GI Research Foundation Diamond Anniversary Ball

Celebrating 60 Brilliant Years

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

Honoring

Beatrice G. Crain

Joseph B. Kirsner Award

Nancy and Sy Taxman

Partners in Science Award

Featuring

Oz Pearlman

Emmy-award winning mentalist

Maggie Speaks

Internationally renowned band

 

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

Diamond Angels 

Nancy and Sy Taxman/The Taxman Family Foundation 

Platinum Angels 

Gold Angels 

Silver Angels 

Lori & John Power and Deborah & Michael Cogan

Bronze Angels 

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

GCM Grosvenor 

Carol and Peter Goldman 

Kathryn and Thomas Shafer / Kurt Karmin Family Foundation 

Angels 

Arena Pharmaceuticals

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