You're invited to IGNITE 2021! Sweeten up your quarantine with United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United. We’re mixing things up this year and throwing a virtual dessert party led by the Boka Restaurant Group. Their chefs will teach us how to make amazing pastries that your Instagram followers will surely envy.

Your ticket to IGNITE 2021 includes delivery of a pastry box with ingredients and instructions to make a Very Berry Shortcake dessert for TWO and the option to add a bottle of red or white wine. Throw on your aprons, enjoy a virtual evening “out” with new and old friends, and learn how you can help us build stronger neighborhoods for a more equitable Chicago region!


5:00pm – 6:15pm
RSVP to confirm your spot or purchase the experience as a gift for someone else.
Ticket sales end April 18.

$70 ticket = Pastry Box for Two Delivered to Your Doorstep*
Red or white wine available for additional cost.
* within city limits

An event registration link will be provided prior to the event date.

Questions? Please email

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Become a Sponsor or Make a Donation

Thank you for supporting IGNITE 2021 with a financial gift. Download the IGNITE sponsorship form to learn more about sponsor benefits and then submit your donation via credit card below.

For more ways to make your sponsorship donation click here.

To make a sponsorship donation by stock, wire transfer or other assets, please contact United Way at or 312-906-2204

To pay by check, please note “IGNITE 2021” on the check and make checks payable to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. Please mail by US Postal Service to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago I 231196 Momentum Place I Chicago, IL 60689.

If shipping by UPS, FedEx, or messenger service, please send to United Way of Metro Chicago I Fifth Third Wholesale Lockbox I Lockbox #231196 I 4900 W 95th Street I Oak Lawn, IL 60453

IGNITE 2021 Sponsors

(as of April 19, 2021)
Impact Sponsors
Patron Sponsors
Friend Sponsors

About Young Leaders United

Young Leaders United

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 increase awareness of United Way’s Neighborhood Networks and provide opportunities for young professionals to make a positive impact.

To learn more about YLU or get involved, visit Young Leaders United landing page.

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