Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Kimberly Foxx | Generations Gala Co-Chair
Elizabeth Cohn Morris | Generations Gala Co-Chair
Leo A. Smith | Generations Gala Co-Chair
Senator Heather Steans | Generations Gala Co-Chair
Invite you to join them at the 2013 Generations Gala
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Chicago’s Historic Navy Pier Grand Ballroom
5:00 PM | VIP Reception with Special Guests, Cocktails, and Light Hors d’Oeuvres
6:00 PM | Program
Emcee | Sylvia Ewing
Generations Honoree | the Lehman Family
Bright Horizons Awardee | Sandra Fluke
Special Guest | Cecile Richards
7:00 PM | Reception with Cocktails, Hors d’Oeuvres, Mission Market, and Silent Auction
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Valet Parking will be available at the West Entrance for $30. Self-Park will also be available in Lot 2 for $22. If you have any special physical or dietary needs, please contact Julie Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.592.6832.
For more information about the Generations Gala please contact Julie Lynn at email@example.com or 312.592.6832.
Silent Auction Packages
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Sylvia Ewing is a writer, teacher, non-profit executive, award winning journalist, and long-time champion of reproductive rights. She is an on-air talent for WTTW Chicago - the most watched PBS station in the country – and currently works as an adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago and Director of External Affairs for the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. Sylvia has been nominated for three local Emmys, shares an Edward R. Murrow award with her WBEZ colleagues, and is the recipient of several Chicago Association of Black Journalist awards, and a Peter Lisagor honor from the Chicago Headline Club. She was inducted into the HistoryMakers, an African American archive, in 2012.
Generations Honoree | The Lehman Family
Elliot & Frances Lehman
Kenneth Lehman & Lucy G. Lehman
Kay Lehman Schlozman and Stanley Schlozman
Paul Lehman and Ronna Stamm
Betsy Lehman Levisay and Justin Levisay
Amy Lehman and Michele Rugani
Peter and Mary Liz Lehman
Jonathan Lehman and Zachary Huelsing
Building on the example of their parents and grandparents, Elliot and Frances Lehman, the Lehman Family has been dedicated to the pursuit of civil rights and economic and social justice in their personal, professional, volunteer and philanthropic lives through the generations. High among their priorities has been access to and availability of quality, affordable reproductive health care.
Members of the Lehman family have supported Planned Parenthood of Illinois as well as Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts through both personal and family foundation contributions. In addition, members of the family have served on the boards of Planned Parenthood of Illinois and the Massachusetts Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund. They have also given voice to their commitment to reproductive health, rights and justice through participation in myriad advocacy efforts.
Planned Parenthood of Illinois is deeply grateful to the Lehman Family and privileged to honor their sincere and invaluable commitment to the women, men, and teens we serve.
Sandra Fluke came to national attention in February, 2012, when a Congressional committee prohibited her from testifying on a question of women’s health, instead hearing from a panel of only men. Continuing her public advocacy, she currently speaks to audiences across the country, in addition to her legislative policy work.
Since joining Planned Parenthood in 2006, Ms. Richards has expanded the organization’s advocacy power and developed a unified national web presence receiving 33 million online visits annually. A frequent commentator on women’s rights, reproductive health, and sex education, she is a contributor to the Huffington Post and serves on the board of the Ford Foundation.