Gala Update

Planning continues for this year’s Gala, which takes place on Friday, March 16, 2018.

We Want Your Photos!

A highlight of Reach for the Stars each year is the video montage showing our students participating in the many activities that make Northside special. If you have pictures you’d like to be considered for inclusion in the presentation, please forward them to Jen Gentile.

Auction Items

The committee is looking for donations for the online and live auctions and needs your help securing items – sports tickets, restaurant gift cards, travel and hospitality vouchers, tutoring, unique experiences and hosted parent parties. Please email to donate, get more information or pass on connections to pursue.

Next Gala Committee Meeting

Sunday, January 14, 9:30 am
Starbucks, 2023 W. Roscoe

If you can’t attend the January 14 meeting but still want to help, please email The committee meets periodically on Sunday mornings but it is not necessary to attend every meeting. As the date draws nearer, we will publicize additional opportunities to volunteer on the day of the event.

Corporate Sponsorship – New Fundraising Initiative

Friends of Northside is beginning a sponsorship initiative,  reaching out to corporations, partnerships and foundations.  This has proven successful at other selective enrollment high schools, but has not yet been pursued by NCP. By underwriting initiatives such as our Gala, FON will be able to provide additional financial resources to support increased school expenditures.  If you, a spouse, or a friend work for an organization which might be interested, please contact:

To review corporate sponsorship donation levels for the gala, please click HERE.


Email with any questions or to learn more and become involved in this important fundraising event!

Support our students’ NCP experiences by donating to the Fund-A-Need or build community with a Parent or Student Sign-Up Party.

On Behalf of the NCP Gala Committee

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for this year’s benefit. Guests enjoyed an exciting evening of great food, entertainment and mingling under the beautiful dome at the historic Chicago Cultural Center, while raising funds to support the important initiatives benefitting all of our children.

The Gala Committee would like to give special thanks to the following for their generous support:
• Parent Volunteers
• Principal Kelly Mest
• Will Nifong and Colin Collette
• Jodi Brewer
• Event Sponsors
• The Simpletones

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Our most sincere thanks to the many local businesses and donors represented in the auction. We’re so grateful for your support!