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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

 

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.

Committee

Thank you to our 2016 Gala Committee Members

Tara Goff Kamradt, Chair
Arthur Morris, MD, Chair

Maggie Coleman
Lani Ellis
Brianna Flores
Meredith Kirshenbaum
Craig Langman, MD
Claire McGivern
Jill Schaaf
Mark and Judy Schwartz
Matt and Emily Schwartz
Susan Sullivan
Tim Whiting
Christen Woods

Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

         

 

Silver Sponsor


 

Table Sponsor

FGMK,LLC

Fresenius Medical Care

Relypsa

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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