Dinner Dance ’23 Review

On the first day of April in 2023, the Empress Banquets in Addison bore witness to a lively, heartwarming gathering: the annual Dinner Dance and Silent Auction hosted by the West Cook County Youth Club (WCCYC). For the first time after the global pandemic, our cherished community came together for a night full of joy, camaraderie, and hope for a brighter future.

Our mission at the West Cook County Youth Club has always been about supporting and empowering the youth in our community, and this annual Dinner Dance serves as a testament to that commitment. This year, we were thrilled to welcome 170 guests who spent the evening dancing to great music, savoring delicious food, and placing bids in our Silent Auction.

The event was not just about fun and enjoyment, it also presented an opportunity for us to recognize the selfless contributions of long-time employee and volunteer, Patty Asaro. Her dedication and passion towards our mission over the years have been instrumental in shaping the lives of the many young people we serve. Patty, we salute you and thank you for your service.

What makes this annual Dinner Dance even more special is the tremendous impact it has on our initiatives. We’re proud to announce that the event raised over $25,000! These funds go directly towards our programs, allowing us to continue providing learning and growth opportunities for the youth in our community.

This achievement would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors, volunteers, and guests. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to The Committee and all our volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event happen. Your dedication truly made the night an unforgettable one.

We would also like to express our gratitude to our generous sponsors. A special mention to our Gold Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Ferrara Candy Co., and Republic Bank. And our Silver Sponsors: Village of Hillside, Senator Kimberly A. Lightford, Beyond Academics, Borg Warner, and Providence Bank. Your financial and in-kind support made a significant contribution to the success of the event.

Lastly, a huge thank you to our guests. Your enthusiasm, support, and participation truly made the evening magical. Your belief in our mission and your commitment to the youth of West Cook County is what keeps us going.

For those who are interested in getting more involved with our initiatives, we invite you to join our committee. Simply drop us an email at contact@wccyc.org and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with all the necessary details.

Remember, the West Cook County Youth Club is a place where every individual can make a difference. Here’s to empowering our youth and building a brighter future together. Stay tuned for our next annual Dinner Dance and Silent Auction. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!