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An evening of hope and celebration

SPARK is Center for Independent Futures' annual gala.

SPARK 2018 is on Friday, April 27!

Since 2007, Center for Independent Futures’ SPARK gala has showcased and supported our community in style.  This spring fundraiser is hosted at the Hilton Orrington in downtown Evanston, providing a beautiful setting for cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, live music, and dancing. 

The evening is ignited by the SPARK of the Center for Independent Futures community. Guests don’t just hear about our impact but also witness it in action, from the lively dinner conversation to the packed dance floor at the end of the night. At SPARK, participants celebrate their own independence and the connections of their community alongside friends, family members, and other supporters. All proceeds from this event, our largest fundraiser of the year, directly contribute to programming, services, and sustainability to support individuals with disabilities and their families to access the skills and opportunities of a full life.

SPARK 2018 is this Friday! This year's live auction items include:
  • 2 Tickets to Ed Sheeran, U2, and Elton John's Farewell Tour
  • A spectacular St. Patrick's Day weekend Chicago style
  • An exciting 6 day and night stay in the Zulu Nyala province of South Africa with two game viewing drives daily

 You will want to be there to bid on these and other fantastic live and silent auction items! Purchase your tickets today!


  • Hilton Orrington
  • 1710 Orrington Avenue 
    Evanston IL 60201


6:30p – 11p, 04/27/2018


Niki Moe


Center for Independent Futures is a Section 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Contact Niki Moe for more information.