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Gift of Life Gala

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

Saturday, November 12, 2016

We hope to see you at the 31st Annual Gift of Life Gala to be held on November 12, 2016 at the Loews Chicago Hotel.

Our emcee for the evening will be Rob Johnson, weekday anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago evening newscast. During his career, Rob has been at the scene of other major news stories including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Hurricane Andrew, the Centennial Park Bombing during the Atlanta Olympics, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in Houston, and 2000 Florida vote recount. Rob has also covered Papal visits to Denver and St. Louis, and has reported from the countries of Haiti, Mexico, Honduras, and Germany, traveling with then-Illinois Lt. Governor Pat Quinn’s as he visited with Wounded servicemen and women.

 

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 Lena Clement at (312) 321-1500 or lclement@nkfi.org.

Date & Time

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Live music by Park Avenue Orchestra
Emcee: Rob Johnson, CBS 2 Chicago Anchor

 

Location

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

Click here for directions to the Loews Chicago Hotel

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.

Tribute Book

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 coworker by purchasing an ad in this year’s 31st Annual Gift of Life Gala Tribute Book, distributed on the evening of the Gift of Life Gala to each attendee.

Ads should be provided by the sponsoring company or individual as a high resolution PDF, JPEG or PNG file by 10/21/2016. If assistance is needed to design your ad, please let us know at your earliest convenience.

Full Page
$500

  • One full page, black and white ad in the Tribute Book, distributed to guests at the gala
  • Please provide a 5.5” (width) x 8.5” (height) high resolution ad in PDF, JPEG or PNG format by 10/21/2016

Half Page
$250

  • One half page, black and white ad in the Tribute Book, distributed to guests at the gala
  • Please provide a 5.5” (width) x 4.25” (height) high resolution ad in PDF, JPEG or PNG format by 10/21/2016

One Line
$100

  • One line of text in the Tribute Book, distributed to guests at the gala
  • Please provide one line of text by 10/21/2016

Purchase an Ad

To purchase your ad over the phone, please call (312) 321-1500.

Once payment has been made, please submit your ad per the specifications above to Lena Clement at lclement@nkfi.org. All submissions must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 21, 2016.

Committee

Thank you to our 2016 Gala Committee Members

Tara Goff Kamradt, McDonald Hopkins, Gala Chair
Arthur Morris, MD, NANI, Gala Chair

Maggie Coleman, Jones Lang LaSalle
Lani Ellis, William Blair
Brianna Flores, Illinois Transplant Fund
Meredith Kirshenbaum, Goldberg Kohn
Craig Langman, MD, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Claire McGivern, University of Chicago Medicine
Jill Schaaf
Emily Schwartz
Judy Schwartz
Mark Schwartz, Morgan Stanley
Matt Schwartz, Morgan Stanley
Susan Sullivan, Mercer
Tim Whiting, Whiting Law Group
Sarah Willett, MB Financial Bank
Christen Woods, Keller Williams Realty

Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

       

 

           

 

Silver Sponsors

          


 

Table Sponsors

FGMK, LLC

Fresenius Kidney Care

Matt and Meg Gilbert

Hand & Stone - Chicago South Loop

Dr. Lynne Tylke and Dr. Craig Langman

Morgan Stanley

McDonald Hopkins

Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana

Northwestern Comprehensive Transplant Center

Relypsa

Mark and Judy Schwartz

University of Illinois Health Transplant

Whiting Law Group, LTD

 

For information on sponsoring the 31st Annual Gift of Life Gala, please contact Lena Clement at (312) 321-1500 or lclement@nkfi.org

30th Annual Gift of Life Gala

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.
 

2015 Honoree

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.
 


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


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