An evening of hope and celebration

SPARK is Center for Independent Futures’ annual gala.


Ignite at SPARK

Please join us at our 13th annual SPARK benefit! Hosted at the Hilton Orrington in downtown Evanston, SPARK provides a beautiful setting for cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, 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 this event, 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.

Introducing the Golden Ticket Raffle

Purchase one of 150 Golden Tickets for the chance to win your first choice prize from our premier live auction items. Winner need not be present to win. Your prize choice must be selected at time of purchase. Stay tuned for more exciting details about live auction prizes!

Friday, April 26, 2019
Hilton Orrington

1710 Orrington Avenue | Evanston, IL 60201
Check-in begins at 6:30 | Valet parking: $10


Please RSVP by April 19th

For more information, please email Niki Moe or call (847) 328-2044. To sponsor SPARK, please ask for information regarding sponsorship levels. Purchase early bird tickets online starting March 1st. Ticket prices will rise on April 1st.

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 about our celebration.

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