Over 600 guests gathered for the ninth annual UNICEF’s Hope Gala and fifth annual After Party on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at The Geraghty in Chicago. Through the leadership of Hope Gala Co-Chairs, Kim Rucker and Mark Mitsukawa, the evening exceeded its goal of $1,000,000!  A big thank you to Vanessa Williams for her incredible performance, to Kehoe Designs for bringing ourImagine theme to life and to the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra for the dance party that closed out the night. And to all of our wonderful sponsors and guests for joining us in putting children first. Funds raised benefitting UNICEF’s programming in more than 190 countries and territories.


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Saturday,
April 9, 2016

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The Geraghty
2520 S Hoyne Ave, Chicago, Ill.

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Cocktails and Gala
6:30PM – 10PM

After Party
10PM – 12 AM

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Black Tie

**Complimentary Valet Parking Will Be Available**


Gala Chairs

Mark Mitsukawa

Kim Rucker


Gala Committee

Kapila Anand
Amy Brown*
Bill Dietz*
Andrea Dollens
Linda Havlin*
Mindy Kairey
James W. Kelly

Martha Metz*
Ashley Prasad
Joseph N. Silich*
Susie Silich
Tina Trott*
Brigitta Witt
Kenneth Zaugh


* Past Gala Chairs


After Party Co-Chairs

Iliana Alvarenga

Kyle Turner


Sponsors

Visionaries

Kim K.W. Rucker

Humanitarians

Bill and Cindee Dietz
Wendy and Frank Serrino

 

Innovators

Paul and Ty Harvey
Martha and Adam Metz
Tina and Byron Trott
 

Champions

Abbott
Barneys New York
BDT & Company
Robert and Amy Brown
Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation
Karen and Jon Citow
GCM Grosvenor
Linda Havlin
Vince Hemmer
Horizon Pharma
Camille and Natacha Julmy
Mindy Kairey and David Manion
Jim and Patti Kelly
KPMG LLP
Alexandra and John Nichols
David and Stacey Otte
Ashish and Ashley Prasad
Troy and Christa Reichert
Larry and Ralonda Rogers, Jr.
RSM US LLP
Susan and Steven Sholl
Joseph and Susie Silich
Kenneth and Jennifer Zaugh

Supporters

American Airlines
Chase Commercial Banking
Elé Corporation
Nicole and Andrew Hayek
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Kathy Lai
David Mendelsohn
Jennifer and Brad Meyers
Mark Mitsukawa
Latha Sundaram
Seth Traxler and Jessica Aspen


As of 2/9/16


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