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View and download photos from last year's event on the University YMCA's Flickr.

16th Annual Dinner & Auction

Welcoming our alumni home and celebrating the newcomers & immigrants of Champaign County.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
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 

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MOM'S WEEKEND: You might have noticed our event is during Mom's weekend! In the spirit of our theme, we welcome all moms (& dads!) to this fun event. We've discounted our tickets to $50 for those who are parents of student members. 

HOTELS: We have a handful of rooms blocked for the event at the I-Hotel. Please e-mail Emily at for more information.

View our Silent Auction and Live Auction items! Check back for more exciting updates to the Auction!
Questions? Contact Emily at


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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 Auctionhere: 
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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. To view this year's Cause-Driven Leadership Award Recipients, please visit:
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Then, at 8pm, get your paddles ready for the LiveAuction!
 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. 
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