Golf Classic 2018
Our 2018 Golf Classic was held on Monday, September 17th at the Itasca Country Club. The day began with a patio lunch at 11:00 followed by a shot-gun scramble format tournament at 12:00. After a day on the course, guests were treated to cocktails, dinner and a silent and live auction. For more photos and information about the event, click here.
Friday, April 27, 2018 The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
On Friday, April 27, 2018, over 300 community and business leaders gathered at the Ritz-Carlton, Chicago to honor Morton Schapiro, President of Northwestern University, with the 2018 Dream Maker Award. President Schapiro was honored for creating inclusive communities, as exemplified by his partnership and support of Have Dreams and the Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism program at Northwestern, a business-based transition to employment program at Northwestern University. Chaired by Night of Dreams gala event co-founders and longtime Have Dreams supporters Adam and Denise Hoeflich of Chicago, this year’s event raised nearly $500,000 for Have Dreams.
The Gala featured a sumptuous dinner, music and the signature Dreams of a Lifetime live auction, which included a trip to the Emmy Awards, a Chicago Bulls Suite, and a seven-day trip for 10 with accommodations in a luxury home in Costa Rica, among other items. In addition to gala co-chairs Denise and Adam Hoeflich, the gala committee included Rebecca and Charlie Besser, Michelle and Ted DeGaetano, Philip Lee Harris, Andrea and Matt Johnson, Christine and Bob McQuinn, Jill and Fred O’Connor, Julie and James O’Connor, Jr., Nancy and Michael Reinsdorf, Julie and Kenneth Sacks, Honey and Sam Skinner, Ariel and Jonathan Towers, and Roni and David Vucovich.
A special thank you to all of our 2018 Gala Sponsors:
The Sacks Family Foundation
Denise & Adam Hoeflich
The 1111 Foundation
Aimee & James Gray
Diane & Steve Gustafson
Sarah Hughes & Robert X. Creevy
Neighborhood & Community Relations, Northwestern University
Julie & James O’Connor, Jr.
Julia Vander Ploeg
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Ingrid & Mitch Basson
Rebecca & Charlie Besser/Intersport, Inc.
Kristina & Frank Johnsen, Jr.
Johnson & Bell
Kay & Randy Lewis
Ellen & Richard Malone
Christine & Bob McQuinn
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Laboratory/Northwestern University
Ibby & Milt Pinsky