Take your television viewing experience to another level with the chance to win a trip for two to see a critically acclaimed show in production: THE EXPANSE.  Be on set, meet the director and cast, and support Chicago's Innovation Award winning recovery center, Above and Beyond.

This Raffle Package is an easy way to show your support for our mission and have a chance to win an awesome experience for you and a loved one who appreciate film and television.

Click on the Buy Raffle Ticket Online button below and please forward along to your network so we can help more people and make Chicago the city that's responsible for redefining successful outpatient treatment.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD and be a part of our family of supporters! 

Prize includes Airfare and Two Nights in a Toronto Hotel
Package Valid from November 1, 2019 - February 7, 2020
(Excluding December 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020)

Our Upcoming Third Annual Fundraising Gala

Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center invites all donors, supporters, friends and guests to our Third Annual Fundraising Gala, Friday, November 1, 2019 at the amazing and historic downtown Chicago, Drake Hotel, once again, in their exquisite Gold Coast Ballroom.

We need your help. Your monetary support allows us to sustain our mission of providing the most effective and innovative behavioral health treatment to those facing addiction, homelessness, and poverty here in Chicago. Our clients work harder than they've ever worked just to keep their heads above water; it's a daunting task to do on their own with the deck stacked against them.

At the gala, you’ll meet some of our amazing clients. The difference you can make in their lives is unparalleled and works to break generational cycles that move us all towards a better tomorrow. Your support makes this possible!

This will surely be a fun and festive evening supporting an incredible cause!

Festive Cocktail Attire!

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Why become a sponsor? The vision of Above and Beyond is to build a DONOR SUPPORTED center that is not beholden to State or Federal support allowing us to provide a top quality, evidence-based, and individualized treatment experience available to anyone in need regardless of their economic status.

Above and Beyond recognizes that recovery is a process, and brings unique programs to help its clients completely transform their lives. Become one of our sponsors, and help us achieve our vision. There are several levels of sponsorship; everyone has the opportunity to help!

Welcome home! We're so glad you're interested in joining us. To ensure you have the best time possible please complete and return the form below.  We will ensure proper seating for your table and that your dietary needs are met. Enjoy!

Our Second Annual Fundraising Gala

We did it! Thanks to the generous support of almost 300 attendees, the Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center exceeded our goal raising over $550,000 at our second annual gala in the Gold Coast Ballroom of the Drake Hotel held November 2, 2018. Supported by then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel and then-Governor Bruce Rauner, these funds helped to expand our mission by offering the most innovative, long-term, evidence-based and informed addiction recovery services to those who need it the most:

  • We can now help 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 Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center has created the lighthouse, you [donors] are a part of the community of rocks that set the foundation for this safe harbor.”

​​​​​​​​Thank you for choosing to be a part of the solution with your presence and gift(s). For those who could not make it, please consider attending next year’s gala (November 1st, 2019). We are sincerely grateful for your generous support and commitment to the Above and Beyond mission.

If you have not visited 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.

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 Gala

Our Second Annual Fundraising Gala with New and Updated Pictures.


Sabrina S.

Above and Beyond Member

“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.”

George C.

Above and Beyond Member

“Above and Beyond is a place that allows me to see the exit from my addiction and get back to my real identity and a loving, caring, hard working man.”

Durell W.

Above and Beyond Member

“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.”

Amonte D.

Above and Beyond Member

“Above and Beyond has changed my life and helped me to stay sober. This is a great program!”

The Drake Hotel
goldcoast ballroom The Drake Hotel


140 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611