Once in a Lifetime Experience!

Presented by Lakeside Legacy Foundation & A Chance in the World Foundation

Giving Our Children

“A Chance in the World”

Saturday, February 23, 2019

“Children born into adverse circumstances often have a secret wish…to be seen, to be heard and most importantly to be found. Find Us captured the essence of what I was trying to convey in writing ‘A Chance in the World’.” – Steve Pemberton

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Mingle with Hollywood’s finest as they advocate for “Giving Our Children: A Chance in the World”. We are honored to welcome best-selling author and co-producer of the film about his life, “A Chance in the World”, Steve Pemberton to Lakeside. Pemberton’s beautifully-told story is a reminder of how no matter where you begin in life, resilience, and determination can see you through. Pemberton will be joined by Academy Award-Nominated actor Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, The Dark Knight, Inherent Vice), casting director and actress Eliza Roberts (Animal House, Doctor Who) and acclaimed composer and musician Keaton Simons (Sons of Anarchy, Private Practice, NCIS: Los Angeles, Suits).


Steve Pemberton (Learn More)
Best-selling author, philanthropist and speaker and inspiration for the film A Chance in the World. He currently serves as Chief People Officer for Globoforce. Previously, Pemberton served as Global Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world. 
Keaton Simons (Learn More)
Musician and composer of the soundtrack “Find Us” from A Chance in the World. His music has been featured on shows such as Sons of Anarchy, Hollywood Heights, Private Practice, NCIS: Los Angeles, Crash, Suits, American Dad!, Harper’s Island, and The Cleaner. He has also performed on Ellen several times, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show and Good Morning America
Co-Emcee Eric Roberts (Learn More)
Academy Award-nominated actor for “Runaway Train”, best known for his roles in National Security, The Dark Knight, The Expendables and Inherent Vice. He is the brother of actress Julia Roberts and the father of actress Emma Roberts.
Co-Emcee Eliza Roberts (Learn More)
Casting director and actress known for her roles in Animal House, Doctor Who and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. She is also the spouse of Eric Roberts.


  • Partnering with: CASA of McHenry County and Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County
  • Book Drive: Bring a children’s book for the event.

Ticket Information:

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • You must buy your ticket online, there will be no at the door ticket sales.
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, February 8th at Noon
  • General Admission: $100
  • VIP Experience: $200


General Admission: $100

Saturday, February 23rd from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Doors will open at 5:30 pm

VIP Experience:  $200

Saturday, February 23rd from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Doors will open at 4:45 pm

(Limited to 125 tickets)

General Admission includes:

  • 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm in the Sage Gallery
    • Complimentary Copy of “A Chance in the World” By Steve Pemberton
    • Hors D’oeuvres & Food Stations.
    • 2 Drink Tickets
    • Cash Bar available throughout the evening
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in Sage Gallery “Lakeside Chat” with Steve Pemberton, Keaton Simons, Eric Roberts & Eliza Roberts
  • Evening Concludes at 9:00 pm









VIP Experience includes:

  • 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm in the Dole Gallery
    • Meet & Greet with Steve Pemberton, Keaton Simons, Eric Roberts & Eliza Roberts
    • Photo Opportunity
    • Complimentary Signed Copy of “A Chance in the World” By Steve Pemberton
    • Autographs
    • Private Hors D’oeuvres Buffet
    • Private Open Bar
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Sage Gallery
    • Reserved seating at the “Lakeside Chat” with Steve Pemberton, Keaton Simons, Eric Roberts & Eliza Roberts
  • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm in ‘the Listening Room’ at the Dole
    • After Show Performance featuring Keaton Simons
    • Open Bar
  • Evening Concludes at 11:00 pm



Thank you to all our sponsor.

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