Celebrate!Evanston, the Evanston Community Foundation’s annual benefit, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 at The Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave.

 Celebrate!Evanston will be in an exciting new format this year. Instead of a formal sit-down dinner, supporters of the Foundation will come together to meet each other and enjoy a reception with hors d’oeuvres donated by MJ Catering and wine. Afterwards, guests will be ushered into Nichols Hall for a program featuring the Evanston Dance Ensemble, The Mime Company, the Music Institute of Chicago, and the Ridgeville Park District Neighborhood Video Project, all grantees of the Foundation.

 Tickets are $60 per person. A cash raffle will be held with tickets available for purchase at the event. To register for the event, please visit the Foundation website at www.evanstonforever.org/giving, or contact Amy Monday at the Foundation by phone 847-492-0990 or e-mail at info@evanstonforever.org.

 The Evanston Community Foundation is grateful for the support of this year’s Corporate Benefactors: Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC and Hagerty Consulting.

 The Evanston Community Foundation was established in 1986 as a publicly supported philanthropic organization dedicated to enriching Evanston and the lives of its people, now and in the future. The Foundation builds community endowments, addresses Evanston’s changing needs through innovative grant-making, and provides leadership in bringing people together around issues of community concern. Through its competitive grants program, the Foundation has made more than $2.8M in grants to nearly 200 organizations.

 For more information on the Evanston Community Foundation, contact Sara Schastok, President and CEO, at 847/492-0990 or info@evanstonforever.org