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Gift of Life Gala

Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E Pearson St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Saturday, December 6, 2014

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Mark your calendars for this year's Gift of Life Gala: A Legacy of Giving. As one of the largest and most popular fundraising events put on by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, drawing hundreds of Chicago's physicians, surgeons, philanthropists and members of the business community, this is an evening you will not want to miss.

Mike Adamle, sports personality and former American football player, currently of NBC 5 Chicago, will join us once again this year to emcee the evening and introduce our two incredible honorees: Sara Feigenholtz, Illinois State Representative, and Mark L. Schwartz, philanthropist. Music for the evening will be provided by Chicago Catz.

Proceeds raised from the evening will go directly to support the crucial programs and services provided by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois - programs that help people affected by or at-risk for kidney disease throughout Illinois. Your generosity and support of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is what makes these programs possible.

To see photos from last year's event, please visit our Flickr Page.

For more information, please contact Anne Peterson at (312) 321-1500 or apeterson@nkfi.org.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 East Pearson Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60611

6:30pm Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
8:00pm Program, Dinner and Dancing

Mike Adamle, NBC 5 Chicago, Emcee
Music by Chicago Catz

This year’s Gift of Life Gala celebrates the incredible legacies of two individuals. They have devoted their lives to philanthropy, advocacy and raising awareness of kidney disease. In their own ways, they have given the gift of life to people throughout Illinois by helping to prevent kidney disease and educating the public about its risk factors. We hope you will join us in honoring them and their ongoing legacies.

We hope you will join us in honoring these individuals and their important legacies.

29th Annual Gift of Life Award
Sara Feigenholtz, Illinois State Representative


The Gift of Life award honors those who have made a difference in the world of kidney disease prevention, patient education, and transplantation, therefore advancing the success of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. Illinois State Representative Sara Feigenholtz is the incredibly worthy recipient of this year's Gift of Life Award.

Representative Feigenholtz represents Illinois’ 12th District, which includes Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and Near North neighborhoods. Her commitment to the residents of her district and sponsorship of groundbreaking legislation has earned her the appointment of Assistant Majority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Representative Feigenholtz leads a multitude of complex legislative and budgetary issues, reinforcing her statewide reputation as an effective legislator and champion of accessible health care and human services.  She has been a champion for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois for many years, but even more so since the KidneyMobile® program, the foundation’s free screening program for kidney disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, lost the majority of its private funding. Since then, she has worked diligently to secure permanent funding for the program, which serves nearly every county in Illinois.  Due in great part to her laudable efforts, the KidneyMobile® program has positively impacted more than 42,000 lives to date and will continue to do so.

 

Rosann & Richard Noel Award for Philanthropy

Mark L. Schwartz, Philanthropist

The Rosann & Richard Noel Award for Philanthropy was established to recognize those who have made tremendous contributions to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ fundraising efforts as well as embodied the philanthropic spirit by inspiring others to give, much like Rosann and Dick Noel for whom this award is named. Mark Schwartz, immediate past president of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' Board of Directors, has dedicated his life to fighting kidney disease.

From a young age, Mark began advocating on behalf of kidney patients.  His late uncle, Ronald Schwartz, died of kidney disease at the age of 23, just prior to the invention of dialysis. The experience prompted Mark's passionate commitment to preventing the disease and working to improve the lives of kidney patients throughout the state.  He has spent countless hours informing his peers on the risk factors of kidney disease and dedicated 9 years to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' Board of Directors.  Mark has been a true friend, inspiring leader and generous benefactor of the foundation.


 

Why does the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois matter to you?

Do you have kidney disease? Have you donated or received a kidney? Do you work in the field of nephrology? Does a loved one battle kidney disease? Does your employer help those with kidney disease?

We invite you to honor or memorialize a loved one, physician, company or co-worker by purchasing an ad in this year’s Gift of Life Gala: A Legacy of Giving Tribute Book. Either send us an ad or we will work with you to create one. Your ad will then be included in the Tribute Book, which is distributed at the gala on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

To purchase an ad, click here or call (312) 321-1500. Once payment has been made online or over the phone, please submit your ad per the below specifications by email to Anne Peterson at apeterson@nkfi.org. Please note that all ad submissions must be received by Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
 

Full Page
$500

  • One full page, black and white ad in the Tribute Book, distributed to guests at the gala
  • Please provide a 5.25” (width) x 8.25” (height) high resolution ad in JPEG or PNG format by 11/19/2014

Half Page
$250

  • One half page, black and white ad in the Tribute Book, distributed to guests at the gala
  • Please provide a 5.25” (width) x 4” (height) high resolution ad in JPEG or PNG format by 11/19/2014

One Line
$100

  • One line of text in the Tribute Book, distributed to guests at the gala
  • Please provide one line of text by 11/19/2014

Gold Sponsor

 

Silver Sponsors

       


Joan & Paul Rubschlager

              

Annual Partners

Fresenius Medical CareGift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
 

Table Sponsors

Darlene & Carl Chaleff • FGMK, LLC • Keeley Family Foundation • Drs. Craig Langman & Lynne Tylke •
McDonald Hopkins LCC/Tara KamradtNorthwestern Comprehensive Transplant Center
NxStage Kidney Care, Inc. • Rush University Medicine • Satellite Healthcare/WellBound •
Judy & Mark Schwartz • Southwest Nephrology Associates • William Blair & Company

Now in it's 29th year, we invite you to sponsor the 2014 Gift of Life Gala: A Legacy of Giving. The event will draw hundreds of Chicago's physicians, surgeons, philanthropists and members of the business community together for one of the largest and most popular fundraising events put on by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.

Platinum Sponsor
$20,000

  • Premier placement of two tables of twelve (12)
  • Company recognized in ¼ page ad in the Chicago Tribune or Chicago Sun-Times
  • Company profiled in the NKFI quarterly e-newsletter
  • Company listed as sponsor in all pre and post-event press releases
  • Company name/logo listed on NKFI social media platforms
  • Company logo along with two full page ads in the tribute book
  • Premier placement of company logo on printed and electronic invitation
  • Company logo on the NKFI website

Gold Sponsor
$15,000

  • Premier placement of two tables of twelve (10)
  • Company recognition as the cocktail reception sponsor with logo on cocktail napkins
  • Company and logo recognition in the NKFI quarterly e-newsletter
  • Company listed as sponsor in all pre and post-event press releases
  • Company name/logo listed on NKFI social media platforms
  • Company logo along with two full page ads in the tribute book
  • Premier placement of company logo on printed and electronic invitation
  • Company logo on the NKFI website

Silver Sponsor
$10,000

  • Company and logo recognition in the NKFI quarterly e-newsletter
  • Prominent placement of one table of twelve (12)
  • Company logo along with one full page ad in the tribute book
  • Prominent placement of company logo on printed and electronic invitation
  • Company logo on the NKFI website

Table Sponsor
$5,000

  • Reserved seating for one table of ten (10)
  • Company listed in the tribute book
  • Company listed on printed and electronic invitation
  • Company listed on the NKFI website

To confirm your sponsorship or if you have any questions, please contact Anne Peterson at (312) 321-1500 or apeterson@nkfi.org.


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