Our Upcoming Third Annual Fundraising Gala

On November 1st of 2019, Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center will invite all donors, fans, guests and supporters together to our Third Annual Gala Fundraising Event at the amazing and historic Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago. We'll once again be in their exquisite restaurant and banquet hall known as The Gold Coast Ballroom.

While we will all have fun while supporting a good cause, more importantly, we need your help in raising enough money to support our mission of providing the most effective and innovative behavioral health treatment to those facing homelessness, poverty, and addiction right here in Chicago. Our clients have worked harder than they're ever worked just to keep their heads above water, but it's a daunting task to have to do on their own with the deck stacked against them.

At the gala, you’ll meet some of our amazing clients and will be able to instantly see how much adversity they've overcome through your support. The difference you can make in their lives is unparalleled and works to break generational cycles that move us all towards a better tomorrow!


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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 so we can provide a top quality, evidence-based, and individualized treatment experience that is 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, so everyone has the opportunity to help!

Welcome home! We're so glad that you're interested in joining us for an unforgettable night. We want to ensure that you have the best time possible so below is a form you can fill out and return so we can make sure to arrange the proper amount of 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 and raised over $550,000 during our second annual gala in the Gold Coast Ballroom of the Drake Hotel on November 2nd, 2018. Supported by the 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 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 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 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.

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!

Sincerely,

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.

TESTIMONIALS

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

Location

140 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611