Digestive Health Foundation Gala: Celebrating the Power of Family
Evening Emcee Bonnie Hunt, Actress and Comedian, Co-chairs Becky and Michael Elrad, Special Guest Mike McCready, Lead Guitarist, Pearl Jam

Thank you for making the fourth annual Digestive Health Foundation Gala: Celebrating the Power of Family an incredible success!

This year’s Gala brought together our growing community of patients, families, and friends to celebrate our shared hope for the future—and to raise critical funds for medical research at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center (DHC) to find better treatments and cures for digestive health patients everywhere.

With your generous support, we are proud to announce that this year’s Gala raised $2.48 million! All funds support our ongoing research studies aimed at transforming digestive disease into digestive health.

Enjoy browsing photos captured from the event.

We are deeply grateful for your continued support of the Digestive Health Foundation.

Lee Gould

Lee Gould, President

Thank you for making the fourth annual Digestive Health Foundation Gala: Celebrating the Power of Family an incredible success!

This year’s Gala brought together our growing community of patients, families, and friends to celebrate our shared hope for the future—and to raise critical funds for medical research at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center (DHC) to find better treatments and cures for digestive health patients everywhere.

With your generous support, we are proud to announce that this year’s Gala raised $2.48 million! All funds support our ongoing research studies aimed at transforming digestive disease into digestive health.

Enjoy browsing photos captured from the event.

We are deeply grateful for your continued support of the Digestive Health Foundation.

Lee Gould

Lee Gould, President

The Malkin Family and Karen Malkin Health Counseling
Becky and Michael Elrad
The 1111 Foundation

Linda and Jeffrey Hammes

AbbVie, Inc.
Duffey Family Foundation
Lynn H. Elrad
Mary and Norm Geller
GEM Realty Capital
Andi and Jim Gordon,
The Edgewater Funds
Janssen Immunology
Kovler Family Foundation and
Green Thumb Industries
Pfizer
Nives and Joe Rizza
Sacks Family Foundation

Allergan
Anonymous
The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation
Caryn and Craig Caffarelli
Sheila and Joseph Gutman Family
Karen and Liam Krehbiel
Meryl and Joey Levin
Robert M. and Diane v.S. Levy
James H. Litinsky
Jill and Paul Meister
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Nancy and Ben Randall
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
UCB

Diane Saltoun and Bruce Braun
Liz and Harry Feirstein
Sally Garon and Michael Goldman
Cathy Bialy and Lee Gould
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Kirkland & Ellis
MKM Partners, LLC
Sharon and Lee Oberlander
Linda and David Richter
Kim and Tim Rooney
Cindy and David Rosenbloom
Jamie and David Schwartz
Sidley Austin LLP
Lisa & Doug Granat
Denise & Adam Hoeflich
JHL Capital Group LLC
Linda & Steven Kaplan
Northwestern Surgical Associates
Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
UCB
The Abra & Jim Wilkin Fund

Patron

Abundant Venture Partners
Anonymous
Barnett Family
The Brodsky Family
Silvia and Robert Cantwell
Celgene
Sharon and Joel Chefitz
Davis and Goldish Families
JamesThomas Interiors
Sally and Ken Jones
The Krause FamilyFoundation
John & Karin Kukral
Rachel and Jimmy Levin
Susan Goodman and
Rodney Lubeznik
Abraham and Andrea Morris
Charitable Fund
Norcon, Inc.
Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
Salix Pharmaceuticals
Lynne Levey and David Schreibman
Nina and Steve
Schroeder Family
Schweighauser Family
Eric Siegel
White & Case LLP
Nancy and XD Yang

Friend
Helen and Michael Arkes
Associated Agencies, Inc.
Stephanie and Michael Baum
Jodie and Peter Berkman
Leslie and Robert Bond and Family
Allison and Brian Feltzin
Golub & Company
Susan and Stuart Graines
JMB Financial Advisors
Katten
Latham & Watkins LLP
LSG Insurance Partners
Marsha and Steven Levin
Schuyler and Jon Levin
Kim and Derek Lopez
Lowell Potiker/Les Haskew of
ARF Financial LLC
MBRE Healthcare
Pamela and Joshua Miller
Michele and Rich Moras
Nancy and Robert Moss
Lori and Michael Nash
Neal Gerber Eisenberg
Northwestern Memorial Foundation
Denise and Keith Olsen
Ellen and Steven Ross
Michael and Nancy Schulson
Sara and David Selznick
David O. Stein
Carrie and Jay Weaver

