More than 600 of the most influential and philanthropic Chicagoans kicked off summer on June 1 with the Woman’s Board of the Boy & Girls Clubs of Chicago at 63rd annual summer gala, themed this year as “Aqua Ball.” The sold out event at the luxurious Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel of Chicago raised nearly $1.5 million dollars exceeding expectations. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago was one of the first nonprofits to host an event at the coveted Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel of Chicago.
Guests danced all night long to the sounds of Orchestra 33. While “The Three Waiters” surprised the guests with their musical inspired act as first waiters then performing tenors. Another highlight was when recent high school graduate Nora Martinez, the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago Youth of the Year, addressed the crowd on what the recent honor meant to her. Thanks to the support of the Club, Martinez will be attending UIC next year.
The “blue-themed” event was chaired by Mrs. Homi B. Patel (Anne) and Mrs. Larry D. Richman (Corinne) both dedicated members of the nonprofit’s Woman’s Board. Mrs. Michael W. Ferro, Jr. (Jacqueline) oversees the Women’s Board as president.
The nonprofit is one of the largest youth serving organizations in Chicago serving nearly 10,000 youths.
Dive in…to The Chicago Sun-Times “Cause +Event” section and re-live the event. Plus learn how the Sun-Times Foundation is generously giving back to this important nonprofit in Chicago. Special thanks to Sun-Times for capturing the essence of Aqua Ball.