We are truly grateful to our event sponsors and attendees who came out to celebrate the return of IGNITE in person with us on February 25 at The Dalcy!

With your generosity, we raised critical funding to support United Way’s work to build a stronger, more equitable Chicago region through the Neighborhood Network Initiative.

Check out all the great pictures from the night on our FLICKR page and FOTIO pics. Be sure to find yours and post about all the fun you had by using the hashtag #yluIGNITE!

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who make this event possible.

Participating Sponsor

Friend Sponsor

Exclusive Beer Sponsor

Beverage Sponsor

Media Sponsor


United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United (YLU) is a group of caring and committed young professionals on a mission to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism among their peers to make a lasting difference for individuals, families and entire neighborhoods by supporting United Way’s work in communities. YLU members are typically under 40 years old and engage in volunteer service projects, networking conversations, fundraising and social events across the region to increase awareness of United Way’s community-based work and provide opportunities for young professionals to make a meaningful, positive impact.

Interested in learning more about YLU or joining the YLU Executive Council*? Visit Young Leaders United landing page.

* The Young Leaders United Executive Council is a group of YLU leaders who meet regularly to plan events for the greater YLU membership body.

Thank you for your donation. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please download and complete the event sponsorship form, in-kind beverage form or in-kind silent auction form.

For more ways to make a donation click here.

To donate by stock, wire transfer or other assets, please email or 312.906.2238

To pay by check, please note “IGNITE 2022” 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

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