Annual Benefit

It’s the New Roaring ’20s! September 21, 2021

 

Even if you missed our Annual Benefit on Tuesday, September 21 via Zoom, there is still time to donate!
Featuring the Annual Trailblazer Awards, Raffle Prizes, Fund-a-Need, and the renowned musical ensemble, Chicago Sinfonietta; enjoy a FULL RECAP by clicking here, or see the highlight reel below:

2021 Trailblazer Awards

This award honors individuals and organizations for outstanding achievement in changing the narrative on aging, embracing age diversity, and advancing the quality of life and well-being of older adults.

From left: A portrait of Tom Kuczmarski, an image of Town Hall Apartments from the street, a portrait of Ashton Applewhite

From left: Tom Kuczmarski, Town Hall Apartments and Ashton Applewhite (image of Ashton Applewhite courtesy of Adrian Buckmaster)

Thank You to Our 2021 Donors!

Grateful thanks to the Underwriting Sponsors and Host Committee members for their thoughtful and generous leadership gifts. Listing as of September 29, 2021.

Underwriting Sponsors

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

$2,500-$4,999
Char & Larry Damron
CME Group Foundation
Joan Goldstein
Angie & Marc Levenstein
Terry Savage
Emily & Bob Spoerri
George Toscas – ACO Commercial

$1,500-$2,499
Boka Restaurant Group
Alice Brunner
Philip & Marsha Dowd
Deborah & Estia Eichten
Mike Frazin & Mosiac Construction
Judith Gethner
Greatmark Investment Partners
Janet & Alan Lougee
Midwest Financial Advisors Group
Gail Moss
Raymond James
Norman Sandfield
Wally Shah & Liz Ware
Karen & Tom Terry
Jan & Tony Walters
Pam & Mel Washburn
Ruth Ann & Tom Watkins
Maxine Weintraub
Joyce Winnecke & George Houlihan
Wintrust

Premier Host Committee

$1,000
Eloise & Tim Barron
Darcy Evon
Reed & Reven Fellars
Nancy Felton-Elkins
Bruce & Anne Hunt
Kathie & Bob Kolodgy
Linda Randall & W.L. Schey
Norman Sandfield
Mary Ann Schwartz & Richard Brewer
Ellen Stone Belic
Dick Sullivan
Elaine & Richard Tinberg
Michael Toomin
John & Marcia Volk
Iris Witkowsky

Host Committee

$500
Anonymous
Laurel Baer & Andy Hiken
Suzanne & David Baker
Judy Carmack Bross
Stefanie Clark
Chuck & Nancy Cooper
Betty Dayron
Tom & Victoria Eley
Patti & Mike Frazin
Marjorie Freed
Glen Gabert & Gregory Ratcliff
Sonia Gethner
Constance Goldberg
Bob & Dorothy Hernquist
Charles S. Hayes
Ira Kohlman
Mary Kemp
Eva & Lynn Maddox
Therese Meike
Michele & Dan Miller
Charlotte & Michael Newberger
Don & Nancy Olson
Marcia Opp & Jon Ekdahl
Carol Rosofsky
Rush University Medical Center-Rush Generations
Leatrice Berman Sandler & Stephen Sandler
Estelle Spector
Lois & Rick Stuckey
Dirk & Donna Vos
Pam & Doug Walter

Fund-A-Need and Other Donations

Anonymous
Chuck Andrews
Laurel Baer & Andy Hiken
Ellen Barry
Julie Benario
Jan & James Bensdorf
Helene Berlin
Natalie & Gene Bernadoni
Abby & Larry Block
Arlene & Hugh Block
Vern Broders
Angelo Bufalino
Megan Byrd
Lynn & Fairbank Carpenter
Nicole Cavender
Yoon Tae Chong
CityWide SuperSlow
Patricia Clickener
CME Group
Marilyn & Larry Cohen
Holly Copeland
Jane Curry
Diane Dahl
Char & Larry Damron
Laurie Desmond
Jain Dipak
Philip & Marsha Dowd
Jill Erickson
Darcy Evon
Debra Feldman
Nancy Felton-Elkins
Donna & Jeff Fishman
Niki Fox
Peggy Gelman
Stuart Gethner
Marjorie Getz & David Sheftel
Doris Gilbert
Winnie Godfrey
Joan Goldstein
Marlene & Les Golembo
Julie Graber
Judit Hausner
Kathleen Hess
Suzanne High & Donna Renn
David Hiller
Anne & Bruce Hunt
Jen & Alex Hurd
Louie Kaplan
Sandee Kastrul
Mary Kemp
Thomas King
Gale Klein
Ira Kohlman
Kathie & Bob Kolodgy
Philip Kotler
Michael Krauss
Tom & Susan Kuczmarski
Kristi LaFleur
Bev Shurman Lavitt
Angie & Marc Levenstein
Paula & Fred Levy
Jo Lief
Janet and Alan Lougee
Bill Lowe
Lynn Metz
Martin Marcus
John Marshall
Molly Matthias
Matthew McCall
Therese Meike
Mary O’Donnell
Marcia Opp & Jon Eckdahl
Pam Passis
Tonise Paul
Kate Paz
Neil Peck
Lance Pressl
Beth & Dale Primer
Shelley Riskin
Nik Rokop
Jason Rosenthal
Carol Rosofsky
Jay Rudman
Nancy Ruscheinski
Michelle Saddler
Norman Sandfield
Leatrice Berman Sandler & Stephen Sandler
Mohanbir Sawhney
Mary Ann Schwartz & Dick Brewer
Grethen Boden & Ron Sipiora
Ada Skyles & Kent Wilcox
SMS Assist
Therese Snyder
Estelle Spector
Emily & Bob Spoerri
Carol Stein
Melaine & Bob Stephens
Dick Sullivan
Luke Tanen
Angela Lustig & Dale Taylor
Karen & Tom Terry
Howard Tullman
Julia Uhl
Leslie Vickery
Mary Von Mandel
Liz Ware & Wally Shah
Ruth Ann & Tom Watkins
Patricia Werhane
Kevin Willer
Barbara Wolf
Ted Wrobleski
Andrea Zopp

