Annual Luncheon (3)




Alicia Garza is a co-creator of Black Lives Matter, and transformed a viral hashtag and social media moment into a grassroots national rights movement.
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Dolores Huerta is most well known for her work launching the National Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez and organizing California farm workers to demand improved labor rights, including the right to organize and bargain collectively.


If you are unable to attend or would like to offer additional support, please consider donating to the 32nd Annual Luncheon.


If you are ready to register for the event, click here to access our online registration form. If you would like a detailed description of sponsorship levels and benefits, click here.





The Annual Luncheon and Symposium is CFW’s signature fundraising event, and plays a vital role in ensuring that women and girls of Chicago have the resources needed to thrive. The Foundation along with Luncheon Co-Chairs Jo Moore (CFW Alumnae Council) and Loretta Rosenmayer (INTREN) hope you can join us as we continue the conversation and prepare for the work ahead.

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 Host Committee Co-Chairs

Jo Moore
Loretta Rosenmayer 

Host Committee 



Jeanine Affelder
Ellen J. Benjamin and Frederick N. Bates
Adela Cepeda
Judy Cottle
Harlene Ellin
Sarah Hurwit Gomel


Marcena W. Love
Kathleen McDonald
Patricia R. McMillen
Wendy Manning
Jeanine Meola
Jerry Newton



Munira Patel
Carol Prins
Marie Osadjan
Pat Slovak
Kelly Smith Haley
Jessica Sohl
Nannette V. Zander


Committee still in formation, please join us! Contact Ilda Lagunas at for more information.




Benefactor Sponsors 

Marcie Love
Jo and Art Moore

Action Sponsors 

Schiff Hardin LLP

Patron Sponsors 

Allstate Insurance Company
Barbara and Kenneth Kaufman
Patricia R. McMillen
Quarles & Brady LLP
Kim, Donna and Tom Stone



Leader Sponsors

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
The Coca-Cola Company
Irving Harris Foundation
Kelly Smith Haley
Ginny Holt
Kathleen McDonald
Motorola Mobility Foundation
Motorola Solutions
Sylvia Neil
Polk Bros. Foundation
Prince Charitable Trusts
Nannette Zander

Friend Sponsors

Judy Cottle
DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C.
Fairpointe Capital

Harlene Ellin
Sarah Hurwit Gomel
Miriam J. Kelm

PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP
Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd


The Official Airline of Chicago Foundation for Women




Our 31st Annual Luncheon and Symposium

Check out highlights from last year's annual luncheon featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter! 




To speak with someone about the 32nd Annual Luncheon, contact Ilda Lagunas at (312)577-2810 or