Let us accept the child in our midst as our greatest wealth and our highest responsibility.

co-founder of the
Mary Crane Center


co-founder of the
Mary Crane Center

Let us accept the child in our midst as our greatest wealth and our highest responsibility.
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Annual Benefit 2019

October 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hatching Chicago’s Future through Early Childhood Education


Mary Crane Center warmly invites you to its 2019 Annual Benefit, taking place at The Hatchery (135 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60612) on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 3:00PM-6:00PM.

The event will feature inspiring remarks by distinguished guest Maria Gonzalez of the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services, in addition to delicious food provided by Two Sisters Catering, a local women-owned business headquartered at The Hatchery.

The Metropolis Oboe Quartet, an engaging, interactive chamber group, will present a live concert filled with memorable melodies and lush harmonies that redefine chamber music for a new age.  Metropolis Oboe Quartet has previously performed at City Winery, the Morton Arboretum and live on WFMT.

All are welcome to attend this event; advanced registration is requested.  Tickets are $100 per person.  To register, please click here.

The Hatchery is an innovative incubator space for local food and beverage entrepreneurs.  This neighborhood nonprofit creates sustainable economic growth by helping entrepreneurs grow successful food and beverage businesses and offering job training and placement opportunities to residents of the West Side of Chicago.  Tours of the Hatchery will be available at the event.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Melissa Mallinson at mmallinson@marycrane.org


The Mary Crane Center, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, promotes the comprehensive early development of children through school-readiness programs, personal enrichment activities, and family support services. Founded by Jane Addams in 1908, the Mary Crane Center serves Chicago communities in need at sites in Rogers Park, the Lathrop Homes, Austin and West Garfield Park. The Mary Crane Center has launched the lives of over 15,000 children and families.


October 12, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm