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The Dinner-Less Dinner, The Ark’s signature annual fundraiser, raised more than $1 million last year to help The Ark provide the widest array of vital services to the broadest cross-section of the Chicagoland Jewish community. When you join us with a gift, you empower The Ark to continue transforming individual lives, and our entire community. And because our Dinner is “Dinner-Less,” with no large in-person gathering, you can give with the confidence that 98 cents of every dollar you contribute will go directly to meet the most urgent financial, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of members of our community.
When the Dinner-Less Dinner was established more than 20 years ago, it was a pioneering program for its time. Since then, more and more organizations have joined The Ark in dedicating precious contributions from their donors to their core work, rather than spending money on food, décor, entertainment, and more. The Ark’s pathbreaking fundraising model has inspired others in the United States and Israel, and we are grateful that our community continues to support this treasured event each year.