Event Sponsors

Denise and Dave Bunning
Harris Family Foundation
Linda and Bill Friend
Caryn and King Harris
Katherine P. Harris
Stephanie and John Harris
Pam and Dr. Joseph Szokol

Cari and Michael Sacks

Eun and Bob Criswell
Goldman Sachs
Michelle and Alan Kaplan
Wende and Jim Lawson
McNamara Purcell Foundation

Arosa Capital Management
The Anixter Family
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Credit Suisse
Amy and Marty Kaplan
Hope and Jason Lundt
William Blair Company

Katie and Brad Cohen
Susie and Chris Hultquist
Erika and Mark Melchiorre
Taurasi Capital Management
Dara and Ross Milner
Morgan Stanley

Jane and Joseph Castle
Dave P. Nolan Foundation
Krista and Merrick Hatcher
Sara Nainzadeh
Laurie and Phillip Gerber

7th Annual Chicago Gala
Chicago History Museum
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Honoring: Scott Mandell, Founder and CEO of Enjoy Life Foods

Gala Chair: Michelle Kaplan

Thank you to our sponsors, donors and supporters who attended the Seventh Annual FARE Chicago Gala. Nearly 300 guests celebrated the evening with a “Flashback to the 60s” theme, that coordinated with the Chicago History Museum’s new 1968 exhibit. Most importantly the gala raised more than $740,000 for FARE’s mission to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them with hope through the promise of new treatments. Click here to view event photos.

For more information contact Dana Morris
at dmorris@foodallergy.org or 847.260.9724.


Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children in the U.S. – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE’s mission is to find a cure for food allergies, and to keep individuals safe and included. We do this by investing in world-class research that advances treatment and understanding of the disease, providing evidence-based education and resources, undertaking advocacy at all levels of government and increasing awareness of food allergy as a serious public health issue. For more information, please visit www.foodallergy.org and find us on Twitter@FoodAllergy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.