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.

Here is our calender of events for the 2018/2019 season. Click through to learn more about each organization, purchase a ticket or become a sponsor of an upcoming event, or support an organization whose event has already happened.

Dinner & Docs

Join us for a twist on a classic night out- dinner and a movie.  The twist?  This time your movie will be a documentary, curated and presented by the Chicago Media Project.  Come see the latest installation of their quarterly documentary series, Bathtubs Over Broadway, with food prepared by chef Gil Langlois of Carbon Arc restaurant.

Who:
Chicago Media Project
When:
November 14, 2018 6 PM
Where:
Davis Theater, 4614 N Lincoln Ave
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Stories of Second Chances 2018

In Illinois, a conviction for a violent crime is the end of the road, even for kids and young adults. The state doesn't offer parole for release or time off for good behavior. It doesn't rehabilitate. Decades go by, and families grow apart or go broke supporting their incarcerated loved one.  Restore Justice Illinois believes in the human potential for change and they work so the system can reflect that potential.  Stories of Second Chances is your chance to hear first-hand real stories of people who have been given second chances.

Who:
Restore Justice Illinois
When:
December 13, 2018 11:30 AM
Where:
Proxi, 565 W Randolph St
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Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Storytelling Event

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) is a comprehensive, nationwide and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. It seeks to unearth and jettison the deeply held, and often unconscious, beliefs created by racism – the main one being the belief in a hierarchy of human value.  Produced by the Woods Fund in Chicago, this TRHT event showcases a variety of impactful storytellers whose experience with racism sparks imperative conversation.

Who:
Woods Fund Chicago
When:
January 22, 2019
Where:
TBD
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19th Annual Chicago ACE Mentor Program Luncheon

The 19th Anniversary ACE Mentor Program Luncheon brings together over 700 leaders in the fields of architecture, construction, and engineering and raises funds to provide renewable four-year college scholarships, helping to build a healthy workforce in these fields.

Who:
Chicago ACE Mentor Program
When:
March 1, 2019 11 AM
Where:
Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S Michigan Ave
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Sounds of Silence 2019

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 35 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:
March 9, 2019
Where:
Hyatt Regency, 151 E Upper Wacker Dr
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The Ounce It’s Good Business to Invest in Young Children Annual Luncheon

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.  Hear from our featured speaker, actress Anne Deavere Smith as we raise funds to give children in poverty the best chance for success in schools and in life.

Who:
The Ounce of Prevention Fund
When:
April 10, 2019
Where:
Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S Michigan Ave
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DOC10 Film Festival

Come experience 10 supremely real stories on screen, presented by the Chicago Media Project.  DOC10 is Chicago’s only festival of its kind, and this year’s documentary gems promise to inspire, provoke, and transform.

Who:
Chicago Media Project
When:
April 12 – April 14, 2019
Where:
Davis Theater, 4614 N Lincoln Ave
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DPLAfest 2019

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society.  DPLAfest will bring together DPLA’s community of librarians, archivists, community leaders, and others to explore the intersection between community and digital technology in libraries.

Who:
Digital Public Library of America
When:
April 16 – April 18, 2019
Where:
Harold Washington Library, 400 S State St
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Intonation Amplify Gala

Join us for the musical event of the season!  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 gala is their chance to showcase their success; to amplify the voices and instruments of their students and earn support.

Who:
Intonation
When:
May 2, 2019
Where:
Theater on the Lake, 2401 N Lake Shore Dr
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Environmental Law and Policy Center Anniversary Event

Environmental Law and Policy Center develops and leads successful strategic advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural resources.  Their annual event showcases its latest work and raises support to improve the Midwest’s ecosystems.

Who:
Environmental Law and Policy Center
When:
May 10, 2018
Where:
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr
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Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute’s Annual Benefit

Psychoanalysis is about what makes humans human.  CPI studies what contributes to our emotional well-being and how psychoanalysis resonates in all our relationships, our work and our play, whether at home, work or within our community.

Who:
Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute
When:
May 15, 2019
Where:
University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe St
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Chicago ACE Mentor Program Final Presentations

After 17 long weeks working in real design and construction firms downtown, ACE students present their projects!  Afterwards they receive scholarships and internships in a lively ceremony.

Who:
Chicago ACE Mentor Program
When:
May 2019
Where:
Illinois Tech, 10 W 35th St
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Access Living Lead On!

The “Lead On!” gala recognizes visionaries, individuals, or institutions who have reframed the understanding of people with disabilities and who have created positive change in our communities.  The gala raises over $800,000 to help Access Living realize their mission: to enable Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully-engaged and self-directed lives.

Who:
Access Living
When:
June 10, 2019
Where:
Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom, 840 E Grand Ave
Support