Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Last chance! RSVP by this Friday to the Y's Dinner & Auction!

Dear Friend,

I want to invite you to join us in celebrating the University YMCA’s lifelong leaders at our 15th Annual Dinner & Auction on April 16 at 5pm. In honor of our 15th anniversary of this amazing event, we will feature a crystal theme, the traditional anniversary gift for 15 years. It is always a lot of fun and a great opportunity to connect with other Y supporters and celebrate the great work of our students and community members. You may purchase tickets using the following link: If you encounter any difficulties in viewing this form, click here.

Below, you will also find program details, including the what's on the menu, silent auction items, what's up for bid at the Live Auction, and available Proxy Bidding. Stay tuned next week as we will also announce the 2016 YMCA Leadership Award winners!

Again, thank you for your support and I hope I get a chance to see you on April 16th!

Mike Doyle
Executive Director
University YMCA-UIUC

The 15th Annual Dinner & Auction

Saturday, April 16, 2016
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
I-Hotel Conference Center | Illinois Ballroom A
1900 South First Street
(Enter off St. Mary's Northeast Entrance)
Champaign, IL 61820

RSVP online by this Friday April 8:
You may also mail a check to the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St, Champaign. Please make your checks payable to the "University YMCA."

Can't make it to the event? You can still get in on the action
of the Live Auction wherever you may be online! 


The Social Hour and Silent Auction will begin at 5:00 p.m.
Silent Auction items include a brilliant, streamline bike from Neutral Cycle, St. Louis Hotel and Beer Tour Package, Cubs and White Sox Tickets, Dinner on the Prairie Fruits Farm, and More! Be sure to also visit the Wine Raffle and Dine-and-Dash corners for some more Silent Auction excitement.

Check back for regular updates to the Silent Auction here:

Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.
This year, the main course options are, Roasted Vegetable Ravioli with Herbed Cream Sauce & Julienne Vegetables, Roasted Breast of Chicken with Champagne Veloute, and Porcini-Crusted Salmon with Champagne Cream Sauce. There will also be iced tea, coffee, dessert, and free-flowing wine!

The Program and Awards Ceremony begins 7pm. The University YMCA is honored to recognize this year’s award recipients, and we invite you to join us in recognizing their achievements and celebrating our collective work in promoting a life-time of cause-driven leadership in our communities. The Y is pleased to announce the leadership awardees at the end of this week, the week of April 4th, 2016.

Then, at 8pm, get your paddles ready for the Live Auction! Live Auction items up for bid include A Quintessential Ski Resort Experience in Beaver Creek, Colorado; A Chicago Family Vacation Package to Rule Them All; Own An NFL Football Team For A Day with 4 Club level tickets and on-field passes prior to the game; A Taste of Spain Night with tapas, sangria, and paella in the home of Rebecca and Joe Guyette; and A Relaxing Weekend Stay at Snow Mountain Ranch or Estes Park in Colorado.

Check out all of the Live Auction items up for bid at

Support the Y: If you can't make it to the event, you may also support the Y by making your contribution to the University YMCA at

100% of the proceeds will support the University YMCA's programs,
promoting cause-driven leadership development.

More information is available at:

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