Thank you to everyone who supported the 2017 Down & Derby Gala!

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Many thanks to all the sponsors, guests and donors who supported the 2017 Down & Derby Gala on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The event was a big success, raising more than $200,000 to support CBO’s mission and Scholars! Guests at the event were entertained with creative cocktails, delicious food, a live auction and paddle raise, a mystery gift grab, and dancing to the music of Soda. Your support will make a significant difference in the lives of CBO’s Scholars and their families.

Our sincerest thanks to the following sponsors and in-kind donors for supporting this year’s event.

Summa Cum Laude Sponsors

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Magna Cum Laude Sponsors

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Bachelor’s Degree Sponsors


Honor Roll Sponsors

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Food and Drink Sponsors

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Thank you to the following individuals and organizations who have donated items for our live auction or mystery boxes:

2 Blowout Salon
2 Hot Yoga
210 Restaurant
Anton’s Fruit Ranch
Avant For Men
Jim Axelrod
Brenda Bechtel
Benihana Inc.
Blaze Pizza
Blazin’ Babes
Blue Mercury
BoHo Theatre
Bolder Girls Jewelry
Joanne Burgess
Donna Chen
Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare
Cook Brothers
Country Kitchen
Cy Fredrics Jewelers
Danelle Designs Jewelry
Deer Path Inn
Lindsey & Michael Delrahim
John des Rosiers
Paige Draney
DS Cosmetics
E. Street Denim
Lisa & J.B. Fleisher
Pam Geyer-Howell
Connie Gill
Arnie Glickman
Goodies Etc.
Graziela Gems
Guys & Co.
Elissa & Jeff Halpern
Lucy Hammerburg
Melanie & Eric Hanig
Hard Core Pilates
Highland Park High School
Hilton Orrington/Evanston
Home Depot
Initial It Gifts & Kidoodles Inc.
The Joffrey Ballet
Ellen Karmin
Keepsake Family Tree Video
Rose Keller
The Langham Chicago
Matt Laughton
Debbie Learner
Cathe & Arthur Lewis
Karen Lygizos
Laurie Matlin
Mazzetta Co.
Allan Muchin
The Nail Shop & Spa
Beth & Neil Olderman
Olsky Jewelers
Lesley Peters
Silvia Rota Pettenati
Stacy & Joel Raven
Lynn Reiner
Ellen Robinson
Royal Melbourne Country Club
Salon Vole
Shedd Aquarium
Debbie & Paul Smith
The Standard, East Village
Tailored Events
Trunk Club
Amy Tsarwhas
Alessandra Ubezio
Pam Udell
Stephanie Wohlner

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