About RJO

Chicago Children’s Choir’s mission is to inspire and change lives through music.

Each fall, over 600 of our dedicated supporters gather at Red Jacket Optional (RJO) to support this mission, which impacts the lives of 5,200 Chicago youth each year.

Featuring best-in-class design, impeccable food and awe-inspiring musical performances from our very own singers, RJO is a gala unlike any other; it’s an explosive confluence of our city’s community builders, tastemakers, trendsetters, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs with its brightest young citizens.

With your support and our singers’ voices, we can all work together to bridge divides and build a better future for Chicago and for the world.


Event Chairs

event co-chairs

Ellen-Blair Chube
Kala & Mike Moynihan
Mike Teplitsky

design chair

Thomas Kehoe


past honorees

RJO 2018 honored outgoing Board Chairman Bob Fealy and his wife Rose for their extraordinary commitment to CCC.

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