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 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.

Connect & Celebrate: Chicago Signature Conference

Women looking to accelerate the growth of their business should look no further.  The Women’s Business Development Center has been the nation’s leading supporter of entrepreneurs for more than 30 years.  Its upcoming conference, Connect & Celebrate, brings together local and regional women business owners and community, corporate and government partners for a dynamic networking and match-making experience.  

Who:
Women’s Business Development Center
When:
Friday, September 6, 2019
Where:
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL 60018
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10th Anniversary Evanston MashUp

Calling all Evanstonians: the City of Evanston, Northwestern University, and the Evanston Chamber of Commerce are coming together for a night to remember: the MashUp!  The MashUp has been the networking event of the season for 10 years, orchestrated with Hoopla since its inception.  Against a backdrop of decadent eats, meet and greets, and views of the lake, you’ll meet a cast of characters ranging from entrepreneurs to executives, artists to accountants, and politicians to professors.

Who:
Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Northwestern University, City of Evanston
When:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Where:
Northwestern University behind the Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL 60208
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CNT 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Center for Neighborhood Technology has led the way to more livable and sustainable urban communities for 40 years.  This event will celebrate its accomplishments like preserving the CTA Green Line, rooftop gardens, and emission efficiency projects around the country.

Who:
Center for Neighborhood Technology
When:
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Where:
Venue West, 221 N Paulina, Chicago, IL 60612
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Healing Hands

Do you wonder if your healthcare provider is invested in your community, your whole personhood, beyond your health?  Chicago Family Health Center is working towards that reality.  They weave dignity, respect, and community partnerships with superb healthcare.  Healing Hands honors CFHC’s community and healthcare leaders for their generosity and support.

Who:
Chicago Family Health Center
When:
Friday, September 27, 2019
Where:
Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
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Open House Chicago

Have you ever walked by a building and thought, “I wish I could see what’s inside?” Now you can, at Open House Chicago! Last year, more than 100,000 people entered over 250 of Chicago’s most architecturally stunning sites in one weekend. Be one of the 100,000+ people attending this year! Click below to volunteer for the event.

Who:
Chicago Architecture Center
When:
Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, 2019
Where:
Various sites around Chicago, Oak Park, and Evanston
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Cat’baret

Magicians, live music, and world-class cat videos on display at this swanky cabaret themed event, all benefiting Tree House Humane Society, a no kill animal shelter with an focus on the care and placement of stray cats with special physical and emotional needs.

Who:
Tree House Humane Society
When:
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Where:
City Winery, 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
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CLC 50th Anniversary Gala | Delivering on the Promise of Equity

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law leverages the law to move civil rights forward.  Every year at its annual event, CLC and its community celebrate and support its mission: equal rights for all.  This year, Nikole Hannah-Jones, distinguished New York Times investigative journalist, is the featured speaker.

Who:
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee
When:
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Where:
Marriot Marquis Chicago, 2121 South Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
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Jazz Institute of Chicago 50th Anniversary Gala

Jazz Institute of Chicago is focused on jazz education, supporting burgeoning musicians, and cultivating a lively jazz scene here in the city.  The event will feature prominent contemporary jazz artists, honor leaders in the jazz community, and lots of pizazz!

Who:
Jazz Institute of Chicago
When:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Where:
Venue West, 221 N Paulina, Chicago, IL 60612
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Voices for Justice Annual Dinner

Human Rights Watch uses impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world.  At this year’s Voices for Justice dinner we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and HRW’s tenacious Children’s Rights Division.

Who:
Human Rights Watch
When:
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Where:
Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
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Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools 20th Anniversary Concert

Join us for an evening of live music celebrating over 20 years of culturally-relevant education with Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, activist, and hip-hop artist, Mumu Fresh.  BSICS combines African culture and influence with quality education.

Who:
Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools
When:
Monday, November 11, 2019
Where:
City Winery, 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
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Stories of Second Chances

In Illinois, the justice system is designed for little to no chance of redemption for those convicted of a violent crime.  At Stories of Second Chances, you will meet people who spent decades in prisons for crimes in their youth; you will meet their mothers, sisters, brothers, and best friends. See how the simple act of caring about someone can be a redeeming act not just for them, but for all of us.

Who:
Restore Justice Illinois
When:
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Where:
City Winery, 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
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