Gala to Go: A Virtual Benefit for the Northwestern Settlement .
Northwestern University Settlement- Family CARES Center

About Gala to Go

The Winnetka Board of the Northwestern University Settlement (WBNUS) is passionate about one thing: reducing generational poverty as we support the Northwestern year. In this unusual year, we are offering a unique way for you to support the Northwestern Settlement: through the purchase of a Gala to Go box, filled with essential elements of merriment. The Gala to Go boxes will be delivered to Chicagoland supporters on February 19th, and the fundraising weekend includes interactive virtual activities, a silent auction, raffle and more. 


​Prefer to donate via check? Please send your checks (payable to WBNUS) to:

WBNUS

P.O. Box 154

Wilmette, IL 60091


Every level of giving makes an impact, and your involvement is critical to our goal of disrupting generational poverty through the support of the Family CARES mental health services. Thank you again for your help.


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Celebrate with a "Gala to Go" box!

BOX SALES ARE NOW CLOSED.




About the Gala to Go box: 

Filled with essential elements of merriment, the Gala to Go boxes will be delivered to Chicagoland supporters on February 19th. Each box includes: 


- Dinner for 4 from the Hearty Boys (juicy fried chicken sliders, creamy mac & cheese and crisp Napa slaw)
- Cocktail and mocktail kit from the Hearty Boys
- Bottle of wine
- Access to a private trivia game led by The Mystery League
- Access to a private virtual mixology class led by the Hearty Boys
- Cookie decorating kit from Bent Fork Bakery


Browse the Gala to Go Silent Auction!

From puppies to families, golfers to book lovers, our silent auction has something for everyone!


Bidding is open now, and closes on Sunday, February 21st at 8pm.


Visit the Silent Auction:

https://one.bidpal.net/gala2go/

Feeling lucky? We have 3 fun ways to support the Northwestern Settlement!

Raffle Package #1: "Covid Chic"

Purchase a chance to win the "Covid Chic Package," one of three raffle prizes that support the mission of the Northwestern Settlement.


Valued at $3,000, this stylish package includes a Celine purse, Celine sunglasses, and luxurious lounge outfit. Only 100 raffle tickets will be sold for this package, and the winner will be announced via email and social media on Sunday, February 21st at 8pm. 


Thank you to Neiman Marcus and WIN Athletic Club for your generous support.


Click here to purchase a raffle ticket!

Raffle Package #2: "Covid's the Pits"

Purchase a chance to win the "Covid's the Pits Package," one of three raffle prizes that support the mission of the Northwestern Settlement. 


Valued at $1,500, this package will bring hours of outdoor fun! The "Covid's the Pits" package includes a Burly smokeless fire pit, two Polywood adirondack chairs, four Eddie Bauer down throws, a gourmet s'mores kit, and a $50 gift card to Schaefer's. Only 100 raffle tickets will be sold for this package, and the winner will be announced via email and social media on Sunday, February 21st at 8pm. 


Thank you to Sawbridge Studios, Katherine Anne Confections and Schaefer's for your support!

Click here to purchase a raffle ticket!

Raffle Package #3: "Covid Cyclist"

Purchase a chance to win the "Covid Cyclist Package," one of three raffle prizes that support the mission of the Northwestern Settlement. 


Valued at $2,600, this package will delight the cyclists in your family! The "Covid Cyclist" package includes a 2020 Momentum E-bike. This unisex bike rides like a cruiser and gives you the same benefits of regular cycling with an added bit of oomph on board! Only 100 raffle tickets will be sold for this package, and the winner will be announced via email and social media on Sunday, February 21st at 8pm. 

Thank you to Green Bay Cycles for your support!


Click here to purchase a raffle ticket!

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Our fundraising goal of $100,000 for Family CARES will help us provide free, bilingual mental health services to our Settlement community through the distribution of Therapy Kits. Tailored to individual clients, Therapy Kits include therapeutic materials such as journals, art supplies, and therapy games as well as technological supplies such as hot spots, data cards, and headphones. We all deserve access to quality and supportive mental health care. 

Why are we placing the spotlight on mental health?

Gala to Go: A Virtual Fundraiser for the Northwestern Settlement is proud to put the spotlight on the importance of mental health. The Family CARES Center, this year's beneficiary of our fundraiser, provides free, bilingual on-site mental health counseling and family wellness services to members of the Settlement community. 

Mental illness affects one in five people, so it is quite likely that everyone reading this has a spouse, a child, a relative, or a friend who has been touched by mental illness. Studies show that the challenges that adults with mental illness face are made more difficult if they are living in poverty. 

In this video, Chris Beer, Gala to Go co-chair, explains why the mission of this year's fundraising campaign is close to all of us.

Thank you to our Sponsors