Chicagoans for Cincy! Bicentennial Gala

It’s an exciting time for all Bearcats as our university enters its Bicentennial year, as UC celebrates 200 years. We’re thrilled that the 2019 Chicagoans for Cincy! Bicentennial Gala will be one of the cornerstones of this special year in UC history. Chicagoland Bearcats look forward to recognizing and celebrating the many contributions and overall excellence of UC alumni.

Join us for an evening of Bearcat spirit, including dinner, beer and wine, silent auction, raffle, awards and remarks from UC leadership – all while we celebrate UC's Bicentennial!

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
6 - 10 p.m.

Artifact Events
4325 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

Located in Chicago’s Historic Ravenswood neighborhood.

Cocktail attire.
Free street parking is available along N Ravenswood Ave. Nearby major transit stops include the Montrose Station (CTA Brown Line) and Ravenswood Station (Metra Union Pacific North, UP-N, Line).

Ticket sales are closed.

Can’t attend the gala, but want to support Chicagoans for Cincy? Donate to the Chicagoans for Cincy! Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Traveling into town for the gala and looking for a place to stay? We recommend the following hotels:

The Guesthouse Hotel, 4872 N Clark St.

Hotel Zachary, 3630 N Clark St

Alumni Awards

Each year at the gala, Chicagoans for Cincy! and the Chicago Alumni Network recognize Chicagoland Bearcats for their professional achievements and service to the university.

Meet the recipients of the 2019 Chicagoans for Cincy! Alumni Awards.


There’s still time to partner with us to make the 2019 Chicagoans for Cincy! Bicentennial Gala our best gala yet, and to raise as much money as possible to support scholarships for UC students from the Chicago area.

Each year, our sponsors elevate this important event and every Bearcat it touches — local recipients of the Chicagoans for Cincy! student scholarships, co-ops working here in Chicago, and area alumni and donors who help Chicago thrive while keeping their UC passion alive.

Download the 2019 Chicagoans for Cincy Sponsorship Letter

Contact Savannah Bell or Jennifer Khosla to sponsor the 2019 Chicagoans for Cincy! Bicentennial Gala, or to donate items for the silent auction.

Thank you to those sponsors that have committed to supporting the 2019 Chicagoans for Cincy! Bicentennial Gala:

1819 Sponsor
Bob and Rose Fealy

Chicagoans for Cincy Sponsor
Eva and Lynn Maddox

Bearcat Sponsor
The Connell Group
Paul and Sherry Green
Michael Schroeck

Table Sponsor
Tom Behringer (Sargent & Lundy)
Paul Kingsley


Chicagoans for Cincy! is a group of dedicated UC alumni living in the Chicago area. We encourage local students to attend UC, we promote Chicago as an extraordinary job destination for all UC graduates, and we hold the premier UC alumni event outside of Cincinnati each year.

Presented by local alumni, UC Foundation and UC Alumni Association, the Chicagoans for Cincy! Bicentennial Gala supports scholarships that help Chicago’s best and brightest students receive a world-class education at our alma mater, one of the nation’s top urban research universities.


Russell Best, DAAP '09, '15
Senior Director, Alumni Relations, Constituent Engagement

Email Russell
or call 513-556-4013


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