Thank You to Supporters of the 2015 Once Upon a Time Gala!

The 2015 Once Upon a Time Gala Committee

Thank you to all the sponsors, guests, volunteers and donors who made Once Upon a Time…at Fete du Cirque a spectacularsuccess! Our night under the Big Top topped all of our expectations as more than 400 attendees enjoyed everything from cotton candy and carnival games to the moving words of guest speaker Dominique Wilson and Master of Ceremonies Bill Rancic. Zurich was honored as the 2015 Chicago Champion for Children. Details on fundraising results coming soon!

See more photos from the evening!

Television personality and businessman Bill Rancic
2015 Once Upon a Time Gala Emcee



2015 Gala Co-Chairs Michael Silverman, of Smithbucklin, and
Bethany Neckvatal, of Mesirow Financial


Guest speaker Dominique Wilson, former client of
The Children’s Place Association


Cathy Kreiger, The Children’s Place Assocation President & CEO,presents the 2015 Champion for Children Award to David Levinson, Chief Operating Officer of Commercial Markets, Zurich North America, accepting on behalf of Zurich.

Our tremendous gratitude goes out to everyone who made the 2015 Children’s Place Association Gala a wonderful evening!

Thank you to our 2015 Major Supporters

Media Sponsor
Splash Magazine

Technology Sponsor

Presenting Angels ($25,000+)
R-T Specialty

Diamond Angel ($15,000+)
BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois

Platinum Angels ($10,000+)
CORT Event Furnishings
Michael and Jacky Ferro, The Sun-Times Foundation &
The Chicago Community Trust
Keystone Capital
Phillip & Edith Leonian Foundation
The PrivateBank

Gold Angels ($5,000+)
Arthur J. Gallagher & Company
Brenda, Michael, Berkelee & Miles Asare
Assurance Agency
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Chicago Aerosol
Fifth Third Bank
Patrick & Susan Frangella
Frontera Foods
Gibson Electric & Technology Services
Brian, Christy, Izzy, Ben & Joey Greenblatt
The Hartford
Jupiter Aluminum
Jill M. Krueger
Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC
LSV Asset Management
Mesirow Financial
Mid-American Water
Nixon Peabody LLC
Ted & Nancy Otto
Richard & Linda Price
Tampico Foundation
Diana & Stephen Ware