In-Kind Donors

Aleen Bayard
Alex Garcia
Angelina Ristorante
Angie & Marc Levenstein
Barbara Susin
Betty Dayron
Big Jones
Boka Restaurant Group
Campagnola
Carol Rosofsky
Cedar Palace
Charles S. Hayes
Charlotte Newberger
Chicago Architecture Center
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Cubs
Chicago History Museum
Chicago Innovation
Chicago Public Media
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago White Sox
Coalfire Pizza
Cruz Figueroa
Dairy Queen
Darcy Evon
David Baker
David Hiller
Deb Trout
Dick Sullivan
Douglass Dodds
Elite Administration & Insurance Group, Inc
Estelle Spector
Firefly Fiber Arts Studio
Frances Deli & Brunchery
George Houlihan
Glen Gabert & Gregory Ratcliff
Glessner House
Goddess & Grocer
Goodman Theater
Huckstep Asset Management
Ira Kohlman
J. Gordon Designs
Jan Walters
Jen Hurd
Joan Goldstein
John Craib-Cox
John Somaritano
Joyce Winnecke
Judith Gethner
Kansaku
Karen Terry
Kathie & Bob Kolodgy
Kathleen Hess
Kelley Boylan
Knead Pizza
La Creperie
Landmark Century Cinema
Laurel Baer
Le Piano
Lettuce Entertain You
Libertad
Linda Randall
Liz Ware & Wally Shah
Lizz Randall
Lois Stuckey
Magic Lounge
Magnes Welsh
Mao Aceves
Mary Ann Murphy
Maryellen Selby
Maryellen Shelby
Maxine Weintraub
Melissa Deroche
Mesa Urbana
Michelle Baldwin
Morton Arboretum
Music Box Theater
Nancy Felton-Elkins
Northwestern University
Piccolo Sogno
Renewal Memory Partners
Rhoda Reeling
RPM Italian
Ruth Ann Watkins
Salon Edda
Stuart Gethner
T-Shirt Deli
Tamar Newberger
Taste of Heaven
Theater on the Lake
Therese Meike
Trattoria Gianne
Trianon Salon
Unabridged Bookstore
Urban Oasis
Victoria & Tom Eley
Victory Gardens Theater
Volare
Wakamono Sushi Restaurant
Wendy Kimmel
Wendy Kimmel
Winter’s Jazz Club
Women & Children First Bookstore
Zen Support
Zizi’s Cafe

Special Thanks

Laurel Baer, Event Producer / Writer
Richard C. Christian, Jr., Sedgwick Productions, Inc.
Kathy Krick, Designer
Kimberly Lewis, Sedgwick Productions, Inc.
Lance Lewis, Sedgwick Productions, Inc.
Steven Rosofsky, Moving Pictures

2021 Event and Auction Planning Committee

Benefit Chair: Judith Gethner
Co-Chair Emeriti: Carol Rosofsky & Estelle Spector
Auction and Sponsorship Co-Chairs: Linda Randall & Ira Kohlman

2021 Benefit Committee Members

Callie Alton
Laurel Baer
Judy Carmack Bross
Katherine Eley
Victoria Eley
Darcy Evon
Judith Gethner
Jen Hurd
Ira Kohlman
Angie Levenstein
Molly Matthias
Charlotte Newberger
Linda Randall
Carol Rosofsky
Estelle Spector
Lois Stuckey
Susan Wakula
Joyce Winnecke

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The Village Chicago’s 2021 Annual Benefit at a glance:
Online Auction September 14-20

2021 Annual Benefit, Tuesday, September 21, 5 – 6:15 PM, via Zoom

Featuring:

  • Presentation of the 2021 Trailblazer Awards
  • A performance by Chicago Sinfonietta
  • Raffle drawings for valuable prizes
  • Fund-A-Need
  • Post-event socializing via Zoom rooms