Thursday, August 7, 2008

Chicago Social Diary

The view from the lawn of the Saddle & Cycle Club in Chicago.
The Guild Board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (“BGCC”) hosted its 4th annual summer gala, “The Skyline Ball: A Celebration of Chicago,” at the Saddle & Cycle Club in Chicago.

The Hon. Richard M. and Mrs. Maggie Daley served as Honorary Co-Chairs, and the evening recognized all that is special about the City of Chicago.

With the event already sold out, proceeds from The Skyline Ball will yield another record-setting fundraising total for the Guild Board in support of the important mission of the BGCC.

The Co-Chairs of this year’s Skyline Ball were Guild Board members Ms. Molly Carroll, Ms. Courtney McGovern, and Mrs. Jennifer McKinney.

This year, the Guild Board was proud to welcome Ralph Lauren as its signature retailer partner for the Skyline Ball.

A number of specially-selected luxury items – from custom clothing to home furnishings – were being donated by Ralph Lauren as part of a raffle and drawing with income from ticket sales directly benefiting BGCC.
Boys & Girls Clubs Kids and Youth of the Year: Ezoku Smith, Danielle Castillo, Lilian Castillo, David Rojas, Marto Ramos, and Myles Moore
Polo shirts for the guests to take home.
Ralph Lauren also provided special surprise gifts for each Ball attendee. The Ball featured a festive summer evening of dinner and dancing, complimented by special wines donated by the Guild’s longtime partner St. Francis Winery, and beer donated by the Guild’s newest partner, Goose Island Beer Co.

Established in 2004, the Guild Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago is a group of fifty accomplished civic and business leaders from across the Chicago area who share a common commitment to the future of Chicago’s youth and the success of the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Kendra and Matt Thornton
Kristie Cunningham and Angela Haggie
Skyline Ball Co-Chairs: Courtney McGovern, Jennifer McKinney, and Molly Carroll
Samantha and Jonathan Gauntt
Courtney McGovern and John McGovern
Chris Noel, Molly Carroll, and Julie Creed
Cameron Benninghoven and Eugenie Pabst
David Camins, Cameron and Jennifer McKinney, and Jeff Schiller all in RL
Raffle sales
Claudio and Robin Balbo
Kyle and Anne Rockey
RL Team, David Derringer, Jennifer Dalipa, Edward Durham, Lyndsie Jackson, and Jeffrey Caldwell
Susu Block, Mike Meiners, and Maggie Meiners
Sam Duthoy and Tim Guillen
Olena and Patrick Thompson
Spence Fischer, Amy Glynn, and Brayton Alley
Marisa Bryce with Andrew and Neelie Fritz
Laura Borowski and Catherin Borowski
Kendra and Matt Thornton buying raffle tickets
David and Lyndsay Camins
Jennifer and Dave Martay
Marisa Bryce, Kimberly Smith, and Molly Carroll
Brit Taner, Margie Stineman, and Kerim Taner
Catherine and Kevan Comstock
John Robinson and Lara Ellinger
Amaya Navasques, Yusef Jackson, and Julia Van Nice
Sara and Steve Sladoje with Juliet Kracik
Lyndsie Jackson and Jennifer McKinney
Michael Case Smith and Karen Iwema
Raymond Arcuson, Frank Dowie, and Joe Ferraro
John McGovern, Todd Kipp, and friend
James Dean and Molly Carroll
Kate Fitzgerald with Paul and Jennifer Gunning
Kimberly Smith and Joe Ferraro
Susan Bulley and John McGovern
Julie Christopher with Caroline and Harry Pfaff

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