Better Makers: AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The AIDs Foundation of Chicago works to bring together service providers and funders to develop systems that meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to maximize the use of scarce resources for treatments.

AFC celebrated its 30th-Year Gala at the Hilton Chicago on May 16, with over 680 guests present, and raised $400,000 to support the continued development of AFC’s HIV/AIDS advocacy, care and prevention services.

Actress Amy Landecker, of the Golden Globe award-winning series “Transparent,” served as the master of ceremonies for the event. Dinner was served by executive chef Mario Garcia event sponsors included Abbott Laboratories, Chicago Cut Steakhouse and Walgreens.

Please see photos below taken by Stephanie Schertz/AIDS Foundation of Chicago:

Jessica Friess of Hinsdale, Cheryl Potts of Oak Park and Brian Dibblee of McKinley Park
Jennifer Clark of River North, Tom Kehoe who was honored with the Community Impact Award, of Lincoln Park and Melissa Schumacher of Streeterville
AFC President/CEO John Peller, Lori Kaufman, Tom Kehoe who was honored with the Community Impact Award, Ernie Rodriguez who was honored with the Lori Kaufman Volunteer Award and J. Ben Stringfellow- all from Chicago.
Carl Ruzicka of Highland Park, Candace Chesler of Uptown and Rick Baer of Uptown
Jamel Hamadache and John Van Wyk of Evanston
Actress Amy Landecker, master of ceremonies and her father John Landecker.