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Zooming Ahead! The Village Chicago Annual Benefit

Tuesday, September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Zooming Ahead: No Stopping Us Now!

2020 Annual Benefit
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 5 – 6 PM, via Zoom

Online Auction
September 10-21

Featuring:

  • Virtual dinner tables with special guests
  • Raffle drawings for valuable prizes
  • Presentation of the Village’s Trailblazer Awards
  • The Lyric Opera Stage Artists performing Broadway hits and favorite arias
  • Fund-A-Need – Join the fight against loneliness and isolation

(From left) Pam Williams, Ken Donovan, and Carla Janzen

Fund-A-Need

Recognize our extraordinary Trailblazers by making a gift in their honor to Fund-A-need and join the fight against loneliness and isolation. Your gift will directly help The Village Chicago alleviate loneliness through technology, social engagement and transformational programming – regardless of one’s ability to pay. All donations will be prominently acknowledged.

The 2020 Trailblazer recipients (from left): Ruth Ann Watkins (Individual), Next Avenue (Organization), and Louise Aronson (Author)

Irresistible Online Auction! September 10 to September 21

Beautiful items, experiences and surprises that you can peruse and bid on – from the comfort of your home. Getaways, vacation homes, restaurant cards, modern and vintage jewelry, antique and vintage works of art, wine and spirits, entertainment gift cards – many wonderful things to give as special gifts or treat yourself and loved ones. The online auction is now open through 8 PM (CDT) on Monday, September 21, 2020.

Thank You to Our Donors!

Grateful thanks to the Underwriting Sponsors and Host Committee members for their thoughtful and generous leadership gifts. Listings as of July 13, 2020.

Underwriting Sponsors

$5,000+
Anonymous
Patricia A. Clickener
David D. Hiller
Tom & Susan Kuczmarski
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Dale Taylor & Angela Lustig

$2,500-$4,999
Chuck & Nancy Cooper
Nancy Felton-Elkins
Joan Goldstein
Dick Sullivan
Tom & Ruth Ann Watkins

$1,500-$2,499
Philip & Marsha Dowd
Deborah & Estia Eichten
Mike Frazin & Mosaic Construction
Glen Gabert & Gregory Ratcliff
Judith Gethner
Greatmark Investment Partners
Angie & Marc Levenstein
Midwest Financial Advisors Group
Carol Rosofsky
Wally Shah & Liz Ware
Tom & Karen Terry
Jan & Tony Walters
Mel & Pam Washburn
Joyce Winnecke & George Houlihan

 

Host Committee

$1,000
Eloise & Tim Barron
Ellen Stone Belic
Noelle Brock & Tom Keim
Brookdale Lake Shore Drive
Judy Carmack Bross
Philip & Marsha Dowd
Darcy Evon
Reven Fellars
Bob & Kathie Kolodgy
Gail Moss
Marcia Opp & Jon Ekdahl
Mary Ann Schwartz & Dick Brewer
Dick Sullivan
Elaine & Richard Tinberg

$500
ACO Commercial Real Estate
Anonymous
Laurel Baer & Andy Hiken
David & Susanne Baker
Lynn Barr & Marv Rudman
John Buenz
Stefanie Clark
John Craib-Cox
Betty Dayron
Salli Eley
Tom & Victoria Eley
Marjorie Freed
Bob & Dorothy Hernquist
Bruce & Ann Hunt
Sharon Kase
Ira Kohlman
The Margo Levin Family Fund
Mary Lewis
Eric Mayer
Bill Lowe and Chicago Methodist Senior Services
Eva & Lynn Maddox
Don & Nancy Olson
Gilli Quarterman
Hon. Michele Smith & Leigh Weber
Linda Randall & William A. Schey
Norman Sandfield
Stephen Sandler & Leatrice Berman Sandler
Robert & Emily Spoerri
Richard & Lois Stuckey
Wendall Toland
John & Marcia Volk
Dirk & Donna Vos

In-Kind Donors

Boka Restaurant Group, Chef Beau’s Klean Kitchen, Chicago Innovation Foundation, Marilyn Cohen, ComEd – An Exelon Company, Nancy & Charles Cooper, Darcy Evon, Fitness Cubed, Inc., George The Salon, Judith Gethner, Glessner House, David HIller, Iris Trends, Ira Kohlman, Lois Lambert, Lettuce Entertain You, Angie & Marc Levenstein, Paula Levy, Jo Lief, Therese Meike, Linda Randall, Lizz Randall, Renewal Care, Biba Roesch, Carol Rosofsky, Judith Roth, Joshua Silverman, Sister Arts, Kay Smith, Karen & Tom Terry, Susan Wakula, Ruth Ann & Tom Watkins, Maxine Weintraub, Magnes Welsh, Wine Donors: The Village Board of Directors

Special Thanks

We acknowledge with gratitude those who help make the benefit and auction possible:
Auction and raffle donors
DePaul University
Kathy Krick, Mulitmedia Design
Steve Rosofsky, Benefit Producer
Pam Williams, Entertainment Producer, Lyric Opera Stage Artists

Event and Auction Planning Committee

Benefit Co-Chairs: Carol Rosofsky and Estelle Spector
Auction and Sponsorship Co-Chairs: Linda Randall and Judith Gethner

Benefit Committee Members

Gretchen Althen + Laurel Baer + Judy Bross + Darcy Evon + Debby Forman Eichten + Peggy Gelman + Jen Hurd + Heather Johnson + Louie Kaplan + Angie Levenstein + Rosalie Meyers + Charlotte Newberger + Diana Philips + Biba Roesch + Leatrice Berman + Susan Wakula

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The Village Chicago’s 2020 Annual Benefit at a glance:
Online Auction September 10-21

2020 Annual Benefit, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 5 – 6 PM, via Zoom

Featuring:

  • Virtual dinner tables with special guests
  • Raffle drawings for valuable prizes
  • Presentation of the Village’s Trailblazer Awards
  • The Lyric Opera Stage Artists performing Broadway hits and favorite arias
  • Fund-A-Need – Join the fight against loneliness and isolation

Register now for this FREE event and receive the link to join via email.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, September 22
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue

Chicago, IL United States
  • Reservations required for all events.
  • The Village aims to match participating members by request to Village events when other members who are attending the event are able to provide transportation.  When registering, please let the Village office know if you are able to drive or would like a ride to an event.