If you were unable to attend or would like to offer additional support, please consider making a donation.



Thank you to everyone who supported the 33rd Annual Luncheon + Symposium!

If you have any questions about the Annual Luncheon, please contact CFW at 312.577.2801,
or email Nancy Garcia at ngarcia@cfw.org.

Thank you to everyone for the amazing support!



Aly Raisman photo from speaker bureau

Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman is a gold medal-winning gymnast and was captain of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Team. Now, Aly is once again leading the way as an advocate for survivors of sexual abuse, lending her voice and experience to the ongoing national conversation around sexual harassment, abuse and #MeToo.

If you are unable to attend or would like to offer additional support, please consider making a donation.



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. We hope you can join us as we continue the conversation and prepare for the work ahead.


Host Committee Co-Chairs

Ann Marie Wright
BMO Harris Bank

Deborah L. DeHaas

Jessica Sohl
HC Technologies

Host Committee

Carmin Awadzi
Maria C. Bechily
Ellen Benjamin and Frederick Bates
Marjorie Craig Benton
Nick Brunick
Adela Cepeda
Allison B. Clark
Judy Cottle
Harlene Ellin and Michael Cramer
Sondra Berman Epstein
Sunny Fischer
Clare Golla
Sarah Hurwit Gomel
Andrew Haley and Kelly Smith Haley
Ginny Holt
Myah Moore Irick
Nancy Juda
Suzanne Kraus
Iris J. Krieg
Susie Kurowski
Juju Lien

Lois Lipton
Marcie Love
Gail Ludewig
Attorney General Lisa Madigan*
Tina Manikas
Kathy McDonald
Patricia McMillen
Jeanine Meola
Jo Moore
Susan E. Morrison
Jerry Newton and David Weinberg
Abby O'Neil
Marie Osadjan
Celene Peurye-Hissong
President Toni Preckwinkle*
Carol Prins and John Hart
Congressman Mike Quigley*
Janice Rodgers
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky*
Patricia Costello Slovak
Jennifer W. Steans

*Honorary Host Commitee Member

Contact Ilda Lagunas at ilagunas@cfw.org for more information.



Title Sponsor

BMO Harris Bank

Benefactor Sponsors


Marcie Love
Sheli and Burt Rosenberg


Action Sponsors

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Schiff Hardin

Jennifer W. Steans

Patron Sponsors

Allstate Insurance Company
Maria C. Bechily, Sondra Berman Epstein and Abby O'Neil
Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation
Janet and Craig Duchossois
J. Douglas Gray
Brenda and James Grusecki
HC Tech
Lakshmi Foundation
Mid-Continent Capital, LLC
Northern Trust Company
Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund
Robert and Patricia Moore Foundation
Spencer Stuart

Leader Sponsors

Jeannie Affelder and Jeffery Weissglass
Lucy and Peter Ascoli
Maggie Baczkowski
Prudence and Francis Beidler
Ellen Benjamin and Frederick Bates
Marjorie Craig Benton
Kemery Bloom
The Boeing Company
Patricia Carey
Adela Cepeda
The Chicago Community Trust
Bernadette and Vivek Chopra
Allison B. Clark
Judy Cottle and Lois Lipton
Cozen O'Connor
Crown Family Philanthropies
Harlene Ellin and Michael Cramer
First Bank & Trust | Byline Bank
Sunny Fischer and Bette Cerf Hill
Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Alison Gutterman
Ho-Chunk Nation
Ginny and Terry Holt
Irving Harris Foundation
Jenner & Block LLP
Nancy Juda and Jens Brasch

Barbara Kaufman
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Rebecca Knight
Leo S. Guthman Fund
Levin Schreder & Carey
Gail and Harry Ludewig
Patricia McMillen and Juju Lien
Jo and Art Moore
Susan E. Morrison
Motorola Solutions
Jerry Newton and David Weinberg
Marie Osadjan and James Cruger
Denis Pierce
Polk Bros. Foundation
Eva Janzen Powell
Prince Charitable Trusts
Quarles & Brady LLP
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Janice Rodgers
Leora and Mort Rosen
Margot B. Levin Schiff
Mary Jo Schuler
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Sidley Austin LLP
Laura A. Tucker
Gail Waller/ACLU
Nannette V. Zander

Friend Sponsors

ABC 7 Chicago
Advocate Aurora Health
AHT Insurance
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen
Carmin Awadzi
AWE Partners
AXA Advisors, LLC
Catherine Braendel
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Chicago Says No More
CME Group
Elizabeth Collins
Cornerstone Government Affairs
Corporate Leadership Center
Cushman & Wakefield
Curt's Cafe
DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C.
DWG Futures LLC
Eileen Fisher
EmPower HR
Energy BBDO
Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga
Christine Evans and Kaethe Morris Hoffer
Fairpointe Capital
Edith Falk
Gair Eberhard Nelson Dedinas Ltd
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Clare Golla/Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Sarah Hurwit Gomel
Kelly Smith Haley and Andrew Haley
Her Story Theater

Keri Holleb Hotaling
Hunter Family Foundation
Myah Moore Irick and Jaime Irick
The Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Priscilla Kersten
Robin Lavin
Lenovo Foundation
Lockton Companies
MacArthur Foundation
MB Financial
Kathy McDonald
Monahan Law Group
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak
Munira Patel
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
The Prinz Law Firm
Rush University Medical Center
Sahara Enterprises, Inc.
Edna Schade
Gay Sigel
Patricia Costello Slovak
Strellis & Field
Peggy Sullivan
Tek Pak, Inc.
Aylice Toohey
USG Corporation
M. Blair Wellensiek
West Monroe Partners
Wintrust Commercial Banking

Donations ($1,000+)

Ellen Stone Belic
Emily Dreke and Vince Angermeier
Ernst & Young LLP
Eurex Exchange
Vicki Madara
Thomas J. Quinlan
Bettylu Saltzman
Linda Wagner and Janine Hoft
Ann Marie Wright

Official Media Sponsors of Chicago Foundation for Women

Chicago Woman


Official Airline of Chicago Foundation for Women




To speak with someone about the 33rd Annual Luncheon, please contact Ilda Lagunas at 312.577.2810 or ilagunas@cfw.org.