Barrington Children’s Charities 5th Annual “Run for the Roses” Derby Party

Barrington Children's Charities , The Talk in 60010
May 6, 2015

Once again the hardworking board and event committee for the Barrington Children’s Charities hosted a wonderful celebration of the Kentucky Derby, while raising funds to help local children.


The venue this year was The Anvil Club in Dundee. A private dinner club opened in 1956. The comfortable wood paneled Lounge and tack & saddle decorated Saddle Room gave guests a relaxing cool respite after enjoying cocktails and appetizers in the beautiful sunny Courtyard.

To learn more about The Anvil Club click here

Always a fun opportunity to sport the Derby-Style, this years attendees did not disappoint! Plenty of beautiful dresses, accessorized up to amazing hats on all the women, and no shortage of great summer suits and great ties on the men. Julianne Long won ‘Best Dressed’ for the women and Tom Culhane took the prize for the men.

Guests enjoyed great food, wonderful drinks including the traditional Derby favorite Mint Julep, opportunities to purchase chances for the race and a 50/50 raffle. Guests also had the opportunity to purchase silver Julep Cups.

All proceeds went to furthering the mission of the Barrington Children’s Charities:

  • Aim to heighten public awareness of children's issues and foster solutions to their problems.

  • Raise monies to fund a wide variety of important, worthwhile projects benefiting local children. Through our collective efforts and charitable donations, Barrington Children’s Charities strives to give the children in the District 220 area a chance at a brighter tomorrow and a more fulfilling future.


Tom and Darby Hills founded the Barrington Children’s Charities, with the help of an active Board of Directors and friends. This past year they were able to grant over $107,250. to local organizations and efforts helping area children in need including:

  • Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health

  • Barrington Giving Day

  • Barrington Youth Family Services

  • Blessings in a Backpack

  • JourneyCare

  • Star Dragons


To learn more about the Barrington Children’s Charities and the great work they do click here