Anchor Ball is Saint Clement's annual spring gala that celebrates our vibrant community while raising funds for our church, school, and the many ministries our parish serves throughout Chicago.

• The goal of Anchor Ball is to raise $300,000 to cover the church and school current year operating budget. The funds raised are equally divided between the church and school.
• In addition, there is a Paddle Raise. The specific project/use of funds varies from year-to-year and a Clement Commits portion (now 10%)  is always designated to an outside charitable organization​.

Anchor Ball 2020 -- March 28

The 2020 Anchor Ball will be a roaring good time! The gala, held at Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile (540 North Michigan Avenue) will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing, raffles, silent and live auctions, and optional 1920s themed attire.

Tickets Now on Sale!

Buy your tickets today at

Become a Sponsor

Sponsor Levels:

  • Angels: $10,000
  • Good Samaritans: $5,500
  • Friends: $2,000

We also welcome smaller sponsorships to offset the cost of our beverages, entertainment, and printing. 

More sponsorship details can be found online here.

Prepare for Prohibition Wine Pull

Similar to the "stock the cellar" from years past, we are seeking to accumulate many bottles of wine. This will be a game of chance where attendees can purchase the opportunity to “pull” a bottle of wine at random to take home. Our goal is to accumulate at least 150 bottles of wine at various price points to be used in this game. 
To donate online, simply visit and choose which price point and number of bottles you'd like to donate.
Any questions, or to donate physical bottles of wine rather than purchasing online, please contact Joannie Weber.

Would you like to help make Anchor Ball the "bee's knees"? Here's how you can get involved:

  • Volunteer (Set-up, Auction, Night-of...)
  • Donate to the Live or Silent Auction. Click here for an Auction Donation Form.
  • Solicit donations from local businesses
  • Attend on Saturday, March 28, 2020

For more information, contact Joannie Weber or Carolyn Newlin