Rush Woman’s Board GLOW At Inaugural Event Celebration

A dramatic view of the party during dinner

The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center introduced a new fundraiser this fall, GLOW, symbolizing when people are healthy, both mentally and physically, they glow. The event which took place November 3 welcoming nearly 400 guests to the Art Institute of Chicago’s Grffin Court in the Modern Wing was chaired by Pamela Fitzgerald.

Chair Pamela Fitzgerald and Rush Womans Board President Debra Beck both of Winnetka
Chair Pamela Fitzgerald and Rush Womans Board President Debra Beck


In years past, the woman’s board hosted the annual fashion show in the fall featuring a mix of chi-lebrities, media personalities and upper crust north shore and chicagoland area residents. This year they decided to celebrate the Board’s 133-year history of making a difference in the community by switching things up by going hosting the cocktail reception and dinner. Following dinner, guests toured the gallery featuring the European Modern Collections and enjoyed dancing late into the evening to music spun by DJ Madrid.

DJ Madrid
DJ Madrid

The event helped raise $450,000 which will go towards developing and implementing Rush’s School-Based Mental Health Program; an initiative that will provide mental health screenings and treatments for children, as well as a support network for families, front-line community members and first responders.


Matt and Samantha Schwalm of Chicago
Matt and Samantha Schwalm


Mary and Greg Pearlman - Wilmette, Pamela Fitzgerald - Winnetka, Susan Bottum Matejka - Wilmette
Mary and Greg Pearlman, Pamela Fitzgerald, Susan Bottum Matejka


Jenny Brown of Chicago, Sage DePree of Lake Forest and Caroline Masterson of Lake Forest
Jenny Brown, Sage DePree, Caroline Masterson

Diane Dean Muccia, Anita Holcomb, Kay Krehbiel, Audrey Tuggle
Diane Dean Muccia, Anita Holcomb, Kay Krehbiel, Audrey Tuggle


Debra Beck-Winnetka and Kate Mursau-Lake Forest
Debra Beck, Kate Mursau


David and Whitney Sinclair - Winnekta, Sharon and Dana Hayes - Winnetka
David and Whitney Sinclair, Sharon and Dana Hayes


Cassie Buccelatto- Winnetka and Carrie Portland - Winnetka
Cassie Buccelatto, Carrie Portland


Amy Brock-Winnetka
Amy Brock

Rob and Vicki Apatoff - Winnetka and Martin Beck - Winnetka
Rob and Vicki Apatoff, Martin Beck

Eric Genuis
Eric Genuis

Stephanie Coolidge and Lisa Coolidge Roberts of Winnetka
Stephanie Coolidge, Lisa Coolidge Roberts

Erica Sandner - Chicago and Jacqueline Sandner - Chicago, Gwen Solberg - Chicago
Erica Sandner, Jacqueline Sandner, Gwen Solberg


Photo courtesy: Rush Photo Group

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Bolaji Sosan
Bolaji Sosan

pronounced: Boh-la-jee, like the Bellagio but w/o the O. SLC Founder and Editor, loves to write about topics at the intersection of career and lifestyle for today's young professional and future leaders.

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