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2017 Gala

Easterseals Board of Directors held their 2017 Annual Gala on Saturday, December 2 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Master of Ceremonies, Marion Brooks, NBC 5 Chicago

Thank you to all who made our Gala a huge success! Easterseals welcomed more than 450 guests for an unforgettable evening of dining, live auction, raffles, dancing and more. We honored cherished Board Member, Kevin Boehm of Boka Restaurant Group! After opening more than 20 successful restaurants over two decades, Kevin has become one of the nation's most renowned restaurant owner/operators. Kevin created The Modern Classic three years ago, a fundraising event for Easterseals where Chicago’s best chefs showcase their classic dish with a modern twist. Thank you, Kevin, for all you for Easterseals and for standing with us as we take on disability together. We are proud to announce the event net $241,169.

Honoring Kevin Boehm, Co-Founder, Boka Restaurant Group

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Support the children and families of Easterseals while enjoying an unforgettable evening of dining, live auction, raffles, dancing and more. Reserve your table today to help programs offering guidance and support, inspiring action and unlocking the potential of each person served.

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Tiffany & Co. Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win a Tiffany HardWear ball pendant in 18k rose gold. Tickets are $100 each with 100 maximum # of tickets sold.  Donated by Tiffany & Co. this HardWear ball pendant is valued at $2,750. Tiffany HardWear is elegantly subversive and captures the spirit of the women of New York City. This simple and elegant pendant is a timeless design. Please note that this merchandise may not be returned for exchange or credit. Purchase your ticket today!

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WIN BIG! Golden Ticket Drawing

Your chance to win an exclusive live auction item in our Golden Ticket Drawing. A maximum of 100 tickets sold at $200 each. Buy a ticket online or at our Gala on December 2, 2017 for a chance to win YOUR choice of one of our fabulous live auction items! Winner does not need to be present. 

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For additional information about the Gala please contact Cindy Nelson, Director of Special Events at 312.491.4119 or

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