This year, WITS will replace its large-scale Blackboard Affair gala with an Alice in Wonderland themed fundraiser called The UnGala. The UnGala is an opportunity for the Chicago community to come together to support Chicago students and teachers.
This challenging time in history is also our students' childhood. WITS gives students a sense of joy, encouragement, and routine amid a lot of uncertainty. WITS has become a trustworthy resource for many during this time, and our virtual programming has been viewed thousands of times by people all across the world.
Jennifer Alter WardenAlter and Stone Outstanding Volunteer Award
PPM America / JacksonCorporate Partner of the Year
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Join us on the evening of Thursday, December 3rd, for a virtual event celebrating the work of WITS and honoring this year’s awardees. No need for fancy attire or Ubers around the city for this event, as it will all be streamed in the comfort of your own home. By giving to The UnGala, you ensure that WITS will remain part of the Chicago education community and there for our students and schools for future generations.
For access to the evening’s event, we ask that you make a donation of any amount to WITS.
Thursday, December 3rd 7:30pm
Down the Rabbit Hole Cocktail Hours
This fall, WITS will host a series of virtual events with raffles and Alice in Wonderland themed experiences.
Curious Cocktails - September 24, 2020 at 6:30pm CSTJoin WITS for a virtual bartending class. Curious cocktails will be hosted by UnMuddled. Tickets for this event no longer available.
The Duchess’ Cooking Class - November 12, 2020 at 7:00pm CST
Join WITS for a virtual cooking class hosted by The Chopping Block Chicago. Check back for more details on the menu, date, and time!
Tickets: Will be limited seating, reserve tickets in late September.
Become a “Drink Me” Sponsor - $5,000Support WITS by sponsoring one of these great events.
Caterpillar’s Education SeriesWITS will convene a series of virtual panels and speakers to discuss current issues in education and Chicago.
A School Through the Looking GlassJoin WITS for a panel featuring an intimate look into a school’s response to COVID-19 and remote learning. This panel will feature a conversation with an administrator, educator, and parent at a WITS partner school. Tickets for this event no longer available.
Alice Lends a Hand: Building Relationships with Students in a Virtual Environment
Join WITS for a panel discussion featuring three Chicago Public Schools educators who will share their perspective on leading and empowering small groups of students, and provide tips for strengthening relationships in a virtual environment.
Date: Thursday, March 25th, 2021