For 134 years, dynamic women residing on the North Shore have partnered with their Chicago counterparts to support Rush University Medical Center’s patients and community. On October 19, on the heels of its sold-out Spring Luncheon featuring Dr. Madeleine Albright, the Woman’s Board presents its 2nd annual Fall Benefit, An Evening of Whimsy, at The Art Institute of Chicago. Designed by Lake Forest’s Steven Valenti, the night will be awash in a cool palette of blues and purples and travel from cocktails in the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room to a seated dinner in Griffin Court. Chaired by Chicago’s Samantha Schwalm, the evening will draw more than 400 Chicago-area civic and social leaders to raise money for the Woman’s Board’s principal project, the Rush Education and Career Hub (REACH), that positions high school and college students from Chicago’s diverse West Side for job success in the health care industry.
THE WHAT The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center’s An Evening of Whimsy Fall Benefit
THE WHO Bold-faced names from the city and shore
THE WHERE The Art Institute of Chicago, 230 South Columbus Drive entrance
THE WHEN October 19; 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
THE WHY Support the cause that draws together so many dynamic women from the suburbs and city
WEARING Cocktail attire with a hint of whimsy