Event Snapshots: Annual Gala Raises Funds for Worldwide Relief

  • Event Snapshots: Annual Gala Raises Funds for Worldwide Relief

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     

    1. Ariana Vargas, Desiree Vargas Wrigley, Ethan and Brittany Austin.

    <p>1. Ariana Vargas, Desiree Vargas Wrigley, Ethan and Brittany Austin.</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Annual Gala Raises Funds for Worldwide Relief

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     

    2. Kevin Grace, event emcee.

    <p>2. Kevin Grace, event emcee.</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Annual Gala Raises Funds for Worldwide Relief

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     

    3. Ethan Austin, 2014 Spirit of Concern Award Honoree, and his wife, Brittany.

    <p>3. Ethan Austin, 2014 Spirit of Concern Award Honoree, and his wife, Brittany.</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Annual Gala Raises Funds for Worldwide Relief

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     

    4. Denise Lopez, Kevin Grace, Johanna Dillon, Madeleine Donovan and Anuj Grover.

    <p>4. Denise Lopez, Kevin Grace, Johanna Dillon, Madeleine Donovan and Anuj Grover.</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Annual Gala Raises Funds for Worldwide Relief

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     

    5. 2014 event co-chairs Molly McShane and Brittany Siciliano.

    <p>5. 2014 event co-chairs Molly McShane and Brittany Siciliano.</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Annual Gala Raises Funds for Worldwide Relief

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     

    6. Jamie Burns, Kim Majewski, Molly McShane and Brittany Siciliano.

    <p>6. Jamie Burns, Kim Majewski, Molly McShane and Brittany Siciliano.</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Annual Gala Raises Funds for Worldwide Relief

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     

    7. Kathy McCauley and Cathy Curry.

    <p>7. Kathy McCauley and Cathy Curry.</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Annual Gala Raises Funds for Worldwide Relief

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     

    8. Kathryn Landuyt, Jamie Burns and Vanessa LeWinter.

    <p>8. Kathryn Landuyt, Jamie Burns and Vanessa LeWinter.</p>

Concern Worldwide really took the meaning of Thanksgiving to heart at its annual gala, held just before the holiday last November. The nongovernmental, international humanitarian organization provides emergency response and advancement to many underdeveloped countries of the world with its latest missions including Haiti and South Sudan. The benefit was held at the Wit Hotel and aimed to raise funding for its various programs through ticket pricing, a raffle and live and silent auctions that offered gifts from WXRT, Jet Blue and a number of local sports teams. Food and an open bar were also donated by Diageo, Lagunitas Brewing Company and Goose Island. Kevin Grace from HGTV’s Design Star was the host while DJ Matt Roan entertained the 230 guests throughout the evening, which in total raised $75,000.

KitcheNet brings fresh fruit to corporate offices and meetings while giving back to the community.

 

The Dalcy offers a historical, elegant venue for any type of meeting or event.

 

Chicago’s Public House lets guests have their cake and eat it, too … in shake form.