The Midwest Regional Office of UNICEF USA held its 11th Annual UNICEF Gala Chicago on April 28 at The Geraghty. The Gala raised $1.1 million in support of UNICEF’s global mission: to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential.
Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed a sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions with auctioneer Stephen C. Lewis, and entertainment by local acts Musicality and Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra. Guests also received reflections from President and CEO of UNICEF USA Caryl Stern; Managing Director of the Midwest Regional Office Beth McCostlin; and Gala Co-Chairs Sheilah Burnham and Kim Cornell.
Notable attendees included Vice Chair Hilary Scott, Auction Chair Camille Julmy, the Gala Committee (Amy Brown, Bill Dietz, Jude Fitzgerald, Mary Lou Giustini, Kathy Lai, Nicole Lazaroff, Emily Merjan, Ashley Prasad, Will Seibold, Susan Sholl and Susie Silich), Joe Dombrowski (Mr. D – UNICEF Kid Power Champion), Ashish Prasad, Rob Brown, Joseph Silich, Tina and Byron Trott, Lisa Giacosa, Jennifer Glaspie, Kyle Moles, Latha Sundaram, Iliana Alvarenga, Sarah de Blasio, Nev Fazlioski, Jeff Feste, Margaret Graver LeFevour, Andy Meyer, Catherine Jones, Ali Parker, Samuel Gage, and Zach Von Ahnen.
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Emily Stone is Associate Editor at Make It Better. She earned a degree in journalism from Elon University in North Carolina. Along with writing, Stone has a passion for digital storytelling and photography. Her work is published in Chicago Athlete Magazine. Stone is a supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Stone is a fluent Spanish speaker who in her free time loves a good dance class.