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Seeds of Hope Gala

Seeds of Hope Gala Program

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Reception: Hors d ’Oeuvres and Drinks - Silent Auction Begins (Monet Garden, Show House, and Jensen Room)

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Remarks, Presentations and Live Auction (Horticulture Hall)

7:00 – 10:00 pm: Elegant food stations (Horticulture Hall)

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Dancing, Raffle and Silent Auction (Horticulture Hall and Jensen Room)

Cocktail Attire

Complimentary Parking Available

Hosted by: Sabrina Santucci

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Sabrina Santucci is a dynamic and engaging Broadcast Journalist. She has worked as an Anchor, Reporter and Producer at NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX TV affiliates. Sabrina currently works at NBC Chicago. Before returning home to Illinois, she worked as a Morning Reporter and Fill-In Anchor at WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, NC. She reported and anchored for the highest-rated newscasts in the market.  Sabrina is committed to compelling storytelling and making a difference through her work. 

Music: School of Rock Oak Park & DJ Ca$hEra

Thank you to our talented music partners supporting Chicago’s youth!

School of Rock - Oak Park Show Team (pre-dining reception band)

The School of Rock - Oak Park Show Team is a by-audition group of top young performers. The team acts as the school’s “house band” and plays more than 60 gigs every year. SoR Show Team members are required to be exemplary in service to their school and community. They have performed at Riot Fest - Chicago, Milwaukee Summerfest, The Chicago Auto Show's "First Look For Charity" Ball, Kia Motors Media Events, The Progressive Motorcycle Show, The Arcada Theatre and at venues, parties and special events all across Chicagoland! Many of them are also National School of Rock All-Stars, who tour nationally and play each year at Lollapalooza and Mo-Pop.

DJ Ca$h Era (after dinner dancing and auction)

CaSera Heining, best known as DJ Ca$h Era all throughout the city, is the Official DJ for Young Chicago Authors Louder Than A Bomb — Chicago’s largest youth poetry festival. She is also currently the Official DJ for Northwestern University Men’s Football and Basketball. CaSera completed her B.A. in Radio Broadcasting, and minor in video production, at Columbia College Chicago in May of 2017. She is now a Producer at WGN Radio and active DJ.