melon.img005_env.jpg    many thanks to everyone who made Celebrate the Bounty of Evanston a huge success!

festive evening reaps
bounty for Evanston

Proceeds of over $246,000 support the Foundation's initiatives and programs.

Celebrate!Evanston 2014 on October 19 was a huge success, attended by over 300 people and generously supported by more than twenty sponsors. A huge THANK YOU to all who contributed to a fabulous evening!

an evening of celebration

 C!E 2014 Sara Schastok and DM C!E 2014 EvanstOZ performers     
The evening's volunteers, Northwestern University's Dance Marathon Executive Board members with ECF President and CEO Sara Schastok The Wizard of EvanstOZ performers State Representative Robyn Gabel, Judy Kemp, Matthew Hunter  


C!E 2014 Winning Cake - Quince

"icing on the cake" dessert competition

And the winner is: Quince, selected by the evening's guests.

Other delectable dessert creations were provided by Bennison's Bakery, Feast & Imbibe, Hewn, and Whole Foods.

 2014 committee

C!E 2014 co-chairs Pictured: Mary Finnegan and Lisa Altenbernd, co-chairs, with their husbands Paul Finnegan, left, and Steve Hagerty, right.

Committee members: Julie Chernoff, Diana Gourguechon, Joan Gunzberg, Kevin Mott, Patty Reece, Penelope Sachs, Gene Servillo, and Keith Terry


we thank our sponsors

corporate benefactors: Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
platinum sponsors: Hagerty Consulting, IRMCO, Latham & Watkins LLP
gold sponsors: BMO Harris Bank, EcoTekk, Jenner & Block LLP, Make It Better, Nature's Perspective Landscaping, Inc., NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwestern University, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, Presence Saint Francis Hospital
silver sponsors: Edward Jones Investments, Evanston Now, Evanston Roundtable, First Bank & Trust, John J. Cahill Inc., Mather Lifeways, The Merion, North Shore Community Bank & Trust — A Wintrust Community Bank, Reed Smith LLP, Romano Wealth Management, Vinic Wine Company, Whole Foods Market Evanston
bronze sponsors:, Farnsworth-Hill Inc., Mills Custom Audio/Video, Scott Byron & Co., Inc., Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC, Three Crowns Park