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Join us for our 2nd annual Gala to benefit underserved student athletes in Lake County!

Throughout the year, Heart of the City impacts over 500 youth ages 5-19 as they learn, lead, grow, and envision a brighter future for themselves. This equates to over 2,000 family members, parents and siblings, who are impacted by programs and resources that have a domino effect on their lives.

Join us for an impactful evening, learn about our programs, eat, drink, bid, and meet our recent graduates and their families and hear their stories.

Heart of the City is proud to announce Kei Kamara as this year's Keynote Speaker!

Learn more about Kei!


Purchase your tickets today!

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Loft 21
1501 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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Thanks to our generous supporters, last year, we raised over $112,000 for our programs that help student athletes envision their futures and score goals on and off the field.

  Learn more about Heart of the City.

Win your next vacation!

Support Heart of the City by purchasing Winning Goal raffle tickets for a chance to win an all-expense paid vacation!
Winner does not need to be present to win and will be drawn the night of the Gala.

1 ticket for $25
5 tickets for $100

 Winner will choose from four amazing packages (learn more on our ticketing page):
Carefree Days in the Caribbean
Sensational Resorts in Mexico
Explore the Land of LEGOs and the Animal Kingdom
It's Just You and the Speedway

Donate Now

Support Heart of the City by making an additional donation to our mission today.

No gift is too small to make a significant impact in the lives of student-athletes - opening doors, helping families, strengthening communities. With your generous support, we can continue to foster youth on and off the field, every step of the way.

We welcome item donations!

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Heart of the City
Dulce Dominguez, Director of Development and Marketing.

Loft 21

1501 North Milwaukee Avenue, Lincolnshire, IL, USA

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