Illinois Holocaust Museum, Camp Kesem, Y.O.U., UCCRFAB, The Lyric Fundraisers Among Chicago’s Top Fundraisers

The Better Makers section of our print magazine features photos of guests and honorees from some of Chicago’s top fundraisers. 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 winter and spring:

The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Auxiliary Board

Lucky 7

March 7, 2015

Michigan Shores Club Wilmette

$165,000 raised

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Photos by Melissa Song Photography
Premiere Queen Level Sponsors: The Robert’s Family Foundation, The Leahy Foundation and North Shore Community Bank
Catered by Michigan Shores Club Wilmette


Illinois Holocaust Museum

Humanitarian Awards Dinner

March 12, 2015

Hyatt Regency Chicago

$2.5 million raised

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Photos by Ron Gould Studios
Impact Photo by Robin Subar Photography
Catered by the Hyatt Regency Chicago


Camp Kesem

The Magic Ball

March 7, 2015

Chicago’s Redmoon Theater

$735,000 raised

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Photos by T & S Hughes Photography

Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.)

44th Annual Benefit

Evanston Golf Club

March 7, 2015

Over $350,000 raised

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Catered by Evanston Golf Club
Photo Credit: Yancey Hughes

The Women’s Board of The Lyric Opera Chicago

The Lyric Wine Auction

The Lyric Stage

February 7, 2015

$1.8 million raised

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Photos by Tasos Katopodis for Getty Images and Dan Rest
Presenting Sponsor: Northern Trust
Catered by Calihan Catering; Menu created by special guest Chef Thomas Lents