The Celebration of Courage event is Ascend Justice's annual festive fundraiser that celebrates the work of our community of supporters. We honor survivors, volunteers, and those who champion our mission.


The Old Post Office - North Meadow

This unique rooftop space provides an outdoor/semi-covered view of Chicago like you have never seen before.

433 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60607

Find it on the map

Planning on driving to the event?

Please be aware that road construction continues at Harrison and Canal.

Parking Map & Info

Metra: 3-minute walk to Union Station

CTA "L" Trains: Brown, Orange, Pink, and Purple Line at LaSalle / Van Buren, Blue Line at Clinton


5:00PM - 6:00PM: VIP Hour

An exclusive gathering available to VIP ticket holders and Event Sponsor guests featuring our event emcee, Mugo Odigwe, and Champion of Justice award recipient, Judge Grace Dickler.

6:00PM: Event Begins

Enjoy delicious food and drink, participate in our raffle, and be among those who support the mission of Ascend Justice and help raise $190,000 before the night is up!

7:00PM: Program including Champion of Justice Award Presentation: 

Hear powerful stories from survivors, congratulate Judge Grace Dickler, and allow us to show you, our sponsors and family of supporters, our appreciation for all you have made possible this past year.

9:00PM: Event Concludes

The event may be over but the raffle continues until midnight (12:00AM CST, June 9, 2023)


Attire: Business / Business Casual.  Event will take place outdoors* so dress accordingly.


Use of Likeness: Ascend Justice reserves the right to photograph and/or videotape activities for use in publicity and promotional materials.  Please notify Ascend Justice in writing if you do not want photos of yourself to be used.