GI Research Foundation

2022 Ball

The storied Annual Ball is the GI Research Foundation’s premier fundraising event.

On Saturday, May 1st, 2021, the GI Research Foundation Diamond Anniversary Ball celebrated 60 brilliant years with a high energy tribute to GIRF’s best and brightest. In a virtual event like no other, the Foundation raised more than $1.3 million for research at the University of Chicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center.

The GI Research Foundation honored grande dame Beatrice “Bee” G. Crain of the Crain-Maling Foundation with the inaugural Joseph B. Kirsner Award for her lifelong commitment to GIRF and presented the first-ever Partners in Science Award to longtime GIRF champions Sy and Nancy Taxman.

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