29th Annual Independence Gala

29th Annual Independence Gala

The Board of Directors of the Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation cordially invites you to the 29th Annual Independence Gala held Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30pm. Join us at Galleria Marchetti for cocktails, candlelight dinner, silent auction and raffle.

Our Master of Ceremonies will be Alex Maragos, Today Show Co-Host from NBC 5 Chicago along with guest speakers Betsy Alison and Patrick LoDuca. Cocktail attire is requested. Complimentary valet parking is available.

The Judd Goldman Foundation supports a learn-to-sail program for the disabled and an inner-city program for youth, providing a way to gain new skills, overcome obstacles and achieve self-esteem and independence.  The Foundation is a public/private partner with the Chicago Park District.

The Foundation is proud to have as our honored guests the Independence Cup sailors competing for the disabled sailing championship.

This benefit is partially underwritten by the Jerome Mirza Foundation


Raffle Prizes

Raffle Prizes

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago • A 4-star boutique hotel • Prime location, steps off Michigan Ave. in the cultural hub • Near 100 art galleries, boutiques, great dining, lively nightlife, shopping and outdoor activities on Chicago River

A Day at the Botanic Gardens Package • 27 spectacular gardens • Tram tour and Model Railroad Garden tickets for four • Free parking, discount on membership

Marina Grand Resort New Buffalo/Union Pier, 70 miles from Chicago • Beautiful Lake Michigan harbor setting • Waterfront suite with fireplace • Great beach, indoor/outdoor pools, boating, golfing, casinos, fine dining • Cross country skiing and snowmobiling

Chicago Architectural Tour • Walking tour of Chicago’s great architectural landmarks • Lively narration and stories of Chicago’s rich history • View some of Chicago’s early art deco skyscrapers, and comparing a wide range of buildings and styles

Ravinia, the oldest outdoor music festival in North America • Enjoy the world’s greatest music by world class performers in a beautiful park setting • Great place to spend time with family and friends while enjoying music

Omni Chicago Hotel, the only all-suite luxury accommodations on Michigan Ave • Recent renovations • Great location for Magnificent Mile Christmas Shopping

The Geneva Inn • Small boutique hotel in the style of an English country inn • Only hotel/restaurant on the shores of Geneva Lake • Extraordinary cuisine • Amazing sunsets and spectacular views • Cruise the 7-mile long lake on historic yachts • Swim, sail, fish, bike, golf and enjoy festivals and fairs

Royal George Theatre is a four-theatre complex with four distinct stages • Offers a diverse array of shows from Off -Broadway to pre-Broadway tryouts to unique theatrical events

Enjoy major league baseball with tickets to a Chicago White Sox game • Dine at RJ Grunts for great burgers, salad bar and have “cookie-in-a-bowl” for dessert

Raffle tickets may be purchased – one(1) for $25 or five(5) for $100

Winners to be determined in a random drawing held at the July 26, 2019 Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation Annual Gala at Galleria Marchetti.

All prizes are for two people, unless otherwise noted. Winners need not be present – some restrictions apply.

Make check payable and send entry to:

Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation 875 North Michigan, Suite 3718, Chicago, IL 60611 For information, call 312-644-3200.