Event Overview

Community Financial Credit Union is proud to partner with Children's Miracle Network and CU4Kids for In the Cellar, a night dedicated to championing for children to provide mental health resources in our communities. 

Together with our partners across the Great Lakes, we challenge you to raise your hand and join us for an evening that will leave you inspired by the incredible impact that happens when credit unions come together. 

In the Cellar 2023

Hosted on Friday, September 20, 2023 at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, MI, In the Cellar came to life and started a ripple across the Great Lakes through the generosity and giving spirit of the credit union industry. 

Dressed in their best, guests enjoyed an evening full of surprise and delight and helped make credit union history!

In the Cellar has solidified it's place as a top five fundraiser for CU4Kids and first signature event in the Midwest.

In the Cellar 2023 by the Numbers

Raised over $900,000 to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide!

30+ Industry Partners raised their hand as supporting partners. 

300+ Credit Union Leaders from across the country joined us to celebrate the inaugural event.


In the Cellar 2024

Friday, September 20, 2024


Chicago Union Station

255 S Canal St
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Dress Code

Black Tie / Formal

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 20, 2024
CEO RoundtableInvite Only8:00 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Engage with industry and academic thought-leaders during this exclusive session tied to the In the Cellar fundraiser.

This event is reserved for all CEO's who serve credit unions in addition to all guests of Founder level sponsors.


VIP ReceptionInvite Only5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)

Guests are invited to raise a glass and celebrate the amazing impact of their generous commitment to In the Cellar during the pre-dinner VIP Reception.

Invitations to the VIP Reception are limited to Grand Reserve and above level sponsors.

Reception & Silent AuctionReception6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Start the bidding! We welcome you to grab a welcome beverage of choice and start bidding on the coveted silent auction items. 

Dinner & AuctionDinner7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)

Dinner will be served starting at 7:00 p.m. with brief welcome remarks. Dinner will conclude with a short program and the evening's main event, the live auction! 

The silent auction will close at the conclusion of dinner, approximately 8:30 p.m.

After GlowAfter Party10:00 PM - 11:59 PM (EDT)

Join us for After Glow, the can't miss after party to celebrate your amazing generosity and impact for CU4Kids and our communities. Kick-off your shoes and meet us on the dance floor as we party the night away.

After Glow is open to all guests. 

Thank You to All Our Supporting Partners!

Please visit the Supporting Partners page for the full list.