Special Events

Throughout the year, JCFS orchestrates a variety of annual, signature events.

These events are made possible by the support and collaboration of our donors and the community. 

JCFS Annual Benefit - A Striking Event: Under the Stars
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Join us at Ravinia for A Striking Event, our annual fundraiser.  Janis Ian will be performing in the Martin Theatre at 7pm. Festivities will begin at 5pm in the Ravinia Tent with cocktails, a short program and a dinner buffet. After dinner you can sit back and enjoy the concert on the beautiful Ravinia lawn. Money raised will support the vital programs and services JCFS provides to over 30,000 individuals a year.

At this event we will honor David Golder with the Irving B. Harris Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership in the community.

Enter the raffle for a chance to win $5,000 cash, the Ultimate Chicago Sports Package or the Best of Chicago’s Fine Arts Experiences

Event tickets are $150 each and $35 for children.

Register today!


NSA Key Card Shopping Spree
Spring/Summer 

Attention Shoppers! Purchase a personal Key Card for $75 and receive a 20% discount on an unlimited number of purchases* of full-priced merchandise and services at over 100 retailers and vendors throughout Chicagoland.
2018 Summer Shopping Spree: August 11 - 18
Sponsored by our own North Shore Auxiliary, all proceeds go to JCFS.


JCFS & JVS Chicago Annual Meetings
Fall 2018

Come and see how your support redefined what’s possible in the lives of thousands of children, adults and families throughout Chicagoland over the past year.


Give for the Glow Event
Give for the Glow is a special fundraiser for JCFS’s Camp Firefly. Money raised provides scholarships to campers!


Tuned In: the Larry Dobkin Event
Annual Benefit for Response Center. Proceeds support the counseling, prevention programs, leadership activities and sexual health services Response Center provides to over 12,000 teens and their families each year. 

Mazel Paws
Fall 2018

Family and dog-friendly fundraiser benefiting the JCFS Therapeutic Day School.