All Raffle Proceeds benefit the summer programs at Midtown for boys & Metro for girls!


All tickets bought in advance will be entered to win the grand prize: $5,000. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Rooftop Soiree on May 20th, winner need not be present to win. At the Soiree, there will be an additional opportunity to buy raffle tickets for a variety of prize baskets.


The winning ticket will be drawn at the MEF Rooftop Soiree on Friday May 20th. The winner will be contacted that evening or the next day by MEF staff and announced on MEF's social media channels.

Rules & Tickets

Purchase one chance for $25, 5 chances for $100. Read the full list of rules & regulations here.


All raffle proceeds will support MEF's virtue-based, academically enriching summer programs for Chicago's 4th-12th grade at-risk youth. MEF students find a safe, fun environment with positive role models, hands-on learning experiences, and field trips to Chicago's vibrant summer attractions and rich cultural institutions. 


MEF's 50th Anniversary Gala Video. Our Vision for the Next 50 years: Chicago's urban youth will be inspired and guided to positively transform their lives, families, and communities. 

Midtown Educational Foundation Mission

Midtown Educational Foundation guides low-income urban youth in Chicago along pathways of success. Our proven enrichment programs embrace the dignity of the person by focusing on academic excellence, virtue development, individual attention and parental engagement.