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Thu, June 04, 2020
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST
$31,602 raised of $150,000 goal
21% Complete

Together we'll build a stronger Lake County, one child and one family at a time.

We’re inviting all of us to come together to fund our work in the coming year. We need your help more than ever. 


Usually our annual Premier Leadership Event has brought us together for a fabulous evening of stories, results, and donations toward these worthy pursuits. COVID-19 may have changed our format but not the need that’s all around us, and thus, not our goals. We will move forward with this, our signature fundraising event, and we are counting on you more than ever.


REGISTER FOR FREE on this page and we’ll be in touch to give you access to these online experiences:


  • June 1: Rally Day 
    A start-your-engines update from the UWLC Chair of the Board Carla Zuniga, Premier Leadership Event Co-Chair Azita Saleki-Gerhardt, and UWLC President and CEO Kristi Long.
  • June 2: Video Thank-You Notes 
    Hear from recipients of United Way funds about the impact of your generosity.
  • June 3: By-the-Numbers 
    A gameshow approach to the measurable results United Way delivers when we put your money to work for Lake County.
  • June 4: Premier Leadership Night 
    7:00 p.m. CT. Livestreamed 30-minute gala. Join us to honor Judge Luis A. Berrones and a team of Lake County judges for their devoted volunteerism in our Reading Success program and to “raise your paddle” in support of the work of United Way of Lake County.
  • June 5: Tally Day 
    Exciting presentation by UWLC President and CEO Kristi Long and VP Resource Development Quinton Snodgrass to share the total donations from the week and a grateful finale to the event.
  • Plus: “Chef Dimitri Cooks For You” 
    An exclusive culinary experience with Chef Dimitri Kallianis, owner of The Shanty. Offered to Premier Leaders who donate $1,000 or more during our Premier Leadership Event. Feast on a livestreamed conversation with the chef, a special virtual peek into his kitchen as he teaches us how to prepare his signature dish, and two certificates to try the dish in person at The Shanty when the restaurant opens again!


Donations through June 5 will count toward our final tally and your eligibility for the Chef Dimitri experience. 


Fund the Need Donation Levels:



Co-Hosts: Azita and Armin Gerhardt & Carla and Rudy Zuniga


Want to make a check donation?
Make checks payable to "United Way of Lake County", write "PLE" on the memo line, and send to:
330 South Greenleaf Street, Gurnee, IL 60031     ATTN: Janice Scarbalis



Free Registration



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