2019 Graduation Gala

Thank you for joining us, in person and in spirit, at OneGoal’s 2019 Graduation Gala! Whether you’ve been with us from the beginning, or only recently learned about our work, we appreciate your generosity that made this night an incredible success.

Each year, our Graduation Gala celebrates our rising college freshmen and raises critical funds to fuel our movement. With your support, OneGoal-Chicago will be poised to serve more high school students than ever before in the 2019-2020 school year. If you were unable to join us but would like to contribute to our work, please visit our donate page

Highlights from the 2019 Graduation Gala

2019 John J. Dugan Award recipients, the Walter Family

2015 honorees, Liz and Don Thompson, presented the award for the Walter family’s tremendous commitment to OneGoal and the city of Chicago

2019 Host Committee

Les Coney + Mesirow Financial

Amy + Ryan DeVore

Chas Edelstein

Andrew Feichter

Lindy + Mike Keiser

Peter + Rebecca Lee

Bridget + Robert Levy

Eddie + Brittany Lou

Steve Pemberton

Thank You to Our 2019 Event Sponsors

Presenting – $100,000

The Keywell Foundation

Diamond – $75,000

Mike + Alyse Gamson

Platinum – $50,000

Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation

John + Maureen Dugan

Joan + David Evans, Prosper Road Foundation

Guggenheim Partners

Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation

Gold – $25,000


Balyasny Asset Management

BMO Harris Bank

Centro: The Giving Tree

Northern Trust

Claire + Mike O'Grady

Scott + Sally Pofcher

Liz and Don Thompson + The Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education

Walter Family Foundation

William Blair, Amy + Ryan DeVore, and Andrew Feichter

Silver – $15,000

Evans Food Group

GCM Grosvenor

Grubhub, Holly + Matt Maloney

Bronze – $10,000

Shradha Agarwal

Kevin Boehm

Bradford Allen Realty

CFI Partners

Les Coney & Mesirow Financial

Goodman Theatre

Chas Edelstein & Mike + Lindy Keiser

EquiTrust Life Insurance Company

Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.


Peter & Rebecca Lee

Robert & Bridget Levy

Eddie & Brittany Lou

North Park University

OCA Ventures

Sidley Austin LLP

Sherman + Kara Wright and Chad Walker + Angela Williams

Yagan Family Foundation

For additional information or questions, please contact Matea Varvodic.