Chicago Youth Center's Shake & Stir gala

CYC Auxiliary Board Fundraising Chair Molly Hennessy and CYC-Sidney Epstein Youth Center Director Roberta Douglas. Photos by Greg Inda.

On March 10, more than 350 guests attended Chicago Youth Centers‘ Shake & Stir event, raising $88,000. The lively evening, hosted by the CYC Auxiliary Board and presented by GTCR, was held at Wintrust Grand Banking Hall and featured music by the Chicago West Community Music Center Youth Jazz Ensemble. The funds raised go toward CYCY’s Sidney Epstein Youth Center in North Lawndale.

Chicago Youth Centers Shake & Stir: John and Linda Hillman

John and Linda Hillman, with special guest Ryne Sandberg

Chicago Youth Centers Shake & Stir: Colin Scott and Amanda Allen

Colin Scott, Amanda Allen and Ryne Sandberg

Chicago Youth Centers Shake & Stir: Chicago West Community Music Center Youth Jazz Ensemble

The Chicago West Community Music Center Youth Jazz Ensemble plays during the VIP reception.