Metropolitan Family Services Raises a Record $1.3 Million at the 2013 Holiday Celebration

Nearly 650 guests and generous sponsors raised $1.3 million at the 32nd Annual Holiday Celebration, making this year’s event the most successful ever. All of the proceeds benefit the programs of Metropolitan Family Services, which last year empowered 63,000 families to learn, earn, heal and thrive.

ABC7 Meteorologist Tracy Butler and Roe Conn, co-host of “The Roe Conn Show with Richard Roeper” on WLS radio and contributor to ABC7’s Windy City Live, co-emceed the spectacular event Dec. 7 at the Chicago Hilton.

Boston Consulting Group and its managing director, Michael Silverstein, were honored at this year’s event for their outstanding contributions and strategic guidance given to Metropolitan Family Services throughout the years.

Guests were treated to musical entertainment provided by Sammie Torres and the Pilsen Art Ensemble, as well as the voices of the children in the Calumet Center Community Schools Choir. Friendly bidding wars broke out over fabulous live and silent auction items including trips and sports tickets. A remarkable wine raffle featuring select vintages topped off the evening with the Grand Prize of 50 bottles going to the winner.

Metropolitan Family Services thanks the event Co-Chairs, Host Committee, all sponsors and guests for making this successful fundraising event possible. Click here to see event pictures.

Proceeds from the sale of hand-crafted ornaments at the Holiday Celebration highlighting Metropolitan’s new “Mpowered” message will benefit the Early Education programs of the agency – programs that focus on giving children in Chicago the tools to start school ready-to-learn.

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.