West Cook YMCA

West Cook YMCA Annual Gala


Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6 pm

Hyatt Lodge (click for map)
2815 Jorie Blvd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523



6:00 pm: Open Bar, Hors D’oeuvres, Live Music
7:00 pm: Plated Dinner & Program with Live Auction 

$175 per seat reservation $1,575 per table of ten seats 


RSVP Today!


Be a part of continuing the legacy and join us this year at our annual Gala.Do you want to be included on our mailing list to receive an invitation? Contact Tara Lenardi at tlenardi@westcookymca.org or call 708-434-0211 for more details.

Can’t Attend? Here are some ways you can still support our event:

Sponsor the Gala
There are three different opportunities to sponsor the Gala through a dinner sponsorship, program ad sponsorship, or as a table sponsor. Check out our sponsorship page for more details. 

Donation in lieu of attending
You can donate today to our financial assistance program.



The West Cook YMCA raises support to strengthen our community through programs and activities focused on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. Thanks to the support of community members, the West Cook YMCA is able to improve the well-being and health literacy of almost a 1,000 children, adults, and seniors who otherwise would not be able to participate in Y programming. 




Dr. Edward J. Condon, Superintendent, River Forest School District 90

Dr. Ed Condon has served as the Superintendent of River Forest School District 90 since 2011.  Prior to this position, Ed was the principal of Butler Junior High School in Oak Brook, Illinois, and has more than 25 years of educational experience at the administrative and classroom levels.  As a key administrator in several high performing school districts, Dr. Condon has shepherded several schools in winning the National Blue Ribbon School Award, including two schools in District 90.  More recently, Ed has facilitated District 90’s educational equity initiative.  In January 2019, he was named by the Wednesday Journal as “River Forest Co-Villager of the Year” in response to the leadership that he has provided in working to address equity issues throughout the District 90 school community.  Ed is active in numerous community partnerships and organizations, including the West Cook YMCA, the Positive Youth Development Committee, the Rotary Club of Oak Park – River Forest, the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation “Success for All Youth” initiative, the West Cook Association of School Administrators, and the West 40 Intermediate Service Center. 


Dr. Louis Cavallo, Superintendent, Forest Park School District 91

Dr. Cavallo received in B.S. in Science Education from Indiana University, his M.S. in Education Administration from and Purdue University and his Ph.D. from Indiana State University.  Dr. Cavallo began teaching in California, working with youth released from juvenile detention centers before returning to Indiana to teach middle school science.  Dr. Cavallo has held several administrative positions including assistant principal, principal, director of curriculum, assistant superintendent and superintendent.  Dr. Cavallo has also been a researcher and consultant for The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He has been the superintendent for Forest Park District 91 for 12 years.   


Contact Us

Tara Lenardi  |  tlenardi@westcookymca.org

255 S. Marion St., Oak Park, IL 60302
708 383 5200