Founder and General Chair

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

Founder and General Chair

Founded by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan in honor of her mother, Rita Hayworth, who died as a result of Alzheimer’s disease, the first Rita Hayworth Gala was held in New York in 1984. The event expanded to Chicago in 1987. Combined, the Rita Hayworth Galas have raised more than $86 million for the cause.


Joseph M. Boitano
Brooke & Oliver Kennan

Vice Chairs 

Karim Barrada
Jaqui Lividini
David Monn
Kathleen Ruiz
Suzanne Silverstein
Sarah Tam


Next Gen Vice Chairs

Randy & Paula Harris
Ashley Koch