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Thanks to our generous donors and supporters, this year’s American Dream Fundraising Dinner to benefit Econ Illinois will have some incredible one-of-a-kind auction
packages and experiences that you simply will not find anywhere else. Professional
auctioneer and entertainer David Goodman will be on hand to make this the most
fun and exciting live auction you’ve ever experienced! What will you take home?!?
An entire year’s worth of family fun awaits in this incredible line-up of
Chicago area adventures. Love to explore? Just pick a place and
go: this package includes all-inclusive family passes for 6 to Brookfield Zoo, for 4 to The Museum of Science and Industry, for 4 to the
Museum of Contemporary Art, and for 4 to the Field Museum! Get
wild in the western suburbs as your family enjoys an exclusive opportunity to go backstage with the bobcats at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton,
spending time behind the scenes participating in a special training
session with zookeepers where you will work with the big cats to create a one of a kind painting to take home! For music lovers, this
package also includes two tickets to see the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center featuring the Emerson String Quartet on May
20th at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park.
Stay energized with a free meal at any number of fine Chicago restaurants courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You, and enjoy home deliveries over the course of an entire year from Eli’s Cheesecake!
When it’s time for a romantic weekend away, say so long to the kids
and minivan as you pick up your rental convertible and head to the
historic, five-star Union League Club of Chicago where you’ll enjoy
overnight accommodations for two. You’ll be treated to the Chef’s
Tasting dinner menu in the Club’s Wigwam Restaurant, including
wine paired with each course specially selected by the Club’s professional Sommelier. The following morning a sumptuous breakfast buffet awaits, energizing you for more terrific adventures in the city,
capped off by a delicious dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse.
Enjoy a spectacular week-long stay at the luxurious Westin Lagunamar
Ocean Resort in Cancun, Mexico. Bask in an expansive one-bedroom
villa, where a private balcony offers ocean views and a four-guest dining area. This huge suite also includes a formal indoor dining area,
fully equipped kitchen, and living room. A separate bedroom boasts a
king-size bed, and the en-suite bathroom includes both a tub and whirlpool to guarantee a rejuvenating stay. The resort’s renewing beaches
and outdoor pools provide both serene spots for relaxation and energizing activities, from onsite watersports to miniature golf. Take in rich
culture and explore the nearby Templo del Alacran, or get in some
much needed relaxation with a spa treatment below a thatched-roof cabana right on the beach as you gaze into sparkling turquoise waters.
No matter your preference, a personally assigned Westin Concierge
will be on hand to take care of all arrangements – from transportation
to restaurant reservations to sightseeing and more.
Your group of four will embark on an incredible 5-day, 4-night, private sailing yacht charter getaway onboard this nearly 50 ft. luxury
vessel, cruising the Caribbean Sea around the U.S. Virgin Islands of
St. John, St. Thomas, and the British Virgin Islands. Your yacht is graciously appointed, featuring air conditioning, teak decks, and a tastefully furnished interior. Your captain and crew ensures a totally private and customized charter experience, so feel free to do as much
or as little as you choose!
Includes accommodations for 4
Actual Yacht Interior
Your group of 6 friends will be smelling the fresh-cut grass at Wrigley
sitting just inches away from some of the best athletes in the world
as you enjoy watching the Cubs take on the Dodgers on June 25th
from the front row box directly next to the bullpen. Then, on August
13th, get even closer to the action at home plate as the Cubbies
take on the Brewers. You’ll be enjoying four 3rd row dugout box tickets, parking pass included. Take in additional pro sports action all
year long with two tickets to any 2015-16 Chicago Wolves hockey
game and 4 Lower Level Tickets to check out the WNBA’s Chicago
Sky. In addition to these amazing ticket packages, tonight you’ll also
take home a framed limited-edition, laser autographed Chicago
Bears photo featuring Kyle Long, Jonathan Bostic, Matt Forte, Jay
Cutler, Kyle Fuller, Alshon Jeffrey, and Martellus Bennet that comes
to us straight from the front office at Halas Hall.
Spend 5 nights at the Iwamanzi Private Game Reserve and Luxury
Lodge in the North West Province of South Africa. You’ll explore
12,000 acres of unspoiled nature, and stay in an all-inclusive luxury
chalet sitting just above the meandering Selons River. This all inclusive package features a game drive, fishing clinic, tracking and survival courses, elephant back safari, hot air balloon ride and much
Includes accommodations for 4
Actual view from home
Tucked away in a gated community in the port town of Manzanillo
the west coast of Mexico, this exclusive vacation home boasts all
the luxury and ease of a full staff along with the intimacy of a private
villa. For 7 days and 7 nights, you and your guests can stretch out
poolside, a margarita in your hand and a thrilling panoramic view of
the ocean and palm tree-lined mountainside laid out in front of you,
while Mexican sunshine plays across your skin. As the sun sets in
the evening, relax in the open-air dining room where dinner will be
customized by your own on-site chef, then retreat to one of the
suites and sink into a luxurious bed.
Actual view from infinity pool
Includes accommodations for 8
The highest bidder on this one-of-a-kind package will be the proud
owner of a giant collection of fine wines donated by Econ Illinois
board members and supporters, each bottle with a customized tag
letting you know why the donor supports the organization. But that’s
not all – To keep your favorites chilled you’ll also take home a brand
new Frigidaire two-zone wine cooler, and will host an in home wine
tasting party for up to 12 with your very own professional sommelier
on hand!
Includes wine-tasting party for 12
This true Tuscan experience includes a one week stay with accommodations for 10 guests in an amazing luxury villa and gives you the
opportunity to enjoy unique tours and activities, living the authentic
local life and creating precious memories. Set in the lush green of
the Tuscan countryside just 4 km from Cortana, your villa includes a
private chef who will prepare your breakfast and dinner each day.
Includes accommodations for 10
Villa Guest Suite