Better Makers: Weizmann Institute of Science, Misericordia, NUSH, Lincoln Park Zoo and Jewish United Fund

The Better Makers section of our print magazine features photos of guests and honorees from some of the top fundraisers across Chicagoland. We highlight these events in order to shed light on all of the hard work the people of Chicago and the North Shore are doing to raise awareness around important causes and make a difference in the lives of others. 

Take a look at some of the most fabulous fundraisers from the past fall and winter:

The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

Annual Midwest Region Gala Dinner

Nov. 8, 2014

The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

Nearly $1 million raised

Laureate Sponsor: Garoon and Family

Catered by The Fairmont Chicago


Photos by Mitchell Canoff Photography. Impact photo courtesy of Weizmann Institute of Science. 

Misericordia Women’s Board

Heart of Mercy Ball

Nov. 14, 2014

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

$680,000 raised

Catered by The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel


Photos by Nathan Cantleberry.

North Shore Board of the Northwestern Settlement House

Glitter Ball

Nov. 1, 2014

Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago

$375,000 raised

Catered by Four Seasons Hotel


Photos by Robin Subar Photography.

The Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo

ZooLA 2014

Nov.13, 2014

The Casino

$270,000 raised


Photos by Violet Dominek of Reilly Photography. Impact photo courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo. 

Jewish United Fund Young Leadership Division

Big Event Fundraiser

Dec. 13, 2014

The Sheraton Chicago

$330,000 raised

Lead Sponsor: Eleven Lincoln Park

Catered by Danziger Kosher Catering


Photos by Robert F. Kusel