WMG's 21st Anniversary Gala: A Roaring Success!
WMG's annual Gala in celebration of 21 years of support for women artists happened on Thursday, April 25th at Salvage One. Hundreds of individuals, from committee, board, and staff members to volunteers and donors contributed to this important annual event. Through their joint efforts we were able to raise more than $42,000 for WMG and our programs in support of women artists.
The evening featured highlights of the life and work of Sonia Delauney; a great silent auction with fabulous art, and raffle prizes including an Architectural River Tour for 8 generously donated by James Pinzker. The lucky raffle winners are Melissa Alderton, Kimberly Gust, and Roger Lueck-Mammen. Scrumptious appetizers were provided by Amazing Edibles, and
Cabot Creamery donated an assortment of gourmet cheeses. DJ Michael Coloma DJs and Skratchie Robinson were outstanding in music selection making this event even more beautiful, and Dancer Linda Padilla and daughter Erica Molina demonstrated Charleston dance moves from the 20s.
Thanks to WMG's Gala Committee: Honorary Chairs Margo Jeanchild, Ann Regan, and Amy Stoeffler. Co-chaired by Kathleen Waterloo and Beate Minkovski, committee members included Mary Ann Anthony, Carrie Byington-Oei, Martinjon Garcia, Bobbi Meier, Danielle Meier, Olivia Morris, Sandra Perlow, Julie Ris, Ruby Thorkelson, Becca Waterloo, and Marsha Woodhouse. Becca Waterloo designed the invitation and program. Marty Bash, Julie Ris, and Erin Waser assisted with editing.
Thanks to WMG's Sponsors:
Roberta Reb Allen, Mary Ann and John Anthony, L. Clause Aschinberg, Carol Augustine, Paula Barnett, Marty and Jim Bash, Ellen Wade Beals, Andrea Bempong, Kathy Bergold, Janet Bloch, Cairy Brown, Fran Bull, Christine and Scott Burns, Patricia Callahan, Pamela Callahan, Elaine Collina, Linda Conway, Jean Cozier, David Culligan, Vicki Curtis and Bill Siavelis, David B. Sykes Family Foundation, Kathy Deane, Alicia Derrah, Eilts & Associates, Inc., Fitzgerald & Hewes LLP, Melissa Frey, Gensler, Andrea and Dick Ginsburg, Rachel Goodstein, Marcia Grubb, Kimberly Gust, Lois Hauselman, Kelly Hensen, Linda Hillman, Pearl Hirshfield, Heywood Hoffman, Sandra Holubow, George Huene and Cali Bergold, Susan Ifergan, Marjorie Jeanchild, Anita Jenke, Mary Keefe and Bob Scales Beverly Keys, Linda Kramer, Karin Kuzniar Tweedie, Leslie Marshall, Suzanne Massey, Bobbi and Stephen Meier, Bert Menco, Morgan Mills Blank, James Morrow, Nuveen Investments, Juliano Oei, Barbara Puechler, Ann Regan, Julie Schauer, Janet Schumacher, Charlotte Segal, Janet Snow-Godfrey, Wilma Stevens, Amy Stoeffler, Scott Stoeffler, Pamela Stoeffler, Allison Svoboda, Elena Aguirre and Jakob Sznajder, Ruth Thiede, Arlene Turner-Crawford, Annette Turow, Shirlene Ward, Erin Waser, Anton and Kerry Waser, Kathleen and Dan Waterloo.
Thanks to WMG's Contributors: A&A Studios, Andrea Herrera and Amazing Edibles, Marty Bash, Bebeka Design, Cali Bergold, Blick Art Material, Janet Bloch, Corinna Button, Cabot Creamery, Pamela Callahan, Chicago Mosaic School, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Sally Deskins, Tami Dollase, Henrietta (Henny) Dubois, Meredith Dytch, Ruth Eckstein, Janice Elkins, Aida Emart, Tom Ferguson Interiors, Filoni, Deb Flagel, Foiled Cupcakes, Tammy Franke, Joan Friedberger, Esperanza Gama, Goodman Theatre, Juarez Hawkins, Linda Hillman, Ellen Holtzblatt, Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding, Intuit: The Center for Outsider and Intuitive Art, Jan McKeachie Johnston, JV Color Salon, Elka-Elzbieta Kazmierczak, Mary Keefe, Linda Kelen, Virginia Kondziolka, Mie Kongo, Itala Langmar, Jenny Learner, Lillstreet Art Center, Suzanne Keith Loechl, Sioban Lombardi, Chandrika Marla, Bobbi Meier, Bert Menco, Beate Minkovski, Diana Mooses, Anita Nagler, Nature Yoga Sanctuary, Nora's Shoe Shop, Mary O'Connell, Poetry Foundation, R&F Handmade Paints, Karen Rechtschaffen, Clare Rosean, Salvage One, Shedd Aquarium, Janet Snow-Godfrey, Allison Svoboda, Keith J. Taylor, Rhona Taylor, Maria Testaguzza, Cindy Trim Photography, Uncommon Ground, Becca Waterloo, Kathleen Waterloo, Kathy Weaver, Georgia Lang Weithe, Winnetka Wine Shop, Marcia Winograd, David Woodhouse Architects, Marcia Woodhouse, Zealous Good.
Gala Program: Thanks to Becca Waterloo and Erin Waser for design work; and thanks to Salsedo Press for a great print job! Click Here to View the Gala Program
Thanks to Gala Program Advertisers: A.R.E. Partners LLC; Choices in Dentistry; DeLux Bar & Grill; DuPage Medical Group; Tom Ferguson Interiors; Godwin Architecture; Grubb Property Management, Inc; Lauterbach LTD; Spacca Napoli Pizzeria; Tom Van Eynde.
Thanks to Our Cherished Volunteers: Kristin Abhalter, Phaydra Babinchok, Jim Bash, Cara Boldarini, Elise Chagas, Sheila Donovan, Virginia Iverson, Stephanie Larson, Sarah Levine, Laura Lopez, Jen Mooses, Edith Morales, Maggie Pavao, Leila Rahravan, Mary Sesol, Dorian Sosa, Thiel, Megan Turk, Carla Vallade, and Nicky Wallace.
Thanks to Hannah Fehrman for documenting the event. We love her photography and photos on this page were taken by her! Top photo shows volunteers preparing for the event; photo on the right shows board member, Gail Holmberg placing her bid while husband is watching; and photo below shows Becca and Kathleen Waterloo. View more event photos on our Facebook Page.
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