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6th Annual Learn 2 Laugh Comedy Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone that made it out the Laugh Factory on April 10th for our 6th annual Learn 2 Laugh fundraiser. It was an amazing event with the greatest performers and a very lively audience! Thank you to our performers, Melissa Richelle, James Stephens III, and of course the famous Louis Price. An even bigger thank you to all of our sponsors, fans, and supporters for purchasing your Learn 2 Laugh tickets, raffle tickets, donating, and participating in our silent auction. It is your efforts that allow us to continue to offer more scholarships and the best educational programs possible to our students. We couldn't do it without you! Finally, congratulations to our raffle and silent auctions winners!

We are now going to work on making the 7th annual Learn 2 Laugh even better than this years!


MacCormac College is getting ready for its 6th Annual Learn 2 Laugh Comedy Fundraising Event! The 2018 Learn 2 Laugh Comedy Fundraiser will be held on April 10th at The Historic Laugh Factory, located at 3175 N Broadway St Chicago, IL 60657. Our first few events were huge successes and we are anticipating an even bigger turnout this upcoming year. We raised a lot of funds at the first five Learn 2 Laugh fundraisers which afforded us the opportunity to provide scholarships and subsidies to MacCormac students. This year we plan on making it our biggest event yet and our goal is to raise $50,000 for our students!

We want to continue to offer opportunities to students that will help them to succeed but we can’t do it alone. We need your help. Your participation with Learn 2 Laugh 2018 is a fun and rewarding way to assist us. Thank you to everyone who has supported us, will continue to support us, and those that plan on participating for the first time this year. We can't express our gratitude enough. Every dollar received will be directly reinvested in the college to benefit the students through increased programming, technology development and scholarships. 

For those of you that weren't able to make it to our Learn 2 Laugh event last year and want to see how fun it was or if you just want to recall the wonderful night you had at the event feel free to watch the video we had put together.


For our 6th annual Learn 2 Laugh event we decided to shake things up a bit. This year we have a star studded lineup of hilarious comedians and a legendary singer to entertain you for the evening. Our performers are as follows:

James Stephens III
Host; HBO, Apollo, Comedy Central, MTV

Louis Price
Former Lead Singer of The Temptations


This year, the 6th Annual Learn 2 Laugh event, is hosted at The World Famous Laugh Factory on Tuesday, April 10th, at 6:30pm. Join us for a night full of laughter, joy, food, drinks, and fun. Due to the overwhelming success of years past we have chosen to host the even at this iconic Chicago staple once again. The performers that the Laugh Factory has attracted over the years have been some of the most iconic comedians in history. Some of their performers include: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Heart, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, Rodney Dangerfield, Chelsea Handler, Jim Carrey, Daniel Tosh, Dane Cook, Aziz Ansari, Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Fallon, Steve Martin, Tim Allen, Jim Breuer, David Spade, Ray Romano, and many more. 

While at Learn 2 Laugh, you will not only be holding your belly from laughing so hard, but you will be treated to a (1) free drink, free desserts and raffles of many prizes that would make your night worthwhile on their own, on top of this world class show! 


Aww shucks, you're not able to make it to Learn 2 Laugh this year? Don't fear, you can still support the college, our students and the event by donating!

Learn 2 Laugh is a fundraising event held to directly benefit the students of MacCormac College. All proceeds of the evening will be invested in enhancing the educational experience of our students through scholarship; program development; and improvement of technology, equipment and facilities.


This year we are raffling off an amazing technology package, valued at $3,286.99, that includes the home entertainment technology below + an exotic island vacation package (island choices: Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenadines, Virgin Islands, Panama) valued at $2,600!!!! 

Vizio 50 inch 4K Ultra HD (2160P) Smart LED TV (Retails at $498). Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV delivers brilliant picture quality and an easy-to-use smart TV whose display produces breathtaking detail and clarity. Sport and action fans will appreciate the powerful images and sharper detail in fast action scenes. 

Google Home (Retails at $129) This amazing device can play music, change the channels on your smart TV, change the temperature in your house, turn off the lights in any room, help create grocery lists, order an Uber, view pictures on your TV, control Netflix and more!

Drone (Retails at $59.99) This perfect drone for beginners is unbreakable due to its light, flexible, bendable and soft material, which makes it durable. You can connect this drone to your phone that allows you to operate it from any direction based on the angel you hold your phone. Extremely easy to navigate.

Raffle tickets are $20 each. You can buy your raffle tickets online or day-of at the event. 

To get started on purchasing your raffle tickets click here! 
(Raffle tickets are now sold on the same page as the event tickets, however you do not need to purchase an event ticket in order to participate in the raffle)

*You do not need to be present to win the raffle or the silent auction items*


This year we have a silent auction where you can bid online and at the Learn 2 Laugh event. The two options for the silent auction include:

As of 4/9/2018 the highest bid for this package is $500

Tory Burch designer watch for women (retails at $495) + exotic island vacation package (island choices: Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenadines, Virgin Islands, Panama) valued at $2,600.

As of 4/9/2018 the highest bid for this package is $750

Movado designer watch for men (retails at $494.99) + exotic island vacation package (island choices: Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenadines, Virgin Islands, Panama) valued at $2,600.

Click here to begin bidding on these items. You must fill out the form and email it to Matt Gawenda ( in order for you bid to be counted as valid.


Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available, and serve as a great way to show your support of our educational opportunities here at the college. We offer many sponsorship levels and each come with countless company benefits. Click here to view our sponsorship packet for this year's Learn 2 Laugh event. 

MacCormac College is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization


2018 Sponsors: