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Oktoberfest at the Art Gallery raised more than $20,000 for One Hope United

Pictured from left to right are Jonathan Zeibarth, president and founder of the Auxiliary Board; Lauren Lavorato, secretary; Matthew London, vice president; and Grant Wilson, treasurer.

The recently formed One Hope United – Northern Region Auxiliary Board held their first event, Oktoberfest at the Art Gallery, on Oct. 21 and raised more than $20,000 for the programs of the nonprofit agency, which serves more than 15,000 at-risk children and families each year. More than 150 young Chicago professionals mingled at Gallery KH in Chicago’s River North Gallery District, admired artwork from emerging artists, tasted seasonal beer, sipped wine and bid on silent auction items with all the proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships and auction items sold going straight back to the Chicago community through One Hope United.

The Auxiliary Board’s mission is to provide an opportunity for young professionals in the Chicago area to become involved in furthering One Hope United’s mission of protecting children and strengthening families. One Hope United offers a diverse array of prevention, intervention and community-based support programs to vulnerable, high-risk populations throughout Chicagoland including counseling for abused and neglected children, residential treatment for troubled teens, and high-quality early learning and education centers for infants, toddlers and school age children.

This event was also made possible by our generous sponsors: Kirkland & Ellis, Goldberg Kohn, GTCR, Alvarez & Marsal, Winston & Strawn, Greenberg Traurig, Waud Capital, Noodles & Company and The Lucas Group.

Photos from the Oktoberfest event are available at www.flickr.com/1hopeunited.