Special Friend
Hallee and David Adelman
Bank of America, N.A.
Lisa and Ellis Block
Marilyn and Terry Diamond
Lolly and Matt Dominski
Howard Grill
Dayna Hardin
JMB Insurance
Lavin Family Foundation
Edward Leader
Dara and Richard Levy
Richard and Martha
Melman Foundation
Sarah and Ali Merchant
Lois Zoller and James C. Mills
Ann and Robert Nathan
Northwestern University GI/ Hepatology Division
Bonnie and Stewart Orzoff
Sheli and Burton Rosenberg
Terri and David Rubin
Kathy and Tom Shafer
Mary and Scott Strong
Ms. Andréa J. Schwartz and  Dr. Steven J. Stryker
Walton Street Capital, LLC

Partner
ABT Electronics
Advance Realty Investors
Anonymous
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bank
Priscilla and David Baum
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bobins,
The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation
Deanna Booth and Scott Brenner
CIBC Bank USA
David Gries Cole
Beth and Graham Cook
Georgia and John Darby
Margaret and Daniel Donaghue
Daniel Dorfman
Erica and Gary Freeman
Jane and Joseph Gaffigan
Marla and Larry Gilbert
Ellen Wallace and Steven Gould
The Gould/Shenfeld Family
Laurie and Gary Greenfield
Stacey and Edward Hamburg
Eva Wassermann and Roger Hill
Katie and Brian Hrad and Brooke and Kevin Hrad
Erica and Billy Jacobs
Gail and Justin Joseph
Julie and Jeff Kaplan
Elizabeth Kogen and Jay Korach
Yaakov Kronfeld
Pam and Alex Lallanilla

 
Deborah and Robert Lanigan
Jennifer and Joey Lansing
Diane and Andy Lappin
Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC
Carol McErlean and Michael Levin
Julia and Richard Merpi II
Terry E. Newman
Katie and John Palmer
Lucia and Lawrence Patzelt, MD
Deb and Scott Robinson
Rhoda R. Rosenthal
Maggie and Eric Scheyer
Eileen and Donald Schiller
Peter, Robin, Ava and Louis Shaevel
Barbara and Joel Stone
Jenni and Will Suvari
Howard J. Swibel
Laura and Michael Tepper
Andrea and Robert Weiss
Jeff, Liz and Nate Wellek
Margaret and Roy Wiggemansen
Lisa Seltzer and Gary Wolfson
Debra and Jeffrey Wolpov
Geena and Dennis Zaslavsky
Franny and Michael Zucker

Supporter
Terry and Sheldon Adelman
Danielle and Lorne Bassel
Leslie and Richard Brown
Fran and Jerry Butwin
Lois and Donald Chudacoff
Cindy and Alan Dannenbaum
Shirley Davis
Neil Eisenband
Julian S. Epstein
Joan and Jerry Fisher
Lisa Flashner
Stephanie and Josh Freedman
Kirsten Garen
Jeffrey Gluskin
Linda and Michael Goldsmith
Jill and Bruce Goldstein
Eileen Gottsegen
Lisa and Sam Grill
Anna Herman
Sarah Hinman and Cristian Herrera
Judy and Paul Hochhauser
Anar Isman
Phyllis and Robert Jaffee
Mirko Krivokuca
Missy and Eric Linn
Ina and Edward Loftspring
Susie and Jimmy Loveman
Nancy Mansfield
Dr. Kyle and Laura Mueller
Mulhearn Family
Debra and Lawrence Oberman


Robbie and Jen Ohashi
Ronit and Matthew Prince
Sally and Ellis Regenbogen
Meryl Rosen
Iris and Jay Rothberg
Maureen Wener and Paul Rundell
Tracy and Terrell Sachman
Lorrilynn Saex
Amy and Stuart Savitz
Marcia and Albert Schmier
Hally and Mark Shaw
Judy and Gary Sifferle
Matt Silver
Sharon Sih and Brian Sklar
Susan Bronstein and Bob Soffer
Laurie and Scott Sommer
Judy and Larry Speizman
Andrea Stark
Thomas A. Stuba
Susan and Avery Tarshis
Marija Tatic
Sue and Gene Terry
Nadja Thompson
Rita and Stan Waldstein
Judy and David Weiss
Patricia Yoder and Ronald Wolfe

To view the complete Program Book from our fourth annual Digestive Health Foundation Gala, please click here.

Thank you for your support of our fourth annual Digestive Health Foundation Gala.

If you’d like to support the Digestive Health Foundation’s mission, please consider making a gift on our General Donation page.

For more information, please contact Abbey Jennings at abbey.jennings@nm.org or at 312.926.0199.

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