A Night to Shine 2017
Join Illinois Action for Children for the Ultimate Party… of the Last Century!
On October 26, join Illinois Action for Children to travel back in time to 1920s Chicago for our premiere annual fundraiser, A Night to Shine.
Attending A Night to Shine makes a direct and significant impact on our efforts to ensure that all of Illinois’ children—especially those who are the most vulnerable—have access to the high-quality educational, developmental, and enrichment opportunities they need to succeed.
Located in the city’s historic Uptown district, the glorious Grand Banking Hall in the landmark Bridgeview Bank building will create the perfect symbolic backdrop to the era. Guests will enjoy live jazz, magic and mystics, and exquisite food and libations. Take part in A Night to Shine—a grand celebration of our mission, our city, and the generosity of the donors and supporters, just like you, that make IAFCs critically-important work possible.
Celebrate with IAFC at A Night to Shine and light the way to bright futures for Illinois’ most vulnerable children.
Bradley Tusk is a venture capitalist, political strategist, and writer. Bradley is the Founder and CEO of Tusk Holdings, which includes Tusk Ventures, Tusk Strategies, Kronos Archives, Ivory Gaming, and Tusk Montgomery Philanthropies. Previously, Tusk served as Deputy Governor of Illinois where he was instrumental in the passage of the Preschool For All bill that was signed into law in 2006. This led Illinois to be the first state to authorize universal preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds. The resulting program opened the door for nearly 100,000 children to access quality early education.
The Sylvia Cotton Founders Award is presented to individuals and organizations that exemplify Sylvia’s dedication to, and passion for organizing and advocating for working families, ensuring that the care and education of children is a priority.