Chicagoans turned out to the Merchandise Mart (222 W. Merchandise Mart) a day early to ring in 2018 at the 23rd annual black-tie bash. A record-breaking 1,500 guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres from Blue Plate, Sugar Factory and Wow Bao, and listened to jazz by DJ Clik, Blake Alexander and Maggie Speaks. The proceeds from the night benefit HighSight’s scholarship recipients from both grammar and high schools across Chicago.
Get involved: College graduates can become a tutor for the participating scholarship students to help with test preparation, organizational help and study tips throughout the school year. For more information, email Jesus Gomez at Jesus.email@example.com or visit Highsight.org.
Photos by Dwayne Kuan