GI Research Foundation Diamond Anniversary Ball
Celebrating 60 Brilliant Years
Saturday, May 1, 2021
6:00 PM CT
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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.
Become a Ball Angel
Please join us as a partner in our effort to find better treatments and, one day, cures for digestive illnesses. Contact us at (312) 332-1350 for additional information about Ball sponsorship.
Donate to the 60th Anniversary Ball Program Book
Hundreds of distinguished guests will receive a Program Book hard copy. An electronic Program Book will be distributed to more than 15,000 individuals and featured on our website. Contact us at (312) 332-1350 for additional information about the Ball’s Program Book.
Give a Shout Out
Say thank you to a UChicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center doctor, nurse, or staff member with a “Shout Out” message of support to be included in the Ball’s Program Book.
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 & John Power and Deborah & 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
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Dr. Biana Lanson and Mr. Benjamin Lanson
Jennifer & Ben Riback
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mark and Delaine Waldeck