May 10, 2018 | 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.


Paton Blough

Affected with Bipolar I Disorder, Paton Blough is a mental health advocate and speaker who works tirelessly as a voice for those who have dealt firsthand with the stigma surrounding mental illness. Paton is living proof that, with support and appropriate treatment, those suffering from mental illnesses can overcome their diagnoses and lead healthy, happy lives as positive community members.

After being arrested six times and undergoing six psychiatric hospitalizations between 2004-2008, Paton decided it was time to help others in the same situation and those called to intervene. Since 2009 he has provided Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to more than 2,000 police officers, correctional officers, and first responders.


Cermak Health Services of Cook County

Cermak Health Services of Cook County has led the way in developing innovation that has improved correctional health care. As the largest single site correctional health service in the country, the facility provides a comprehensive range of services to over 9,000 individuals.

The Chicago Community Trust

The Chicago Community Trust was instrumental in launching Thresholds' Justice Project in 1997 with a significant donation. Today, the Trust continues to be a tremendous supporter of Thresholds work throughout Chicago. 

Chicago Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team

The Chicago Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team advocates for early intervention for at-risk individuals experiencing a mental illness crisis to ensure their safety, in addition to receiving critical services, such as a mental health evaluation, treatment, and hospitalization. 

NAMI Chicago

NAMI Chicago supports individuals and families affected by mental illness, reduces stigma, and advocates for an effective mental health system. Each year NAMI Chicago provides hope to over 16,000 individuals and families.  

Phyllis Schwartz

Phyllis Schwartz and her late husband, Perry, have been supporters of Thresholds for more than 30 years. Her involvement in Thresholds has included funding for numerous programs agency wide. 



Frank Haywood

Matsock Insurance

Dr. Suzet McKinney

Illinois Medical District

Sharon Neal

Exelon Corporation

Sue Roberts

Thresholds Board Member

Shari Slavin

Slavin & Slavin, LLC




Presenting Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Vicki and Tom Horwich

Rocco and Roxanne Martino


Silver Sponsors


Klaff Family Foundation

Jim and Kay Mabie

MADO Healthcare Centers

Beth N. Rom-Rymer, Ph.D.

Chris and Karen Segal

Slavin & Slavin, LLC



Bronze Sponsors

Brinshore Development, LLC

Marianne and Michael Doan

First Bank of Highland Park

Ron and Marilynn Grais

The Herseth Family

Judy and David Maley

Matsock Insurance and

Financial Services

Pete and Anne McNerney



The Mothkur Family

Marge and Keith McClintock

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Gino Pinto and Todd Mack

Sue and Wally Roberts

Robert and Barbara Spencer

The Wolcott Group

Ann Ziegler, Emma and Reba Orloff