2014 Generations Celebration

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Navy Pier Grand Ballroom


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

Buy Tickets or Become a Sponsor

Unable to attend but would like to donate to the event

Valet Parking will be $27 and available at the West Entrance. Self-Park will be $21 and also be available in Lot 2.

If you have any special physical or dietary needs, please contact Julie at or 312.592.6832.

For more information about the Generations Celebration please contact Julie at or 312.592.6832.

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!

renee fergusonRENEE FERGUSON
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.



ari newton

Generations Honoree
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)


katie richKATIE RICH
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.


cecily strongCECILY STRONG
Special Guest 
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.












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