Big Night 2021: We  NNM

Friday, March 5, 2021

Big Night is a Big Virtual Week this year!

Click here to register for Big Night on Friday, March 5*
View the Big Night Book

*You will need a One Cause Account to access the silent auction and to view the live streamed event. Please do not use Google or Facebook to register and fill out the form with your email and phone number so that we are able to communicate important event updates directly with you. 

Join us for Big Night 2021, Near North's annual fundraiser supporting scholarship for our deserving Near North students. Starting on Monday, March 1st join fellow Near North Community members as we kick off a week of virtual experiences followed by Virtual Big Night 2021 on the evening of Friday, March 5th. 

While historically, Big Night has been the primary source of tuition assistance, dollars granted have outpaced our fundraising efforts. This is why your support is critical now more than ever. Last year's event raised over $400,000. During the 2020-21 school year over $1.1 million was granted in assistance, increasing last year's scholarships by a third. This is due to the enormous financial impact many of our families have felt because of COVID.

There's no doubt that this year will look a bit different but what remains unchanged is our commitment to raising funds crucial to supporting scholarship at Near North. We can only do this with the support and dedication of our entire community. Thank you for the many ways you support our community!

Thank you Big Night Sponsors

What to Expect: Big Night Virtual Week 

Monday, March 1: Virtual Comedy Show 
Tuesday, March 2: Virtual Wine Tasting
Wednesday, March 3: Virtual Zoom Escape Room
Thursday, March 4: Virtual Cooking Class

Friday, March 5: Big Night Live Broadcasted Virtual Event featuring a performance by NNM Parent Band, The Audreys.

Joe Adamik (Iron & Wine), Glenn Kotche (Wilco), Jim Shapiro (Veruca Salt/Hushdrops), Lea Tshilds (Girls of the Golden West), John Stirratt (Wilco/The Autumn Defense) and Elise Bergman (Big Sadie)


Schedule For friday, March 5


Join us for the countdown of events leading up to the BIG one. Beginning Monday, March 1, 2021, and continuing throughout the week you can enjoy comedy, cooking and more! Click below for more information, and to reserve your spots!

Experience Tickets


We have many opportunities for sponsorships at various levels for Big Night 2021. To become a Big Night 2021 sponsor, please complete our online form below. We kindly request sponsorships be submitted by Monday, February 22, 2021.


Dollars for Scholars 

Please consider donating to the Big Night scholarship program by supporting Dollars for Scholars! Donations can be made using the form linked below or during the paddle-raise at the live streamed event. Thank you for your support. 

Dollars for Scholars

Auction Items

Please consider donating to the Big Night auction! To submit a silent auction item donation, complete our online form below. We kindly request items be submitted by Monday, February 22, 2021.

Auction Donation

Raffle Tickets

Don't miss your chance to be the winner of this highly anticipated raffle where you can win money towards tuition or CASH! Click below for more information and to purchase tickets.

Raffle Tickets


We invite you to celebrate your student or class with an ad in the Big Night digital program! New this year: video submissions. We kindly request all ads be submitted by Monday, February 22, 2021.

Ad Purchases

If you have any questions, please contact Claire Bracco, Events and Alumni Relations Manager, at