33rd Annual Luncheon and Symposium

September 18, 2018
Hyatt Regency Chicago
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.





Aly Raisman

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 donating to the 33rd Annual Luncheon.


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


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Host Committee Co-Chairs

Jessica Sohl
Ann Marie Wright

Host Committee


Carmin Awadzi
Ellen Benjamin and Frederick Bates
Marjorie Craig Benton
Allison Clark
Judy Cottle
Harlene Ellin and Michael Cramer
Sunny Fischer
Sarah Hurwit Gomel
Virginia Holt
Myah Moore Irick
Nancy Juda
Iris Krieg

Lois Lipton
Marcie Love
Gail Ludewig
Attorney General Lisa Madigan*
Jo Moore
Marie Osadjan
President Toni Preckwinkle*
Carol Prins and John Hart
Congressman Mike Quigley*
Janice Rodgers
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky*
Patricia Costello Slovak


*Honorary Host Commitee Member

Committee still in formation – please join us! Contact Ilda Lagunas at ilagunas@cfw.org for more information.




Title Sponsor

BMO Harris Bank

Benefactor Sponsors

Marcie Love
Sheli and Burt Rosenberg

Patron Sponsors

Allstate Insurance Company
Brenda and James Grusecki
Carol Prins and John Hart

Leader Sponsors

Prudence and Francis Beidler
Ellen Benjamin and Frederick Bates
Judy Cottle and Lois Lipton
Sunny Fischer and Bette Cerf Hill
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Margot Levin Schiff

Friend Sponsors

Advocate Aurora Health
AWE Partners
Eileen Fisher
Sarah Hurwit Gomel
Munira Patel
Rush University Medical Center
Elisabeth Williams


Official Radio Sponsor of Chicago Foundation for Women


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.