May 15, 2019 | 5:00 PM

Hilton, Chicago | 720 S. Michigan Avenue | 
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The Evening

Schedule of Affairs

5:00 PM | Cocktail Reception

6:00 PM | Program, Dinner, and Service Auction

*Discounted self-parking is available for $31 at the Hilton Garage (enter the garage on Wabash Avenue or Balbo Street).

Valet is available for $42.

Keynote Speaker

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Glenn Close is an acclaimed performer whose
indelible characters have graced the stage, screen and television. She made her film debut in 1982’s The World According to Garp, receiving an Academy
Award nomination. Ms. Close went on to receive
Oscar nominations for The Big Chill, The Natural,
Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, and Albert

Ms. Close is a founder and the Chairperson of
Bring Change 2 Mind, a charity whose mission is to
fight the stigma surrounding mental illness.


 Pamela Buffett

Kimberly M. Foxx

Patrick Kennedy/Kennedy Forum Illinois

Linda Rosenberg


Benjamin Albrecht
RMB Capital

Inger Burnett-Zeigler
Northwestern University

Kathy Graham
US Bank

Frank Haywood
Matsock Insurance

Dr. Suzet McKinney
Illinois Medical District

Sharon Neal
Exelon Corporation

Sue Roberts
Board Member

Shari Slavin
Slavin & Slavin LLC




Presenting Sponsor

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Platinum Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Klaff Family Foundation

Judy and David Maley

The Mothkur Family

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Slavin & Slavin, LLC


Bronze Sponsors

Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.

Cronin and Ziegler/Orloff Families

Marge and Keith McClintock

NAMI Chicago

Dave and Tammy Randa

RMB Capital


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Babu,
Director, Special Events: sarah.babu@thresholds.org or 773.572.5203.