A NIGHT CHAMPIONING FOR CHILDREN

CU4KIDS GREAT LAKES WINE AUCTION

Union station, Chicago | Friday, September 20, 2024

in the cellar

1 in 7 adolescents face mental health disorders, but resources are still insufficient. In the Cellar is a fundraising event founded on the credit union principle of ‘People helping People.’ Together with your support, we’re providing resources to bring stability and joy back to children’s lives. Join us in Chicago, and help ensure a brighter future for children facing mental health challenges across the Great Lakes States.

FRIDAY,
September 20
6 o’clock
In the evening
Union station
Chicago
Black tie /
Formal

Source: Statistic based on research results posted by the World Health Organization.

Play Video
Measuring the impact on children’s mental health

making a difference, together

In the Cellar is proud to partner with Children’s Miracle Network and CU4Kids, a fundraising event dedicated to providing mental health resources for children in our communities.

0 %

Helps provide charitable care to patients.

0 %

Provides advancement services that support innovative programs & projects.

0 %

Provides education for patients, families, & the community.

0 %

Supports research & treatments for how we care for children.

0 %

Contributes to patient services for patients’ & families’ overall well-being.

0 %

Goes to improve life-saving equipment.

Source: Based on estimated provided in response to the 2022 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® Impact Survey.

VENUE

Step into elegance and history at the iconic Union Station, Chicago.
This distinguished venue will set the stage for an evening of impact and inspiration.

Union Station, Chicago

An iconic building and a marvel of modern transportation for nearly a century, Chicago’s Union Station was originally designed by Daniel Burnham and completed by Graham, Anderson, Probst and White. A grand building worthy of the city’s status as a national railroad hub, it is a treasured part of Chicago history and a valued asset for Chicago’s future.



Beyond its historic and aesthetic appeal, the venue’s central location ensures convenient accessibility, making Union Station a premier choice for unforgettable and seamlessly executed events in the heart of Chicago.

agenda at a glance

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2024
CEO ROUND TABLE

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We invite any CEO who serves credit unions to engage with industry and academic thought-leaders at this exclusive session for In the Cellar.

We are excited to welcome our headlining keynote speaker, Will Guidara, alongside other distinguished speakers such as  Jim Nussle, President & CEO, America’s Credit Unions, Terrance Williams, President & CEO of TruStage, and Chuck Fagan, President & CEO of Velera. Additionally, joining us are special guests Evan Thomas and Keith Bynum from HGTV’s Bargain Block.

IN THE CELLAR

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Welcome Reception & Silent Auction
Grab a beverage of choice and place your bids on premium bottles of wine, unique experiences, and other goodies to support the children during the evening’s silent auction and welcome reception.

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dinner & Live Auction!
Indulge in a gourmet dining experience and participate in the excitement of our live auction, raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network.

VIP RECEPTION​​

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Guests of Reserve level sponsors and above are invited to raise a glass and celebrate the amazing impact of their generous commitment to In the Cellar at this exclusive VIP Reception. You won’t want to miss the surprises in store for this year’s celebration!

Afterglow

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Join us for Afterglow, the can’t miss after party to celebrate your amazing generosity and impact for CU4Kids and our communities. Kick-off your shoes and meet us on the dance floor as we party the night away. Afterglow is open to all guests.

thank you to our sponsors

Our event sponsors drive this mission forward and make a positive impact on the children in their communities.

FOUNDER SPONSOR
trustage
PRESENTING SPONSOR
TITLE SPONSOR
GRAND RESERVE SPONSOR
RESERVE SPONSORS
ESTATE SPONSORS
CORKER SPONSORS
Help us make a lasting impact

join us at in the cellar

Together with your support, we’re providing resources to bring stability and joy back to children’s lives. Join us in Chicago, and help ensure a brighter future for children facing mental health challenges across the Great Lakes States.

#inthecellar2024