Dominican University's 40th Annual Trustee Benefit Concert + Gala will be held March 14, 2020. We are thrilled to announce that Audra McDonald will return to campus as the featured performer. A record-breaking six-time Tony Award-winner, Audra was the featured performer for the 33rd Annual Trustee Benefit Concert + Gala in 2013.

This signature event has showcased world-class performing artists, while also honoring notable figures in the Chicago arts community with the presentation of the Bravo Award. All event proceeds provide scholarship support for Dominican University students. Since its inception, the Benefit has raised more than $8 million for the University’s scholarship fund.

Raising scholarship support is a top priority for Dominican. In our current academic year, 93% of our incoming freshmen receive some form of financial assistance. Why are scholarships so important? Because the need is great, and the impact is immediate, powerful and lasting.

Join us for a Special Evening

2019's Benefit Concert + Gala

In 2019, attendees were delighted by the talents of Under the Streetlamp, who delivered an electrifying evening of classic rock n' roll hits. Attendees also applauded the stunning accomplishments of The Grant Park Music Festival. The generous contributions from supporters and benefactors give talented students the opportunity for a life-changing education.