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.

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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.

Honorees


Jennifer Alter Warden

Alter and Stone Outstanding Volunteer Award

PPM America / Jackson

Corporate 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

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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 CST

Join WITS for a virtual bartending class. Curious cocktails will be hosted by UnMuddled. Tickets: Will be limited seating, reserve your ticket today.
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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.

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Become a “Drink Me” Sponsor - $5,000

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Caterpillar’s Education Series

WITS will convene a series of virtual panels and speakers to discuss current issues in education and Chicago.

A School Through the Looking Glass

Join 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.

Date: Thursday, October 29th

Time: Please check back in early October for this information.

Tickets: Check back in early October to reserve your seat. Tickets to this event are free.

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Alice Lends a Hand

Join WITS for a panel on volunteerism during a global pandemic. More details to come.

Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Time: Please check back in early December for this information.

Tickets: Check back in December to reserve your seat. Tickets to this event are free.

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Become an "A-E-I-O-U” Sponsor - $5,000

Support WITS by sponsoring one of these great events.
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Make a Donation

Please use this form to make a donation to WITS. You will receive information to attend the Mad Hatter's Tea Party with your donation. 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.

$250

Provides access to Epic! e-library software to five student/mentor groups for an entire school year.

$500

Provides brand-new books for a group of students to build their at-home libraries.

$1,000

Funds one-week of technology for WITS virtual programming -includes: Epic! e-library software, staff, web hosting, and design.

$2,500

Funds virtual professional development workshops for a group of CPS teachers.

$5,000

Enables WITS to deliver programs to CPS students and commit to the future of literacy in Chicago.

Tickets for the UnGala Events

Please use this form to secure a ticket to one of the UnGala events.