The Justin Wynn Fund held its 2nd Annual Red Tie Soirée on Saturday, February 11 at the Evanston Art Center. Close to 200 people enjoyed food and drink from local establishments, along with music and great raffle prizes. Additionally, Willie Miller, Jr. was awarded the 2017 Buddy Portugal Award, given annually to an adult that has made significant contributions to the youth of Evanston.

Check out the photos from the Red Tie Soirée in the Evanston Review Trend section and in Evanston Magazine.

Read about the Red Tie Soirée in the Evanston RoundTable.

Thank you to our Red Tie Soirée sponsors, partners, and in kind donors.

Photo courtesy of Lynn Trautmann/LTPhoto

Forty five teams competed in the 12th annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 5. A portion of the proceeds from the tournament will go to Evanston Scholars, a non profit organization that improves college access for a diverse group of Evanston students.

Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd place teams!



The JWLA held their 8th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on Monday, November, 16, 2015 at Washington School. Over 50 Wynners collected food from their neighbors and then sorted and bagged food for 3 recipient organizations: A Just Harvest, Hemenway Church Food Pantry and Gates Manor. More than 250 total bags of food were donated.

Read the article about the Thanksgiving Food Drive in the Evanston RoundTable.

On Saturday, September 19th, over 30 people from the Justin Wynn community came out to clean up Clark Street Beach sponsored by the Alliance for the Great Lakes .  This group included Wynners and their families, Board members and their families, and staff. Thanks to everyone for supporting a great cause!

Here are some numbers from the cleanup:
Approximately 40 pounds of trash was collected over an area of 0.75 miles
The top three most collected items – cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic/foam packaging
Some of the stranger items collected – balloons, fireworks, construction materials

On August 14-16, 53 Wynners and 7 chaperones attended Camp Duncan for a weekend of fun, relationship building and discussions about being a leader. Despite the bee stings, major mosquitos, passing storms, everyone had great time.