A coeducational day school serving students JK-12


Love Latin Gala 2017 logoOn Saturday, March 4, 2017, more than 800 members of our Latin School community attended the 2017 Gala at the Marriott Magnificent Mile. Parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Latin community came together to show their support for Latin. Proceeds from the event support everything that makes the Latin experience as special as it is, including the academic, art, athletic, co-curricular and financial aid programs.

Thank you for all the love!

Thank you to everyone who supported the Gala, including individual or corporate sponsorship, advertising in the Gala program, donating merchandise to the silent auction, or by volunteering on one of the many committees. Extra special thanks to our Co-Chairs this year: Jacqui Hawwa, Jennifer Kim, Jennifer Prewitt, Lisa Murray Sartin, Juliana Schafer & Jodi Wolf '88. We could not be more grateful.

Please contact Melissa North by email or at 312.582.6052 if you have questions about the Gala.


Thank you for considering a gift to support Latin School’s Gala 2019. Your contributions support our financial aid programs, arts, academics, and athletics, allowing us to continue our tradition of excellence.

Individual Sponsorship Levels

Underwriting is a key element in the success of Auction and an important way of supporting Latin.

$25,000 or more
• 10 complimentary tickets
• Special recognition at Gala

$10,000 or more
• 6 complimentary tickets
• Special recognition at Gala

$5,000 or more
• 4 complimentary tickets

$2,500 or more
• 2 complimentary tickets

$1,500 or more
• 2 complimentary tickets

To individually underwrite the event, make a gift online or contact the Development Office at 312.582.6040.

Corporate Sponsorship Levels

Diamond Sponsor
$25,000 or more
  • Outside Back Cover (reserved for a single corporate sponsor)
  • featured logo recognition on Latin's online bidding website
  • 10 tickets to the event

$12,500 or more
• Inside Front Cover, or Inside Back Cover (reserved for two corporate sponsors)
• Featured logo recognition on Latin's online bidding website
• 6 tickets to the event

$10,000 or more
• 2 Full Page Highlighted Edge Advertisement
• Featured logo recognition on Latin's online bidding website
• 4 tickets to the event

$5,000 or more
• 1 Full Page Highlighted Edge Advertisement
• 4 tickets to the event

$2,500 or more
• 1 Full Page Highlighted Edge Advertisement
• 2 tickets to the event

For more information about Corporate Sponsorship, contact Torey Calvert at 312.582.6045 or email tcalvert@latinschool.org.


Advertising in the program book is an important part of the financial success of the Gala. The purchase of an advertisement is a clear expression of your support and is a great way to gain professional exposure within the Latin community. The Gala program is distributed to over 1,000 Latin families and friends. In addition to being printed in the program book, advertisements are now available for viewing in the online version of the catalog, and all advertisers are listed on the school website.

Advertisements range in size from a half page size for $750 up to a full page for $1,500. If you are interested in advertising for Gala 2019, please contact Mykel Vandenberg by email or at 312.582.6043.

Printable Advertising Form (PDF)

