Annual Dinner Gala

Thank you to the 350 people who joined us Saturday, March 3, 2018, at our Annual Dinner Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Over $714,000 was raised for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

The special evening honored Little City’s founding families, who came together in 1959 to start the groundbreaking organization that now serves more than 1,100 people through residential, vocational, educational and adoption services. Attendees at the Gala helped Little City build off its rich past by generously donating to Mario’s Home – the fourth home in the state-of-the-art Duffey Family Children’s Village on Little City’s 56-acre Palatine campus.

A very special thank you to all of our sponsors.

2018 event photos

Annual Dinner Gala 2018


Presenting Sponsor

George & Dimitra Zervas


Gold Sponsor

Julie Bell


Silver Sponsor

Food Frenzy Gold Sponsor Paramount Staffing


Bronze Sponsors

Eleni & Jimmy Bousis
Linda Bell
The Desmond Family


Rit & Meeta Faisal
The Grabill Family
The Gianaras Family
John & Mary Jo George


Jonathan Green & Family
David Pfau
The Rose/Hockfield Families
Vernon Carson/Burt Ury



Entertainment Sponsor

Hockfield & Associates/Steve & Barbara Anderson


Program Sponsor


Photography Sponsor

Theoharris Family


Official Media Sponsor

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"There are so many capable and caring staff at Little City, past and present, who have helped Clifford. He has made a lot of progress in mastering his behavior."

Colleen, Mother of a child living in a ChildBridge Group Home