78 East Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602




Please join us for an evening of dinner, cocktails, and a live auction to celebrate and support the legacy of Chicago’s historic community resource.This year, Association House celebrates BMO Harris Bank by honoring its President & CEO, David R. Casper, with our inaugural Spirit of Hope award. We recognize our longtime relationship with BMO Harris as a partner that helps us move our mission forward. For over two decades of our century plus legacy, BMO Harris has sponsored Association House in a shared commitment to the well-being of Chicagoland communities.

A special thank you to our growing list of sponsors. To become a Faces of Hope sponsor please contact Drew Williams at dwilliams@associationhouse.org or 773-772-8144.





About The Spirit of Hope Award

Association House of Chicago’s foundress, Ms. Ellen Holt, first described our organizational goal as, “To so touch by deed or words the life of everyone who enters its doorway, so that each shall feel the power of a better life, and shall know their purpose”.  This message has formed every Association House value for the past 118 years, based on the conviction: that anyone can realize their life’s goals, own them, and work hard to achieve them; and that, with guidance and opportunity, success for anyone is possible.  Ellen’s words have been our resounding mission – and have become our “Spirit of Hope” – in dedication to service for the community we dutifully serve.

We have created the “Spirit of Hope” award to honor the supporters and partners, both corporate and civic, who help to move our mission forward.  It embodies the dedication of vested partners who work with Association House to advance health & wellness, educational and economic opportunity for thousands of community participants all over the Chicagoland area.