2018 ANNIVERSARY GALA
Sponsorship packages, table purchases, or individual tickets are now available for purchase, or you can purchase individual tickets online. For more information about involvement with this year’s gala please contact Senior Vice President of External Relations, Steve Majsak or Marketing and Development Coordinator, Kelsey Miklos.
Family Focus is is honored to recognize three outstanding Chicago individuals and institutions with the Bernice Weissbourd Award for Family Support. This year’s recipients include:
Bryan Samuels, the Executive Director of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, and formerly the commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He spent his career building the capacity of children of welfare systems.
Sidley Austin, a leading Chicago law firm that devotes more than 120,000 pro bono hours annually to serving those most in need. Sidley Austin has been dedicated supporter and friend of Family Focus for many years.
Irving Harris Foundation, a private family foundation based in Chicago. The foundation focuses on the healthy development and care of very young children and their families, supporting arts and culture, and draws on Jewish values to support positive social change. Irving Harris was responsible for the founding of Family Focus with Bernice Weissbourd. The foundation continues to provide leadership support of Family Focus programs and services.
PRESENTED BY OUR 2018 HOST COMMITTEE:
|Barbara Bowman||Representative Elizabeth Hernandez||Geoffrey A. Nagle, Ph.D.|
|Lester Crown||Mary and Richard Gray||Dolores G. Norton, Ph.D.|
|Arne Duncan||Francia Harrington||Toni Preckwinkle|
|Senator Richard J. Durbin||Joan W. Harris||Diana Mendley Rauner, Ph.D.|
|Janice Feinberg||David D. Hiller||Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky|
|Merri and Mitchell Ex||Valerie B. Jarrett||Eric Sean Smith|
|Sunny Fischer||Susan Kiphart||Harrison I. Steans|
|Representative Robyn Gabel||Representative Linda Chapa LaVia||Jennifer Steans|
|Katie and Brent Gledhill||Laura and Lew Leibowitz||Robin Steans|
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF OUR GALA SPONSORS:
Irving Harris Foundation
The Crown Family
Fifth Third Bank
Merri and Mitchell Ex