Spring Gala

What a night! 

FO-Gala-SaveTheDate-v3-BMore than 200 supporters of Franciscan Outreach gathered at the landmark Germania Place for our first Spring Gala last May. Together, we raised over $100,000 for Franciscan Outreach programs and services, benefiting hundreds of men and women in need each day. 

Gala attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception featuring live piano music and silent auction, followed by dinner, and the presentation of the first Franciscan Outreach Community Impact Award.

Rush University Medical Center is the first Community Impact Award recipient for the significant impact it is making in the lives of marginalized and homeless individuals through the Rush Community Service Initiatives Program (RCSIP), which includes the on-site health clinic at the Franciscan Outreach shelter.

We are so grateful to the many Rush physicians and students in attendance at the gala and for their ongoing support. We were especially honored by the participation of Dr. Larry J. Goodman, CEO of Rush University Medical Center and President of Rush University. Dr. Goodman accepted the award on behalf of his dedicated team and delivered remarks focusing on the importance of working collaboratively with organizations to provide Chicago’s most undeserved communities with access to health care, preventative care, health education, training and mentorship.

The Franciscan Outreach Community Impact Award was established to recognize extraordinary individuals, organizations and groups making significant contributions to help vulnerable people who are living in disadvantaged communities access the critical resources they need to improve their lives.


Presenting SponsorsNorthern Trust // Franciscan Outreach


Premier Sponsors


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Community Sponsors


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Margaret Brown
Patrick O’Connor
Chris & Sarah Cutrara
Phil Doran
Kathryn & Brett Galley 
Diana & Russ Iacono
Jim Kramer
Elinor Murarova and Jozef Murar
Patrick Nash
Mike Walsh 


Questions or interested in becoming an event sponsor?
Please contact Julia Weegar at julia@franoutreach.org or call 773.278.6724×20