fbpx

OC9

Lauren Heath and Paige Barnett

OC9 logo_cropped

The 19th Annual On Cloud Nine gala will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 18th Annual On Cloud Nine gala honoring Paige Barnett and Lauren Heath. With the help of our generous donors and sponsors, we raised over $397,000 in support of Horizons for Youth students. We are humbled by the immense support shown to our students at On Cloud Nine.

We are grateful for all of our auction donors, sponsors, and guests. A special thank you goes to our Co-Chairs, Victoria A. Amelio and KC Madock, for their tireless efforts towards making the 2018 On Cloud Nine a huge success. We also thank Kent Barnett for his 18 years of generous leadership of this event, and Zach and Dylan Barnett for serving as Chairpersons. Lanie Barnett also deserves a special thank you for so ably helping KC Madock manage the Paddle Raise.

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.

In 2016, Horizons for Youth launched a special initiative, Lauren’s Hope, to honor Lauren’s passion for helping others and her specific interest in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. The initial focus of Lauren’s Hope is to identify 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.

Over the last 17 years, this event has raised over $4.2 million in total to support student scholarships, mentoring, and enrichment opportunities.

Many thanks to our sponsors:

OCN2016_393

OCN2016_402

OC9_dancing

oc9-guests2

OC9_guests

ON CLOUD NINE CHAIRPERSONS
Kent Barnett
Zach Barnett
Dylan Barnett

CO-CHAIRS
Victoria A. Amelio
KC Madock

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Breanne Auxier
Eric Barnes and Jody Heath
Jim and Mary Pat Breen
Anne and Rocky Carey
Sam Cassello
Kathleen DeStefani
Mike Doody
Brian and Cara Doyle
Patrick Doyle and Kathy Murdock
Heather Eaton
Andrew Erskine
Celine Fitzgerald
Jeanne and John Gallo
Katie and Rick Gilbert
Jeff and Cathy Grimes
Clarice and John Harris
Moira and Greg Hathcock
Meredith Houska
Mary and Mike Joss
Chris Kelleher and Susie Heath
Scott Kennedy
Amy and Tim Kiesler
Kim and Ron Lemar
Kate Levine
Jeanette Madock
Dennis and Jean Malchow
Chris Mayor
Conor McAreavy
Rachel McDonough
Erin Moston
Kate and Dave Nikolai
Jenna Nizamoff
Linda Nolan
Will Olds
Manny Rocha
Leo Sheridan
Maria Skorcz
Karen and Mike Streit
Gwyneth Sullivan
Mac Sullivan

ANGEL SPONSORS
Anonymous
Barnett Family
DCI-Artform
The Sir Family

BENEFACTOR SPONSORS
Colleen Philbin and Phil Barnett
Greg and Julie Dingens
RCP Advisors
Ron & Kim Lemar and Rex Carton Company
Winston & Strawn

PATRON SPONSORS
Chicago Board of Trade Foundation
CME Group
Gilbane Building Co.
Karen and Mike Streit
Chris Kelleher & Susie Heath
Magellan Corporation
Northern Trust Co.
The Coffey Family/Fresh Wave.
Stern, Cassello, & Associates, LLP
Steve and Laura Derks
United Parcel Service
Vogue Tyre
William Blair

EVENT SPONSORS
Advanced Group
Arbor Investments
CIPC
KPMG
Madison Dearborn
David and Katherine Nikolai

SPONSORS
Michael Michon
Thomas & Christina Grusecki Foundation

SERVICE PROVIDERS
Beam-Suntory
Flowers for Dreams
Ed Lines Photography
McKay Printing Services
Miller-Coors
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