Proceeds go to the non-profit group HighSight. Their mission is to provide scholarships and programs to help students attend the private high school of their choice. The extravaganza will feature dancing and live music by the band "South of I-80" The band is here to perform in our studio.
(PRESS RELEASE)The Pre-Eminent Party of the Holiday Season!
HighSight's EVE of the EVE Celebrates its 18th Anniversary
Say goodbye to 2011 in style and embrace the New Year at HighSight's EVE of the EVE fundraiser.
Friday, December 30th is a landmark celebration for a truly worthwhile cause. EVE of the EVE marks its 18th anniversary as Chicagoland's hippest extravaganza and the premiere holiday choice for partygoers year after year.
The EVE of the EVE takes place the night before New Year's Eve and all proceeds benefit HighSight's scholarship program. This black-tie optional event offers more than 2,000 young, hip, urban professionals the opportunity to mix and mingle, while jump-starting their New Year's celebrations.
The party takes over the entire Great Hall of Union Station, where guests enjoy an open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres and dancing to live music. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the party continues until 1:00 a.m.
There is a cash raffle with 5 prizes totaling $5,000 (first prize is $2,500) and chances may be purchased for $20. An impressive silent auction will also be featured with fun packages and unique opportunities including trips, sporting event and concert tickets and gift certificates for restaurants, spas and museums.
Tickets are available for $125 in advance and may be purchased online at www.highsight.org. Tickets will be $140 day of/at the door.
The EVE of the EVE was founded by Mark Duhon, Executive Director for the HighSight nonprofit organization. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to students from inner-city neighborhoods that normally would not have the chance to attend a private high school in Chicago. Ninety-five percent of HighSight's graduates enroll in college. "Eighteen years later and we are still getting bigger and better! People may feel pressure to pack into a crowded bar on New Year's Eve, but we've grown in popularity because of what we do for the students of this great city.
Not only is it a great time, but more importantly, people are supporting a great cause," said Duhon.
HighSight is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the choice of a better education at private high schools in Chicago. In addition to scholarships, scholars are provided tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to enable their success. HighSight has grown from seven scholars in 1992 to serving more than 100 each year.