They came. They laughed. They played trivia. They listened to a steel drum performance. And they became Champions for Children by supporting our critical work helping Chicago’s most vulnerable children.  

On Thursday, July 15, Children’s Place Association’s Junior Board put on a fun and informative, virtual fundraiser, raising nearly $40,000 at their annual gala.  

The board is made up of 40 young Chicago professionals, whose invaluable dedication and commitment raise awareness and much-needed financial support for our organization. We want to extend a BIG SHOUT-OUT to Co-Presidents Maureen McCluskey and Breck Seitz, and Co-Event Chairs Paige Larson, Kelly Whitney, and Sue Sullivan, for all their hard work in making this evening fun and successful. 

”The trivia night was a ton of fun! I was impressed by the audience’s trivia knowledge, and it was great to hear from members of the Junior Board as to why they volunteer for and support Children’s Place. I am so thankful for the efforts of the Junior Board members and staff at Children’s Place who helped to make the event a great success,” said Maureen McCluskey. 

 Now, for the exciting prize reveals…  


Ivan Jukic, Jess Allhands, Karolina Saucedo, and Tommy Floyd. 

The BIG WINNER of the night won a ONE-WEEK VACATION FOR TWO!!  

Congratulations to one of our longest-standing volunteers and a generous donor – Board Member ROBERT BALE.  

It’s because of the Junior Board, the sponsors, and YOU that allows us to continue the work we are passionate about doing. Thank you for being on this journey with us. 

Check out a message from the Junior Board leadership HERE

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out as well to the event sponsors: