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Roar forward with us at the 2024 Annual Dinner Gala

Join us for our 2024 Annual Dinner Gala – Roaring Forward – as we remember the past and reimagine the future for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Little City.

Hosted at The Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, this signature event will be one to remember as we celebrate over six decades of supporting and changing the lives of nearly 1,000 people with disabilities every single day – helping provide the hope and opportunity that they need and deserve. 

ROARING FORWARD: Remembering the past. Reimagining the future.
April 6, 2024

The Fairmont Chicago
Presented by George & Dimitra Zervas and Family

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Introducing our honorees: Little City Direct Support Professionals!

For more than 60 years, Little City has gone through constant changes to provide the best services and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

But one thing that has never changed is the heroic work of our Direct Support Professionals.

That is why Little City is delighted to announce that all our DSPs will be the special honorees at the 2024 Little City Gala. While the award is traditionally given to one individual who has made a lasting impact on Little City, there is no better time than now to celebrate the people who are at the heart of all we do.

From saving lives in emergency response situations to quarantining with residents during the COVID pandemic and helping those we serve achieve their dreams, DSPs have continued to go above and beyond despite persistent adversity.

“The hard work Little City’s DSPs do every single day can often be thankless and difficult work and we want them to know how appreciated and important they are to all we do,” said Marie Newman, Little City Chief Executive Officer. “Their love and dedication to the people we serve is truly inspiring and the reason Little City is such a special place for so many.”

Little City is honored to celebrate all these special heroes both past and present who have built a community where people with developmental and intellectual disabilities can feel empowered, supported, and loved in a place they can call home.