Ancona School Un-Gala


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Thank you for for making the Un-Gala such a success! Our Un-Gala was an inspiring evening of fun, dancing, celebrating our amazing honorees, and raising funds for our school. We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to come together as a community before separating for a bit. 

At the Ancona School, we award over 60 percent more tuition assistance than our peer schools. At the Un-Gala, we were able to raise more than $100,000 toward tuition assistance at Ancona. This commitment would not be sustainable without your participation in the life of this school. 

Thank you for what you have made possible by showing up, by building our community, and by giving to Ancona. 

It was a very merry un-gala indeed!

For questions about the gala, please contact Angie Martinez in the Office of Advancement at 773.322.1723 or

A very special THANK YOU to our Auction Donors:

Blanche and Scott Roberts
Blue Man Group
Bureau Bar
Cafe Selmarie
Carnival Foundation
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Fire FC
Chicago Kids, Co.
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Chicago Sinfonietta
Chris Weber
Court Theatre
Degerberg Academy
Drake Hotel
Emily Chen and Austin Bartlett
Erielle Bakkum Photography
Greg Williams
Hilton Chicago Downtown
Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Hyde Park Arts Center
Hyde Park Hyatt
Hyde Park School of Dance
Hyde Park Trader Joe’s
Indian Garden
Jo-Elle Mogerman
Joffrey Ballet
Judge Mathis Show
Kathryn Murphy Interiors
Kathryn Satoh
Keith Bevans
Kenny Johnson
Kirstin and Patrick Smith
Kori Podszus of Align
Lookingglass Theatre
Luna-Duarte Family
Lyric Opera
Martha Itulya-Omollo and Leecox Omollo
Melissa Anyetei
Merz Apothecary
Music of the Baroque
Mynd Spa
Nancy Nassr
Old Town School of Folk Music
Palette of Light
Paul C. Dillon, Inc.
Porchlight Theatre
PRP Wine International
Ravinia Festival
Rita Parida
Ruth Kmak and U of C Super Summer Sports Camp
Salon 1908
Sarah Noonan
Steppenwolf Theatre
St. Louis Zoo
Tanarra Schneider
the 2020 Un-Gala Committee
the 3rd and 4th grade students and teachers
the 7th and 8th grade students and teachers
the Ancona School
The Golden Handyman
The Promontory
The Revival
The students and teachers of Room 101
The students and teachers of Room 102
The students and teachers of Room 104
Thomas Brown
Toys, Etc.
University of Chicago Presents
Veda Britt-Handy and Joseph Handy
Writers Theatre
Yuri and Robert Kern

And to our RAFFLE Donors:

Gene’s Sausage Shop and Delicatessen
Hilton Austin
Kikwetu Coffee Company
Martha Itulya-Omollo and Leecox Omollo
Marz Community Brewing, Co
The 2020 Un-Gala Committee
The Moynihan Family