On October 17, 2013 we will draw winners for our Microcosmic Raffle.  The drawing will take place at our fundraising benefit Microcosm: An Evening of Art & Inquiry.  Tickets are being sold for $10.00 each, five for $40.00 and a dozen for $100.00.  Winners need not be present to win, and we wanted to give you the sneak preview of some of our phenomenal prizes here:


Ravinia Picnic – Plan a walk in the park or an evening under the stars with a picnic tote chock full of goodies provided by Ravinia. Your cooler tote contains a blanket, wooden cutting board and cheese knives, wine glasses and cork screw, plates and dining service for yourself and a companion. Not sure what snacks to take? You will also receive a hard copy cookbook filled with ideas from the Women’s Board of Ravinia!

The Second City – Enjoy tickets for two to the legendary venue that started it all for the likes of Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Tina Fey and Steve Carell, but who are we to name drop? Come see for yourself the industry icon that has endured for fifty years!

Dana Hotel & Spa – Spend a luxury evening stay in a king suite offered to you by Dana Hotel & Spa, a top 200 hotel as ranked by Conde Nast Traveler. You and a special someone can enjoy on-site Raw Bar, valet parking, and private wine reserves! If you still aren’t sure how to pass the time, we are including a pair of tickets to UP Comedy Club!

Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine – Enjoy a basket of fresh, tropical fruits and champagne along with a $50 gift certificate from Roy’s in Chicago, a taste of the tropics in the Windy City!

NuAge Spa – Indulge yourself or gift a friend with a basket of luxury soaps, bath salts, lotions and potions PLUS a $100 gift certificate from NuAge Spa in Riverwoods.

Krav Maga Illinois – Learn the combat skills of an Israeli warrior with a month of free lessons courtesy of KMI. You will be fighting fit and look the part too in stylish KMI swag!

Fit 4 the Street – Two private training sessions with Bob Trotter of Fit 4 the Street will revolutionize your ideas about what it means to be fit. Bob will help you customize your training approach to achieve optimal functional fitness.

Lincoln Park Zoo – GO WILD! Enjoy a household membership to the Lincoln Park Zoo that will entitle you (and your crew) to special open house events and keeper talks, invitations to exclusive zoo events, free and reduced parking, and discounts on zoo programs and purchases.

John G. Shedd Aquarium – Make an INSHEDDIBLE connection with four all access passes to the Shedd Aquarium. How else could you traverse the Pacific Northwest, trek the Amazon rainforest, and plunge into the coral reefs of the Philippines all in one day?

Chicago Botanic Garden – Let your spirit bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden with a “Day at the Garden” package. Your day will include complimentary parking and tickets for all the attractions and special exhibits the garden has to offer! Remember to bring your refillable water bottles because Chicago Botanic Gardens says NO to single use plastic!

Dave’s Italian Kitchen – Enjoy a bottle of wine from us, and a certificate good for an intimate dinner for two at a real Evanston institution. Dave’s has been real, healthful, homemade food at reasonable prices, for over 40 years!

Trenchermen – If your mouth waters at the thought of blueberry doughnuts and baguette French toast, then you will love this certificate good for a brunch for two courtesy of Trenchermen.

CorePower Yoga – Build your strength of body and mind with a month of classes courtesy of CorePower Yoga. At CorePower Yoga they believe in building individuals and community by offering a range of classes from beginner through advanced, yoga retreats, Karma yoga events and a range of philanthropic activities.

LUSH – Spoil yourself with a basket of personal care products from LUSH cosmetics. LUSH Fresh Handmade Natural Cosmetics offers a complete range of natural handmade bath and body products including natural soaps, bath bombs, hair products and more so treat yourself to a little LUSH luxury!

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa (Deerfield) invites you to indulge in a luxurious facial to awaken the senses and leave your skin with a luminous, silky glow. Minerva will work her magic to revitalize your skin’s natural elasticity and restore its healthful glow.

Inspiration Salon & Day Spa – Try a new look for your hair including luxurious color, cut and style from your friends at Inspiration. Jennifer and Ellen will help you create a whole new custom look, a value of over $200!

Scuba Sensations – Have you ever dreamed of exploring the magic of the underwater world? Scuba Sensations will give you and a friend the chance to complete all classroom sessions and pool work you’ll need in order to hit the open water and become scuba certified (over a $600 value)!

The Gage – Spend an afternoon or evening sipping wine with friends and enjoying culinary delights, many of which are locally sourced. The sky is the limit with a generous $100 gift certificate from our friends at The Gage, which is located directly across from spectacular Millennium Park.

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