Benefit to Support Polaris – May 11


of Learning

Thursday, May 11, 6:30–9:30 PM

Greenhouse Loft

2545 W. Diversey Avenue, Chicago



You’re invited! Please join us on May 11th for our annual Celebration of Learning benefit. This inspirational evening is our biggest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds support Polaris Charter Academy learning expeditions and education initiatives for our K–8th grade students. Gather with your friends and join our Polaris Crew on this special evening that uplifts our students and supports our mission. 

You will enjoy an inspirational evening of giving back! Meet Polaris teachers and students and hear moving stories about their learning and the impact of Polaris in an inspiring student program. Raffle and Paddle Raise opportunities to support Polaris.

You will enjoy a fun evening of mixing, mingling, and making a difference! Enjoy refreshing cocktails (open bar) and plentiful hors d’oeuvres and buffet presented by Blue Plate, Chicago’s premier caterer. Enjoy games in the sky garden, play the raffle and win awesome prizes, and dance to lively music.

Thank you for joining us! We look forward to celebrating with you on May 11!



Paper tickets will not be issued. When you purchase your tickets, we will have your names on an attendee list at event check-in.

  • Early Bird” Discount Tickets $125 each. Must purchase tickets by April 30.
  • Regular Price Tickets $150 each. Available for purchase anytime.
  • Purchase tickets online from Eventbrite (please note processing fees). PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
  • If you prefer to avoid ticket processing fees, please reach out purchase your tickets directly from Development Manager Elizabeth Whiting, please email
  • Paper tickets will not be issued. When you purchase your tickets, we will have your names on an attendee list at event check-in.

GREENHOUSE LOFT (2545 W. Diversey Avenue, Chicago, 60647) is on the second floor of the Green Exchange building. Enter the front door on Diversey and please take the escalator or elevator to the 2nd floor to enjoy the party! Greenhouse Loft is about 10 minutes from downtown (not accounting for traffic). It is 1 block east of the I-90/94 Diversey exit.

FREE PARKING – There is a free outdoor parking lot on the southeast corner of Maplewood and Diversey (just east of the Green Exchange building). There is free underground parking with security guard in the Green Exchange building. Enter the underground parking from Rockwell Street (on the left side, opposite Ravinia Brewing Company), enter the second garage door to access parking. If you park inside the Green Exchange building, take the elevator/stairs to our event.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? Fun party outfits, cocktail, business/business casual attire are all welcome! 

MAKE A GIFT – Thank You for Supporting Polaris!


WITH ASSISTANCE contact Development Manager Elizabeth Whiting

WITH A CHECK made out to Polaris Charter Academy sent to: Polaris Charter Academy, 620 N. Sawyer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624, attn: Development





When you become a benefit sponsor, your investment in Polaris helps fund a positive future for every K-8th grade student. Please email Development Manager Elizabeth Whiting ( for further information or use our Celebration of Learning Sponsorship Form to submit your sponsorship.

• Polaris Benefit Sponsor Levels

• Polaris Benefit Sponsor Form