Please join us for one of our upcoming events and help us raise awareness and funds to support our hard working students. We hope you will join the Horizons for Youth community.



No Ordinary Evening was founded to remember and celebrate the life of Declan Drumm Sullivan, who was tragically killed in an accident at the University of Notre Dame on October 27, 2010. His family created the Declan Drumm Sullivan Memorial Fund to memorialize Declan’s life. The Declan Drumm Sullivan Memorial Fund supports organizations that demonstrate substantial local impact in the areas of education and community service. The primary beneficiary of the event is Horizons for Youth. The 8th Annual No Ordinary Evening will be held on April 27, 2019 at the Palmer House in downtown Chicago. Please stay tuned for more details.



On Cloud Nine was founded in 2001 in memory of Paige Barnett, who passed away unexpectedly at 18 months old on February 4, 2000. Paige’s parents, Kent Barnett and Lauren Heath, had been involved with Horizons for Youth for many years, and decided to establish On Cloud Nine, which would honor Paige’s memory and support the children of Horizons for Youth. The event now also honors Lauren, as she was reunited with Paige in July 2015 after a courageous 18-month battle with brain cancer. Click here to request an invitation to On Cloud Nine 2019.


Insights on the Horizon, our newest event, is an opportunity to hear business leaders discuss the role of corporate social responsibility in shaping our community. Our 2018 event features a conversation with Michael O’Grady, President and CEO, Northern Trust, and Greg Dingens, Executive Vice President, Monroe Financial Partners, Inc. Click here to learn more.