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12 pm - 1:30 pm



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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), hopes you can join us as we continue the conversation and prepare for the work ahead.

Please note that a separate registration is required to attend the morning symposium.
To register for the 32nd Annual Luncheon Morning Symposium, please click here.

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 Host Committee Co-Chairs

Jo Moore
Loretta Rosenmayer 

Host Committee 


Jeanine Affelder
María C. Bechily
Ellen J. Benjamin and Frederick N. Bates
Ellen Stone Belic
Marjorie Craig Benton
Kemery Bloom
Adela Cepeda
Bernadette Chopra and Vivek Chopra
Allison B. Clark
Doris Conant*
Judy Cottle
Harlene Ellin & Michael Cramer
Sondra Berman Epstein
Edith H. Falk
Marisol Fernandez
Sunny Fischer
Clare Golla
Brenda and James Grusecki

Francia Harrington
Bette Cerf Hill
Virginia Holt
Sarah Hurwit Gomel
Nancy Juda
Iris J. Krieg
Robin and John Letchinger
Lois J. Lipton
Marcie Love
Gail and Harry Ludewig
Attorney General Lisa Madigan*
Wendy Manning
Kathleen McDonald
Patricia R. McMillen
Jeanine Meola
Myah Moore Irick
Mary F. Morten and Willa J. Taylor
Jerry Newton

Marie Osadjan
Munira Patel
Celene Peurye-Hissong
Marianne Philbin
President Toni Preckwinkle*
Carol Prins
Congressman Mike Quigley*
Janice E. Rodgers
Leora and Mort Rosen
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky*
Rebecca Sive
Pat Slovak
Kelly Smith Haley
Jessica Sohl
Jennifer Steans 
Donna and Thomas Stone
Wendy K. White Eagle
Nannette V. Zander


*Honorary Host Commitee Member

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




Sustainer Sponsor



Benefactor Sponsors

Conant Family Foundation
Marcie Love
Jo and Art Moore
Robert and Patricia Moore Foundation
Sheli and Burt Rosenberg


Action Sponsors

BMO Harris Bank

Nancy Juda and Jens Brasch
Dee Pizer

Schiff Hardin LLP

Jennifer W. Steans 


Patron Sponsors 

Allstate Insurance Company
Maria C. Bechily, Sondra Berman Epstein,
and Abby O’Neil
Discover Financial Services
Bette Cerf Hill and Sunny Fischer
Barbara and Kenneth Kaufman
Patricia R. McMillen
Mid-Continent Capital LLC
The Northern Trust Company
Quarles & Brady LLP
Donna, Kim, and Tom Stone
Nannette Zander


Leader Sponsors

Friend Sponsors

Jeffrey Weissglass and Jeanne Affelder
Aon Corporation
Lucy and Peter Ascoli
Prudence Beidler
Ellen Benjamin and Frederick Bates
Marjorie Craig Benton
Kemery Bloom
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
The Boeing Company
Adela Cepeda
Bernadette Chopra
Allison B. Clark
The Coca-Cola Company
Judy Cottle and Lois Lipton
Crown Family Philanthropies
FCB Chicago
Marisol Fernandez
First Bank & Trust
Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP
Brenda and James Grusecki
Guerrero Howe Custom Media
HC Technologies
Ginny and Terry Holt
Irving Harris Foundation

Jenner & Block
JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.
Kovler Family Foundation
Leo S. Guthman Fund
Robin Letchinger
Margot Levin Schiff
Levin, Schreder and Carey
Gail and Harry Ludewig
Make it Better
Kathleen McDonald
Motorola Mobility Foundation
Motorola Solutions
Sylvia Neil
Grace Allen Newton and David Weinberg
Marie Osadjan and James Cruger
Perkins Coie LLP
The Pierce Family Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
Prince Charitable Trusts
Carol Prins and John Hart
Leora and Mort Rosen
Sheppard Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Patricia C. Slovak
Ulta Beauty
Gail Waller/ACLU


ABC 7 Chicago
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen
Carmin Awadzi
Catherine Braendel
Betsy Brill & Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd
Nicholas and Katie Brunick
Build It Right
Citi Private Bank
DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C.
​Emily Dreke and Vince Angermeier​
Harlene Ellin and Michael Cramer
Fairpointe Capital
Edith H. Falk
The Field Foundation of Illinois
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Clare Golla
Hawthorne Strategy Group
Helper Broom
HERE Technologies
Hi-Line Utility Supply Company

Keri Holleb Hotaling
Hunter Family Foundation
Sarah Hurwit Gomel
The Joyce Foundation
Polly B. Kawalek
Miriam J. Kelm
Judy Langford
Mission + Strategy Consulting
Monahan Law Group
Mary F. Morten and Willa J. Taylor
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak
Munira Patel
PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP
Silvia Rivera
Nicole Robinson
Sahara Enterprises, Inc.
Gabrielle Sigel
Anita K. Sinha
Peggy Sullivan
Tek Pak, Inc
Blair Wellensiek


Donations ($10,000 +)

Lakshmi Foundation
MacArthur Foundation

Donations ($1,000 +)

Blue Foundation
Barbara Engel
Barbara Kessler
Rachel Kraft
Bettylu Saltzman
Ellen Stone Belic
Westside Tractor Sales Co.


Media Partners
Chicago Woman

The Official Airline of Chicago Foundation for Women



Our 31st Annual Luncheon and Symposium

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




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