Pictured with ECF President and CEO Monique Jones, right, are Celebrate!Evanston co-chairs and ECF board members Michele Berg and Gene Servillo.                      Photo from Evanston Community Foundation

Last month  approximately 330 friends of the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) raised $300,000 at its annual Celebrate!Evanston event held at the Charles Gates Dawes House.

Michael Miro, former Executive Director of Mudlark Theater. Highlights of the evening were performances from Northlight Theatre entertainers Jennifer Lattimore, who interpreted a moving tribute to the late Mayor Lorraine Morton, and Heidi Kettenring, who performed two songs. Other entertainment included Fred Zimmerman, also known at the Chicago Mentalist, and Al Zunamon on piano.

“Home is here,” said Monique B. Jones, President and CEO . “All of us at the Evanston Community Foundation are grateful that you understand the importance of investing to make Evanston a welcoming home for all. Together we have spent the past 33 years building community connections, a culture of philanthropy, and a stronger Evanston, for today and tomorrow. Your dedication to a more vibrant, equitable, and inclusive home empowers us to build collaborative networks to define challenges and discover solutions.”

Co-chairs Michele Berg and Gene Servillo announced that the evening made ECF history with the highest ever sponsorship support from a wide-array of local businesses and organizations.