Dining Out For Life Chicago
Dining Out For Life Chicago will rally our city to support people affected by HIV and our restaurant partners!
As DINING OUT FOR LIFE CHICAGO re-configures plans during the city-wide response to the COVID-19 public health crisis
, we invite our supporters and LGBT and HIV-affected community to support the generous restaurants that have stood behind us year. See the growing list of restaurants who support our mission
! Please consider patronizing these establishments during the state-wide shutdown when you order take-out, carry-out or curb-side pick-up, or purchase a gift certificate from these eateries to express our support and solidarity. #ChicagoTakeout
Thousands of dining patrons and volunteers will join us this year to make Dining Out For Life Chicago an important driver of care for thousands of people in Chicago. Just by dining, drinking, and donating you help support compassionate health care and services for people affected by HIV and health disparities across Chicago.
Become a DOFL Ambassador or Host!
volunteer time to represent TPAN and the mission of DINING OUT FOR LIFE CHICAGO at one of dozens of participating restaurants. On the big event day (DATE TBA), each Ambassador is assigned to a participating restaurant
to represent our effort. Invite friends, family, and colleagues to join you, and during your DOFL shift, share how this event saves and supports people impacted by HIV. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to be ready for event night. Every Ambassador receives easy, fun, and inspiring training from our TPAN team to help make the event and its mission a success.
- Register with a friend or volunteer on your own...either way, you'll have a fun experience!
- Attend a training at TPAN in April or join one of our training calls.
- Invite your friends and family to dine at your assigned restaurant.
- Greet and thank diners. Remind them that a portion of their bill will help TPAN provide care & services for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
- Offer guests the opportunity to enter a prize drawing and/or make a personal gift to support our life-saving mission.
- Help return materials to our TPAN representatives at the end of the night.
SIGN UP HERE to become a DOFL Ambassador
Do you love dining out? Make your meal count the most for people in Chicago by inviting friends, co-workers, & family to dine out with you on our event date (DATE TBA) at a participating restaurant! There are restaurants at every price level and ranging all kinds of cuisine - Whether you're rallying friends to after-work drinks and dinner or treating your family to a meal, being a Dining Out For Life HOST is a fun, easy way to make a big difference!
It's easy. Hosts commit to do two things:
Dine out at a participating restaurant
on the event day or evening and organizing a group (or groups) of people to join you
Tell all your friends! Share Dining Out For Life event information
on your social media and in among your networks
SIGN UP HERE to be a Host
- you'll receive information via email in the months before our event with details on how to share and promote Dining Out For Life Chicago
Become a Dining Out For Life Restaurant for 2020!
Be a Part of Dining Out For Life 2020
Become one of dozens of eateries and cocktail spots at the heart of Dining Out For Life on April 30th!
Chicago restaurant owners know that cause-conscious patrons are drawn to dining experiences with purpose. This year, Dining Out For Life Chicago drew thousands patrons through a city-wide advertising campaign and a team of volunteer Ambassadors. Join our wonderful network of community-minded businesses supporting the LGBT and HIV affected communities of Chicago! Dining Out For Life restaurants agree to donate a predetermined amount or a percentage of sales from Dining Out For Life 2020 to support the lifesaving mission of TPAN. #DOFLchicago will take place on Thursday, April 30th, 2020!
Contact Bryant Dunbar, Director of Development, to learn more! To register your business for 2020, you can also complete our online form HERE!
Become a Sponsor
Dining Out for Life Chicago is a city-wide event produced and hosted by TPAN in partnership with international Dining Out For Life. In 2018, TPAN proudly became the new producer, host, and Chicago beneficiary of this well-known dining and philanthropic event. Dining Out for Life Chicago is MORE+ than a fundraiser. It brings together thousands of dining patrons – including many of the individuals and families who champion the equality and needs of HIV-affected and LGBTQ people. It allows everyday individuals to make a difference doing what they love: dining and gathering with friends in a favorite establishment that gives back through Dining Out for Life.
TPAN offers a full complement of sponsorship opportunities with valuable recognition and benefits for you and your business, to demonstrate your support for Chicago’s LGBTQ and HIV affected communities. CLICK HERE to download an overview of opportunities.