Inspiration Corporation would like to say “Thank You” to everyone who attended the 20th Annual One Inspired Evening! This year’s event was co-chaired by Pam Capitanini and Brian King, along with Honorary Chair, Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Inspiration Corporation raised a total of $163,000, and over 600 people attended the event.

Guests enjoyed a delicious cocktail buffet during the evening, catered by our very own Inspiration Kitchens, and a full bar with wines, compliments of Italian Village Restaurants. Guests also enjoyed Matilda and 312 beer samples from Goose Island Beer Co., a taco bar from Burrito Beach and hot Asian buns from Wow Bao. Potbelly Sandwich Shop provided fabulous cookies and shakes, and Intelligentsia Coffee provided their special Inspiration Blend.

The evening also included exciting entertainment and prize packages. During the Priceless Package Auction, guests were able to take home tickets to the theatre, music shows and hotel stays. Our Wine & Dine wheel, which raised almost $5,000, allowed guests to take home exciting wine and restaurant packages. The Sam Sinclair Trio provided jazz music throughout the night.

Once again, Inspiration Corporation would like to thank all of our generous sponsors: Coca-Cola Refreshments, Italian Village Restaurants, Reinhart Foodservice, Sara Lee, Kenway Consulting, Danaco Solutions LLC, The Private Bank, Second-to-None, Evergreen Real Estate, Food For Thought, CTI Foods, The Garfield Park Conservatory and PepsiCo.

A huge thank you also goes out to the talented artists who donated pieces for this event! The live and silent auction items were able to raise over $44,000. You can view all of this year’s art here.

Finally, Inspiration Corporation would like to thank everyone who volunteered during One Inspired Evening. This event would not have been possible to hold without everyone’s help, and our volunteers made the night run smoothly.

To view pictures of the event, click here.