Our Events

A Year-Round Calendar of Fun for the Whole Family

Face the Future Foundation’s yearly calendar of events gives our donors a chance to have fun while raising money for essential services to our kids. Combining charity and entertainment, our mix of formal and informal events ensure that the whole family has a good time while guests leave knowing that they have immeasurably improved the lives of the children at the Craniofacial Center.

Our event calendar begins the year in March with the Executive Board’s elegant gala at the Four Seasons Chicago. Donors and board members alike get the chance to mingle, bet at our casino and dance the night away. The Month of May brings the Associate Board’s annual Kentucky Derby Party. While munching on delicacies of the American South and drinking mint juleps, guests get the chance to enjoy the high excitement of the Derby race itself. Face the Future Foundation ends the year with joyous celebration at our Children’s Holiday Party, which brings patients, families, and the Face the Future team together in festive show of support and community.

2017 Derby Party at the Fortnightly Chicago

For the eighth year running, Face the Future Foundation’s Associate Board hosted their annual Derby Party at the Fortnightly Chicago. Guests wore fancy wide-brimmed hats and fascinators, colorful jackets and other smart attire to watch the running of the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6.Read More...

Disco Ball Gala Raises $540,000

Celebrating ten years as a nonprofit, Face the Future Foundation’s (FFF) Disco Ball gala was one of its most successful to date. Attended by 380 guests, the evening raised over $540,000 to support the Foundation’s mission: Providing care and treatment for children born with cleft lip,Read More...

Children’s Holiday Party

The annual Face the Future Foundation Holiday Patient Party was a huge success again this year. Over 600 patients, families, volunteers, Face the Future​ Foundation​ Board​ ​Directors, ​Associate and Teen Board​ ​members, UIC Craniofacial Center doctors and staff​, ​​and supporters ​attended​.​  Read More...