Current Events

Pathways Idol
Karaoke Contest, Great Food and more!

Saturday, 9/9/17 | Doors @ 6 pm | Contest start 7:00 pm
Shir Hadash | 200 W Dundee Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090

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Wizard of Oz
Oz with Orchestra!

Saturday, 10/28/17 @ 7:30pm
Rockford Symphony Orchestra | 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103


We would love to hold events through the year such as family picnics, Silent Auction, Great America Day, 5K Walk / Runs, attending concerts and doing events like Pathways Idol.   If you would like to be part of creating an event and making it happen, being part of an event or have ideas about an event you would like to see happen, get in touch with the Board at

Picnics – 5K Walks or Runs – Great America Day

A great thing to think about and create would be our very first ever Walk or Run. So many grads have participated in other types of Walk / Runs for other charities, and it would be great to get something like that started for Better World. Contact us if you are interested in being on a team to create our very first one. Pathways also loves to hold social events. One option would be to create a Pathways Picnic next year. We used to hold picnics all the time and always had fun!  It is a great way to bring family and friends together to have a day of fun in the sun. Another fun event would be to get a group of grads together and go to Great America.  How about creating Business Networking group or a singles event?  There are so many people in our community looking to network, and it would be great to get them all together in one place to meet!!  Whatever the event is, the best part is coming together as part of the Pathways Community.

Silent Auctions

Be part of the committee that creates a Silent Auction for Pathways.  Maybe you do the website work, or go and solicit donations from places you know, or call grads for donations.  Help to make this an event that can happen online or in person.  You can also donate items to our silent auction.  In the past we have auctioned everything from gifts of service and weekend trips to handcrafted items or tickets to events such as baseball or football games, concerts or plays.  All funds from the auctions go directly to scholarships.  No item is too small – or too big for this auction!!

Pathways Idol

Pathways Idol was done a few years in a row and it sure was a blast!!  It was a Karaoke Night FUNdraiser that included a banquet of food prepared by several chefs from Pathways.  We have also had Lip Sync contests each was so much fun. All net proceeds went to the Scholarship Fund – and we had a really great time putting this event on. There are four ways you can support an event such as Pathways Idol or other events we would like to put on.

Two of the ways are to either be a Committee Head or Volunteer to be on the Committee that creates an event. No special skills are necessary, just a desire to help, a commitment to be present and a willingness to do whatever it takes to make this a spectacular event.  If you are interested in heading up a committee or being a committee member please contact Board President, Iggy Torres at

You can also spread the word about an event by distributing flyers or making calls to invite people.  You can bringing people to the evnet such as your sponsor, fellow class mates, friends and /or family members.  Help to create a fun filled event that can raise funds for the Scholarship Fund.  These events can also be a great venue to introduce those that have never attended a seminar to the Pathways Community!


What other types of events can you see us holding that brings the Pathways Community together in order to spend time outside of the rooms and have fun and or build the Scholarship Fund?  Contact either Iggy Torres or Jacque Leopold at