Scores of North Shore supporters of Northwestern Settlement will happily flock down to the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on November 2 for the organization’s annual Glitter Ball. But the event’s co-chairs, Alice Schaff of Wilmette, and Elizabeth Rose and Cassandra Buccellato, both of Winnetka, want all their guests to know exactly why they are putting on their finest and heading to the city.
“Our North Shore Board of North-western Settlement raises enough funds to cover 80 percent of all House In The Wood Camp expenses,” explains Buccellato, “which makes us the primary group that support the camp.” House In The Wood Camp is a co-ed summer residence camp situated on Lake Delevan in Wisconsin. The goal of the Glitter Ball is to raise enough money to send 400 children from the inner city of Chicago on to experience summer camp in a remarkable, peaceful setting.
“We believe in House In The Wood Camp because it offers low income, city-dwelling children programs within nature that are designed specifically to help develop self confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills, along with new and positive ways to express themselves, “ says Buccellato.
The Glitter Ball promises to be a spectacular evening of cocktails, silent and live auctions, as well as dinner and dancing to the music of Chicago Catz.
The Board is also rolling out a new logo for the Glitter Ball, with the hopes of tying together the glamorous evening to what the fundraising is all about: House In The Wood.
For tickets to the Glitter Ball on November 2, visit glitterballchicago.com.