馃暫馃徏50ish UnGala: Here’s what you may have missed!

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An unforgettable celebration.

Photo Credit: GlitterGuts, Kat Fitzgerald, Michael Jackson

Words can鈥檛 express the immense gratitude we鈥檙e feeling.

Over 1,200 people joined us last Wednesday at the MCA as we danced, laughed, and celebrated 51 years of the Chicago Reader.

And the coolest part? We raised over $110,000!

Click here for 50ish UnGala photos!

Visit the Chicago Reader Facebook page for more!

Many thanks to friends of the Reader who made the UnGala happen:

Event Chairs
Christie Hefner 路 Ken O鈥橩eefe and Jason Stephens 路 Bill Rossi and Dan Earles 路 Darrell R. Windle and Dave Samber

Event Co-Chairs
Evette Cardona and Mona Noriega 路 Michael Leppen 路 Gigi Pritzker 路 Bob Reiter 路 Eileen Rhodes 路 Adele Smith Simmons 路 Julia Stasch

Host Committee
Roxanne Deck and Lew Watts 路 Eve L. Ewing 路 Janice Feinberg, PharmD, JD 路 Vanessa Fernandez 路 Rena Henderson Mason 路David Hiller 路 Simone Koehlinger and Lora Branch 路 Reese Marcusson 路 Michael Mock 路 Sharon Mylrea 路 Diane Pascal 路 Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill 路 Nan Schaffer and Karen Dixon 路 Matt Tully 路 Lilly Wachowski

A hearty thank you to our generous sponsors:

Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Sponsors

Morten Group LLC The Darrell R. Windle Charitable Fund & Polo Inn

DuSable Lake Shore Drive Sponsors
CFL Workforce and Community Initiative 路 Clayco 路 Miriam U. Hoover Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 路 Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation 路 Quarterfold LLC 路 UIC CHANCE Program

Ida B. Wells Blvd. Sponsors
Borst Accounting Solutions (BAS) 路 Elevate 路 Fifth Third Bank 路 The Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation 路 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 路 Lloyd A. Fry Foundation 路 Sodade Revival, LLC

A very special thank you to our event producer:

Sprout Partnership

A very special thank you to our partner and venue host:

Here鈥檚 to 50 more years!

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