Benefit Guide: Everything you need to know about the MFA Benefit
Schedule | Photo Contest | Reception | Dining | Dancing | Raffles | Live Auction | Online Silent Auction | Buy It Now | Giving Tree
Donald Stephens Convention Center Venue Information:
Location | GPS Driving Directions | Parking | Benefit Floor Plan | WIFI
Dinner & the dinner program will take place in the Northern Ballrom
Location of all other activities are noted in each section and are also marked on the Benefit Floor Plan Diagram
#MFABenefit2019 Photo Contest
It's as easy as "1-2-3"
The photos that receive the most Facebook "Likes" are winners.
Prizes (compliments of Lois Gates):
Music & Dancing from 9:00 pm until 11:30 pm
Musical entertainment will again be provided by the fabulous Connexion Band. Please see their website www.connexionband.com to listen to an online playlist.
Online Silent Auction
The Silent Auction will again be online. Through our partner, GiveSmart, we will be able to offer you the chance to preview and bid on our items prior to the evening, as well as the night of the Benefit. We have a wide range of prize packages which include the newest in electronics, tickets to all of Chicago’s sporting events, concert tickets, theater tickets, children’s items and, as always, the unique art produced by our very own residents in the Misericordia art department.
Located in the South Ballroom
Important Information for Online Bidding
Buy It Now
The Buy It Now section of our auction is a chance to purchase gift cards to local restaurants, movie theaters, experiences and retail stores. Located in the Silent Auction room, this is one of our most popular auctions, so come early to purchase a face-value gift card for your favorite restaurant, store or experience.
Located in the South Ballroom next to the Live Auction Stage.
What is the Giving Tree?
This is how it works . . .
Rosemary Home may need a new Tupperware set. The Recreation Dept. may need yoga blocks.
Marian Center could use a digital camera. The Nursing Dept a pulseoximeter. The Village nine sets of Corelle dishes…and the list goes on and on.We receive a Wish List from the staff of each residence and department at Misericordia.
At the Benefit . . .
We display a list of items at our booth at the Dinner Dance.You find your price range, the item of your choosing and make your selection. 100% of your donation to the Giving Tree booth goes directly to Misericordia to purchase your selected item from the Wish List.
Located in the walkway between the Entertainment Corridor and the South Ballroom.
The MFA Benefit will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (DSCC), LEVEL 2 Ballroom.
• The DSCC is located at 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL. 60018.
• The Parking Garage (cost included in reservation price) for the Convention Center is located at 9598 Williams Street, Rosemont, IL
Self parking, in the DSCC parking garage, is included for registered MFA Benefit Guests and there will be no cost to pay the evening of the benefit as long as you obtain a parking validation card from the information booth before retrieving your car.
Valet parking, at the DSCC entrance, is also is also available for a fee.
Click for GPS driving directions to Parking Garage
Click on the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the Parking Garage, or the Embassy Suites Hotel in the map above to receive driving diretions to that location Or, just click here:
If you open this page in a browser on your Smart Phone and click on any link above your phone's GPS will provide "real time" directions as you drive.
MFA Benefit Floorplan
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This year we will be featuring mobile bidding on all silent auction items. There is no app to download, you will simply be directed to your personal bidding page via web address on your mobile device. Gesture's mobile bidding solution uses cellular coverage as the primary means of connectivity, but should you need WiFi, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center provides a complimentary service:
The MFA has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Embassy Suites
O'Hare/Rosemont Hotel for the evening of the event. The hotel is located at: 5500 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, Phone: (847) 678-4000.
CLICK FOR DRIVING DIRECTIONS
If you open this page in a browser on your Smart Phone and click on the link above your phone's GPS will provide "real time" directions as you drive.
For hotel reservations, call the Embassy Suites Chicago, O’Hare/Rosemont at +1 (800) 315-1061 and mention the Group Name: Misericordia 2019, or
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE ONLINE
Reservations must be made by Friday, June 1st, 2019 5:00 pm CST for the group rate to apply.
Saturday night MFA group room rate is $119.00 king suite and $145.00 double suite and includes a complimentary breakfast.