Gala 2023

Friday, November 17

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell
Chicago, IL 60615

5:30 - 8:30pm Cocktail Hour and Dinner
8:30 - 11:30pm After Party


Kimberly and James Elbaor
Wendy and John Minor
Angelique Power


Host Committee Sponsorship Opportunities:

Presenting Sponsor: $40,000
Lead Sponsor: $25,000
Benefactor: $15,000
Sponsor: $10,000
Sustainer: $5,000
Advocate: $2,500
Individual Ticket: $750

To discuss customized sponsorship packages for both individuals and businesses, or for more information about the Host Committee or sponsorship, please contact Marina Vulinovic at


Daniel Ash, President / Field Foundation
Chicago Contemporary Preschool / Stewart and Valeriya Charles
Stephanie Comer and Rob Craigie
Pam Conant
Chanel Coney
The Dudley Family
Nosa and Ashley Ehimwenman
Kim and James Elbaor
Ghian and Traci Foreman
Martin Friedman and Peggy Casey Friedman
Helyn Goldenberg and Michael Alper
Dedrea and Paul Gray
Julie and John Guida
Jack and Sandra Guthman

Krista and Merrick Hatcher
Cynthia Heusing and David Kistenbroker
Hobson / Lucas Family Foundation
Hyatt Place Chicago South & The Sophy
Jackson National Life Insurance Company / PPM America
Justine Jentes and Daniel Kuruna
Joyce Foundation
Janis Kanter and Tom McCormick
Lisa Key
Peter and Erin Lane
Lisa Yun Lee
Jill and Michael Lowe
Sonya Malunda and E. Charles Lampley
Walter and Shirley Massey
Wendy and John Minor
Sundeep Mullangi and Trissa Babrowski

John and Roxanna Oxtoby
Pooja Pittie and Zulfiqar Ramzan
Polk Bros. Foundation
Angelique Power / Skillman Foundation
Prtizker Traubert Foundation
Cheryl and Thomas Rudbeck III
Jason and Nina Saul
Robert and Kathy Sullivan
Kim Taylor
Terra Foundation
Jacqueline Terrassa
Marcia Thompson
University of Chicago
Mark Wight
Richard Wright and Valerie Carberry


Rachel Conant
Erika Dudley
James Elbaor
Kimberly Elbaor
Ghian Foreman
Dedrea Gray
Cynthia Heusing
Nika Levando
John Minor
Wendy Minor
Cheryl Rudbeck




See past Galas!

Photography featured on this page from previous galas by Adrian S. Burrows,  and Tran Tran