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Ignite 2016





Thanks to you, we raised just over $150,000 at Ignite 2016 to continue Spark’s life-changing and world-changing work.





Join us for an evening of celebration and inspiration, highlighting Spark Ventures’ powerful social enterprise work in Zambia and Nicaragua.


The Spark Ventures Annual Event
Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 6-9pm
The Murphy
50 E Erie St, Chicago

 Event ChairKathy Campbell Wolf               Event EmceeMichelle Gallardo, ABC 7 Chicago


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Anyone who has traveled with Spark Ventures to Zambia knows Teacher Judy well. She is often in the center of welcome songs and student performances and she speaks eloquently about her 10+ years of experience serving the students in Twapia.


Our co-founders first met Marvis at Hope House Orphanage when she was just seven. Now she is an impressive young woman, and serves as “head girl” at Hope House – mentoring other students. She will complete high school this year and hopes to become a nurse.


It will be a powerful experience for Teacher Judy and Marvis to travel to the U.S. and meet so many Spark supporters who have helped to change their lives.
We know you will be inspired by their personal stories. 

Tickets are no longer being sold online. We will have a limited number of tickets available at the door tonight. We hope to see you there.

Event Tickets – $250

Premium Table for 10 – $3,000


Table includes premium seating & sparkling wine.

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We will be honored to induct the following new members into our Founder’s Circle at Ignite 2016:


 Tasha Seitz & Alan Choyna   |   Nick & Robbin Schoewe   |   North Park University

Feeling lucky? Win a trip for 2 to Nicaragua!


Try your luck, and secure one of our limited issue raffle tickets to win a trip to Nicaragua with Spark Ventures for you and a friend! Take your pick of any of our upcoming trips to Nicaragua and enjoy two tickets to the Spark Ventures travel experience, PLUS $1000 towards the cost of your airfare.


Spark has developed a world-class impact travel program, hosting over 400 participants on trips to Nicaragua and Zambia.


We are selling a limited number of raffle tickets and will announce the winner at Ignite 2016 (you do not need to be present to win).
Raffle Ticket - 1 - 50
Raffle Ticket - 5 - 200

Raffle tickets are no longer being sold online. We will have a limited number of tickets available at Ignite 2016 tonight. We hope to see you there.


Spark Ventures Ignite 2015 was a great success and we look forward to hosting our event in this beautiful space for the second year in a row.


Originally built in 1926, The Murphy is truly one of Chicago’s finest architectural jewels. The architectural design of the auditorium is by Marshall and Fox, and is in the French Renaissance style, reminiscent of the Chapelle de-Notre-Dame de Consolation in Paris.


For more photos of our 2015 event, check out our Facebook Album.




For more information on event sponsorship opportunities, email Arnold (