June 2019 Scene & Seen
With the Chicago River as the backdrop, 450 guests came together for the 33rd Annual Alexian Brothers Ball de Fleur. The May event helped raise $725,000 to expand access to highly specialized services for community members living with behavioral health disorders. The Ball de Fleur is the Alexian Brothers Foundation’s premier philanthropic event, and the five most recent galas have raised $3.25 million to support behavioral medicine programs and services.
(From left) Mark Frey, President and CEO, AMITA Health; Melanie Furlan, Senior Vice President/Chief Philanthropy Officer; Laura Faynor-Ciha and Clay Ciha, President and CEO, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, both of Naperville
Photos for Alexian Brothers Ball de Fleur by Dave Pflederer, courtesy of Alexian Brothers Foundation
33rd Annual Alexian Brothers Ball de Fleur
With the Chicago River as the backdrop, 450 guests came together for the 33rd Annual Alexian Brothers Ball de Fleur. The May event helped raise $725,000 to expand access to highly specialized services for community members Foundation’s premier philanthropic event, and the five most recent galas have raised $3.25 million to support behavioral medicine programs and services.
Photographed below (top) are Bob and Pam Seiser of Lake in the Hills and Dina Morris and David Hoppe of Naperville; (middle) Thor Thordarson of Wheaton and Dr. Jack and Holly Chamberlin of Clarendon Hills; and (bottom) Dan and Meghan Fahey of Downers Grove, Tracey and Ted Rahn of Schaumburg and Kelly and Phil Taldone of Arlington Heights
HOPE. LIVES. HERE.
HOPE. LIVES. HERE., a luncheon fundraiser by Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation, raised more than $33,000. The event was recently held at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook. The featured speaker was Jenna Lindman, a cancer survivor and founder of IgniteHope, a local nonprofit that creates and donates candles with inspirational, empowering messages.
Photographed below are (top, from left): Event Co-Chair Christina Morrissey of Hinsdale, Amy Tinerella of North Aurora, and Tejal Mullarkey of Western Springs; (bottom, from left) Cherie Martel of Plainfield, Carey Coppoletta of Wheaton, Event Co-Chair Caron Lizzadro of Oak Brook, Suzie Cairo of Wheaton and Cathy Plum of Naperville
Salt Creek Ballet Let Jardin Gala
Salt Creek Ballet’s Le Jardin Gala recently brought together 100 guests at Hinsdale Golf Club. Dancers from Salt Creek Ballet Company gave two performances. The funds raised will support the company’s capital campaign, Raising the Barre, Building Our Future. Photographed are (top) Duska Pearson of Glen Ellyn; (middle) Maria Brooks of Clarendon Hills, Sergey Kozadayev of Lisle and Katharine Hamilton of Hinsdale; and (bottom) dancers from Salt Creek Ballet.
Roaring Whirl by Chicago Zoological Society at Brookfield Zoo
Roaring Whirl 2019, a black-tie gala sponsored by the Chicago Zoological Society, raised More than $1.4 million to support award-winning conservation, education and animal welfare programs. The recent event, held at Brookfield Zoo, attracted more than 600 corporate, civic and philanthropic leaders from throughout the Chicagoland area. The evening included up-close experiences and photo opportunities with many of the zoo’s animal ambassadors, including a prehensile-tailed porcupine, tamandua (a small anteater), binturong, and a Major Mitchell’s cockatoo. Photographed are Dr. Kathleen Bhatt and Dr. Shamir Bhatt with their daughter, all of Oak Brook.