28th Annual Independence Gala

28th Annual Independence Gala

The Board of Directors of the Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation cordially invites you to the 28th Annual Independence Gala held Friday, July 27, 2018 at 6:30pm. Join us at The Shedd Aquarium 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 speaker Bob Jones. Cocktail attire is requested. Complimentary parking is available at the lot located directly east of The Field Museum (exit east off Lake Shore Drive at 18th St., north on Museum Campus Drive). Use the South Door, Group Entrance of the Oceanarium.

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

Enjoy America’s pastime with tickets to a Chicago Cubs game • Dine at RJ Grunts for great burgers, salad bar and have “cookie-in-a-bowl” for dessert

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

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

Chicago Botanic Garden • A Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden Package • Includes tram tour and Model Railroad Garden tickets for 4 • 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

Urban Adventure Cruise by Mercury • Unique view of Chicago’s architectural marvels • Lively narration and stories of Chicago’s rich history • Willis Tower, Aon Center and Marina City are just some of the sites you’ll see

Ravinia, the oldest outdoor festival in North America • Enjoy the world’s greatest music by world class performers in a beautiful park setting • First dine at nearby Café Central, a casual café, offering French cuisine and a pleasant dining atmosphere

Hotel Felix is a luxury eco-friendly, boutique hotel • Great location, this Near North Side 4-star hotel has luxury service and amenities from red carpet concierge to state-of-the-art fitness center • Tickets for Chicago White Sox

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

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 27, 2018 Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation Annual Gala at the Shedd Aquarium.

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.