Galleria Marchetti (825 W. Erie) channeled the Las Vegas Strip July 13 for the 12th annual fundraiser, which featured top-notch Italian food, extravagant entertainment and rolled-on-site Cohiba cigars. Hosted by the Associate Board, including members Quinn Donnelly, Danielle Lamorgese and Daniel Zenisek, guests played blackjack, craps and other casino games; only Damian Silver won a seat at the World Series of Poker, but everyone was gambling for a good cause. The event raised $75,000 to support Gateway Green’s expressway garden and tree planting partnership programs.
Get involved: The stakes just got higher: Gateway Green’s biggest bash, the Green Tie Ball, is coming up at Artifact Events (4325 N. Ravenswood) Sept. 15. For more information and tickets, visit Gatewaygreen.org.
Photos by Loftus Photography