West Cook YMCA

2020 West Cook YMCA Annual Gala postponed


about the gala

Join us as we celebrate more than 115 years of strengthening the foundations of community in Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest, and our surrounding communities with programs that address some of the most prevalent health and social challenges facing society today.

We invite you to be a part of transforming our community as we come together to raise support for community-based programs that will help every individual achieve his or her health and wellness goals. This year’s event will showcase collaborations focused on community integrated health and programming that increases accessibility and reduces the social inequities of health.

The Gala starts at 6:00 pm with Hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and live music. The dinner features a live auction and special initiative paddle raise followed by a plated dinner and presentation of our 2020 Scott Gaalaas Community Partner Award.

Proceeds of the 2020 Gala benefit the West Cook YMCA Annual Support Campaign. Since 2014, $975,000 in scholarships have helped provide greater opportunities for members of the community to improve their health and well-being, free from financial concerns.

Important Information

Where: Hyatt Lodge, 2815 Jorie Blvd., Oakbrook, IL 60523

When: to be determined


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Tickets: $175 per seat reservation

Table Sponsor: $1,575 for table of ten 

Dinner Sponsor: Learn how you can have a transformational impact through a dinner sponsorship.

Menu: coming soon

Complimentary valet available

Contact: Tara Lenardi, Financial Development Director at 708.434-0211 or tlenardi@westcookymca.org

2020 Scott Gaalaas Community Partner Awardee

Shawn Vincent
President/Chief Executive Officer, Loyola Medicine
Shawn P. Vincent joined Loyola Medicine as President and Chief Executive Officer of Loyola Medicine 2018. Mr. Vincent previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Augusta University Health/ Medical College of Georgia. He has held leadership positions with Hospital Corporation of America, Phymatrix Corporation, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Mr. Vincent served in the United States Marine Corps and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, healthcare management, from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. He is an executive fellow of the Advisory Board Company on Healthcare in Washington, D.C. and serves on the Illinois Health & Hospital Association’s (IHA) Board of Trustees.

Mr. Vincent is being honored in recognition of our partnership with Loyola Medicine to improve community health outcomes.


Kelly Frank