UNICEF Hosts 8th Annual UNICEF Hope Gala

On Saturday April 17, UNICEF’s  Midwest Regional Office hosted their 8th annual Hope Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Co-chaired by Bill Dietz and Miller Vance, the evening  raised $1.2 million to support The Eliminate Project, UNICEF’s global campaign in partnership with Kiwanis International to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

UNICEF's Hope Gala In Chicago

The main gala, consisted of an evening filled with dinner, music from Chicago Children’s Choir and keynote speech by Cara Yar Khan, who was diagnosed with hereditary inclusion body myopathy in 2007. Guests in attendance included BDT Capital’s Byron Trott and wife Tina Trott-committee member, Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko and Marka Hewko, Natacha Julmy and Camille Julmy- Board Emeriti of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Stephanie Harris, Trisha Rooney Alden and many more.

The Children's Choir performs during UNICEF's Hope Gala, the 8th annual Chicago event to raise funds for UNICEF's lifesaving programs that put children first, on April 17, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
The Children’s Choir
UNICEF's Hope Gala In Chicago
Byron Trot, Caryl Stern, Tina Trott
 Cara Yar Khan and President, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl Stern
Cara Yar Khan and  President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl Stern

Chicago Auctioneer Vinnie Zaffarano led the live auction for packages like a Madame Secretary set visit where two guests will tour the set, and meet Téa Leoni, a trip for two to New York Fashion Week in September 2015, two VIP tickets to a Chicago Cubs game and more.

UNICEF's Hope Gala In Chicago Auctioneer Vinnie Zaffarano
Auctioneer Vinnie Zaffarano

Following the dinner and auction, the night continued with the after party, hosted by UNICEF’S Next Generation Chicago Steering Committee and co-chaired by Lisey Waters and Jeff Feste.

UNICEF'S Next Generation Chicago Lisey Waters and  Jeff Feste
UNICEF’S Next Generation Chicago Lisey Waters and Jeff Feste

UNICEF's Hope Gala In Chicago

Images: Jeff Schear/Getty Images for UNICEF


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