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Oh, what a night! On October 4, 2011, the Foundation hosted its 13th Annual Dinner. Almost 500 guests joined us at the Standard Club in Chicago for an evening of food, friends and fun. The night began with a cocktail hour where guests enjoyed the opportunity to socialize and connect before heading up to a delicious gourmet dinner followed by a networking dessert.
The best part? The Annual Dinner raised an estimated $130,000 to fund the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation GI Cancer Tissue Bank at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The Bank is a tumor tissue repository that allows Dr. Benson and his staff to perform clinical trials and cutting-edge research aimed at advancing treatment methods and saving patients’ lives.
Highlights from this year’s dinner included a surprise award, presented to Professor Roger Cannaday for all he does to promote real estate education, the announcement of our 2011 scholarship recipients, and the debut of our new video. The dinner also featured an exciting raffle and Wine Lottery. The raffle prizes included a MINI Cooper, a Chicago Sports Package, a Golf Package and a Private Tour of the ESPN Studios with Jeremy Schaap. The Wine Lottery gave guests the opportunity to purchase a great bottle of Terlato wine and with it, a chance to win one of several great prizes, including a two-night stay at any Hyatt and a $1,000 gift certificate to Lester Lampert Jewelers
The success of the Annual Dinner and, in fact, the Foundation as a whole, is due to the unwavering support of the real estate community. We are deeply grateful and inspired by this community, whose members are so generous with their time, talent and treasure. It’s amazing to see the impact a professional community can have when they come together to rally around a cause. Thank you all, especially to our corporate sponsors and dinner guests, for making this year’s dinner a resounding success.
Thank you again to our dinner sponsors:
Becker Gurian ~ CBRE ~ Clark Street Development ~ FGMK, LLC ~ Forest City ~ Freeborn & Peters, LLP ~ Holland & Knight ~ Leopardo ~ Grubb & Ellis ~ Heartland Real Estate Business ~ Marcus & Millichap ~ Mid-America Real Estate ~ NAI Hiffman ~ Ruben, Firsel & Rosenfeld, LLC ~ Schain, Burney, Banks & Kenny, Ltd. ~ Shopping Center Business ~ Stan Johnson Company