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We are honored to announce that Judy Hsu will emcee The 2019 Ball! Judy is a five-time Emmy award winning broadcast journalist and ABC7 news anchor.

Event details


January 19, 2019
6 pm cocktails
7:30 dinner reception

Oak Brook Hills Hilton Resort

3500 Midwest Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Optional Room Reservations: Discounted rate of $99 for guests of The 2019 Ball; contact the Resort at (630) 850-5555 to reserve your room. The resort has a number of amenities including a 24 hour fitness center, on site golf course, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, spa, and much more! Check out all they have to offer HERE.

Musical Entertainment

Band: Connexion


Black tie optional


Hors d’ Oeuvres:

  • Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce
  • Vegetarian Egg Rolls
  • Roasted Tomato Soup Shooters w/ Grilled Cheese Slice


  • Baby Spinach Salad: Chevre, Roasted Red Beets, Dried Cherries, Bacon Lardons, Pecans, Vanilla Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Duet Plate of Filet Mignon and Seared Salmon, Onion Marmalade and Smoked Bleu Cheese on the Filet; Lemon Dill Sauce on the Salmon; Fingerling Potato Hash Broccolini and Stuffed Tomato
  • OR Ratatouille and Chevre Ravioli (Vegetarian); Rainbow Swiss Chard, Grilled Artichoke, Teardrop Pepper, Pomodoro Sauce; Shaved Parmesan

Wine Raffle

Don’t miss your chance to win the Pillars Community Health Instant Wine Cellar at the 2019 Ball! Featuring 50 bottles of premium wine donated by local connoisseurs in the community, the Instant Wine Cellar offers Ball guests only 100 exclusive chances to win. Last year’s lucky guest won a wine cellar valued at over $3,200!

If you’re a wine enthusiast, or just have an extra bottle to spare, you can contribute your signature taste to this year’s raffle by donating any bottle of wine with a retail value of $25 or more. Wine will be accepted through January 9, 2019, and all participating donors will be recognized during the Ball program.

2019 Ball Sponsors

Learn more about sponsoring our annual outreach event.

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Late Night

Table Hosts

AMITA Health
Angela and Kris Curran
Jim and Linda Durkan
Dr. Sheila Eswaran and Dr. Steve Scaglione
Drs. Donald and Patricia Higgins
Dr. Ken and Karen Nelson
Dr. Eric and Becky Spratford
Springdale Eye Care
Dr. Jacqueline and Cameron Walker

Golden Ticket

Escape to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands and stay at a 3-bed, 3-bath luxury home for 7 star-lit nights and 8 glorious days.

Photo of a pool at a nice resort

Fully furnished home perfect for 3 couples or a family of 6; 2 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from town with an array of dining and shopping; private location with 180 degree views of the Caribbean. Tickets are $100 each and only 100 tickets will be sold. You do not need to be present at the Ball to participate, but act fast, these tickets sold out prior to the event last year. Don’t miss your chance to win! Click here to purchase (if you have already purchased tickets to the Ball, you may fill out this form again to purchase your Golden Ticket).


We are in need of volunteers to help make the 2019 Ball a success! We offer a variety of tasks to suit your skill set and availability. A meal will be served to all volunteers and formal attire is recommended.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the 2019 Ball, please contact Tiara Goodwin at 708-995-3571 or and click below to download and complete our volunteer application.

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Roles are as follows:


Shift(s) Available: 4:30 pm-8 pm and 8 pm-1 am
Gaming volunteers will be responsible for running the casino games during the event. Positions include croupiers and dealers for blackjack, craps, poker, roulette, as well as a banker. You DO NOT have to have experience in gaming to volunteer. There will be a training held prior to both shifts in order to introduce (or review) the rules of charitable gaming.

This is mostly a seated position with fun guest interaction.
Note: The Illinois State Office of Charitable Games requires all gaming volunteers to supply their name, address, phone number, social security number, and birth date for a background check.

Raffle Expert

Shift(s) Available: 4:30pm–8:30pm
Raffle Experts are responsible for selling raffle tickets to guests for the bucket raffle, wine raffle, and Golden Ticket. Raffle Experts should be knowledgeable about the different raffles and be able to answer questions that guests may have about what the raffle is for, ticket prices, etc.

This is a standing/walking position.

Check Out/Clean Up

Shift(s) Available: 8 pm-1 am
Volunteers will be responsible for interacting with guests at the end of the event and assisting with cleaning up with check-out tables and the ballroom at the end of the evening.

2019 Ball Committee

Paula Horvath


Julie Serrano


Rose Ashby
Kathleen Deane
Beth Grady
Christie Hines
Becky Spratford
Zada Clarke
Mary Carroll Dougherty

Emily Hansen
Katie Mueller
Dominica Davis
Lindsay Filkins
Kristin Hennelly
Carolina Schoenbeck

Inscripción para la gala The Ball 2019

La gala The Ball 2019 se llevará a cabo el sábado, 19 de enero del 2019, de 6 pm a 1 am, en el Oak Brook Hills Hilton Resort en Oak Brook, IL. The Ball es nuestro evento de recaudación de fondos más grande, y beneficia a muchos de nuestros programas (incluyendo programas médicos, dentales, de salud mental, adicción, violencia doméstica y asalto sexual, y servicios para niños y familias). Utiliza esta forma para comprar tus boletos y/o para realizar un donativo en lugar de asistir al evento. Completa todas las secciones que aplican para esta transacción. Si tienes alguna pregunta o requieres asistencia para completar la forma, por favor llama al 708-995-3571 durante horas hábiles.