Autumn Gala – 20th Anniversary

Child's Voice Anniversary Autumn Gala

Autumn Gala – 20th Anniversary

Autumn Gala Celebration

20th Anniversary Autumn Gala
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook. 

Thank you!

This year’s Autumn Gala has raised over $100,000 to benefit the children and families of Child’s Voice!

Our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, supporters, the amazing Gala committee and volunteers.

We will keep sharing updates including a link to photos in the next few days!

Photos of the 20th Anniversary Gala by Miles Boone Photography.

For all our attendees, please be sure to complete our guest survey to help share your feedback and suggestions for future events. That link can be found here: Autumn Gala Survey.


The Autumn Gala featured a reception & cocktails, dinner, dancing, auctions, and many opportunities to help change the lives of children with hearing loss including the important Paddle Raiser auction, an exciting live auction, the popular Pumpkin Pull, and the Heads and Tails raffle for an Apple Watch.

This year also included the introduction and presentation of the Voice of the Heart Award.

In its first year, this award was presented to Mark Levy, Child’s Voice Board President for his longtime commitment to the children and families of Child’s Voice.


For questions, follow-up or more information, please call the Advancement Department at 630-595-8200 or email us.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors including:

Platinum Sponsor
Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Deanne Levy

Gold Sponsors
The Chatterjee Family
Children’s Law Group
Ms. Heather Gardner
Schaumburg Bank & Trust, N.A.
The Schilling, Hamlin and Hawley families

Silver Sponsors
Advanced Bionics
Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.
First Eagle Bank
Bruce & Pat Larson
The Anne E. Leibowitz Fund
Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Cochlear Implant Center
The Lynk Family
Mr. Jay Marr & Ms. Annie Davis
The McDonough Family
The McMahon Family
The Para Family
The Schiltz Family
The Shapiro Family
SolVast Corporation
The University of Chicago Cochlear Implant Center

Bronze Sponsors
Wendy & Geoff Adler
Lloyd & Katheryn Bettis
The Bowersox Family
Bruning & Associates, P.C.
Rollen Cooper
Bill & Anne Cotter
The Hub Group, Inc.
Illinois Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side
Renee Y. Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Steven and Michele King
Herbert & Lorraine Koshgarian
Mueller & Co., LLP
Dr. and Dr. Eugene Pergament
Mr. and Mrs. David Raby
Mr. Jay Schulman & Mrs. Carrie Kovach
The Stratis Family

Special thanks to our 20th Anniversary Gala Committee

Deanne Rotfeld Levy, Co-Chair
Gari Lynn Swift, Co-Chair & Current Child’s Voice Parent

Amy & Matt Bowersox, Current Child’s Voice Parents
Sharon Eckart, Wood Dale Chamber of Commerce
Erin Juache, Shaw’s Crab House & Tokio Pub
Alex Stotland, Power Home Remodeling
Melissa Lundt, Child’s Voice
Shalee Wilkins, Hylan Design, Ltd.