To celebrate its 9th year, Embarc is turning up the volume on its Unbelievably Amazing & Terribly Entertaining BLOWOUT Variety Spectacular, featuring talents unseen, tastes undiscovered, and 700+ of Chicago's movers and shakers.

It was an incredible night on Thursday, May 16! Thank you to everyone for creating such a spectacular night! We cannot thank you enough for your support.

Moonlight Studios 1446 W Kinzie Street Chicago, IL 60642

Artists, musicians, chefs, and creatives of all kinds will showcase their talents in the distinctive and vibrant style that makes our city great. With Moonlight Studios as the backdrop, this modern-day spectacle shines a light on participating Embarc youth as emerging musicians, aspiring writers, and nextgen change-makers. No rubber chicken dinners here! This anti-gala brings brings Chicago's flavor, magic, and creative spirit to life. Your attendance helps grow Embarc’s award-winning curriculum, enabling student success through social and cultural learning.

Host Committee:

  1. Amy Rule, Co-Chair
  2. Jessica Malkin, Co-Chair
  3. Kevin Boehm
  4. Ikram Goldman
  5. Vicki & Bruce Heyman
  6. Katrina Markhoff
  7. Matthew Summy
  8. Jim Suprenant
  9. Danny Wirtz

Event Sponsors

Leo BurnettStrada EducationArcelor Mittal BylineNorthwestern UniversityAriel Investments AonDigitasComed ClaycoIMCMesirow Financial SolbergFarmers FridgeBraintreeChicago Blackhawks Foundation BairdThe VigESPNChicago Bulls Interested in connecting your brand with influential Chicagoans while empowering our city’s youth? Join us as a sponsor! Click here to check out our sponsorship opportunities or reach out to Stephanie Truax, Director of Strategic Partnerships, for more information.