In 2017, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala! The event will be chaired by Betsy and David Goltermann and take place on Saturday, May 13th. We hope you will save the date!
Last year, this annual spring black tie event attracted more than 800 guests and raised over $1 million dollars. The Chicago gala committee was led by co-chairs June D. Barnard and Maggie Murzanski. Chicago’s own Jon Harris, senior vice president and chief communications officer at ConAgra Foods emceed the event with Fox Chicago’s Dawn Hasbrouck making a special presentation.
Princess Yasmin Aga Khan began the Gala in honor of her mother, actress Rita Hayworth, who died as a result of Alzheimer's disease. Under Princess Yasmin Aga Khan's leadership, over $69 million has been raised through the Chicago, Palm Beach and New York Rita Hayworth Galas. These funds, combined with other donations, have helped the Alzheimer's Association work toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease.
2017 Master of Ceremonies
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
The Greater Illinois Chapter serves the more than a half million Illinois residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease throughout our chapter area. Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter.