New Year at HighSights EVE of the EVE fundraiser
Submitted by Manager on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 21:29
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 is a landmark celebration for a truly worthwhile cause as the EVE of the EVE marks its 22nd anniversary as Chicagoland’s coolest extravaganza and the premiere holiday choice for partygoers year after year. The EVE of the EVE takes place the night before New Year’s Eve with all proceeds benefiting HighSight’s scholarship program. This black-tie optional event offers more than 2,000 urban professionals the opportunity to mix and mingle, while jump-starting their New Year’s celebrations.
The party takes over the entire Great Hall of Union Station, where guests enjoy an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dancing to live music by Verzatile, Dairy Pill and DJ music by Clik Entertainment. Doors open at 8pm (7:00 pm for VIP) and the party continues until 1:00 am.
The VIP ticket ($160) includes a pre-party at 7pm with passed hour d’oeuvres and premium spirits. In addition to the pre-party, VIP guests will enjoy a private balcony bar with continued premium spirits, a VIP hors d’oeuvres buffet and access to additional restrooms.
There is a cash raffle with prizes totaling $4,500 (first prize is $2,000) and chances may be purchased for $20. An impressive silent auction will feature lavish prizes including trips, sporting events, concert tickets and gift certificates for restaurants, spas and museums.
Tickets are available for $125 or $160 for VIP in advance and may be purchased online at www.highsight.org. Ticket prices will increase the day of at the door.
About HighSight The EVE of the EVE was started by Mark Duhon, founding director of HighSight. HighSight is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the choice of a better education at private high schools in Chicago. In addition to scholarships, scholars are provided tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to enable their success not just through high school and college but for life. HighSight has proudly grown from seven scholars in 1992 to serving nearly 100 each year.