Susan Pritzker | Honorary Co-Chair
Bernadette Chopra | Co-Chair
Felicia Norwood | Co-Chair
Renee Ferguson | Mistress of Ceremonies
Newton/Weinberg Family | Generations Honoree
Katie Rich | Bright Horizons Award Recipient
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live cast member | Special Guest
5:30 PM | VIP Reception with Special Guests, Cocktails
and Light Hors d’Oeuvres
6:30 PM | Main Event and Registration
7:00 PM | Program and Dinner
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Silent Auction Packages Include:
Tickets to Saturday Night Live with airfare included
Chicago Blackhawks hockey tickets (parking included)
Gift certificates to prominent Chicago area restaurants
Tickets to Chicago theaters
Over 100 bottles of high end whisky and wine
More information coming soon!
Mistress of Ceremonies
Renee Ferguson is an award-winning investigative journalist whose career has spanned four decades. Ferguson is known locally and nationally for her pursuit of social justice journalism and her reporting on issues of civil rights, human rights, wrongful convictions, environmental racism, worker’s rights and women’s equality. For her work, Ferguson has received the highest awards given to broadcast journalists in America, including seven Emmy Awards.
THE NEWTON/WEINBERG FAMILY
The families are thrilled that Planned Parenthood works with Illinois’ other organizations critical to the protection of a woman’s right to choose. Planned Parenthood provides life-saving services every day and works with Personal PAC to create the legislative environment that ensures our elected officials will keep choice legal, safe and affordable. The ACLU of Illinois provides the legal expertise all too often necessary.
(Ariella Strong Newton, representing the Newton and Weinberg families)
Margaret Wiley Carr Bright Horizons Honoree
Katie Rich is being honored as a young activist who is making a difference for reproductive health by using innovation and creativity to support Planned Parenthood. Rich traveled with The Second City Touring Company for five years before she was promoted to The Second City Main Stage where she wrote and orchestrated three shows, including 2012’s 100th review in which she performed an auction-themed scene that raised over $32,000 for Planned Parenthood of Illinois. She currently writes for Saturday Night Live.
Saturday Night Live cast member
Cecily Strong is currently working at Saturday Night Live as a ‘Weekend Update’ co-anchor and reparatory player. Strong started her career in improvisation appearing regularly at Chicago’s iO and served as an understudy for the Second City Main Stage and e.t.c. shows. While performing in Chicago, Strong also worked at Planned Parenthood of Illinois’ administrative office where she cultivated an unwavering passion for women’s rights and gay rights.