Esperanza’s Celebrating Victories Gala
Due to road closures associated with the NFL Draft, Michigan Ave. will be closed from Jackson to Balbo starting at 3PM on Friday, April 29. For valet parking, consider taking Roosevelt east to Michigan Ave, take a left on Michigan to Balbo, and then take a left on Balbo – Hotel is on the north west corner of Michigan and Balbo.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
**Congress, from Michigan to Columbus, including sidewalks and the Columbus Circle, will be closed until Monday, according to the OEMC. Columbus, from Jackson to Balbo, also remains closed until Monday. Westbound Balbo, from Columbus to Lake Shore Drive, will remain closed to traffic until Friday, May 6.
**Michigan, from Jackson to Balbo, will close between 3-8 p.m. TODAY to accommodate the red carpet introduction featuring NFL legends and top college prospects.
**Between May 3-6, eastbound Balbo will be closed for event clean-up, according to OEMC.
Thank you for making Celebrating Victories a SOLD OUT success as we present the Bobby Reyes Tribute Award to Marcus Lemonis and Beth Levine.
6PM: Registration and Silent Auction in the Ballroom Foyer
(bring your phone for the easiest way to bid)
Happy and Good: Get to Know Friendly People. A pop-up gallery featuring works by Esperanza artists in the Art Hall
Dinner and Program in the Crystal Ballroom
Entrée is your tableside choice of Beef, Chicken, or Ratatouille
After the program, join us for Sweet Victories: Desserts and After Party in the Art Hall, featuring new selections or art and music by the Chicago Academy for the Arts Jazz Trio.
Event Valet Parking is $25. Local garages are also available.
Cocktail attire (think suits and cocktail dresses).
The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel Chicago is at 636 S. Michigan Avenue. Please note that traffic may be heavy so plan travel accordingly.