I have a very busy job and hardly any time at all to roll up my sleeves and [volunteer]. But I do have the capacity to support [Chicago Lights] financially. I believe Chicago Lights’ core mission of providing hope and opportunity to those experiencing poverty is vital to maintaining and improving our community and our city, and I believe Chicago Lights’ way of achieving its mission—focusing on individuals to effect change one life at a time—is the only way to have a long-term impact.

Andy McGaan, President of the Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

Corporate Partner

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Foundation & Institutional Donors


Greer Foundation


Caerus Foundation, Inc.
The Dancing Skies Foundation


KLA Samaritan Foundation
Robert R. McCormick
Polk Bros. Foundation

Gala of Hope Corporate Sponsors

Official Airline Sponsor

Delta Air Lines and Delta Vacations

Partner $50,000

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Sapphire $10,000

DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C.

Diamond $5,000

BMO Harris Bank
CS Disco, Inc.
McCormick Theological Seminary
Revel Décor

A Toast to Tutoring Corporate Sponsors


Bulley & Andrews
The Elms Hotel & Spa
Joseph Feldman Associates


DiMeo Schneider and Associates, L.L.C.
Michael Corso Selections
Round Barn Winery
Studio Paris


Arlen Music Productions
Dance Studio
Michael Corso Selections
Round Barn Winery