The storied Annual Ball is the GI Research Foundation’s premier fundraising event.
Every year, hundreds of donors, volunteers, grateful patients, and medical professionals come together to raise money for groundbreaking research and exceptional patient care at the University of Chicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center.
The GI Research Foundation transformed the 59th Annual Ball into its first ever virtual fundraiser. Despite the challenge of the global COVID-19 pandemic and a new platform, the 2020 virtual ball exceeded expectations, making it the most successful GIRF Ball ever. More than 1,000 households participated in the live webcast, which raised more than $1.3 million.
The 60th Anniversary Ball Program Book
The Diamond Anniversary Ball Program Book features spotlights on our honorees, an overivew of tonight’s program, a message from our Ball Committee, and Shout Outs and content from our Angels and supporters. Thank you to generous sponsors and supporters who have the Diamond Anniversary Ball and Program Book a brilliant success.
Donate in Celebration of 60 Years
Your gift will support groundbreaking research and exceptional patient care at the University of Chicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center.
With Gratitude to our Angel Sponsors
Nancy and Sy Taxman/The Taxman Family Foundation
Lori and John Power
& Deborah and Michael Cogan
Abra and Murray Alscher
Bristol Myers Squibb
Yekaterina Chudnovsky and Family
Dr. and Mrs. Russell Cohen
Sandy, Steve, and Lily Davidson
Lora Millman and Howard Grill
Rebecca and Mark de Souza
The Schmitz Family Charitable Fund
Carol and Peter Goldman
Kathryn and Thomas Shafer / Kurt Karmin Family Foundation
Bartlett Wealth Management / Robert Dearborn
Belmont Bank & Trust
Laura and Eric Berlin
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Dr. Biana Lanson and Mr. Benjamin Lanson
New Vernon Wealth Management
Jennifer & Ben Riback
Emily and Aaron Rosdal
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sunset Partners Capital Management LLC / Bob Hamer and Jeff Kutchin
Mark and Delaine Waldeck