From the Heart Gala 2018

Over 350 people attended Heartland Health Centers’ 3rd annual
“From the Heart Gala, on October 6, 2018 at Venue West.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of so many, we raised over $147,000!  We were honored to be able to celebrate the achievements of From the Heart Award recipients:

Melanie Ginn, President & CEO, Ginn Group Consulting & Architect of the SMART™ Model
Mark Ishaug, CEO, Thresholds
Kimberly M. Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney

Thanks to all those who participated in the wheel, silent auction, live auction and paddle raise at the Gala. We appreciate your generosity as well as the friends and businesses who donated to the silent and live auctions.


Heartland Health Centers is extremely grateful to all those who sponsored our event: Heartland Alliance, CVS Health SMART Model, BlueCross BlueShield, Thresholds, Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare, Sally Bleeks and Janet Syverson, Richard and Gwenn Rausch, Rush College of Nursing, Swedish Covenant Hospital, US Bank, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Shaheena Ahmed, MDT Architects, David Campbell, Dr. Laurie Carrier, DeLauter Inc., Doug King and Bob Dybas, Genoa, Lab Corps, Letty Sargant and Mark Rinnan, Mutual of America, NextLevelHealth, Pharmacy One Plus


The evening included music by The Keri Johnsrud Trio. Joining in the festivities were Ji Suk Yi as our Emcee and auctioneer Peter Gehres who led a lively response to the paddle raise and live auction.

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Were you unable to attend the  From the Heart, gala? Click here make donation.


Thanks to the volunteers and the Gala Committee and Development Board for their dedication in making “From the Heart Gala” a night to remember.

Host Committee
Sally Bleeks * Molly Bougearel * Jenise Celestin * Kathleen Delaney * Megan Erskine * Sandy Gaynor * Melanie Ginn * Chris Haen * Mark Ishaug * Bruce Johnstone * Matt Katzfey * Doug King * Henry Lotsof * Shelia O’Neil * Darlene Pereda * Luigi Randazzo * Michael Rangel * Richard and Gwenn Rausch * Susan Smith Ross * Barb Runyen * Letty Sargant * Christy Savellano * Thom Serafine and Alexandra Holt * Tori Simms * Shaleka Smith * Ed Stellon * Janet Syverson * Patrick Thompson * Candace Wendell * Donna Wiggs * Nicole Willis * Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (Honorary)

Development Board
Sally Bleeks * Sandy Gaynor * Chris Haen * Matthew Katzfey * Doug King * Henry Lotsof * Darlene Pereda * Michael Rangel * Gwenn Rausch * Barb Runyen * Janet Syverson * Candace Wendell * Donna Wiggs

Heartland Health Centers Board of Directors
Fahad Al-Nimah * Ruth Barrera * Pemba Bayo * David Campbell * Roberto Flores * Phillip Dothard * Darlene Godfrey * Doris Gray * MaryKathryn Hurd * Matthew Katzfey * Jerome Lucas * Diane MacDonald * Patricia Parsons * Kristin Plocinik * Gwenn Rausch * Thomas Serafine

Were you unable to attend the  From the Heart, gala? Click here make donation.
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Thank you for your support!
See you on October 6!
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