Virtual Annual Benefit 2023: "Building on Promise"

SGA Youth & Family Services’ Annual Virtual Benefit, "Building on Promise” raises funds for the life-changing programs in our Cycle of Opportunity©.  

We are thrilled to host esteemed author, journalist, and filmmaker, Alex Kotlowitz, as our keynote speaker. Back by popular demand, he will discuss the problems and solutions surrounding violence in our Chicago neighborhoods. Professor Kotlowitz is the author of four books, including his most recent, An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago which received the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. 

Please join us online for an informative and inspiring event to learn about our work in Chicagoland. 

A donation of any amount will enable you to view the online event. Suggested donation is $500/person. 

Online event access information will be provided via email upon registration. 


Registration available soon! 

Thank you to our 2022 Annual Benefit Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Susan & Donald Belgrad

Karen & Matthew Kaplan

Roger & Susan Stone Family Foundation


Opportunity Sponsors

John & Victoria Cultra

Mills Family Charitable Fund

Jeff & Maureen Toner

Ted & Rita Wecker and Sea Products

William Blair


Innovator Sponsors

Nanette Bufalino

Community Savings Bank

Andy & Amy Gelman

David & Gerri Kahnweiler

Ronald & Fifi Levin

Matthew & Christine Schmeltz

Neal & Rachel Seltzer

Tom & Niki Van Vuren


Friend Sponsors

Michael & Nina Blechman

Tim & Katy Doyle

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Joel & Cindy Cooper

Richard & Christine Karger

Carol & Larry Levy

Peters & Associates

Pam & Russ Strobel