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OC9 logo_croppedThank you to everyone who attended the 17th Annual On Cloud Nine on February 4, 2017 at Revel Fulton Market. With over 700 guests in attendance, this year’s On Cloud Nine raised over $250,000 to support the students of Horizons for Youth.

We are grateful to our auction donors, sponsors, guests, and Co-Chairs Victoria Cokee and KC Madock for making the 2017 On Cloud Nine so successful. We also thank Kent Barnett for his 17 years of generous leadership of this event, which honors the memories of his daughter, Paige, and his wife, Lauren.

At the event, Kent, Dylan, and Lainie Barnett introduced the inaugural class of Lauren’s Hope, a special initiative of Horizons for Youth that honors Lauren’s passion for helping others and her specific interest in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. The initiative launched last spring with an initial focus on identifying children and families in the Austin neighborhood who could benefit from the proven programs of Horizons for Youth. Today, Lauren’s legacy lives on in the 20 faces of our students at St. Catherine St. Lucy and Catalyst Circle Rock. Click here to learn more about Lauren’s Hope.

On Cloud Nine was founded in 2001 to honor the memory of Paige Barnett, who passed away on February 2, 2000 at the age of 18 months. The event, established by Paige’s parents, Kent Barnett and Lauren Heath, supports the children of Horizons for Youth. On Cloud Nine also now pays tribute to Lauren Heath, who passed away in July of 2015, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Over the last 17 years, this event has raised over $2.8 million in total to support student scholarships, mentoring, and enrichment opportunities.

Many thanks to our sponsors:

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CHAIRPERSONS
Kent Barnett
Victoria A. Cokee
KC Madock

PATRON SPONSORS
Coffey Family
Countryside Bank
Fresh Wave
Gary Jet Center
Gilbane Building Company
KPMG
Ronald and Kim Lemar
Northern Trust
Rex Carton Company, Inc.
Stern Cassello & Associates, LLP
Karen and Michael Streit
UPS
Vogue Tyre & Rubber Company
William Blair

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Rhonda Ballard
Eric Barnes and Jody Heath
Zach Barnett
Dylan Barnett
Anne and Rocky Carey
Sam Cassello
Mike Doody and Katie Ernst
Brian and Cara Doyle
Patrick Doyle and
Kathy Murdock
Jeanne and John Gallo
Jeff and Cathy Grimes
Clarice and John Harris
Moira and Greg Hathcock
Mary and Mike Joss
Chris Kelleher and Susie Heath
Crane Kenney
Amy and Tom Kiesler
Kim and Ron Lemar
Jeanette Madock
Dennis and Jean Malchow
Cary McLean
Mike and Eileen Murdock
Kate and Dave Nikolai
Linda Nolan
Jim and Nancy Owen
Leo Sheridan
Karen and Mike Streit
Breanne Walton
Jeff and Courtney Waters

ANGEL SPONSORS
Anonymous
Barnett Family
DCI Artform

BENEFACTOR SPONSORS
Steve and Laura Derks
Greg and Julie Dingens
Colleen Philbin and Phil Barnett
The Sir Family
Winston & Strawn

TRIP RAFFLE SPONSOR
Declan Drumm Sullivan Memorial Fund

EVENT SPONSORS
3D Health, Inc.
Advanced Group
Arbor Investments
Thomas & Christina Grusecki Foundation
JP Morgan
LinkedIn
Marsh USA Inc.
Dave and Katherine Nikolai

SERVICE PROVIDERS
Flowers for Dreams
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Ed Lines Photography
McKay Printing Services
The Revel Group
Sound Investment

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Anne Carey
Tanika Coleman
Greg Dingens
Brian Doyle
Pat Doyle
Bob Dunklau
Bill Forsyth
John Gallo
Audrey George
Silvia Gonzalez
Jeff Grimes
Michelle Lia
Debbie Ludolph
Patrick Nash, Jr.
Michelle Navarre
Jim Owen
Mike Owens
John Walsh