Evening of Hope 2020

Tuesday, November 17 5:30 - 6:30 PM
raised of $75,000 goal
End Date

Evening of Hope 2020 – a virtual event

Tuesday, November 17
5:30 - 6:30 PM

This year’s Evening of Hope to support SOS Children’s Villages Illinois will look a bit different this year. We will gather virtually to support the children served at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois who need us now more than ever. Traditionally, the engineering and transportation infrastructure industries have come together to make Evening of Hope the event of the season. Let’s continue that tradition!

Funds raised will be used to support the youth in foster care at SOS Illinois, and to give the new Roosevelt Square Community Center the final push to give youth at SOS Illinois and the surrounding neighborhoods the best chance at a bright future.

Sponsorships and individual ticket options are listed on this site. We will send unique logins to your designated “ticket holders” via email. SOS Illinois will contact you for those email addresses.

Our top sponsors will receive a special treat prior to the event. Please register before November 9.

Giving Tiers
Gold - $5,000
  • 6 unique logins to live event
  • Top logo placement in all communications and during event
  • Special treat from Swissôtel Chicago delivered to home or office prior to event*
Silver - $2,500
  • 4 unique logins to live event
  • Logo placement on website and during event
  • Special treat from Swissôtel Chicago delivered to home or office prior to event*
Bronze - $1,000
  • 2 unique logins to live event
  • Logo on website
Individual ticket - $250
  • One unique login

Donations of any size are welcomed and deeply appreciated! Sponsorships above and beyond what is listed are welcome. You may also pay by check. Please contact Amy Kaczmarek at akaczmarek@sosillinois.org for details.


  • Jose Alvarez, Executive Director, Illinois Tollway
  • Omer Osman, Acting Secretary, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Jamie Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation

Host Committee

  • John Trotta, WSP USA, Committee Chair
  • Thomas F. Carey, III, Patrick Engineering
  • Dave Crosson, HNTB Corporation
  • Wes Hampsch, Gonzalez Companies
  • Rashod Johnson, Ardmore Roderick
  • Kim Morreale, Morreale Communications
  • Mary Person, FH Paschen
  • Amar Rajpurkar, Parsons
  • Chuck Stenzel, TranSystems
  • Noreen Zuniga, WSP USA

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

About SOS Children's Villages Illinois

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois offers an innovative approach to traditional foster care. Our model of care gives children the opportunity to live in a nurturing, stable, single-family home with their brothers and sisters in the care of a full-time, professionally trained Foster Parent in one of our Villages.

Children benefit from the stability of remaining with their siblings as well as the support of neighboring SOS Illinois Foster Parents and the entire community. Additionally, we provide in-home prevention services aimed at strengthening families in the Back of the Yards community of Chicago.

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