Thank you for joining us at the 2020 CYSO Gala: An American in Paris!
We are so grateful to our event chairs, sponsors, host committee members, parents, and donors who demonstrate such commitment to CYSO and our young musicians. A big thank you as well to the volunteers who helped make the night possible and, of course, our wonderful student performers whose musicianship and energy made the evening truly unforgettable! We appreciate knowing just how deeply our supporters are invested in the work we do at CYSO.
Thanks to you, this year’s Gala raised over $480,000 to support CYSO’s programs and help us continue to advance our mission to inspire and cultivate personal excellence through music.
The 2020 CYSO Gala: An American in Paris
Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 6:00 pm | Four Seasons Chicago
120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611 | map
Join us for an evening of glamour par excellence! CYSO’s 2020 Gala celebrates the enduring Gershwin classic, “An American in Paris,” and music of the legendary city of lights. As our largest fundraising event of the year, the CYSO Gala supports world-class music education for young people from across the Chicago region.
6 pm | Cocktails and Mini Live Auction
Music from CYSO’s Preparatory Strings, Kaiso Steel Orchestra, and Jazz Orchestra
7 pm | Dinner, Performance, and Live Auction
Music from CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra
Parisienne chic encouraged, noir tie optional | Valet and self parking available | Special room rates available at The Four Seasons
For more information, contact Kevin Gupana at 312-939-2207 or via email
Kelly & Dennis Howe
Brittany Viola & Justin Bernbrock
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
NOTE OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENT
Commissioner, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)
Ross Bricker & Nina Vinik Willard Bransky Brittany Viola & Justin Bernbrock Saurab & Anjani Bhargava Doug & Sharon Carroll Kelly & Dennis Howe Susan Lape & Tim Bowling Grace Lee Pat & Yasuko Metcalf Alyson & Patrick Nash Stacy and Joey Raviv Margaret & Eric Scheyer Stephen & Terry Schwartz Jeremy & Sarah Sutton Allen Tinkham & Rachel Lang Cynthia Van Osdol & John Sandwick Eric Wanger Greg & Fiona Warsek
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Saurab Bhargava Ross Bricker Valerie Calloway Douglas Carroll Pam Conroy Pamella Der Alison Donnelly James M. Franklin Rob Hanlon Chris Hensley Kelly Howe Yasuko Metcalf Bryan Miller Angela O’Banion Delano O’Banion John Sandwick Stephen L. Schwartz Jimmy Samartzis Henry E. Turner, Jr. Brittany L. Viola
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
J. Laurence Costin Fred Margulies Jennifer Myerberg
THANK YOU TO OUR GALA SPONSORS
EIFFEL TOWER SPONSOR
CHÂTEAU LEVEL SPONSORS
BOUTIQUE LEVEL SPONSORS
HORIZON WEALTH MANAGEMENT
MAISON LEVEL SPONSORS
HELEN AND MARC RUBENSTEIN
Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 CYSO Gala: Chicago Soul a resounding success!
We are grateful to our event chairs, sponsors, host committee members, parents, and donors who showed such commitment to CYSO’s mission. A big thank you as well to the volunteers who helped make the night possible and, of course, our inspiring student performers! It’s so moving to know how deeply our supporters care about CYSO’s young musicians. Thanks to you, the 2019 CYSO Gala raised over $415,000 to support our music education, financial assistance, and community engagement programs!