Chicago Spring Luncheon 2017

Join FARE at its 6th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Friday, May 12, 2017
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago



Keynote Speaker

Joel Stein, Journalist

Chef Honoree

Carlyn Berghoff, Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group


10:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion (one hour) - View panel
New Guidelines for Peanut Allergy Prevention: What Do They Mean for You?
11:00 a.m.
Food Allergy Friendly Sampling and Registration Open
12:00 p.m.
Luncheon Start


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Audio Recording of the 2017 Morning Session

Audio Recording of full 2017 Spring Luncheon


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

Luncheon Committee

Carmen-Rae Carlson
Eun Lee Criswell
Jodi Gruber
Robin Gruen
Rebekah Noven
Maggie Shapack
Debbie Silberstein
Anne Thompson
Jill Yonover



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)
Elaine and Donald Levinson
Cari and Michael Sacks
Sunshine Charitable Foundation
Karin and Dean Teglia Family Foundation


Heather and Jeffrey Eiserman
Karyn and Bill Silverstein


Wende Fox Lawson and Jim Lawson
Dara and Ross Milner
Brooke and Duncan MacLean
Naddisy Foundation, Inc.


The Malkin Family
Jill and Paul Meister
Kristi and Dave Snyderman


Helen and Michael Arkes
Suzanne and David Friedland
Lyn Goldstein
Wendy Miller and Lauren Izaks
Michelle and Alan Kaplan
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Gretchen and Richard Munaretto
Northwestern Medicine
Shannon Stevens Pokornik
Diana and Bruce Rauner
Jamie Diamond Schwartz
Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman
Yvette and David Stone
The Safe + Fair Food Company