On June 11, 2019, The Night Ministry held Lighting Up the Night, its Annual Awards Dinner & Auction, emceed by WTTW host and producer, Geoffrey Baer. Thanks to event sponsors and attendees, we raised nearly $500,000 in support of our mission to provide housing, health care, and human connection to our community members experiencing homelessness or poverty.

During the evening, The Night Ministry celebrated the third aspect of its mission--human connection, with reflections by Faith Miller, Outreach Services Manager; volunteer Sam Ritchey; and Divahna Sullivan, a resident of The Night Ministry's Phoenix Hall housing program, as well as remarks by Paul W. Hamann, The Night Ministry's President & CEO. We honored Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management with the 2019 Lamplighter Award for its ongoing support of The Night Ministry through the Kellogg Board Fellows Program, educational programs for our leadership, and volunteer and fundraising activities.