25th Annual Reach for Excellence Awards Dinner & Gala
Oct
11
5:30 pm17:30
MEF

25th Annual Reach for Excellence Awards Dinner & Gala

  • Four Seasons

The 2016 MEF Benefit Dinner will honor Dr. & Mrs. Don Haider and Tonise Paul. Professor Haider is the Director of the Center for Non-Profit Management at the Kellogg School of Northwestern University. Tonise Paul is the President & CEO of Energy BBDO.

4th Annual Chili Cookoff
Oct
14
5:00 pm17:00

4th Annual Chili Cookoff

  • Bucktown Pub

Chili Cookoff tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

 

 

Organized by our friends over at the Bucktown Pub, the annual Chili Cookoff is back for the fourth year to raise money to fund Midtown's Christmas Basket Project!

On behalf of the families that received a Christmas basket, Hope at St. Pius parish would like to thank you for your generosity and thoughtful gesture!
— Christmas Basket Recipient

In the days leading up to Christmas, a team of Midtown staff and volunteers stuff and deliver over 325 baskets to families in need of food, clothes and toys at Christmastime. Some are MEF families, but many of the baskets to go other families in need in the communities that MEF serves.

Come by the pub for all you can eat chili, drink specials, raffles and more. Neighboring restaurants and bars compete to make the best chili. The Cookoff is a unique opportunity for local restaurants and businesses in Bucktown to come together for a common good cause!

Will Cortland Garage win the trophy for the third year in a row? Come, taste, cast your votes and find out!

Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party
Jan
5
5:30 pm17:30
MEF

Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party

  • Macy's

Save-the-date for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party to celebrate the generous gift of time and talent from over 300 MEF volunteers. Past, present and potential volunteers welcome at the complimentary evening of food, drinks, and merriment.

The centers will present the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Awards!

More details to come!


Breakfast with Champions: Candace Vogler
Sep
22
7:30 am07:30
MEF

Breakfast with Champions: Candace Vogler

  • University Club of Chicago

Hear University of Chicago Professor Candace Vogler discuss her research for a Templeton Foundation grant on Virtue, Happiness and the Meaning of Life. The project aims to answer two vexing questions: Why are some people happy, and others not? What makes life good and meaningful?

Stand Up for MEF Kids: Comedy Benefit Show
Sep
12
7:30 pm19:30
MEF

Stand Up for MEF Kids: Comedy Benefit Show

  • Laugh Factory

Join us for an evening of comedy benefiting MEF kids! If you are a current or former volunteer or Auxiliary Board member, we are offering a complimentary guest ticket for you to bring a friend who might want to learn more about MEF. 

Midtown-Metro Kickball Tournament
Aug
27
9:00 am09:00
MEF

Midtown-Metro Kickball Tournament

  • 1627 N Stockton Dr

Join us for the 4th Annual Kickball Tournament at a new location: Lincoln Park! Player registration includes all-day tournament play, an MEF t-shirt, lunch, lawn sports and an afterparty. Join as a team or a free agent! Thanks for playing kickball to benefit MEF kids!!

MEF Mingle: Old Town Social
Jul
27
5:30 pm17:30
MEF

MEF Mingle: Old Town Social

  • Old Town Social

Join MEF Auxiliary Board Members, Midtown & Metro volunteers and MEF fans at the July Mingle at Old Town Social!

$10 at the door supports MEF kids and gets you a free drink. If it's nice, we'll be on the patio!

Bring a friend who might be interested in volunteering, or supporting MEF kids through various summer events.

Stay up to date with the Auxiliary Board here or on MEF's social media channels!

 
Kendra Scott Give Back Day
Jul
14
5:00 pm17:00
MEF

Kendra Scott Give Back Day

  • Kendra Scott

Join MEF's Auxiliary Board and the Metro Advancement Council for an evening of champagne and jewelry! Kendra Scott will donate 20% of all sales during 5-7pm to support MEF kids!

Bring a friend or two!

You can also call into the store during that window of time and place an order to benefit MEF: (312) 281-6760 View their full jewelry collection here: www.kendrascott.com

Questions? Email Chelsea.

MEF Mingle: Lizzie McNeill's
Jun
29
5:30 pm17:30
MEF

MEF Mingle: Lizzie McNeill's

  • Lizzie McNeill's

Join MEF Auxiliary Board Members, Midtown & Metro volunteers and MEF fans at the June Mingle at Lizzie McNeill's riverside Irish Pub!

$10 at the door supports MEF kids and gets you a free drink.

Bring a friend who might be interested in volunteering, or supporting MEF kids through various summer events.

Stay up to date with the Auxiliary Board here or on MEF's social media channels!

 
4th Annual Rooftop Soiree
May
20
7:00 pm19:00
MEF

4th Annual Rooftop Soiree

  • Ignite Glass Studios

Join MEF volunteers & friends as we gather together at Ignite Glass Studios for a Rooftop Soiree to raise money for MEF summer programs!

