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Virtual Event

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6:15pm VIP Reception
7:00pm Main Event

Co-Chairs

Fay Clayton     |     Arielle Maffei     |     Nikita Richards


Champion of Care Award

PPIL Telehealth Launch Team

Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) is thrilled to present the first-ever Champion of Care award to the PPIL Telehealth Launch Team. Telehealth has allowed PPIL to respond quickly to patient and staff’s needs in the face of a pandemic and has delivered essential health care services, sex education, and sexual health care information across Illinois.

 

Legacy Award

Hedy M. Ratner

PPIL is proud to honor Hedy M. Ratner with the Legacy Award for her decades as a champion, advocate, and passionate supporter of Planned Parenthood and reproductive health care and rights.

  

Hedy M. Ratner is founder, President Emerita of and Consultant to the Women’s Business Development Center. The Women’s Business Development Center, founded in 1986, has received national and international recognition for advocacy and programs for women’s economic empowerment.  WBDC serves women in 9 Midwestern states, developing and strengthening successful women owned businesses.  WBDC provides counseling, training, financial, certification and procurement assistance in Spanish and English for emerging and established women business owners, veterans and for child care businesses.

An advocate and activist for women’s issues for more than 50 years, Hedy Ratner is dedicated to social justice and advocacy for the empowerment of women and minorities locally, nationally and internationally. Ratner was appointed by President Clinton to the National Women’s Business Council.  Appointed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to the Cook County Commission on Human Rights and the Cook County Small Business and Supplier Diversity Commission.   Ratner was appointed by Illinois Governors Edgar and Ryan to the Illinois Women’s Business Ownership Council, the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women in Illinois and reappointed by Governor JB Pritzker to the Business Enterprise Council.

Ratner was honored to officially represent the U. S. Department of State on the economic empowerment of women in many developing countries.

Honors include: Chicago Foundation for Women Founders Award;  Lifetime Achievement Award from Enterprising Woman magazine;  Lifetime Achievement Advocacy Award from the Federation of Women Contractors; Athena International Women’s Leadership Award;  U. S. Small Business Administration Women’s Business Center Award and the SBA Advocate Award;  Anti-Defamation League’s Women of Achievement Award; University of Chicago Alumni Public Service and Diversity Award.; National Association of Women Business Owners Public Policy Advocate of the Year, and  the Bank of America Community Leader Award  among others.

Her educational background includes an M.Ed from DePaul University; an M.S. from the University of Chicago; A. B. and M.Ed. from University of California and an Associate of Arts degree from Los Angeles City College.

Sponsors and Host Committees 

Platinum Sponsors

Tanya Polsky
Emily Nicklin

Gold Sponsors

Fay Clayton & Lowell Sachnoff
Jill & Brad Gordon
Dr. Susan Kalt & David Kalt
Ken & Lucy Lehman Families
Manaaki Foundation
Carolyn Moon & Richard Seehuus
Dr. Geeta Nagpal & Michael Brown
Christina Ochs
Governor JB & First Lady MK Pritzker
Margot and Tom Pritzker Family Foundation
Jo & Robert Sawyer
Donna & Thomas Stone
Judy Wise

Silver Sponsors

Judy Ashworth & Achim Steup
Sandra Bass
Mary Mitchell Beaumont
Heiji Choy Black
Barbara Bluhm-Kaul Foundation
Howard & Anne Conant
Tim & Paula Friedman
Jane & Grant Gonnerman
Brenda & James Grusecki
JBS Foundation
Lehman-Stamm Family Fund
Stacey Sherr Michelon & Jon Michelon
Moller Family Foundation
Nancy & Robert Moss
Sylvia Neil
Jerry Newton & David Weinberg
Art & Sheila Nielsen
Pritzker Traubert Foundation
Jean Sampson
Karla Scherer
Naomi & Jerry Senser
Julia Stasch

Bronze Sponsors

Suyash Agrawal & Monika Nalepa
Lucy Ascoli
John & Melissa Balsan
Prue & Frank Beidler
Gary Belkin & Edward Tuder
Ellen J. Benjamin & Frederick N. Bates
Walter S. Carr
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Foundation 
Carolyn Cochran Kopel
Lew Collens & Fern Trevino
Susan Darby
Sally & Randall Doubet-King
Harlene Ellin
Lynn D. Fleisher & John Roberts
Eric & Ellen Friedler
Mirja Spooner Haffner
Julie Hamos
Bette Cerf Hill & Bruce Sagan
Mellody Hobson
Tex & Susan Hull
Dr. Qazi Khusro & Karen Khusro
Marcie Love
Susan & Jeff Musich
Susan M. Nuetzel
Richard & Rebecca Owens
Dana M. Pearl
Fraeda & Gary Porton
Jo Ann & Steven Potashnick
Hedy M. Ratner
Janice E. Rodgers
Jeffrey C. Rubenstein
Bettylu & Paul Saltzman
Steve & Tiffany Schneider
Tina Tchen
Paul S. Watford
Susan Winer & Betsy Brill
Cindy Wolfson

