The Magic Ball • Chicago

Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 7PM – Midnight
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park • 200 North Columbus Drive
You will never forget your evening at the Magic Ball. One of Chicago’s most memorable charity events, the Magic Ball is a unique blend of fun, magic, surprise, fantastic food and entertainment – all supporting an unparalleled charity organization which provides support to children impacted by a parent’s cancer.
The event, held at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, brings hundreds of Chicago luminaries together for an evening of philanthropy, discovery and fun. Complete with hands-on experiences, dinner, live auction and dancing, the Magic Ball will inspire you to support this often-overlooked population of children.
All proceeds benefit Camp Kesem and their nationwide network of free summer camps (including camps run by Northwestern University, University of Illinois, DePaul University, University of Chicago and Northern Illinois University), ensuring the organization’s ability support more of the 5+ million children who have a parent with cancer, or who have lost a parent to cancer.



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Thank you to all of our sponsors!

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Joe Adams 
Carolyn & Mark Agnew 
Linda & Mark Anderson 
Lisa & Keith Bandolik 
Heather & Bob Bartell 
Neha Biggs 
Nita Kulkarni & Iqbal Brainch 
Jessica & Kevin Brosche 
Cathy Birkeland & Greg Marton 
Jen & Sean Cunningham 
Cheryl & Geoff Evert
Stacy & Pat Fitzgerald
Mary & Christopher Freeburg 
Melanie & Andy Goodman
Sarah & Jonathan Graham

Michelle & Mark Grossmann
Julie & Pat Hallinan 
Kate & Mike Henn 
Jenny & Brian Herb 
Kate & Brian Higgins 
Calle & Ben Hutchen 
Peggy & Mike King
Dara & Richard Levy 
Marc Liebman 
Courtney McDonough & Mark Nicholson 
Holly & Rick Miller 
Lani & Ross Miller
Julie & Mike Oleshansky
Ami Patel
Kelli & Ryan Patterson

Kelli & Ryan Patterson
Jenn & Bill Phillips
Shannon & Andy Preda
Laura & Bob Probst
Kate Protextor & Bill Drehkoff
Megan & Rich Ratke
Cindy & Andrew Razeghi
Dorothy Rotatori
Sheri & Aaron Rudberg
Robin & Erik Scheier
Bevin & Andrew Skoglund
Kate & Tom Smith 
Erin & Matt Vollmer
Michelle & Andy Worth

Date & Time: Saturday, March 16, 2019  •  7PM – Midnight

Location: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park • 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Schedule: 7pm Cocktail Reception  |  8pm Dinner / Program / Live Auction  |  9:30pm Dessert / Dancing  |  12am Event concludes

Attire: Cocktail  |  Parking: Valet parking is available. The Auto Lobby is located on Lake Street just west of Columbus Drive.

For information regarding guest registration, or questions regarding sponsor table amenities, please contact Kristen Elfering at or 224.725.0176.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here or contact Colleen Klages at with questions.

For any items you would like to donate to our live auction, please contact

Will your employer match your recent donation to Camp Kesem? Many companies (including 65% of Fortune 500 companies) will double your donation, and some will even triple your donation! Simply visit our Matching Gifts page for more information and to search for your employer now.

By doubling your gift, we can take one step closer to our vision of ensuring that no child faces their journey with a parent’s cancer alone. Please email us at with any questions regarding corporate matching, including if you would like a receipt of your recent gift.

Are you unable to attend but would still like to support Kesem? Click here to make a donation now in memory or honor of someone.

For all media inquiries, please contact Kim Porter at