Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments to date and the opportunities that lie ahead for the college graduating class of 2021. Similar to our rising college freshmen, OneGoal is grateful for the success we have witnessed in classrooms and on college campuses across Chicago and beyond, but know the next era will provide even greater opportunity for impact. We invite you to be part of that impact as we continue building this movement Brick by Brick.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL

Business attire – Valet parking available


Relive the 2016 Gala


“As a child, my family taught me that knowledge is one of the most powerful things a person can gain. Knowledge is something you possess for life – no person or situation can take that away from you. OneGoal has increased my knowledge of what it takes to get a college degree and has further inspired me to pursue my education beyond high school.”

Liz Zaccheaus
Fellow, OneGoal – Chicago
North Park University

Buy your ticket

Attend the 2017 Graduation Gala for the opportunity to meet with our inspiring Fellows and Program Directors, connect with peers dedicated to college success and support OneGoal’s reach.

Purchase your tickets now


If you are unable to attend but would still like to support OneGoal’s next phase of growth, please consider making a gift to OneGoal and joining us in making our next step a success.


Thank you for your sponsorship

Presenting – $100,000

Leslie Bluhm + David Helfand

Walter Family Foundation

Platinum – $50,000

Balyasny Foundation

Mike + Alyse Gamson

Kim + Brad Keywell

Gold – $25,000

Charles Ashby Lewis + Penny Bender Sebring

Best Portion Foundation

BMO Harris Bank

John + Maureen Dugan

Guggenheim Partners

Steve + Diane Miller

Scott + Sally Pofcher

Silver – $15,000

Shradha Agarwal

Bronze – $10,000

Jessica Droste Yagan + Sam Yagan

Evans Food Group

Paul + Mary Finnegan

HUB International

Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.

North Park University

OCA Ventures

Sidley Austin

Julia Walter

William Blair & Company

Darrell + Allison Williams

“Guiding young minds towards excellence is my passion and one that I enjoy. So when I met with my principal and the OneGoal recruitment team, I knew becoming a OneGoal Program Director was going to be an awesome challenge! It has and continues to be one.”

Jacquet Hall
Program Director, OneGoal – Chicago
English Teacher
James H. Bowen High School