Have Mercy!

Save the date for 2024!

Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Time: 8 p.m. to midnight
Place: Theater on the Lake, 2401 N Lake Shore Dr 

Check out everything last year’s Have Mercy! included. Check back to see what’s in store for 2024.

Have Mercy! returned to Theater on the Lake for the second year in a row!

We hope you enjoyed Associate Board of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ 15th annual fundraising gala, Have Mercy!, on Friday, May 12, 2023.

Have Mercy! brought together leading young professionals for a night of dancing and entertainment. The event featured live music, hors-d’oeuvres, drinks and dancing, an exciting auction, and raffle items – all in the beautiful setting of Theater on the Lake.

With ABC 7’s Greg Dutra serving as emcee, guests had a great time and knew they were making a difference in the lives of Mercy Home’s kids. In its beautiful new home at Theater on the Lake, Have Mercy! was the perfect way to kick off the summer!

2023 Have Mercy! included these exciting auction items!

  • Four-night stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Premium seats to Chicago’s Air & Water Show at Theater on the Lake, including food and beverages
  • One-night deluxe room stay at the Langham in a deluxe room with complimentary club access
  • Progressive Dinner for Four at CIRA, CABRA, Duck Duck Goat, and Swift & Sons
  • Weber 70th Anniversary Edition Kettle Charcoal Grill
  • Gift basket from Ulta Beauty and jewelry from Kendra Scott
  • Tickets to home games for the White Sox, Cubs, and Cardinals
  • Tickets to Notre Dame football vs. Pittsburgh
  • Two passes to Chicago Pizza Tours’ Original Chicago Pizza Tour
  • Chicago restaurant packages, spa experiences, concert tickets, and more!

One guest won a Trip for Two to Mexico!

Don’t miss out on your chance at a 7-night Pick-Your-Paradise for two adults! Choose from a luxury collection of lavish beach front resorts, located in three of Mexico’s most beautiful destinations. Acapulco – Nuevo Vallarta – Cancun-Riviera Maya.

Boasting high-end amenities, comfort-filled accommodations, and the very best service in Mexico, there’s nothing quite like a vacation at Vidanta. Enjoy endless pools, world-class restaurants, live entertainment, tranquil spas, and activities for all ages! Tickets are one for $20 or six for $100 and can only be purchased at the Have Mercy! event.

Guests were treated to music by DJ Spoiled Milk and a live performance by Overhead Ben and the Wingmen!

DJ Spoiled Milk is an event and radio DJ based in Joliet, IL. Isaiah is currently an on-air personality for 107.5 WGCI weekends and a part of the Midday Live Show, airing every Friday. Isaiah enjoys tailoring his sets to the unique preferences of his audience and bringing the energy to every party!

Overhead Ben and the Wingmen are longtime Chicago musicians, with a combined century of musical experience between it’s five members. Specializing in the hits you remember to the trends of today, Overhead Ben and the Wingmen will be sure to put on a show to remember!

Pop-A-Shot Split the Pot

Compete in our Pop-A-Shot Competition! For $20, enjoy unlimited plays at our 2-person Pop-A-Shot game. High Score at the end of the night will Split the Pot with Mercy Home!

Here are photos from our past Have Mercy! gala. Check out more photos from our 2023 Have Mercy! gala.

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Thanks to Our 2023 Sponsors