Haymarket Center Gala

Join us in person or virtually for our hybrid 2022 Gala!

This year’s Gala is a culmination of our annual Father Mac Appreciation Award Lunch and celebrating 45 years of service in the community. After having to suspend our 45th Anniversary event due to COVID-19, we are excited to bring everyone together for a special evening highlighting our history and our vision for the future. This will be a special opportunity to shine a light on the success of our innovative services and the thousands of lives we have touched since our Founder, Father Ignatius McDermott, who created Haymarket Center in 1975, walked the streets of Chicago, saving one life at a time.

Event Details

Saturday, April 9th, 2022
Chicago Bulls Advocate Training Center
15 S. Wood Street in Chicago
Virtual option available!

5:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner, Program & Celebrity Speaker

Featuring Keith Jones of Sayre & Jones Auctioneers LTD.

$3,000 Table | $300 Individual Ticket (In Person) | $100 Individual Ticket (Virtual)

View our Event Covid Protocol.


Event Leadership

Host Committee

Conlon Public Strategies • Tory Cosich • Mary Dickson • Jack Hartman • Bridget O’Keefe • Julia Sznewajs

Event Planning Committee

Tanya Davis • Marqui Jamison • Loretta Odom • Denise Scott • Megan Sheppard • Kriste Sveen • Heather Way Kitzes

Thank you to our Elite Event Sponsors



Jerry Reinsdorf, Chicago White Sox

William and Mary Davis Foundation

Jack McCarthy


Mrs. Janie Walsh

Sponsorship opportunities are available, which include exclusive access and recognition opportunities. For more information, contact Sarah English at [email protected] or (312) 226-7984 x485.

In-Kind Auction Items

Haymarket Center is currently seeking items for our Gala Silent and Live Auctions. Donors will be recognized at the event through signage, as well as through event promotions on social media and our email list. Our social media channels reach upwards of 5,000 people each week, and our newsletter list includes over 4,000 subscribers. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Liz Proscia, Development Specialist, at [email protected] or 312-226-7984 x442.

About Haymarket Center

Haymarket Center is Chicago’s largest and most comprehensive provider of substance use disorder and mental health treatment services. Our holistic approach integrates substance use treatment, mental health care, primary care and supportive services including family-centered care, and job training and placement to support long-term recovery. We are the only provider in Chicago that is available 24/7/365 and we welcome all, regardless of ability to pay. We restore hope for Chicago’s most vulnerable and create safe and healthier communities.