Current Projects

Hoopla works with a wide variety of clients but we tend to stick to organizations with missions near and dear to our own hearts. We are proud to put our skills to work every day to help our clients continue changing the world.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, many of our clients have chosen to postpone their events until the fall. Here is our calendar of events for the 2020 season. Click through to learn more about each organization, purchase a ticket, become a sponsor, or support an organization.

The Ounce It’s Good Business to Invest in Young Children

Since 1982, the Ounce of Prevention Fund has persistently pursued a single goal: that all children living in America—particularly those born into poverty—have quality early childhood experiences in the crucial first five years of life.  While we cannot physically gather for the Annual Luncheon, we’re transforming the event to a live, virtual screening of our soon-to-be premiered documentary film, “Tomorrow's Hope,” funded and produced by The Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation. This special film follows three high school seniors, from our first cohort of Educare students, as they prepare for graduation and beyond. It's an unprecedented look at how early childhood education has impacted their lives, 17 years later. 

Who:
The Ounce of Prevention Fund
When:
Monday, April 27, 2020 12:00-1:15 PM
Where:
Check out their website for updates!
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Public Humanities Award Luncheon

Illinois Humanities works to build dialogue across all sectors of society to examine issues important to democracy in the focus areas of public policy, media & journalism, economy, and art. Using the humanities as a tool to stimulate discussion, IH creates experiences across Illinois through programming, events, and grantmaking to engage a diverse public on ideas and issues that matter.
IH is transforming their typical in-person luncheon into an online event including a premier silent auction!

Who:
Illinois Humanities
When:
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Time TBD
Where:
Check out their website for updates!
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Sixth Annual Power of Community Benefit

Norwegian American Hospital in Humboldt Park is community-based, program-rich, and over 100 years old.  The Foundation’s annual benefit transforms community power into hospital advancements and expansion.
NAH is transforming their in-person event and compelling auction into a virtual event!

Who:
Norwegian American Hospital Foundation
When:
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Time TBD
Where:
Check out their website for updates!
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Play it Forward!

Intonation works to give all Chicago children opportunities to learn, strum, sing, and perform music while they gain confidence to take charge of their direction.  This concert is their chance to showcase their success; to amplify the voices and instruments of their students and earn support.

 

Who:
Intonation
When:
Fall 2020
Where:
The Metro, 3730 N Clark
Support

Environmental Law and Policy Center

The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. ELPC develops and leads successful strategic advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural resources. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of talented and experienced public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, public policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems.

Who:
Environmental Law and Policy Center
When:
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Where:
Radisson Blu, 221 N. Columbus
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Sounds of Silence 2020

Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) is one of the city’s first and largest domestic violence agencies, serving survivors of family violence for over 40 years.  CAWC’s annual gala, Sounds of Silence, celebrates success stories of the thousands of victims and their children that CAWC guides each year from crisis to confidence. 

Who:
Connections for Abused Women and their Children
When:
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Where:
Hyatt Regency, 151 E Upper Wacker Dr
Support

Voice of the People Sweet Home Uptown

The mission of Voice of the People is to enable quality, affordable housing opportunities for low-income people in Uptown and to empower residents through participation in advocacy, real estate development, property management, and collaborative services. VOP’s signature event Sweet Home Uptown features an array of Chicago blues musicians in Uptown’s Maybe Stage Theater.

Who:
Voice of the People
When:
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Where:
Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Avenue
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2020 Lead On! Gala

The “Lead On!” gala recognizes visionaries, individuals, or institutions who have reframed the understanding of people with disabilities and who have created positive chance in our communities.  This year will celebrate 40 years of Access Living’s activism and honor the life and legacy of Marca Bristo, Access Living’s late beloved Executive Director and founder.

Who:
Access Living
When:
November 18, 2020
Where:
Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom, 840 E Grand Ave
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Doc10 Film Festival

Presented by the Chicago Media Project, Doc10 is Chicago’s only festival of its kind, featuring 10 supremely real stories on screen.  This year’s documentary gems promise to inspire, provoke, and transform.

Who:
Doc10 Film Festival
When:
TBD--postponed. Check back soon for the new date.
Where:
Davis Theater, 4614 N Lincoln Ave
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