A Candid Conversation With Morgan Freeman Kickoff Celebration

02_Co Chairs Melissa Sage Fadim and Eda Davidman photo by Dan Rest

Co Chairs Melissa Sage Fadim and Eda Davidman

Next month, one of the must attend fundraiser on the social calendar will be the Siskel Film Center’s annual benefit taking place June 7. This year Oscar winning actor, director and well respected voice (of God) Morgan Freeman will be honored. A Candid Conversation with Morgan Freeman will celebrate Freeman’s legendary career as an actor and director, giving attendees the opportunity to enjoy a candid and insightful discussion as Freeman reminisces about his body of work, key influences and most powerful experiences.

Co-chairs Eda Davidman and Melissa Sage Fadim, long time supporters of the film center along with School of Art Institute of Chicago President Walter Massey welcomed guests.

03_Marlene Iglitzen with Walter and Shirley Massey, photo by Dan Rest

Marlene Iglitzen with Walter and Shirley Massey

Click here for coverage of last year’s gala honoring Gwyneth Paltrow with Amanda de Cadenet

In attendance at the Park Hyatt Chicago Art gallery joing co-chairs Davidman and Fadim were 2014 SAIC honorary doctorate degree recipient Ellen Sandor, Marlene Iglitzen, Shirley Massey, VSA Partners’ Luise-Barnikel, Roopa Weber, Regina Taylor.


Jamie Koval, Luise Barnikal, and Chris Marino, photo by Dan Rest

Jamie Koval, Luise Barnikal, and Chris Marino

07_Judy Gardziola, Maggie Malone, and Angela Billick, photo by Dan Rest

Judy Gardziola, Maggie Malone, and Angela Billick,

Chaga and Althea Walton, Regina Taylor, and Reta Brown, photo by Dan Rest

05_Co Chair Eda Davidman and Advisory Board Member Roopa Weber, photo by Dan Rest

12_Ellen Sandor and Melissa Sage Fadim, photo by Dan Rest
Ellen Sandor and Melissa Sage Fadim

11_David Hundley and Maggie Malone, photo by Dan Rest

10_Melissa Sage Fadim, Walter Massey, and Eleva Singleton, photo by Dan Rest

08_Steve and Michelle Cucciaro, photo by Dan Rest

A Candid Conversation with Morgan Freeman will take place June 7 at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson Street. Tickets the  special evening start at $500. Contact:
Dionne Smith

*all images: Dan Rest


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