A holiday fairy welcomed more than 200 guests into a Winter Wonderland-themed luncheon in the Cathedral Hall of The University Club (76 E. Monroe) Dec. 5. Co-chaired by Lezley Hodes, Rhonda Liesenfelt and Karen Peters, the event featured an interactive rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas led by the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus. Guests shopped jewelry, accessories, home decor and sweet treats from local vendors, including Alioto Gift Shop, Bon Aprontit and Hinsdale Furriers. The event raised $40,000 for the women’s nonprofit.
Get this: Each year, nearly 70 charities submit grant requests to The Service Club of Chicago, which works to expand the facilities, improve equipment and initiative new programs for the city’s 501(c)(3) organizations. For more information, visit Theserviceclubofchicago.com.
Photos by John Reilly Photography and Steve Stembach