Cheers To A Successful Wine Dinner

Our 24th Annual Wine Dinner with Guest Terlato Wine was a truly special occasion as it was the first in-person event we were able to host since February of 2020. It was a celebratory gathering of many members of our Union League Boys & Girls Clubs Community that we have not seen off-screen in a long time. On July 23, 2021, we were joined by nearly 200 guests who enjoyed a delectable four-course meal prepared by Chef Michael Ponzio of the Union League Club of Chicago, with a specially paired selection of five wines. In

Left photo: Elise Terlato, event’s special guest Right photo: Cynthia Doloughty, Union League Boys & Girls Clubs President of the Board of Trustees (left) with Giniqua Delaney, event’s Emcee (right)

addition to the fine dining and catching up with dear friends, guests came to support Union League Boys & Girls Clubs and the more than 15,000 youth that we serve. Through a live auction and our Fund the Mission Campaign, our community rallied to help fund some our Clubs’ greatest needs to help enable them to continue to provide our vital programming and services.

In addition to the incredible outpour of support, there were many memorable highlights from the evening. Our special guest Elise Terlato (Associate Marketing Manager at Terlato Wines), provided keen insight into the wines served, enhancing our guests enjoyment of the carefully curated pairing. Our event Emcee, Giniqua Delaney (Lead Program Coordinator at our Barreto Club), shared heartfelt stories about her experience at Union League Boys & Girls Clubs – as both a staff member and parent with children that attend our Clubs – and the significant impact the Clubs have on our young members. Her joyous and engaging energy set the perfect tone for such a special evening.

We greatly appreciate our Community’s enthusiastic support of our event and cannot wait until we all come together again for our Annual Gala this fall.

Special Thank You To


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