Friends of the College of Lake County will head to downtown Chicago to toast CLC students while raising funds for scholarships at the CLC Foundation's annual scholarship gala. The Black and White Ball: Toast of the Town, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St., in downtown Chicago.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion is the diamond sponsor, and its CEO, Scott Jones, will speak at the event.
The gala will include hors d'oeuvres, martini/open bar, silent auction, raffles, a gourmet dinner, a live auction and dancing in the elegant grand ballroom of the historic Palmer House. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Stanley Paul Orchestra. Tickets are $325 each, and all proceeds support the CLC Foundation Scholarship Fund. The grand prize gala raffle, sponsored by R.J. Galla Company of Grayslake, is a 15-day European group tour for two, including a Viking River Cruise on the Danube from May 17 to June 1, 2015. Raffle tickets are $50 each.
Other sponsors include Baxter International; BIK & Company; Cotter Consulting, Inc.; Delta Controls of Chicago; First Bank of Highland Park; First Midwest Bank; Lake County Building Trades; Libertyville Bank & Trust; Legat Architects; Mark Vend Company; McGladrey LLP; Vision Service Plan; Presbyterian Homes; R.J. Galla Company; Robbins Schwartz; State Bank of the Lakes; Vista Health System; Wintrust Financial; and John and Jan Zobus.
Volunteer members of the CLC Foundation's Black and White Ball's steering committee include: Carol Passalaqua, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Chris Piazzi, Libertyville Bank & Trust Company; Joanna Rolek, Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce; Fred Scheu, College of Lake County; Sandra Shinsky, The Chicago Trust Company; Lisa Dooley Trace, Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors; Bob Worobow, CHP International; and Jan Zobus, vice president, CLC Foundation special events.
The CLC Foundation is dedicated to helping students through its scholarship awards program. In fiscal year 2013, the Foundation provided $454,231 in scholarships to 383 deserving CLC students. To learn more about the Foundation scholarship campaign "Changing Lives," visit http://www.clcillinois.edu/aboutclc/clc-foundation. For more information about attending the gala, call (847) 543-2400 or visit www.clcroundtable.org/toast. Reservations are due Sept. 12.