With 375 attendees, including Chicago’s most influential and philanthropic individuals and corporate representatives, Gala 2013 promises to be a night to remember.
The evening kicks off with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a magnificent Silent Auction. Guests bid on wondrous items: high-end jewelry, vacation getaways, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Attendees can also explore our Giving Tree offering a chance to sponsor their favorite Starlight programs.
Greeted by the sounds of Lynn Jordan and the Shivers, guests move into the Ballroom to participate in an engaging Heads and Tails Contest and Live Auction. Following an elegant dinner, the Starlight Achievement Awards will be presented to both an individual/family and an organization that provide extraordinary support to children. We conclude the night with lively music and dancing.
Special Celebrity Guest
Starlight Children's Foundation Midwest is excited to announce that this year's celebrity guest will be Beverly Johnson. She is the first African American supermodel who gained fame when she became the first black model on the cover of Vogue magazine in 1974. She went on to also become the first black model to be on the cover of the French edition of Elle. She was named in the New York Times as one of the the 20th century's most influential people in fashion. Beverly is currently starring in her own reality television show, Beverly's Full House, which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Beverly also started her own line of wigs and hair care products for African Americans. She recently introduced a new line of products that are currently being carried at Target stores.
Starlight Children's Foundation Midwest is extremely proud to announce our 2013 Platinum Sponsor. Our mission is the help chronically and critically ill children and our sponsors are an invaluable part of fulfilling that mission. We are extremely proud and thankful for all of our sponsors this year.