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GI Research Foundation Diamond Anniversary Ball

Celebrating 60 Brilliant Years

Saturday, May 1, 2021
6:00 PM CT
Virtual Event

The GI Research Foundation’s Annual Ball brings together medical professionals, patients, and their families, friends, and corporate supporters.

Other Events

Larry A. Pogofsky Chicago All Star Challenge

The Chicago All Star Challenge honors Larry A. Pogofsky, an original White Sox investor and former GIRF Board president. This two-day event is filled with incredible experiences for fans of all ages, including a VIP reception, kids baseball clinic, home run derby, and softball game featuring Chicago baseball and sports legends.

Moving the Needle, An Update on GIRF’s Impact

An exclusive event for donors and special friends to hear directly from the University of Chicago physician-scientists who are changing the world with help from GIRF. GIRF-funded researchers provide rapid-fire, lay-friendly updates, and take questions from the audience.

Associates Board

The Associates Board hosts events throughout the year in support of researchers at the beginning of their careers. Past events include an annual cocktail party and “Team Up for GI Research” spin event.


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