Better Makers: Comedy Central’s Hannibal Buress Featured at JUF Big Event

On Dec. 12, 2015, almost 2,000 young professionals gathered together for the Jewish United Fund‘s annual Big Event Fundraiser. Hosted at the Sheraton Chicago, the fundraiser included comedy acts by Pat McGann and Chicago native Hannibal Buress, as well as an after party at the new Loews Chicago. This year the event was able to raise $250,000 to benefit the JUF’s work around Chicago. “From feeding the hungry, to caring for Holocaust survivors, to providing respite to victims of terror in Israel and around the world — JUF does it all,” voiced Bryan Rosenberg, JUF’s Youth Leadership Division 2016 Chair.

With the success of the fundraiser Michael Oxman, President of the Youth Leadership Division, expressed that he is “proud of how YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser brought together the next generation of Jewish Chicagoans — singles and couples from many professions in their 20s to 40s — to expand, strengthen, and uplift our community, to create new connections-and to laugh too!”

The Big Event Fundraiser kicks off their 2016 campaign for the Young Leadership Division of JUF.

Alex Entratter and Michael Oxman, YLD Board President
Alex Entratter and Michael Oxman, YLD Board President
Jordan Kovalsky, Maya Kroll, Lindsay Appleman, and Pearl Plotkin
Jordan Kovalsky, Maya Kroll, Lindsay Appleman, and Pearl Plotkin
 Dana Borojovich, Louie Whitesman, Deric Tikotsky, and Michelle Siegman
Dana Borojovich, Louie Whitesman, Deric Tikotsky, and Michelle Siegman
Comedian Hannibal Buress signs a t-shirt for Bryan Rosenberg, 2016 YLD Campaign Chair
Comedian Hannibal Buress signs a t-shirt for Bryan Rosenberg, 2016 YLD Campaign Chair

BIG EVENT


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