On Cloud Nine

Saturday, February 6, 2021

21st Annual On Cloud Nine

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On Cloud Nine was founded in 2001 to honor the memory of Paige Barnett, who passed away at the age of 18 months on February 2, 2000. 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.

2020 On Cloud Nine

This year’s event was a remarkable one! Over 850 guests joined in the celebration of Lauren and Paige. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, over $800,000 was raised in support of Horizons for Youth students. A special thanks to Rob Johnson, Communications Specialist/Former TV Anchor, for MC’ing the evening and to our amazing band Entourage for keeping the crowd on their feet all night!

It has been an incredible honor to partner with Kent and the entire Barnett family over the last 20 years. When On Cloud Nine first began, Horizons for Youth served 42 students from K-8th grade. Thanks in large part to the tremendous dedication of the Barnetts and the supporters of this event, we now serve 233 students from kindergarten all the way through their college graduation.

Click here to download the event sponsorship form and learn how you can support the 21st anniversary of this event!

Below, the Barnett family takes a moment to reflect on how this event has been impacting their lives—and the lives of our entire community—for 20 years.


Our work would not be possible without our generous supporters.

To donate to Horizons for Youth and keep the legacy of Lauren and Paige alive, please visit our donate page below.


All Truck Transportation Company
Alliance Sheets
Arbor Investments
Barnett Family
Phil Barnett & Colleen Philbin
Blackhawk Corrugated, LLC
Paul & Kate Bradley
Gil Buescher
Anne & James Carey
Chicago Board of Trade Foundation
The Coffey Family/ Fresh Wave
The Derks Family
Greg & Julie Dingens
Bill & Sue Donnelly
Ernst & Young
Gilbane Building Company
Susie Heath & Chris Kelleher
Jackson National Asset Management
The Kadens Family Foundation
Kim & Ron Lemar
Magellan Corporation
Dennis & Jean Malchow
Mazzolin Family Foundation

McDermott Will & Emery
RBC Wealth Management
The Revel Group
Rex Carton Company
Lydia & Patrick Ryan Jr.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
Jeffrey & Carter Sharfstein
Sidley Austin LLP
The Sir Family
Stern Cassello & Associates
Thomas & Christina Grusecki Foundation
Michael & Karen Streit
Value Industrial Partners
Vogue Tyre & Rubber Company
Mark J. Walsh & Company
William Blair & Company
Winston & Strawn, LLP
Wintrust Financial Corporation

To Our Committee
Thank you for your tireless commitment to the success of this event!

Kent, Dylan & Zach Barnett

Victoria Amelio
Breanne Auxier
Brian Baltz
Eric Barnes
Phil Barnett
Paul Bateman
Anne Carey
James Carey
Sam Cassello
Teal Cassello
Maura Crisham
Greg Desmond
Mike Doody
Brian Doyle

Kim & Ron Lemar

Cara Doyle
Patrick Doyle
Jeanne Gallo
John Gallo
Sarah Gallo
Katie Gilbert
Rick Gilbert
Clarice Harris
John Harris
Susie Heath
Horizons for Youth Young Professionals Board
Mary Joss

Mike Joss
Chris Kelleher
Maria Kim
Sam LaBarbera
Leo Latz
Jan Lehman
Jeanette Madock
KC Madock
Dennis Malchow
John McIlwain
Kary McIlwain
Eileen Murdock

Kathy Murdock
Mike Murdock
James Owen
Nancy Owen
Colleen Philbin
John Philbin
Veronica Roscoe
Mike Segobiano
Michael Sir
Karen Streit
Mike Streit
Blair Warner
Hannah Weigel

Thanks to Our Event Partners

Aloha Printing
Artemis Design
Ed Lines
Logo Dance
McKay Printing
The Revel Group
Salvi Media
Sound Investment
Westgate Flower & Plant Shop

Thanks to Our Food & Beverage Sponsors

Beam Suntory
Bub City
Cucina Paradiso
Danny Romano
Half Acre Beer Company
Lou Malnati’s Pizza
Il Porcellino
Maya del Sol
Romano Beverage
Rustico Mediterranean Fusion
Three Dots & a Dash