Ready to add some magic to your life?
Join us for our annual gala The Magic of Literacy on June 1, 2023 at the historical Glessner House in Chicago's South Loop.
Arrive between 5:30 and 6:15 pm to start the gala with a guided tour of the beautiful, glided-age home. The last tour departs at 6:15.
Throughout the evening, you will be spellbound with Sean Masterson's close-up live magic while enjoying drinks and delicious appetizers. You could even be part of the act if selected to participate during Sean's amazing magical show!
Become inspired by personal stories from the winners of the 2023 Secretary of State Award. Each year only ten volunteers and ten students in Illlinois receive this prestigious award.
Check this space after May 10th to find out which Literacy Chicago student and which volunteer have won!
Early Bird ends on May 15, 2023! Buy your tickets now!
Meet Magician Sean Masterson
We're thrilled to have magician Sean Masterson as our featured performer, whose unique blend of magic and storytelling has been captivating Chicago audiences for over 30 years.
With his extensive experience performing for corporate events, social gatherings, and even Governor Pritzker's inaugural ball, Sean is sure to deliver an incredible performance that will leave you amazed and mystified.
Don't miss out on the chance to see Sean's up close and personal magic tricks at the Magic of Literacy Gala!
Get your tickets now!
Raffles, Silent Auctions, Food, and Fun!
In addition to the live entertainment and delicious food, Literacy Chicago’s annual gala at the Glessner House on Thursday, June 1, 2023 will feature a raffle with amazing items up for bid!
We have Wine Tastings, Tour Vouchers, and even a painting by Don Sayles. Beyond that we will have delicious food, great drinks, and good company!
Experience Chicago's Historical Architecture
Step back in time and experience the beauty of Chicago's architectural history at the Magic of Literacy, Literacy Chicago’s annual gala on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at the Glessner House (1800 S Prairie Ave, Chicago IL, 60616).
This iconic National Historic Landmark, designed by legendary American architect Henry Hobson Richardson in 1887, is a masterpiece which redefined domestic architecture and has been an inspiration to architects such as Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
We are offering complimentary tours of the house at the beginning of the event! (between 5:30 and 6:15).
Become a Magical Sponsor!
Do you want to be part of the "magic of literacy"?
Your contribution as a sponsor will support our adult education programs and make a lasting impact on people's lives.
We welcome any contribution, whether it be a monetary donation or a raffle item for the event.
For questions or more information please contact Joanne Telser-Frere: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us in our mission to empower Chicagoans through literacy!