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February 22, 2019 | 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Ignite 2019


Join us for United Way of Metro Chicago’s 5th annual IGNITE event. Hosted by Young Leader’s United, this evening is sure to be the bright spot of this season.

IGNITE is a festive, mid-winter party, bringing together some of Chicago’s most philanthropic young professionals. The evening features live music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails all in one of Chicago’s hottest new venues – The Dalcy in Fulton Market. Proceeds support the work of United Way’s AmeriCorps Members, helping to spark change in neighborhoods across the Chicago region.


Ignite 2018 Recap Video


– Early Bird IGNITE Ticket (Ended January 7): $85.00

– IGNITE Ticket (Began January 8): $100.00






The Dalcy
302 N. Green Street
Third Floor,
Chicago, IL 60607

The Dalcy is a private event hall located in the historic Fulton Market District, one of the Chicago’s most revitalized neighborhoods brimming with design, history, art and amazing cuisine and cocktails.

The 6,000-square foot venue includes original design elements from the historic landmark building, including brick walls, wooden and steel trusses and arched windows, lined with velvet drapes, ivory shears and Italian porcelain floors.





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Sponsorship Opportunities

IGNITE event sponsorships help to further the critical work of United Way’s AmeriCorps Members, driving positive change in our Neighborhood Network communities.

To learn more about how you can help light up the night, download the IGNITE sponsorship opportunity document below or contact Brian Cataldo at ylu@uw-mc.org



About Young Leaders United (YLU)


YLU members at Garfield Park YMCA

United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United (YLU) is a group of young professionals on a mission to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism among their peers, to make a lasting difference for individuals, families and entire neighborhoods.

YLU members engage in volunteer projects, networking conversations and social events across the region. To learn more about YLU or get involved, visit LIVEUNITEDchicago.org/ylu