On April 18, 350 of Esperanza’s friends and supporters filled the Union League Club of Chicago to help us celebrate the victories of the past year. Jackie Shen and Joel Nickson co-chaired the gala, which raised $115,000 to support Esperanza’s programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

We were honored to present the Bobby Reyes Tribute Award to two outstanding recipients: dedicated volunteer Tsivia Cohen of the Chicago Children’s Museum and our generous supporters at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a success! Check out these great shots from the evening as well as these photos of event guests taken by Esperanza WorkReady participant Joseph with help from board member Paul Strabbing.


the Stapleton Group, Illinois State Representative Cynthia Soto, and Carson Tire Service