Gift of Life Gala

Loews Chicago Hotel, 455 N Park Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the 30th Annual Gift of Life Gala sponsors and attendees, last year’s event was the most successful to date, raising an outstanding $381,000 to support the critical programs and services offered by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.

Photos from the event are now available here to download or view online.
Special thanks to Andre LaCour and his team for photographing the evening, generously donating their time and talents.

We hope to see you at the 31st Annual Gift of Life Gala to be held on November 12, 2016 at the Loews Hotel. Save the date! More information coming soon.

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.

For more information, please contact Petra Seitz at (312) 321-1500 or pseitz@nkfi.org.

 

Date & Time

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: TBD

Location

Loews Chicago Hotel
455 N Park Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611

Click here for Google Maps location details.

To reserve a hotel room for Saturday night at the Loews Chicago Hotel, click here.
Please make your reservation before October 13, 2016, in order to receive the discounted room rate.

2015 Honoree

As we embark upon the 30th Annual Gift of Life Gala, we celebrate the incredible advancements made since 1985 in the fields of kidney disease and transplantation. We commemorate the ultimate gift of life, and the advances made by physicians, researchers, advocates, and our community as a whole.

30th Annual Gift of Life Award
Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

Since 1986, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network has been providing the gift of life to people throughout Illinois, working with hospitals and advocates to save and enhance the lives of as many people as possible through organ and tissue donation.

Kevin Cmunt, President/CEO of Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, recently named himself one of the ‘crazy ones’ who thinks the wait list for organ donations can end. This claim is backed by remarkable advancements in the past years of the organization’s research studies and community affairs projects.

Gift of Hope, recipient of the 30th Annual Gift of Life Award and Presenting Sponsor of the 30th Annual Gift of Life Gala, is the organ procurement organization (OPO) that serves Illinois and northwestern Indiana. Gift of Hope fulfills three purposes in its service area: the deliverance of public education, management of the deaths and imminent deaths that occur in the 185 hospitals in its service area, and placement of organs with proper recipients. In short: they work to save and enhance the lives of as many people as possible through organ and tissue donation. Click here to keep reading.

 

Sponsors


Gold Sponsor


 

 

Table Sponsor

Fresenius Medical Care


For information on sponsoring the 31st Annual Gift of Life Gala, please call (312) 321-1500.


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