During the live auction, conducted by Keith Jones of Sayre & Jones Auctioneers, guests bid on an array of luxury items and experiences, including a week-long vacation at a private villa in Jamaica, a progressive celebrity chef dinner at four of Chicago’s top restaurants by the Boka Group, a trip to Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards, and a chance to rub elbows with celebrities at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
"We’re proud to be part of this record-breaking fundraising this year for the Message of Hope Gala."
Co-Chair Tina Trott | support message of hope
An additional 150 guests arrived for the second annual After Party which was chaired by Adam Gifford, Lena Clement, Nev Fazlioski and Mike Spitz and served as the official launch for UNICEF’s Next Generation Chicago board of young professionals. Guests danced to the music of the Gentlemen of Leisure Band and enjoyed late night snacks.
Event sponsors included Energy BBDO, Kirkland & Ellis, Grosvenor Capital Management, Northern Trust, Nancy and Steve Crown, Martha and Adam Metz, Alexandra and John Nichols, Wendy and Frank Serrino, Joseph N. Silich, and Tina and Byron Trott.
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Thanks to the UNICEF’s Message of Hope Gala Committee, After Party Co-Chairs and Gala Co-Chairs, Martha Metz and Tina Trott, for their hard work in making this event possible.