Dining Out For Life is an annual, international fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. In exchange for their participation, restaurants are included in a city-wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic. Dining Out For Life facilitates exceptional fundraising and awareness for HIV and related causes. 

Last year, local participants and diners raised over $60,000 with this dining and fundraising experience. Your favorite restaurants partner with TPAN to support our programming and save lives right here, in Chicago. 

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In 2018, Dining Out For Life brought together more than 60 incredible restaurants and select bars for guests to choose from. This year, we hope to double that number! In exchange for their support, restaurants are included in a city wide awareness campaign to promote and raise funds for the important work that TPAN does.

Register a Restaurant

Restaurant, diners and food establishments are the heart of Dining Out For Life and the fundraising the event provides to TPAN's work. If you would like your establishment to be involved, here's how!

Participants of Dining Out For Life agree to donate a predetermined percentage of sales from Thursday, April 25th to benefit TPAN’s mission and support our lifesaving services. Restaurants will display event posters and promotional materials before the event and their servers, managers and other restaurant personnel will promote the event to diners. On the night of the event, a TPAN volunteer Ambassador will be in the restaurant to thank guests, share information, answer questions, solicit and accept contributions and distribute and collect donation envelopes. Finally, restaurants will provide a check reflecting their commitment of sales from the night of the event. 

TPAN will use the restaurant's name and unique features in promoting their involvement with the event. TPAN will produce high quality promotional materials (posters, bill stuffers, ads, etc.) and produce a large-scale publicity campaign to promote Dining Out For Life via local TV, web, social media and print media. 

Get Involved

Dining Out For Life Ambassadors
The Dining Out For Life Ambassador program is an excellent way to get involved with sharing TPAN's mission and message!
Each participating restaurant will be assigned an ambassador that will represent TPAN and Dining Out For Life on the night of the event. It is crucial that these volunteers have friendly, outgoing personalities, and feel comfortable talking to people about Dining Out For Life, TPAN, and HIV/AIDS. Ambassadors work the entire meal shift that they are assigned.
Ambassadors also encourage friends, co-workers and family members to come to their designated restaurant on Dining Out For Life day. They will greet all restaurant patrons and visit tables to explain Dining Out For Life and answer questions about the event and your agency. It is also the job of the Ambassador to distribute donation envelopes and gently encourage donations then collect all donation envelopes and keep them secure until collected.
Dining Out For Life Hosts
The Dining Out For Life Host Committee is a fun, easy way to celebrate the work TPAN does while raising crucial funding for our programs!
The Host Committee Members will each select a participating restaurant and organize a group (or groups) of people to join them at their location on the night of the event. These volunteers also assist TPAN in spreading the word about the event by promoting their personal networks, social media and personal connections.

Check Out Last Year's Sites & Participants!

Click here to learn more about each 
2018 Dining Out For Life Chicago participant!

Click image to browse each restaurant.

Make a Direct Donation

Dining Out For Life is made possible by the generous support of:
TPAN Subaru of America
Not in the Chicago area? Check out national Dining Out For Life to find a city nearest you!