The Service Club of Chicago Honors Local Volunteer, Raises $450,000

Laura and John Brinckerhoff (Photos by John Reilly Photography.)

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 CapitaniniCheryl Coleman, and Kristine Farra served as co-chairs for the event.

Service Club of Chicago: Myra Reilly (second from the right) with daughters Laura Brinkerhoff, Meg Tallon, and Lyza Schlenker

Myra Reilly (second from the right) with daughters Laura Brinkerhoff, Meg Tallon, and Lyza Schlenker

Service Club of Chicago: Dr. Alex Stemer, Mamie Walton, and Dusty Stemer

Dr. Alex Stemer, Mamie Walton, and Dusty Stemer

Service Club of Chicago: Al and Pam Capitanini

Al and Pam Capitanini

Service Club of Chicago: Cheryl Coleman and Ron Katz

Cheryl Coleman and Ron Katz

Service Club of Chicago: Dr. Houda Tebcherany Naayem, Kristine Farra, and April Schwartz

L to R: Dr. Houda Tebcherany Naayem, Kristine Farra, and April Schwartz

Service Club of Chicago: Simona and Dennis Garcia

Simona and Dennis Garcia

 

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Anna-Carlson

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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