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Red Jacket Optional

Chicago's Most Inspirational Gala

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Red Jacket Optional

Red Jacket Optional is Uniting Voices Chicago’s largest single fundraiser of the year, driving more than 40 percent of the organization’s annual operating budget. This unparalleled experience allows attendees to make a profound impact on the future of Chicago’s youth while enjoying an evening of show-stopping performances unlike any other in the city. Learn more.

Join us on October 14, 2023 at the Geraghty for Red Jacket Optional 2023!

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An unforgettable evening awaits you.

Chicago's most inspirational gala is back. You can get your tickets now to be a part of this captivating experience!

Our globally renowned Voice of Chicago ensemble, which unites singers from every corner of the city to perform at the highest caliber, will offer electric renditions of Broadway classics, original music and songs from around the world. With culinary delights, an open bar and access to a live auction with premium experiences, it will be a night to remember, all in support of the future of Chicago’s youth.

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Red Jacket Optional 2022 by the Numbers

With your support, we raised a record-breaking $2 million in funds at RJO 2022

Through our programs, we have empowered young people the world over to embrace their potential, express themselves boldly and to strive for excellence—on stage and off. Over the course of more than six decades, we have inspired and changed more than 50,000 lives, and laid the foundation for a harmonious world.

And we're just getting started.

Sponsor RJO

Interested in sponsoring Red Jacket Optional 2023? Multiple sponsorship levels with recognition opportunities and event benefits are available! Contact Amy Tinucci at or (312) 849-8300 x 117.

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