Spring For The Students 2017 at Adler – Friday, March 31st

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Join us for an evening of celebration in honor of our esteemed mentees and our chapter’s 10-year anniversary on Friday, March 31st!

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Last minute tickets – $110 – available until March 24th.

Join us for the main event, 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Enjoy an open bar featuring Revolution & Lagunitas, hors d’oeuvres and desserts from Smallcakes, Eli’s Cheesecake, Glazed & Infused + More!

 

VIP tickets – $130

Experience a VIP-only hour for a special honoree reception.

Start the evening early with us at 7:30pm and enjoy personal access to the Adler Planetarium exhibit.

Skip the lines with a dedicated VIP bar, featuring spirits and custom cocktails from CH Distillery!CH Distillery (1)

Receive 1 raffle ticket & play to win.


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All proceeds will benefit Minds Matter of Chicago’s programming. 

Unable to make the event but want to contribute? Make a donation now!

 

Additional Information

Event dress code is cocktail attire

 

Music provided by DJ Uzo & DJ Housework (Concise) and audio equipment provided by Bassline.

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Interested in partnering with us for our event?

Contact us at fundraising@mindsmatterchicago.org

 

Thank you to our sponsors & donors!

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Spring For The Students 2016 at Adler – Saturday, April 9th – SOLD OUT

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Tickets are sold out! Thank you so much for supporting Minds Matter of Chicago.

General Admission
Join us for the main event 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and dessert bar

VIP Hour
Start the evening early with us at 7:00pm!
Special reception honoring Israel Vargas and GTCR
VIP-only access to Adler Planetarium’s Mission Moon exhibit
Skip the lines with your very own VIP bar
Receive 1 raffle ticket and play to win
Enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and dessert bar

Official After Party at Cuvee

Dress code is cocktail attire

Unable to purchase tickets but still want to contribute? Make a donation now!

Chicago Blackhawks Salute Minds Matter of Chicago Student!

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On May 2, 2013, Yolanda Sanchez (Senior, Phoenix Military Academy) received a signed Jonathan Toews jersey from the Chicago Blackhawks in honor of her receiving the Gates Millennium Scholarship. About 54,000 students submitted applications, with 1,000 students selected for the scholarship. In order to be considered, applicants must complete eight essays, obtain two letters of recommendation, and have a minimum GPA of 3.3. Congratulations to Yolanda on becoming a Gates Scholar – and her awesome new jersey! hawks

Spring For The Students 2015 – Saturday, April 11th

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Come celebrate a year of Minds Matter accomplishments! Join us at Spring for the Students to support the mentees of Minds Matter, meet Minds Matter volunteers, and enjoy an evening with friends at the Chicago History Museum!

Tickets at the Door – $105
Join us for the main event 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and dessert bar

VIP Tickets at the Door – $130
Start the evening (and the open bar and hors d’oeuvres) early with us at 7:00pm!
Explore the brand-new exhibit “Secret Lives of Objects”
Skip the lines with your very own VIP bar
Receive 1 raffle ticket and play to win
Enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and dessert bar

All guests will be given wristbands to our official afterparty at SHAY. Come check out this exciting, new cocktail lounge with us after the main event!

Dress code is cocktail attire

Advanced Purchase no longer available – purchase tickets at the door!

Can’t make the event but still want to contribute? Make a donation now!

A Life Transformed

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Zarai may be the youngest of six children, but she’s the first of her siblings to attend college. She enrolled in Middlebury College this fall on a Posse Scholarship and credits Minds Matter Chicago with helping her become a trailblazer in the Zaragoza family.

“Minds Matter opened doors of opportunity, and my mentors were always there as I walked through them into new territory,” Zarai said. “This program changed my life.”

Zarai participated in Minds Matter Chicago during her sophomore, junior and senior years at Phoenix Military Academy on the city’s west side. As part of her experience, Zarai was paired with two mentors, participated in test preparation sessions and attended summer programs at Skidmore College and in Japan — at no cost to her family.

“Minds Matter is more than just a program that helps you raise your ACT score,” she said. “The program creates a loving, safe and motivated community – one that I looked forward to visiting every Saturday during the school year to share my successes.”

Zarai found many successes during her three years with the program. Not only did she boost her ACT score, face her fear of public speaking and make friends from across the world whom she still talks to today — but Zarai earned a four-year full-tuition scholarship for college.

She shared her story to thunderous applause at this April’s Spring for the Students Gala, the signature event of Minds Matter Chicago.