Annual Gala – Night on the Red Carpet

2018 Annual Gala – Night on the Red Carpet

The Annual Gala is the Crisis Center of South Suburbia’s (CCSS) semi-formal event celebrating the success of our clients and the profound generosity of our donors, supporters and volunteers who make it all possible.

The evening includes:

  • Open bar cocktail and social hour
  • Delicious four-course dinner
  • Mobile bidding on fabulous live and silent auction items
  • Live entertainment by The Jimmy O and Rhonda Lee Duo,
  • Dancing
  • Grand Raffles with 7 chances to win $500-5,000.

Each year we recognize and highlight a few supporters who have gone above and beyond.  We are proud to announce and congratulate our 2018 awards winners on their outstanding contributions toward advancing our mission:

  • Dianne Masters Award:  David Anders
  • Corporate Recognition Award:  Exelon
  • Volunteer Spirit Award:  Pat Laschober (to be presented at Kick-off to Summer in June 2018)


Not able to attend?  There are still ways to support the cause…

  • Bid on silent auction items from your mobile device wherever your are!  Through Gesture mobile bidding, you can view and bid on fantastic items from kids toys to weekend get-aways to sports tickets.   Pre-register at
  • Purchase a Grand Raffle ticket using our online checkout at the top of the page.
  • Put an ad in our program book.  Send a positive support message and/or advertise your business
  • Sponsor the event and send friends or colleagues who want to learn more about CCSS and the people we help.

For more information about the gala or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kerri Twietmeyer, Special Events Manager, at (708) 429-7255, x136 or

Special Thanks to 2018 Gala Diamond Sponsor and Corporate Partner Award Winner:

  • Annual Gala
    March 3, 2018
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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