Oak-Leyden Developmental Services is holding its annual fundraiser celebrating and supporting programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities at a new location in 2019. Oak-Leyden Unmasked will take place at Carnivale Chicago (702 W. Fulton St) on Friday, February 1 at 6:30pm, providing a festive environment for guests.
This year’s fundraiser will unmask the many benefits Oak-Leyden offers to its community while providing a vibrant night filled with food and entertainment. Oak-Leyden Unmasked will include specialty drinks and a Latin Fusion meal, high quality silent auction items, and a live performance by the Oak-Leyden adult choir, Voices of Oak-Leyden. This musical ensemble is composed entirely of participants with developmental and intellectual disabilities who attend programs at Oak-Leyden’s Lifelong Learning Centers in Oak Park and Elmwood Park.
Natalie Bomke, FOX32’s Good Day Chicago anchor, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. Doris Davenport, radio show host on WPNA 1490AM, serves as Honorary Event Chair and will lead our Rally For Resources. Oak-Leyden Unmasked receives media sponsorship from Make It Better and is funded by “Heart of Gold” sponsor Coplan + Crane.
“Rockstar” sponsors include Connor & Gallagher One Source, Customized Protection Services, The Horton Group, NUI Incorporated, and West Bend Insurance. “Best Friend” sponsors include Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Bernstein Wealth Management, BlueCross BlueShield, Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, COTG – A Xerox Company, Homeside Financial, Riveredge Hospital, Sassetti, LLC, and Zapwater Communications.
Tickets to Oak-Leyden Unmasked are now on sale at oakleydenunmasked.eventbrite.com. Grand drawing tickets are also available. Previously, Oak-Leyden hosted an Oaktoberfest fall event as an annual fundraiser but seeks to provide a new experience for its supporters.
For more information on how you can support Oak-Leyden Unmasked, contact Lori Malinski, Director of Development at 708-524-1050 ext. 102.