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

 

EVENT CHAIRS

Kelly & Dennis Howe
Brittany Viola & Justin Bernbrock

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Lourdes Duarte
WGN-TV

NOTE OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENT

Mark Kelly
Commissioner, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

HOST COMMITTEE

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

CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES SPONSOR

CHÂTEAU LEVEL SPONSORS

BOUTIQUE LEVEL SPONSORS

BAKER MACKENZIE

CONTINENTAL ENVELOPE

HORIZON WEALTH MANAGEMENT

MAISON LEVEL SPONSORS

HELEN AND MARC RUBENSTEIN

MEDIA SPONSOR

WINE SPONSOR

 

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!