Our Upcoming Third Annual Fundraising Gala
Why We Give...
Our Second Annual Fundraising Gala
• We can now help and additional 950 additional clients
• Produce 250 more graduates
• Assist an additional 130 clients with housing/job placements
During the evening, Ryan Leaf shared his journey of addiction and recovery, and the three ideals that have attributed to his success: accountability, spirituality, and community. He expressed the importance, and necessity, of being a safe harbor for individuals struggling with addiction. He commented during his speech, “While
Thank you for choosing to be a part of the solution with your presence and your gift(s) and for those who could not make it, please consider attending next year’s event which will be at the same place on the same date (November 1st, 2019). We are sincerely grateful for your generous support and your commitment to the Above and Beyond mission.
If you have not been to Above and Beyond, we encourage you to come experience the innovative and inspiring work for yourself. It’s free, it’s fast (usually in and out in under an hour), and it’s amazing! Schedule a tour by calling (773) 940-2960 and asking for our Executive Director, Dan, or by scheduling it directly on our website at www.anb-today.k0sgmpcp-liquidwebsites.com.
To those of you who braved procrastination and joined us, thank you again for investing in saving the lives of real people who are gripped in life and death struggles with substance abuse. We look forward to you joining us at our next event!
Bryan Cressey - Founder
Gloria J. Harper - Board Chairperson
Dan Hostetler - Executive Director
Second Annual Fundraising Gala Photos
Our First Annual Fundraising Gala
On November 10th of 2017, Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center held our “First Annual Gala Fundraising Event” at the Art Institute of Chicago, in their exquisite restaurant and banquet hall known as Terzo Piano. By any standard, whatsoever, the event was a smashing success and not only raised enough operating capital for four solid months of Above and Beyond operations, but elevated our profile into a mainstream of caring, giving hearts that we believe will provide a solid, sustainable foundation for our future and the clean and sober futures of those we serve.
Framed by Co-Chairs Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of the City of Chicago, and the Honorable Bruce Rauner, Governor of the Great State of Illinois, Bryan Cressey, Founder, was able to share his deepest convictions about why he decided to put a FREE addiction clinic into a questionable area of town and turn it into “the most innovative addiction treatment centers in the United States, and perhaps the world.” Culminating a delicious dinner, a very successful silent auction, and a miraculously productive paddle raise, the 220+ attendees took advantage of the open bar, the music of DJ Kareem and enjoyed themselves until the museum hours forced us to reluctantly end our night of magical merriment.
Fundraising Gala Photos
“Above and Beyond is a place where I can come to when I have no place to go, a place that will allow me to speak my mind no matter what, and a place where I can feel free to talk about my pain, my hurts, and my beliefs.”
“I am an alumni member at Above and Beyond and I still come to see my family here at least three times per month. I love it at Above and Beyond. This place has made me a better man and a better thinker.”
“Above and Beyond has changed my life and helped me to stay sober. This is a great program!”