Host Committee

Fay Clayton, Co Chair     
Arielle Maffei, Co-Chair     
Nikita Richards, Co-Chair

Suyash Agrawal & Monika Nalepa
Judy Ashworth
Mary Mitchell Beaumont
Ellen J. Benjamin & Frederick N. Bates
Heiji Choy Black
Casey Carey
Sue Crothers & Bill Gee
Cynae Derose
Jessica Diamond
Emilia DiMenco
Sally & Randall Doubet-King
Lynn D. Fleisher & John Roberts
Eric & Ellen Friedler
Judy Gaynor
Jane & Grant Gonnerman
Jill & Brad Gordon
Mirja Spooner Haffner
Julie Hamos
Dr. Susan Kalt & David Kalt
Michelle Kantor
Marcie Love
Francine Manilow
Sherell McDearmon
Stacey Sherr Michelon & Jon Michelon
Carolyn Moon & Richard Seehuus
Nancy & Robert Moss
Susan & Jeff Musich
Dr. Geeta Nagpal & Michael Brown
Sylvia Neil
Dr. Erica Nelson
Emily Nicklin
Art & Sheila Nielsen
Christina Ochs
Richard & Rebecca Owens
Dana M. Pearl
Tanya Polsky
Jo Ann & Steven Potashnick
Hedy M. Ratner
Deborah Roach
Mayor Nancy Rotering
Susan Routburg
Bettylu & Paul Saltzman
Jo & Robert Sawyer
Karla Scherer
Jennifer Sedbrook
Naomi & Jerry Senser
Caroline Theus Swinney
Ronna Stamm & Paul Lehman
Jeanine Stevens
Jeannie Tinkham
Laura Tucker & Pete Giangreco
Richard B. Turner
Paul S. Watford
Susan Winer & Betsy Brill
Joyce Winnecke
Cindy Wolfson
Betty Vandenbosch
Stella Zhou

Honorary Host Committee

U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider
Governor JB Pritzker
Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton
State Treasurer Mike Frerichs
State Sen. Melinda Bush
State Sen. Cristina Castro
Speaker of the Illinois House of Rep.
   Emanuel “Chris” Welch
State Rep. Robyn Gabel
State Rep. Will Guzzardi
State Rep. Terra Costa Howard
State Rep. Joyce Mason
State Rep. Anna Moeller
State Rep. Maurice West
State Rep. Ann M. Williams
Cook County Board President Toni
   Preckwinkle
MWRD Commissioner Debra Shore
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot
Ald. Matthew Martin

Sponsor and Ticket Levels

Centennial Sponsor

$100,000

20 VIP Tickets | Virtual reserved table for 20 at VIP Reception | Printed, digital, and verbal recognition as lead sponsor at event and in event materials | Complimentary tribute ad | Commemorative thank-you gift

Diamond Sponsor

$50,000

20 VIP Tickets | Virtual reserved table for 20 at VIP Reception | Printed, digital, and verbal recognition at event and in event materials | Complimentary tribute ad | Commemorative thank-you gift

Platinum Sponsor

$25,000

10 VIP Tickets | Virtual reserved table for 10 at VIP Reception | Printed, digital, and verbal recognition at event and in event materials | Complimentary tribute ad | Commemorative thank-you gift

Gold Sponsor

$10,000

10 VIP Tickets | Virtual reserved table for 10 at VIP Reception | Printed and digital recognition in event materials  | Complimentary tribute ad | Commemorative thank-you gift

Silver Sponsor

$5,000

4 VIP Tickets | VIP Reception | Printed and digital recognition in event materials | Complimentary tribute ad | Commemorative thank-you gift

Bronze Sponsor

$2,500

2 VIP Tickets | VIP Reception | Printed and digital recognition in event materials | Complimentary tribute ad | Commemorative thank-you gift

VIP Ticket

$1,000

VIP Reception and Main Event Access

Individual Ticket

$400

Main Event Access

Special Virtual Ticket

$100

Main Event Access

We are offering this special ticket price for supporters impacted by the pandemic.

Next Generation Ticket

$100

Main Event Access

Under 30 Only

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