On April 6th the Midwest Regional office of UNICEF USA hosted the twelfth annual UNICEF Gala Chicago at The Geraghty. Thanks to the leadership of the event co-chairs Hilary and Sean Scott and Kathy Brock and Doug Regan, along with the Gala Committee and Midwest Regional Board, over $1.1 million was raised for UNICEF’s work to save and improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.

The event honored Rotary International with the UNICEF Children First Award for their remarkable efforts to help eradicate the world of polio. Over the course of the evening, guests experienced interactive installations where they could learn about UNICEF’s work in the field. Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer gave special remarks honoring the 30th anniversary of her grandmother Audrey Hepburn being named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and guests enjoyed entertainment from Musicality and the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra. Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees for their support and dedication to putting children first!

Check back here for information about the UNICEF Gala Chicago 2020!


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Saturday,
April 6, 2019

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The Geraghty
2520 S. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, Illinois

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Cocktails and Gala
6:30PM – 12AM


 

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Black Tie Optional

**Complimentary Valet Parking Will Be Available**


THE UNICEF CHILDREN FIRST AWARD

Rotary International

GALA CHAIRS

Kathy Brock and Doug Regan, Co-Chairs

Hilary and Sean Scott, Co-Chairs

Kathy Lai, Vice Chair

GALA COMMITTEE

Emily Merjan 

Andy Meyer

Ashley Prasad

Ryan Ruskin

Mallory Seagraves

Will Seibold

Joseph N. Silich

Susie Silich

Debbie Smith

Peter Smith

Samantha Bogenrief

Sheilah Burnham

Cassie Carver

Sarah DeBlasio

Bill Dietz

Jude Fitzgerald  

Mary Lou Giustini

Margaret Graver LeFevour

Paul Harvey

Myah Moore Irick


SUPPORTERS

VISIONARY

The Trott Family Foundation


INNOVATORS

Barneys New York Foundation

Sheilah and Matt Burnham

Cresset Capital Management

Energy BBDO

Kathy Lai

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Ashish and Ashley Prasad

Hilary and Sean Scott

HUMANITARIANS

Bill and Cindee Dietz

Heartland Produce, Co.






CHAMPIONS

Korn Ferry

Dave and Emily Merjan

Merrill Corporation

RSM US LLP

Indira and Ram Saladi

Bill and Joyce Seibold

Susan and Steven Sholl

Joseph N. and Susie Silich

Latha Sundaram and Kim Anehall

Ken and Jen Zaugh

Abbott

American Airlines

A.T. Kearney

Jenny Austin and Eric Friedman

Ray and Samantha Bogenrief

Rob and Amy Brown

Tracy and Steve Cahillane

Ceylan and Peter Eatherton

Mary Lou and Vince Giustini

Paul and Ty Harvey

Caryoln and Yale Henderson

JPMorgan Chase &

Jaime and Myah Irick


UNICEF INSTALLATION SPONSORS

Medela, LLC

BDT & Company, LLC

MEDIA SPONSOR

Make It Better

DECOR SPONSOR

Kehoe Designs

 

As of March 21, 2019