Attend Our Annual SPARK Celebration

On Friday, April 27, the Center for Independent Futures community celebrates a stellar year at our signature event, SPARK, hosted at the Hilton Orrington in downtown Evanston.

We are grateful to our annual sponsors Monahan Law Group, Brian Rubin and Associates, Sidley Austin LLP, and First Bank & Trust for their support. This year, craft beer will be supplied by Revolution Brewing and Temperance Beer Company, and desserts will be provided by Flat Top Grill, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Bennison’s Bakery, Lawrence Deans Bakery, and Beth’s Little Bake Shop.

Experience Chicago with exciting city getaways featured in our silent and live auctions. This year’s packages include tickets to see Ed Sheeran, Elton John’s Farewell Tour, and U2. We will also be auctioning an original Monet-inspired piece painted by staff member and artist Rob Larson.

PSAV  will help us set the scene for a fun night of dancing, and Collaboraction will provide our entertainment for this star-studded night. At the end of the night, be ready to dance to the sounds of Euphoria Band!

For more updates, join the Facebook event here. As our largest fundraiser of the year, all proceeds from this event directly contribute to programming, services, and sustainability.

If you’re interested getting involved with SPARK by volunteering, contributing, or learning about sponsorship opportunities, contact Niki Moe at (847) 328-2044 or

Purchase your tickets today!