Thank you to our 2015 Auction Advertisers

Always There Dental Care
Athletico Physical Therapy
Atomatic Mechanical Services, Inc.
Axios Architects & Consultants, LTD
Baird & Warner - Millie Rosenbloom
Baird & Warner - Steve Hobbs
Barry-Regent Cleaners Inc.
Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove
Belcher Law Office
Benchdog Construction Corp.
Bestway Charter Transportation
Blick Art Materials
Brooks Shoe Service
Byrne, Byrne and Company
Campbell and Company
Camp and Teen Travel Consultants
Camp Deerhorn
Carnival Foods
Central Driving Academy
Chase Commercial Banking
Chicago Nasal and Sinus Center
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Coldwell Banker - Matt Shrake
Coldwell Banker - Suzanne Gignilliat
Cook County Lumber
Corcoran's Grill and Pub
Depaul Community Music Division
Donco Recycling Solutions
Duane Morris LLP
East Bank Club
Elterman Center for Women's and Men's Health
Erikson Institute Center for Children And Families
Evolution Fitness
Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Chicago S.C.
First American Title Insurance Company
Flow Entertainment
Fourth Church Day School
Frankies on the Park
Frog Temple Pilates
Galarnyk & Associates, Ltd
Gold Coast Orthodontics -Dr. Iwei M. Huang, DDS, MS, PC
Google Express
Gotcha Covered Window Fashions, Inc.
Guaranteed Rate
High Jump
I.D.E.A.L. Learning Center
Itto Sushi Restaurant
jeanne marcus design
Jenna Wedemeyer Design, Inc.
Jennifer Ames Chicago
Jessica LaGrange Interiors
Joanne Nemerovski
Katz & Stefani, LLC
KEYTH Technologies
Kidney Care Center
La Fournette
Litchen Craig Architecture + Interiors
Lincoln Park Dental Group
Lou Malnati's
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
MDC Kurprint, LLC
MG Dentistry and Rejuvenation Center
Midwest Neuropsychology Associates, LLC
Miller Shakman & Beem LLP
Mobile Academics
Nally Exquisite Jewels
Nancy Pochis Bank
NDN Studio
OakBrook Solutions
O'Briens Restaurant & Bar
OCA Ventures
Orthodontics for all ages, P.C.
Pediatric Dental Health Associates, LTD.
Perl Mortgage, Inc.
Potash Markets
Reach Pilates
Refractory Service Corp., Inc.
Reproductive Medicine Institute- Dr. Elena V. Trukhacheva, MD
Riccardo Trattoria
Robert M. Perrie D.D.S., M.S.
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP
Schiff Hardin LLP
Sound Investments
Southport Blooms
Sprinkles Cupcakes
SPACE Architects + Planners
Studio Gild
St. Chrysostom's Day School
Suzuki Music School of Lincoln Park
Sweet Magnolia's, Inc.
The Berger Company
The Ultimate in Dry Cleaning & Tailoring
The Secret Root by D.S. Cahr
Tiparos Thai Cuisine
Tres Bien Nails
Urban Child Academy
Village Cycle
WaterSaver Faucet Co.
Windy City Travel
Wolverine Execution Services
Woodie's Flat

Donate Merchandise

We are no longer accepting merchandise donations. Thank you for your support.


The Gala is a wonderful community-wide celebration of the school and a great way to support Latin's exceptional programming and talented students. This event would not be the success it is without the help of hundreds of loyal volunteers. There are a variety of different ways to be a part of the Gala, each position with different responsibilities and time commitments.

Please contact Melissa North by email or at 312.582.6052 for more information about volunteer opportunities or to sign up to help.

Merchandise Solicitation

  • All of the merchandise that is donated to Latin’s Auction is divided into 7 different categories: Clothing, Jewelry & Services; Entertainment, Celebrities & Sports; Faculty & Students; Home Accessories; Kids & Teens; Restaurants, Food & Wine; Travel
  • Each of these categories has a team of volunteers responsible for securing items for their category by reaching out to companies who have donated in the past, as well as approaching new local businesses.

Advertising Team

  • A team of approximately 15 volunteers is responsible for soliciting and securing advertisements for the catalog. Advertisements are printed in the program book, posted on the Latin website, and distributed to over 1,000 members of the Latin community.
  • Advertising is a great way for local businesses to gain exposure within our community, and is an integral part of the financial success of Auction.


  • The Ambassadors team is responsible for helping to get the personalized Auction invitations in the mail and assisting with new family outreach calls on behalf of the event.
  • Ambassadors come to Latin one day in January to write personalized notes to invitees, and assist with the collating and mailing of the invitation.
  • Ambassadors come to Latin one evening in January to call new families and encourage attendance and answer questions about the event.
  • Some Ambassadors, if willing, will be placed on an “on-call volunteer” list to assist with other sporadic tasks as needed throughout the Auction planning process.

Night-of Volunteers

  • Volunteers are needed to help set-up merchandise on the morning of the event, as well as assist with a variety of different tasks throughout the event.
  • Any and all members of the community are encouraged to assist on March 4 if possible!


Support the Latin Experience

scene from Gala 2017