The Red Cross, Chi Arts, UNICEF, EcoMyths and Launch Host Fabulous Spring 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 our favorite fundraisers from this spring:


Chicago High School for the Arts


April 21, 2015

The Art Institute of Chicago

$300,000 raised

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Photos by Daniel Boczarski and Bob Carl
Co-Chairs: Elissa Efroymson, Mirja Haffner and Francia Harrington
Catered by Bon Appetit
Top Performing Event Sponsors: David Herro and Jay Franke

The Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

8th Annual UNICEF Hope Gala

April 17, 2015

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

$1.2 million was raised

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Photos by Jeff Schear/Getty Images
Top Sponsors:
Bill & Cindee Dietz/Heartland Produce Co;
Wendy & Frank Serrino
Miller & Byron Vance



Naturally Funny Gala

April 21, 2015

Second City

$40,000 raised

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Photos by Roark Johnson


The Red Cross

Heroes Breakfast

April 21, 2015

$1.2 million raised

Co-Chairs: Judy McCormack and Jill Schaaf

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Presenting sponsors: Aon and Motorola Solutions Foundation
Photo courtesy of the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois


Launch Fashion Show

April 12, 2015

Autohaus on Edens

$14,800 raised

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Photos by Fred Bledsoe
Event Partners:
Autohaus on Edens, The Balvenie, Columbia College Chicago, Davenport Design, Morton’s Steakhouse, Make It Better, Northbrook Toyota•Scion, Red Door Spa, Sound Investment, Tiny but Mighty Popcorn, The WinnetkaClub, Yelp, Zzazz Productions


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