"I'm in"

Our 60th annual Children's Ball, co-chaired by Chris Keogh, Holly and Matt Maloney, and Trish Rooney, raised a record-breaking $3.8 million to benefit the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Lurie Children's. The funds raised will further our five-year, $10 million commitment to support the full spectrum of vital research conducted at the Manne Research Institute.

Over 1100 guests came together on December 1, 2018 to celebrate and showcase the importance of continuing to be “all in” for the patients and families treated at Lurie Children’s. A few highlights from this year's program: a moving dance performance from Lurie Children's patient Ava Blaser and her sister Emma, an inspirational video featuring patients Zinnia and Lainee Jones, both of whom are being treated at Lurie Children's for beta thalassemia, a rare genetic blood disorder.

Special thanks to presenting sponsor, The Boeing Company, top sponsors Barneys New York, Goldman Sachs, CBRE, and GCM Grosvenor, and the 34 members of our illustrious Host Committee.

Please save the date for next year's Children's Ball - December 7, 2019!

2018 Ball Book

Please enjoy our digitized version of the 2018 Children’s Ball Book! Take a browse through and learn how the Children’s Research Fund board promotes awareness of its mission through vigorous fundraising, education, outreach activities, and the annual showcase gala event; The Children’s Ball. If you’re interested in joining our 2019 Children’s Ball Book, please e-mail us.

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Thank You to Our 2018 Corporate Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Luxury Retail Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Luxury Jewelry Sponsor

Table Sponsors

Underwriting Sponsors

Supporting Companies

* Updated as of December 1, 2018

Annual Giving to the Children’s Research Fund campaign is critical to our ability to continue to fund innovative pediatric medical research that will benefit countless children. Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated and will help get us closer to meeting our annual commitment to the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. Gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized in the program book for the Children’s Ball.