Shamrock Shuffle After Party
Apr
3
11:00 am11:00
MEF

Shamrock Shuffle After Party

  • Lizzie McNeill's

Race runners, spectators and MEF fans are all welcome for an afternoon of food, drinks, and post-race mingling at Lizzie McNeill's on the river! 

Stop by anytime between 11am & 4pm and the restaurant will donate 10% of your tab to MEF kids! 

Note: MEF does not have an official race team. If you are running with friends, co-workers or another group, consider encouraging them to participate in MEF's post-race party to benefit MEF kids!

Stay up to date with the Auxiliary Board here or on MEF's social media channels!

Lizzie McNeill's 400 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611:

 
MEF Mingle: Roadhouse 66
Mar
29
5:30 pm17:30
MEF

MEF Mingle: Roadhouse 66

  • Roadhouse 66

Join MEF Auxiliary Board Members, Midtown & Metro volunteers and MEF fans at the March Mingle at Roadhouse 66!

$10 at the door supports MEF kids and gets you a free drink.

We'll be drawing one lucky winner as a door prize to win a complimentary ticket to the Rooftop Soiree on May 20th. We'll also be selling Soiree tickets at the event with a $10 discount off of your ticket price.

Bring a friend who might be interested in volunteering, or supporting MEF kids through various spring events.

Stay up to date with the Auxiliary Board here or on MEF's social media channels!

Roadhouse 66: 3478 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657

 
MEF Mingle
Feb
23
5:30 pm17:30
MEF

MEF Mingle

  • Old Town Social

Join MEF Auxiliary Board Members, Midtown & Metro volunteers and MEF fans at the February Mingle at Old Town Social!

$10 at the door supports MEF kids and gets you a free drink + apps.

Bring a friend who might be interested in volunteering, or supporting MEF kids through various spring events.

Stay up to date with the Auxiliary Board here or on MEF's social media channels!

 
MEF Mingle
Jan
26
5:30 pm17:30
MEF

MEF Mingle

  • Beef & Barley

Come join MEF Auxiliary Board Members, volunteers and friends at the first MEF social of the year at Beef & Barley in Lakeview!

$10 at the door for MEF kids gets you one drink ticket + specials.

We hope to see you there!

Volunteer Appreciation Party
Jan
7
5:00 pm17:00
MEF

Volunteer Appreciation Party

  • Seasons 52

Join MEF volunteers and friends for a complimentary evening of food, drinks and good company at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party!

50th Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving
Dec
6
7:15 pm19:15
MEF

50th Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving

  • St. Mary of the Angels

On Sunday, December 6th, during the Novena to the Immaculate Conception, the 7:15pm Mass at St. Mary of the Angels (next to Midtown) will also be a Mass of Thanksgiving for MEF’s 50 years of service.  All are welcome.

Mentoring Chicago's Youth for Success
Nov
17
7:30 am07:30
MEF

Mentoring Chicago's Youth for Success

  • Union League Club

Join us for a Breakfast Panel, hosted by the Union League Club of Chicago, and sponsored by the Illinois Mentoring Partnership, Midtown Educational Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and the Union League Club of Chicago Boys and Girls Club.

Oct
9
5:00 pm17:00

Bucktown Pub Chili Cook-off

  • Bucktown Pub

Tickets: $20 at the door (online sales closed)

Organized by our friends over at the Bucktown Pub, the annual Chili Cookoff is back for the third year to raise money to fund Midtown's Christmas Basket Project!

On behalf of the families that received a Christmas basket, Hope at St. Pius parish would like to thank you for your generosity and thoughtful gesture!
— Christmas Basket Recipient

In the days leading up to Christmas, a team of Midtown staff and volunteers stuff and deliver over 325 baskets to families in need of food, clothes and toys at Christmastime. Some are MEF families, but many of the baskets to go other families in need in the communities that MEF serves.

Come by the pub for all you can eat chili, drink specials, raffles and more. Neighboring restaurants and bars compete to make the best chili. The Cookoff is a unique opportunity for local restaurants and businesses in Bucktown to come together for a common good cause!

 

Midtown Center Alumni Reunion
Jul
18
11:00 am11:00

Midtown Center Alumni Reunion

  • Midtown Educational Foundation

Come share and relive fond memories of Midtown Center for boys. Visit with old friends, staff members, and learn about Midtown updates as we celebrate 50 years.

Summer Rooftop Soiree
May
28
5:30 pm17:30
MEF

Summer Rooftop Soiree

  • National Hellenic Museum

Join the MEF Auxiliary Board for the 3rd Annual Rooftop Soiree. An evening of good company, live music, drinks & hors d'oeuvres, cash & prize raffle drawings, all benefiting the kids at Midtown & Metro!

18th Annual Metro Advancement Council Luncheon
May
14
11:30 am11:30
MEF

18th Annual Metro Advancement Council Luncheon

  • Union League Club

Hosted by the Metro Advancement Council 
Featuring Ruby Bridges, an American activist known for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South and pictured in Norman Rockwell's painting, "The Problem We All Live With."