Emmanuel House Dinner and Auction

NOTE:  In 2018 Emmanuel House merged with its long time partner The Joseph Corporation to become THE NEIGHBOR PROJECT.  The move increased its capacity to serve families by more than ten fold.  Go to The Neighbor Project website for more, and watch executive director Rick Guzman’s talkEvery Person’s God-Given Ability to Contribute.”  Given at the 2020 virtual fundraising gala, there’s no better place to gain a sense of the growth and vision of The Neighbor Project.

♦♦♦  Go HERE for information about the more current fundraising gala for The Neighbor Project.


Big changes afoot at Emmanuel House which will be announced later this Spring.  In the meantime our…

ANNUAL EMMANUEL HOUSE DINNER & AUCTION…returns this April 6th.  It’s an elegant Gala this time with dinner, desserts provided by Food Network star Chef Roby, and a private concert for just 150 people with Danny Gokey, 2018 Grammy-nominated singer and American Idol finalist.  PLUS our elite silent auction, including such things as a vacation package to Sedona, AZ.  Go to the Emmanuel House website, or click on the gala’s logo below for more information, or to register and purchase a ticket.

SPECIAL OFFER:  General admission is $150 per ticket, BUT the first five people who EMAIL me HERE will receive a ticket for just $90.  Fill in your name and email, put “Gala” in the subject line,  and write “Contact me about $90 ticket” in the message box.  Then click Submit.

In 2016 Emmanuel House was named one of theTop 100 Most Innovativesocial change organizations in the world.  In April 2018 it merged with long-time partner The Joseph Corporation to become THE NEIGHBOR PROJECT.  The move quadrupled its ability to help lift working families out of poverty.


Go to The Neighbor Project website AFTER February 13, 2018, to register for this year’s Gala/Dinner/Auction (at full price), or to get involved by Donating, Volunteering, or Investing.  

 Go Here for the Emmanuel House main page on this site for videos and articles explaining details of our program and history.  We help move families out of poverty through home ownership and higher education.

 Watch a couple of minutes from Danny Gokey’s “Hope Is A Home” benefit concert for Emmanuel House, held just before the 2015 Dinner/Auction.  Danny took 3rd in 2008’s American Idol.  He has an amazing voice and an even more amazing story.



2015: The 8th Annual Dinner/Auction
…used “Hope Is A Home” as its theme (also see the Hope Is A Home concert video just above).  Held November 13th at the Two Brother’s Roundhouse, Aurora, IL, it sold out two weeks early!  When each year’s registration opens, don’t wait around!

Go to posts and videos of the 2012 5th Annual, and the 2011 4th Annual.  We began with “just” an auction—but the Superbowl of Auctions, an attendee once said, because there were hundreds and hundreds of items.  In 2014 Emmanuel House started a Dinner/Auction combination, with fewer items but more of a chance to socialize and actually talk about the organization, its processes, its goals, and dreams.

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