.

Thank you for your consideration,

Brian Nolan
Associate Principal
Victor J. Andrew High School
bnolan@d230.org

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Pregnancy Aid South Suburbs (PASS) will be hosting a Virtual Hike4LIFE event on Saturday, June 13th, 2020! 

Please make plans to join us, from the comfort of your own home, on Saturday, June 13th beginning at 9 a.m.!  Please “LIKE” Pregnancy Aid South Suburb’s Facebook page — where you will be notified of the link to our launch video for the event!  This will encourage your involvement with this amazing ministry that stands for LIFE!  We encourage you to walk, run or bike that day…all while raising funds for PASS, which aids men and women in crisis pregnancies and seeks to encourage, inspire and equip them as parents to build a foundation for life!  To find out more information about this event or how to get involved, please contact Allison Alons, Donor Relations Coordinator, at donors@helppass.org or 708/614-9777 ext. 121.

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Register Today for St. Coletta’s Digital Dash 5K/1K! 

Join our virtual run/walk June 6th-14th to support children and adults with developmental disabilities. Basic entry is only $10! All Dashers will receive a digital bib download. The top 3 men/women with the best time will be recognized with medals.

Register at: https://www.stcolettail.org/upcoming-events