Benefit to Support Polaris – May 9



Celebration of Learning

Thursday, May 9, 6:30–9:30 PM

Greenhouse Loft – 2545 W. Diversey Avenue




You’re invited! Please join us on May 9th for our annual Celebration of Learning benefit. This inspirational evening is our biggest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds support Polaris learning expeditions and education initiatives for our K–8th grade students. Gather with your friends and join our Polaris Crew for this special evening that celebrates the power and impact of Polaris, supports our mission, and will leave you uplifted and inspired.

Enjoy an Immersive Experience and Inspiring Evening!

    • Meet Polaris Students. Experience the power of Polaris and learn how fieldwork, our culture of Crew and character development educate students to be effective learners and ethical people who contribute to a better world.
    • Special Performance by Polaris Uniting Voices Chicago. Our students will lift you up with their joyful singing. Our choir is part of a year-long residency with Uniting Voices Chicago.
    • Inspiring Student Speaker. A Polaris alum will share their story of academic growth and character development.
    • Student Art Exhibition
    • Mix and Mingle. Enjoy refreshing cocktails (open bar) and plentiful hors d’oeuvres, buffet, and desserts presented by Blue Plate, Chicago’s premier caterer. Enjoy games in the sky garden, and dance to lively music.
    • Give Back and Make a difference! Play the raffle and win awesome prizes. Paddle Raise opportunity to support and contribute to a better world. 

TICKETS – $100 each

    • Purchase tickets online from Eventbrite (please note processing fees). PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
    • If you prefer to avoid ticket processing fees, please 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 you and your guests’ names on an attendee list at event check-in.

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

Thank you for joining us! We look forward to celebrating with you on May 9!



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










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!