Upcoming Events at The Sanfilippo Foundation

Events, News and Tour Opportunities

May 3 - St. Jude Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza (Held at Sheraton Grand Chicago)

St Jude Hospital Logo

The Sanfilippo Foundation has been a supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and James Sanfilippo has been asked this year to be Honorary Chairman of this 22nd annual event to benefit the children. An outstanding evening of great food prepared by Chicago's finest Chefs, this is your opportunity to indulge in a wonderful meal and support St. Jude. This event takes place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago starting at 5:30 pm.

Click Here for more information & Tickets. This is a partnership with St. Jude, the Sanfilippo Family and Foundation. Let St. Jude know you found out about this through the Sanfilippo Foundation when you order your tickets.

May 15 - Sunday, 1 pm, Benefit Guided-Tour of the Sanfilippo Collection for the Ann Kiley Center


Brought to you by Friends of the Ann Kiley Center, here's your opportunity to participate on a Docent-Guided Tour of the Sanfilippo Estate including the house collection, a mini-concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ (with a guest organist), and a visit to the Carousel Pavilion Collection to see the Eden Palais Carousel.

Proceeds benefit autistic and developmental disabled residents at the Kiley Center in Waukegan, IL. Limited tickets are available at only $45 each. Recommended 14 years old and up. For tickets contact: Mary Jo Krupkowski 630-717-5237.

May 21 - Special "Armed Forces Day" Wurlitzer Concert with Dave Wickerham

Dave Wickerham

We are offering this special Wurlitzer Concert at a discounted price of only $35 per ticket. Come join us for an evening of touring the Collection (up to 90-minutes), followed by an Armed Forces Day Theater Organ Concert with organist extraordinaire, Dave Wickerham. In celebration of the men and women who serve and have served our country, Mr. Wickerham will perform a variety of patriot selections.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for touring, concert starts at 8:00 pm. Seating is limited, and tickets to these concerts always sell-out. We hope to see you there!

We're sorry, but this concert is SOLD OUT

June 26 - 6th Annual Illinois Railway Museum Steam Department Concert at the Sanfilippo Estate - 1 pm


This benefit event includes time to explore the Sanfilippo Collection in the home, a live organ concert with organist Dave Calendine, including a short silent-film, raffles and auctions featuring throttle time on the 1630 Locomotive (see image), and a visit to the Carousel Pavilion.

Proceeds benefit the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL. Tickets can be purchased on the Railway Museum Website. Come on out and assist this great historical museum keep their collection strong.


Visit our Summer Concert Series page for the full line up and to purchase tickets.

Return to this webpage often for an update of our events open to the public. You can also join our E-Newsletter List (below) and be among the first to receive notice of all our events, and how to obtain tickets.

Visiting the Sanfilippo Estate

The Sanfilippo Estate is a private residence not open to the general public except through pre-arranged charity events and pre-arranged group tours of 40 or more guests, and a limited number of corporate events. Interested groups may contact the Foundation Director by email: director@sanfilippofoundation.org for more information. We do not offer the Estate for weddings, wedding related activities, nor children's parties.

Special Events (concerts, gala fundraisers) can be arranged for Charity Organizations and Corporate Groups. Email the Sanfilippo Foundation Director: director@sanfilippofoundation.org. Please include a contact phone number.

Tour Groups: 3-Hour, Docent-Guided Tours of the Sanfilippo Collection are available for groups of 40 or more. Send an email to: info@sanfilippofoundation.org. Please include the name of your group and a contact phone number.

Individuals looking to visit the Estate are encouraged to find a group (such as your local libraries, park districts, senior centers, etc.) who can put together the required minimum for one of our 3-hour Docent-Guided Tours and then have the organization contact the Foundation Director; or you can visit one of the websites of the charities holding events at the Estate (links provided) and obtain tickets to an event listed; or you can attend a Sanfilippo Foundation event -- all are updated regularly on this website. We also encourage individuals to sign up for our E-Newsletter. On occasion, we offer individual tickets to a guided tour to our E-Newsletter subscribers. Our preference for initial contact is by email.

Join our mailing list:
Please be assured that we never sell or exchange email addresses, this is for the Sanfilippo Foundation use ONLY.

Mailing List Sign Up Page