For Tonight’s Tea Party

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Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Join the celebration. For access to the evening’s event, we ask that you make a donation of any amount to WITS.
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Read Me

Take a moment to view this evening's program book to find out more information about the evening and WITS.

Program Book
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Honorees

WITS is proud to honor Jennifer Alter Warden with the Alter & Stone Outstanding Volunteer Award and Jackson/PPM America with the Corporate Partner of the Year Award.

Honorees
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Student Packet

WITS has curated a packet of read alouds and activities for your kids to enjoy during the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
Student Packet
 

For Tonight’s Tea Party

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Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Join the celebration. For access to the evening’s event, we ask that you make a donation of any amount to WITS.
Watch the event
Donate
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Read Me

Take a moment to view this evening's program book to find out more information about the evening and WITS.

Program Book
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Honorees

WITS is proud to honor Jennifer Alter Warden with the Alter & Stone Outstanding Volunteer Award and Jackson/PPM America with the Corporate Partner of the Year Award.

Honorees
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Student Packet

WITS has curated a packet of read alouds and activities for your kids to enjoy during the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
Student Packet

Add a bit of Wonderland magic...

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Drink Me: Tea Party Sour

Enjoy a Tea Party Sour, the WITS UnGala signature cocktail. Attendees of the Curious Cocktails event may remember this fan favorite. Follow the instructions on the Curious Cocktail menu for this and other drinks.

Download the Curious Cocktail Menu
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Eat Me: Charcuterie Board Ideas

Whip up a delicious charcuterie board to enjoy while watching the event. Check out the WITS Eat Me Pinterest board for inspiration.

WITS Eat Me Pinterest Board
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We’re All Mad Here Attire

DIY your own whimsical Mad Hatter’s hat to wear during the event! Check out the We're All Mad Here Pinterest board for inspiration:

We're All Mad Here Pinterest Board

Program Book

Honorees

Jennifer Alter Warden will receive the Alter & Stone Outstanding Volunteer Award at the 2020 UnGala for her exceptional service to WITS and the Chicago community. Jennifer joined the WITS Board of Directors in 2014. Over her tenure as a director, Jennifer has brought passion, leadership, and strategic skills that have enabled WITS to become the largest provider of literacy programming to Chicago Public Schools. We are so grateful for what she has done for WITS and are inspired by her contributions across the city.

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Jackson/PPM America volunteers have partnered with WITS since 2017, originally partnering with Jenner Academy and bridging the transition for the Jenner/Ogden merger in 2018. Volunteers meet with third graders on a weekly basis, helping them make the connection from learning to read to reading to learn. Whether reading on the stage or convening in the Ogden Global Citizen’s Center, Jackson/PPM America volunteers have been meeting Ogden students where they are in order to build relationships centered around a love of reading and exploration. This year, as part of the UnGala series of events, WITS honors Jackson/PPM America as our Corporate Partner of the Year. 

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Watch the event

Join us in celebrating the work of WITS and honoring this year’s awardees - Jennifer Alter Warden & Jackson/PPM America. This year's UnGala features WITS Staff members telling the story of how WITS pivoted to a virtual plaform this year. By giving to The UnGala, you ensure WITS will remain part of the Chicago education community and there for our students and schools for future generations.
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Join us in 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 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.

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*as of 11/23/2020