Our Beneficiaries Need Your Help

Our beneficiaries are making a difference in children’s lives every day and they are relying on our support.

While the Songwriters in the Round event is a great way to spend your evening, we are also doing something really important. Most not-for-profits operate on a shoestring budget and in the current environment their more traditional avenues for fundraising are not available. They need our help! Every dollar counts! So far we’ve received five donations of $1,000! Any contribution over $250 will receive a Foundation festival backpack filled with tokens from our wonderful beneficiaries.  

You’re welcome to give during the event, or donate in advance.

Be sure to tune in on Thursday, May 21st at 7pm!

CHANGE OF DATE – “Songwriters in the Round” Goes Virtual – May 21st, 7pm

Chicago, Illinois, May 2, 2020 – The entire Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation family hopes that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. We have decided to host our livestream Songwriters in the Round benefit on the same day and time as originally planned. Join us on Thursday, May 21st for our live benefit featuring Grammy, CMA, ACM and ASCAP award-winning songwriters, Kelley Lovelace, Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley.  

These songwriters have written collectively more than 60 number one songs for artists such as:

  • Jason Aldean
  • Tim McGraw
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Brad Paisley
  • Carrie Underwood

You can join here, or find the link on our website. Registration is not required, and there is no fee to tune in! We will be accepting voluntary donations during the livestream. 


We have a great group of supporters and sponsors and look forward to bringing the Songwriters Livestream Benefit directly to you as never before. We will also be supporting a number of our ongoing beneficiaries, including By the Hand Club for Kids, Oz Arts, Communities in Schools, and Boys Hope Girls Hope, among others. Please visit our website for the complete list of our beneficiaries. 

Thank you again for all of your support and sense of community during this very unique time in our history. 

Please email Betsy Sorensen at [email protected] with any questions.


About the Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation

The Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation (the “Foundation”) was established in 2013 with a mission to empower under-resourced communities, support education and arts initiatives, and assist leading cancer research institutions. The Foundation believes that the best way to create lasting societal impact is through the power of creative collaboration. Through building partnerships between established businesses, individuals and volunteers in our targeted geographies, the Foundation supports solutions that last, and transform lives and communities. For more information, please visit http://srcfoundation.com/.