Chicago Children’s Choir, under the direction of President and Artistic Director Josephine Lee, will host
its annual Red Jacket Optional fundraising gala, celebrating the Choir’s 57th anniversary, on Oct. 18, 2013
at 6:00pm at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. The Choir aspires to raise one million dollars to continue to
offer music education to nearly 3,500 Chicago children, of which 72 percent come from low‐income
Red Jacket Optional will unite Chicago's who's who of philanthropic gurus and socialites for a night of
performances by three hundred children in addition to the top‐level Voice of Chicago. The gala will also
debut their new after-school program, the Englewood Neighborhood Choir, with their first‐ever
The Choir will honor John Hatherly, President of Wynnchurch Capital, and his wife, Christina.
Christina Hatherly is the former Director of Choral Programs of Chicago Children’s Choir and served on the Board of Directors for six years.
The event will be preceded by a decadent cocktail hour and then continue with an exciting after party with
glasses of bubbly and gourmet desserts. DJ Matt Roan, Ambassador Board Chair, will spin high‐energy jams to keep the party moving. PdM will be present to showcase the highly-anticipated developments throughout the evening.
Individual tickets are available at $500 and table sponsorships begin at $5,000. Contact Emily Hallock at
firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
ABOUT CHICAGO CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Giving children a voice – that is what Chicago Children’s Choir has been doing since 1956. Founded during the
height of the Civil Rights Movement as a way to unite children from different backgrounds, Chicago Children’s
Choir is a nonprofit organization committed to providing multicultural choral music education. The Choir raises $2 million annually in order to ensure that music is part of every child’s life. Under President and Artistic Director Josephine Lee, the Choir has received a Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award for the 2008 documentary Songs on the Road to Freedom and been featured in nationally broadcast television and
radio performances, most recently on Oprah, NBC’s Today and the PBS series From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall.