In October, The Service Club of Chicago hosted their 2017 Annual Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago and raised more than $450,000 — a record amount — for the organization, which works “to award grants that will expand facilities, improve equipment and initiate new programs for Chicagoland’s 501(c)(3) organizations, thereby assisting the community as a whole.”
During the event, Myra Reilly was honored for her 37 years of volunteerism with The Service Club of Chicago, the oldest all-women philanthropic organization in Chicago. “It is humbling to be honored by the Service Club,” Reilly says. “I have volunteered with this organization for so long because I am proud to support its mission of rendering service to the community. Truly, no one is greater than the service she renders the world.”
Pam Capitanini, Cheryl Coleman, and Kristine Farra served as co-chairs for the event.
More from Make It Better:
- Join Chicago Young Professionals in the Fight Against Multiple Myeloma
- Monteverde, Proxi Among the Big Winners at Chicago’s 2018 Jean Banchet Awards
- Join Our Better Giving Circle to Support Your Favorite Nonprofit and Enjoy an Exclusive Dinner
Anna Carlson writes the weekly 5 Things to Do column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of Glenbrook South High School and the University of Missouri, her work has been published in Chicago Parent, Inside Columbia Magazine and Central California Parent Magazine. She is a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.