Save the Date!
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Please join us on July 8, 2018 from 4-7pm on the terrace of the magnificent Charles Gates Dawes House, home of the Evanston History Center, for delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from Evanston's trendiest restaurants - and wash it down with beverages from local breweries and wine shops. More details coming soon!
This year's proceeds will support affordable housing projects and programs as well as ongoing philanthropic projects of the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club. If you aren't able to attend, please make a generous donation.
2018 Principal Beneficiaries
Event proceeds will benefit two local nonprofits whose mission aligns with affordable housing. Funds raised will help Connections for the Homeless, a non profit organization that helps individuals and families that are homeless or threatened with homelessness to achieve stable housing AND Reba Place Development Corporation - developing safe, decent, and affordable housing that demonstrates how the diverse racial and cultural groups in Evanston can thrive together. Reba Place also sponsors and supports a range of affordable housing options-including modestly priced rental units, housing coops, and affordable condominiums.
$100 - $499
Arnetra Gilliam-wharton, D.C.
planet access company
Ann and John searles
Aleca Tesseris Sullivan
Vince Gerasole, an award winning reporter and anchor for CBS 2 Chicago will emcee the event. Gerasole has been honored for excellence in broadcast journalism throughout his career. In addition to receiving 14 Emmy Awards, he was named the Best Broadcast Reporter and Best Newswriter in the state by the Associated Press of Illinois, and he is a three-time James Beard Award nominee for Excellence in Broadcast Food Reporting: chicago.cbslocal.com
Alfonso Ponticelli & swing gitan
Alfonso Ponticelli, Chicago’s preeminent Gypsy jazz artist and recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci award for outstanding achievement in performing arts, leads his trio in lively renditions of Django Reinhardt favorites and original compositions. Ponticelli plays each Wednesday from 9pm – 1am at the Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway in Chicago: swinggitan.com
Charles Gates Dawes House
The 1895 Dawes House rests on a two-acre lakefront site. Designed in the French chateaux style, the three-and-a- half story mansion has twenty-five rooms, six bedrooms, six bathrooms and twelve fireplaces. Once home to the 30th Vice President of the United States, the Dawes House is a national Historic Landmark and home to the Evanston History Center. Tours of the house will be available during the event. Click the following for directions here.
Tips from Participating Restaurants
Terra & Vine
hoosier mama pie co.
mt. everest restaurant