Chicago

Chicago

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 6:30PM — Midnight
Swissotel Chicago
• 323 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601
You will never forget your evening at the Magic Ball. One of Chicago’s most memorable charity events, the Magic Ball is a unique blend of fun, magic, surprise, fantastic food and entertainment – all supporting an unparalleled charity organization which provides support to children impacted by a parent’s cancer.
The event, held at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, brings hundreds of Chicago luminaries together for an evening of philanthropy, discovery and fun. Complete with hands-on experiences, dinner, live auction and dancing, the Magic Ball will inspire you to support this often-overlooked population of children.
All proceeds benefit Camp Kesem and their nationwide network of free summer camps (including camps run by Northwestern University, University of Illinois, DePaul University, University of Chicago and Northern Illinois University), ensuring the organization’s ability support more of the 5+ million children who have a parent with cancer, or who have lost a parent to cancer.
in
2019
500+
attendees
$850,000+
dollars raised

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Chicago Event Board

Joe Adams
Carolyn & Mark Agnew
Linda & Mark Anderson
Lisa & Keith Bandolik
Heather & Bob Bartell
Neha Biggs
Nita Kulkarni & Iqbal Brainch
Jessica & Kevin Brosche
Cathy Birkeland & Greg Marton
Jen & Sean Cunningham
Cheryl & Geoff Evert
Stacy & Pat Fitzgerald
Mary & Christopher Freeburg
Melanie & Andy Goodman
Sarah & Jonathan Graham
Michelle & Mark Grossmann
Julie & Pat Hallinan
Jenny & Brian Herb
Kate & Brian Higgins
Calle & Ben Hutchen
Peggy & Mike King
Dara & Richard Levy
Marc Liebman
Courtney McDonough & Mark Nicholson
Holly & Rick Miller
Lani & Ross Miller
Julie & Mike Oleshansky
Ami Patel
Kelli & Ryan Patterson
Kelli & Ryan Patterson
Jenn & Bill Phillips
Shannon & Andy Preda
Laura & Bob Probst
Kate Protextor & Bill Drehkoff
Megan & Rich Ratke
Cindy & Andrew Razeghi
Dorothy Rotatori
Sheri & Aaron Rudberg
Robin & Erik Scheier
Bevin & Andrew Skoglund
Erin & Matt Vollmer
Michelle & Andy Worth

Event Details

Date & Time: Saturday, March 2020  •  6:30PM – Midnight

Location: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park • 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Schedule: 6:30pm Cocktail Reception  |  7:30pm Dinner / Program / Live Auction  |  10:00pm Dessert / Dancing  |  12am Event concludes

Attire: Cocktail  |  Parking: Valet parking is available. The Auto Lobby is located on Lake Street just west of Columbus Drive.

Guest Registration

For information regarding guest registration, or questions regarding sponsor table amenities, please contact Kristen Elfering at kristen@kesem.org or 224.725.0176.

Sponsorship Information

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here or contact Colleen Klages at colleen@kesem.org with questions.

Live Auction

For any items you would like to donate to our live auction, please contact colleen@kesem.org.

Matching Gifts

Will your employer match your recent donation to Camp Kesem? Many companies (including 65% of Fortune 500 companies) will double your donation, and some will even triple your donation! Simply visit our Matching Gifts page for more information and to search for your employer now.

By doubling your gift, we can take one step closer to our vision of ensuring that no child faces their journey with a parent’s cancer alone. Please email us at development@kesem.org with any questions regarding corporate matching, including if you would like a receipt of your recent gift.

Donate

Are you unable to attend but would still like to support Kesem? Click here to make a donation now in memory or honor of someone.

Media Inquiries

For all media inquiries, please contact Domonique Hollins at domonique.hollins@kesem.org.

Chicago

Chicago

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Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 6:30PM — Midnight
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Thank you to all of our 2019 sponsors!

Nancy & Stephen Paul
Amy & Paul Blavin

Andy Goldfarb
The Schwartzberg Companies
Molly & Matthew Leonetti

Andrea & Steve Stanford
Marci & Jeff Dinkin
JoJo & Eric Fleiss
2019
raised last year
500+
attendees
$
$850,000+
raised to date

About the event

2018 was an incredible year for the Magic Makers Ball, raising over $450,000. Thank you to the over 300 attendees and to our generous sponsors for their support of Kesem’s mission. It is due to this support that we are able to continue to serve more of the over 5 million children impacted by a parent’s cancer. To date, the annual Los Angeles event has raised over $3 million in support of Kesem.

Sponsorship opportunities

Event Details

Date & Time: Saturday, March 2020  •  6:30PM – Midnight

Location: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park • 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Schedule: 6:30pm Cocktail Reception  |  7:30pm Dinner / Program / Live Auction  |  10:00pm Dessert / Dancing  |  12am Event concludes

Attire: Cocktail  |  Parking: Valet parking is available. The Auto Lobby is located on Lake Street just west of Columbus Drive.

Sponsorship / event inquiries

Colleen Klages
Director of Development, Events
colleen@kesem.org
224.240.4384

Kristen Elfering
Events Coordinator
kristen@kesem.org
224.725.0176

schedule

7pm Cocktail Reception  |  8pm Dinner / Program / Live Auction  |  10:00pm Dessert / Dancing  |  12am Event concludes

guest registration

For information regarding guest registration, or questions regarding sponsor table amenities, please contact Kristen Elfering at kristen@kesem.org or 224.725.0176.

parking information

Parking is available in the Skirball’s northern parking garage (“North Parking”), located underground at the end of the Skirball’s main driveway. From Skirball Ctr. Dr., proceed up the Skirball’s main driveway, pass the Skirball’s main entrance on your left, follow the curve, and drive underground into the garage.

Click here for more detailed driving instructions.

unable to attend but still want to support the event?

Are you unable to attend but would still like to support Kesem? Click here to make a donation now in memory or honor of someone.

Media Inquiries

For all media inquiries, please contact Domonique Hollins at domonique.hollins@kesem.org.

Event board

Joe Adams
Carolyn & Mark Agnew
Linda & Mark Anderson
Lisa & Keith Bandolik
Heather & Bob Bartell
Neha Biggs
Nita Kulkarni & Iqbal Brainch
Jessica & Kevin Brosche
Cathy Birkeland & Greg Marton
Jen & Sean Cunningham
Cheryl & Geoff Evert
Stacy & Pat Fitzgerald
Mary & Christopher Freeburg
Melanie & Andy Goodman
Sarah & Jonathan Graham
Michelle & Mark Grossmann
Julie & Pat Hallinan
Jenny & Brian Herb
Kate & Brian Higgins
Calle & Ben Hutchen
Peggy & Mike King
Dara & Richard Levy
Marc Liebman
Courtney McDonough & Mark Nicholson
Holly & Rick Miller
Lani & Ross Miller
Julie & Mike Oleshansky
Ami Patel
Kelli & Ryan Patterson
Kelli & Ryan Patterson
Jenn & Bill Phillips
Shannon & Andy Preda
Laura & Bob Probst
Kate Protextor & Bill Drehkoff
Megan & Rich Ratke
Cindy & Andrew Razeghi
Dorothy Rotatori
Sheri & Aaron Rudberg
Robin & Erik Scheier
Bevin & Andrew Skoglund
Erin & Matt Vollmer
Michelle & Andy Worth