27th Annual Independence Gala

27th Annual Independence Gala

The Board of Directors of the Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation cordially invites you to the 27th Annual Independence Gala held Friday, July 28, 2017 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 and the evening will include a psychic performance by Ross Johnson. Business attire is requested and complimentary valet parking is available. Galleria Marchetti is located at 825 W Erie St, Chicago, IL.

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

Godfrey Hotel • Striking and chic new boutique hotel • Breathtaking views • Very popular indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge with open air re pit/ retractable roof • Located in River North • Tickets for Chicago White Sox

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

The Harbor Grand, New Buffalo/Union Pier, 70 miles from Chicago • Beautiful Lake Michigan harbor setting • Waterfront room • Great beach, boating, golfing, fishing, 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, 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

Intercontinental Chicago • Magnificent Mile hotel • Old world elegance • Walk to museums, upscale shopping and theaters • Steps to the Riverwalk • Spectacular indoor historic pool with a renovated fitness center

Lake 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, sh, bike, golf and enjoy festivals and fairs

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

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 28, 2017 Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation Annual Independence 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.