Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

April 23, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. Add to calendar Hilton Chicago Get directions

The Gala Co-Chairs and the Gala Steering Committee invite you to come together once again for the 2022 event. Join us as we work to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Due to limited capacity, reservations will be accepted in the order that they are received.

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2022 Co-Chairs

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

Founder and 2022 Gala Co-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 $80 million for the cause.

Phoebe Stone Nitekman

Steering Committee Member and 2022 Gala Co-Chair

Phoebe is excited to be co-chairing the 2022 Rita Hayworth Gala with Yasmin Aga Khan. She chaired the 2008 gala with her extended family and has been a member of the Steering Committee ever since. Phoebe started the Young Champions Committee, which involves a younger generation of donors attending the gala. In addition to the Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala Steering Committee, Phoebe also serves on the Children’s Research Fund to benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital. Professionally, Phoebe has degrees in child development and social work and works in the Panda Care Center of Hope at Lurie Children’s Hospital. In her free time, Phoebe plays tennis and volunteers at the Latin School of Chicago. She lives in Chicago with her husband Michael and 3 children, Annabel, Joey and Natalie, and her puppy Cali.

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