Chicago Spring Luncheon 2016


Chicago Spring Luncheon

Friday, May 6, 2016
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Thank you for making our 5th anniversary Chicago Spring Luncheon a huge success. Because of your support, we have raised over $500,000 to support our mission.

Thank you to our sponsors, panelists, guests, marketplace vendors and volunteers for spending your day with FARE. Thank you to our keynote speaker, Holly Robinson Peete, Dr, Jim Baker and Nancy Swink for traveling to Chicago. Thank you to the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago for providing top notch service.

And last but not least, thank you to our amazing luncheon committee and outstanding leadership from our luncheon co-chairs for their guidance and support. If you still wish to make a donation, please do so below:

For additional questions, please contact Dana Morris at or 847-260-9724.

Save the date for our 6th annual spring luncheon on Friday, May 12, 2017


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 improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. Our work is organized around three core tenets: LIFE – support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives; HEALTH – enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment; and HOPE – encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition. For more information, please visit and find us on Twitter@FoodAllergy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

Luncheon Co-Chairs

Denise Bunning
Linda Levinson Friend
Karin Teglia

Planning Committee

Carmen-Rae Carlson
Eun Lee Criswell
Jodie Gruber
Anne Thompson
Maggie Shapack
Debbie Silberstein
Jill Yonover



Harris Family Foundation (Linda and Bill Friend, Caryn and King Harris, Katherine P. Harris, Stephanie and John Harris, Pam and Dr. Joseph Szokol)
Elaine and Donald Levinson
Cari and Michael J. Sacks


Heather and Jeffrey Eiserman
MOCHA (Mothers of Children Having Allergies)
Karyn + Bill Silverstein
Karin & Dean Teglia Family Foundation


Goldman Sachs
Brooke and Duncan MacLean
Karin Malkin Health Consulting and the Malkin Family
Jill and Paul Meister
Mylan Specialty L.P.
Naddisy Foundation Inc.
Elise and Lee Sacks
Julie and Kenny Sacks


Anixter Family Foundation
Credit Suisse Securities, LLC
Eun Lee Criswell and Bob Criswell
LA-CO Industries, Inc.
Liz and Eric Lefkosfky
Hope and Jason Lundt
Diana and Bruce Rauner
Maggie and Jeffrey Shapack
William Blair Company


Abt Electronics
Citigroup Capital Markets
Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman
Suzanne and David Friedland
Lyn Goldstein
Susie and Chris Hultquist
Michelle & Alan Kaplan
Wende Fox Lawson and Jim Lawson
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Mariani Landscape, Inc./Frank Ponterio Interior Design
Dara and Ross Milner
Jamie and David Schwartz
Sara and James Star