Rock The Cradle Gala

The 25th annual Gala is The Cradle's premier fundraising event. Since 1995, this event has raised millions of dollars to sustain The Cradle’s programs and services that build and strengthen families. The 2019 Rock The Cradle Gala features a cocktail reception, dining, dancing, auctions, a raffle and more. Save the Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
6:00 - 11:00PM
Location: Wintrust's Grand Banking Hall, 231 S. La Salle Street, Chicago, IL, 60604
Details about tickets, sponsorship, and more will be posted in Spring 2019.
Black tie optional


Details about tickets, sponsorship, and more will be posted soon. 

For more information, contact Kikanza Harris at 847.733.3234 or email

Nominations Open for the 2019 Silver Cradle Awards

Every year since 2003, the Silver Cradle Awards has been presented to Chicago-area companies that provide equitable adoption benefits to their employees. Companies nominated for the award are evaluated based on the types of assistance they provide to their employees who adopt, and the perceived value of those benefits. Recipient companies are recognized at The Cradle's annual Rock The Cradle Gala for their commitment to supporting adoption through employee benefits and receive a specially engraved award. Recipients are also acknowledged in the Gala invitation and program book, here in The Cradle newsletter, on The Cradle website, and in press releases distributed to local media.

To nominate your company for this special honor, complete and send back the nomination form:

Silver Cradle Application Letter
Silver Cradle Application