Annual Benefit Dinner - May 4, 2019

Únete a Nosotros - Dolacz do nas - 
Prisijunk prie musu -  Join us!

    Please join us for our Celebration of 
Cultural Unity supporting the mission of 
TEACH- Tutoring English to Advance Change. 
     It will be a fabulous evening filled with 
international food, the sounds of Kantuz- 
a flamenco-jazz quartet, Heads & Tails, 
Cultural Unity Awards, and so much more. 
    This is a special night to come together 
and celebrate the many cultures of the 
communities we serve.

9th Annual Benefit Gala
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Grand Oaks Pavilion, 
Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus
2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook

6:00 p.m. Cocktails & Tastes of the World
7:00 p.m. Entertainment, featuring KANTUZ
7:30 p.m. Awards Program
Business Casual Attire
Free Parking / Valet Parking Available
Cultural Unity Awardees:
Lourdes Duarte
Celine and Don Woznica and Children

Meet our 2019 TEACH Cultural
Unity Award Honorees:

Lourdes Duarte
    Lourdes Duarte is co-anchor of WGN 
Evening News at 4:00 p.m. and a top 
investigative reporter. She also hosts 
“Adelante Chicago” on WGN. 
     Lourdes is a four-time Emmy Award 
winner and received an Emmy nomination 
for a story on deportation. Lourdes and a 
WGN photographer were aboard the 
plane that transported undocumented 
immigrants to their home country.
    In 2009, she was picked as one of 
DePaul University’s 14 Under 40 and is 
on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College 
of Communication. In 2019, Lourdes 
received the Distinguished Alumna Award 
from DePaul University’s Center for Journalism 
Integrity & Excellence for work that 
embodies the highest principles of journalism, 
including truth, accuracy, fairness,
and context.
    Lourdes came to the U.S. at the age 
of 10 without knowing English and has now
become a respected journalist in 
both the English-speaking and 
Spanish-speaking communities.
   TEACH's Executive Director, 
Constantine Bitsas, and Program Director, 
Susana Aguilar were recently featured on
 Lourdes Duarte's show Adelante ChicagoClick here to watch the interview.
Click here to read about our first visit to WGN 
and meeting Lourdes Duarte!

Celine and Don Woznica and Children

    Celine and Don Woznica and their 
children have dedicated their lives to 
serving immigrants, refugees and 
under-resourced communities both 
nationally and internationally. 
    Their contributions to the spirit 
of cultural unity and equity include 
missionary work in Mexico, Central, and 
South America, and Africa, providing 
healthcare and health promotion to 
vulnerable populations in diverse settings 
from refugee camps to the neighborhoods 
of Chicago.
    They have personally hosted foreign 
students from numerous countries. 
As hosts, the Woznicas have actively 
fostered building cultural bridges 
and understanding, not only between 
the U.S. and students’ home cultures 
but among students from different 
cultures as well.

Featured Performers

   KANTUZ is a flamenco-jazz quartet based 
in Chicago. Old flamenco songs and songs 
from the Spanish repertoire (by de Falla, Lorca, 
Albeniz, Rodrigo, and more) in radically modern, 
Chicago-jazz infused arrangements. 
    It’s what happens when a Spanish flamenco 
singer and a Spanish guitar virtuoso meet a 
Chicagoan jazz percussionist  and a 
Chicagoan double-bass player.
 Click here to learn more about KANTUZ.


Sponsorship Opportunities

    TEACH reaches 40 communities in 
Western Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties. 
   Last year, TEACH’s 350 volunteers
supported more than 625 students.
   You can support TEACH by becoming
a Sponsor!
Sponsors will be listed in the program & 
have complimentary tickets. Please note 
how name should appear in the program. 

  • Platinum Sponsorship level ($1,000)
  • Gold Sponsorship Level ($750)
  • Silver Sponsorship Level ($500)
  • Bronze Sponsorship Level ($250)

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Nazareth Academy
Debbie and Mike Bradt
Jim and Lynn Cusack
Bob Hutchinson
Cam King
Karen and Larry Roche