The Geraghty Venue

2016 UNICEF Gala Chicago

Chicago IL

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosted the 9th annual UNICEF Hope Gala at The Geraghty in Chicago, Illinois, which raised funds to support UNICEF’s work to put children first. The gala’s “Imagine” theme inspired guests to imagine a world in which no child dies of a preventable cause.

Over the course of the evening, guests enjoyed a performance by Vanessa Williams, a seated dinner and a live auction, led by Vinnie Zaffarano. Almost 600 guests attended the gala and the after party, which was hosted by the UNICEF Next Generation Chicago Steering Committ

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The U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosted the 9th annual UNICEF Hope Gala at The Geraghty in Chicago, Illinois, which raised funds to support UNICEF’s work to put children first. The gala’s “Imagine” theme inspired guests to imagine a world in which no child dies of a preventable cause.

Over the course of the evening, guests enjoyed a performance by Vanessa Williams, a seated dinner and a live auction, led by Vinnie Zaffarano. Almost 600 guests attended the gala and the after party, which was hosted by the UNICEF Next Generation Chicago Steering Committee, and together raised more than $1million, which will support UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world.

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Vanessa Williams performs at the UNICEF Hope Gala

Vanessa Williams performs at the UNICEF Hope Gala

2016 UNICEF's Hope Gala Co-Chairs Kim K.W. Rucker and Mark Mitsukawa

Hope Gala After Party Co-Chairs, UNICEF's Next Generation Chicago Steering Committee Iliana Alvarenga and Kyle Turner

(L-R) Midwest Regional Bosrd Chair and National Board Member U.S. Fund for UNICEF Rob Brown (Park Ridge), Sr. VP of Development U.S. Fund for UNICEF Barron Segar (NYC), National Board Chair U.S. Fund for UNICEF Vince Hemmer (Glencoe), Vanessa Williams, Midwest Region Managing Director U.S. Fund for UNICEF Casey Marsh (Chicago) attend the UNICEF Hope Gala

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