Help YLD kickoff the 2019 JUF Annual Campaign to build a stronger Jewish community in Chicago, Israel, and around the world. In honor of the 11th Anniversary, YLD'S BIG EVENT FUNDRAISER is expected to be bigger than ever with over 2,000 young adults in attendance. This is one BIG night with even BIGGER talent you won't want to miss.
Settle in for stand-up comedy and a conversation with James Corden at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel. Get inspired to make your contribution to our Jewish community. Doors open at 8:15 PM. Program will begin promptly at 9:00 PM.
Keep the party going! A live band with dancing, late night food, and open bar kicks off for two hours immediately following the program at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel.
YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser is an adult only event (21+, Please bring photo ID). Dietary laws are observed. Cocktail attire. Not sure what to expect? Check out photos from last year’s event.
Keep the BIG night going at the official After-After Party at our sponsor, Joy District! Receive complimentary admission to the first and second level anytime from 11:30pm until 1:00am with your Big Event wristband on.
JUF’s Young Leadership Division is committed to building a better Jewish community in Chicago, Israel, and around the world. Dollars raised for the 2019 JUF Annual Campaign at YLD's Big Event Fundraiser are allocated to a network of nearly 70 agencies and programs that care for 500,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and two million Jews around the world.
So what does that all mean? How can you make an impact?
Your attendance at YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser signifies your commitment to pledge at least $25 to the 2019 JUF Annual Campaign. If you are a first-time donor, your $25 pledge is included in your ticket price.
If you are already a donor, you will be asked to match or increase your previous JUF gift, and $25 of your ticket price will go towards payment of your 2019 pledge.
The fair market value of this event is $85, which is not tax-deductible. Your ticket includes a $25 pledge payment, which is tax-deductible.
...provides a scholarship to send a young Jewish adult on a long-term Israel Experience
...funds an interfaith social justice project and relationship-building project on campus
...helps an adult with mental health needs gain skills necessary for employment
...supplies two months of food and toiletries for a person in need
...funds a gift card for a survivor of domestic violence to buy groceries or other necessities
...brings a holiday food package to a Chicagoan in need
...funds a meal and a 7-day CTA pass for a working poor individual in need
The Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) is a national donor recognition society for young adults, ages 25-45, who make a contribution of $1,000 or more to the Jewish United Fund’s Annual Campaign. Here in Chicago, there are over 700 Ben-Gurion Society members accounting for almost $3 million of JUF’s Annual Campaign.
Be on the lookout for the special ways we recognize the generosity of BGS donors at YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser! More information to come.
Become a table host to secure group seating with your friends! As a table host, you will be asked to fill a table of 12 (including yourself) by having your friends register online. To become a table host, please contact YLD@juf.org. All other seating will be general admission. Hosting a table is the perfect way to get friends, family, co-workers and more to YLD’s biggest event of the year.
Mike Schwartz, President
Nathan Redisch, Executive Vice President
Joanna Greenberg, Vice President
Ali Karmin, Vice President
Rebecca Hoffman, Vice President
Elizabeth Kramer, Vice President
Alex Entratter, 2019 Campaign Chair
Melanie Beatus, 2019 Campaign Vice Chair
Courtney Cohen, 2018 Campaign Chair
Stephanie Newmark, 2018 Campaign Vice Chair
Lisa Tarshis, Ex-Officio
Lisa Gelles, 2018-2019 Ben-Gurion Society Chair
YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser is an amazing sponsorship opportunity for any company or organization to get in front of 2,000+ philanthropically-minded young adults. If you would like to learn about our sponsorship packages, contact Elyse Saretsky at YLD@juf.org.
The Sheraton Chicago Hotel is located at 301 E. North Water Street, Chicago.
Paid Parking is available, as well as valet service. Parking fee: $30 for the event and $58 for overnight.
Enter the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and follow the signage to the East side of the lobby floor, where you will find event security and check in. We’ll have people and signs posted to direct you.
Overnight accommodations are available at a discounted rate of $119.
Save $5 off your Lyft ride when you use the BIGEVENT19 promo code*, sponsored by the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics.
The Sarnoff Center is a community resource for education, access to expertise and an affordable, accessible carrier screening program for Jewish and interfaith couples. Learn more at JewishGenetics.org.
*Valid for the first 500 users only for rides to/from the Sheraton Chicago Hotel between Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 1:30 a.m. One redemption per person.
YLD's Big Event Fundraiser will kick off the 2019 JUF Annual Campaign. Your attendance requires a gift to the 2019 JUF Annual Campaign and reflects your commitment to help build a stronger Jewish community in Chicago, Israel and throughout the world.
Tickets are $110.
If you are a first-time donor, your attendance requires a minimum gift of $25 to the 2019 JUF Annual Campaign, which is included in your ticket price.
Current donors will be asked to match or increase your previous JUF gift, which you will have the opportunity to do during the program. $25 of your ticket price will go towards payment of your 2019 pledge.
Ticket price includes comedy show and after-party with two hours of open bar, late night food and live music.
The fair market value of this event is $85, which is not tax-deductible.