Eve of the Eve 2012 in Chicago at Union Station

Eve of the Eve 19th Anniversary at Union Station in Chicago.

English: Column detail in main hall at Chicago...

English: Column detail in main hall at Chicago Union Station. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bring in the new year with class and style at HighSight’s Eve of the Eve Fundraiser 2012. THe event will be held at Chicago’s Great Hall in Union Station. It was originally designed by famed architect Daniel Burnham who is famous for saying: “make no small plans, they have no magic to stir men’s blood. ”

Daniel Burnham on the terrace of his Evanston,...

Daniel Burnham on the terrace of his Evanston, IL home. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It was completed in 1925 by the Graham, Anderson, Probst and White Firm. The Great Hall is considered to be one of the greatest indoor spaces in the United States.

The EVE of the EVE, marks its 19th anniversary as Chicagoland’s premier NYE event. Enjoy a night of elegance. All proceeds will benefit the HighSight’s scholarship programs. This black-tie optional event offers more than 2,000 young, hip, urban professionals the opportunity to mix and mingle!

Guests will be transported to another era as they  enter the 20,000 foot classic Beaux Arts style room which “boasts 18 soaring Corinthian columns, terracotta walls, a pink Tennessee marble floor and is crowned with a spectacular five-story, barrel-vaulted, atrium ceiling.”

WHEN: Sunday, December 30, 2012 for a landmark celebration supporting a truly great cause.

 

The Great Hall

The Great Hall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHERE: The magnificent Great Hall at Chicago Union Station.

Guests will enjoy an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres , and entertainment throughout the night. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the party continues until 1:00 a.m. Live music and dancing guaranteed.

There’s a cash raffle with 5 prizes totaling $4,500 (first prize is $2,000) and raffle tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are $125 in advance and may be purchased online at www.highsight.org.

Tickets will be sold for $140 day of/at the door.

The EVE of the EVE was founded by Mark Duhon, Executive Director for the HighSight nonprofit organization. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to students from inner-city neighborhoods that normally would not have the chance to attend a private high school in Chicago. Ninety-five percent of HighSight’s graduates enroll in college.

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