The Magic Ball Chicago

AboutEvent HighlightsHosts & EmceeTicketsSponsorships

THE MAGIC BALL Benefiting Camp Kesem


You will never forget your evening at The Magic Ball. One of Chicago’s most memorable charity events, The Magic Ball is a unique blend of fun, magic, surprise, fantastic food and entertainment – all supporting an unparalleled charity organization which provides support to children touched by a parent’s cancer.

The event, to be held at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, brings hundreds of Chicago luminaries together for an evening of philanthropy, discovery and fun. Complete with hands-on experiences, dinner, live auction and dancing, The Magic Ball will inspire you to support this often-overlooked population of children.

All proceeds benefit Camp Kesem and their nationwide network of free summer camps (including camps run by Northwestern University, University of Illinois, DePaul University and Northern Illinois University), ensuring the organization’s ability support more of the 5+ million children who have a parent with cancer, or who have lost a parent to cancer.

March 11, 2017
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 North Columbus Drive • Chicago, IL 60601
7PM – Midnight


*Cocktail Attire
*Valet Parking Available



Last year…

Our 2016 Benefit:

CLICK HERE for our full 2016 Event Recap

605 Attendees

$1,015,000+ Dollars Raised

TMB_2016_sheriwhitko_program-127
TMB_2016_artemis yorgo koutsogiorgas
TMB_2016_sheriwhitko_program-144
1898865_10153346384016681_1859107243187021758_o
1496254_10153346394736681_1148462873965398881_o
Jane Saccaro, Renee Baldwin, Niklas and Elina Hjalmarsson, Andrew and Bevin Skoglund
12819221_10153346380796681_2600845003521706046_o
12819317_10153346380861681_1893369482010411516_o
12828401_10153346397106681_8302944803278264223_o
Elina & Niklas Hjalmarsson (1)
10658548_10153346400336681_5446679260809235895_o
Jane Saccaro, Betty Toppel, and Susanna Negovan
12828521_10153346391686681_3763480179354467512_o
1614146_10153346392031681_201733744180005272_o
885059_10153346392816681_5310141702466383814_o
12819425_10153346387271681_8227768912361153315_o
Elina and Niklas Hjalmarsson at their table with friend Andrew Skoglund
Host Susanna Negovan greets the crowd
Elina and Niklas Hjalmarsson on stage with auctioneer David Goodman, presenting VIP Chicago Blackhawks package
Kesem CEO Jane Saccaro

2016 EMCEE

Susanna Negovan, Editor & Publisher of Chicago Magazine

CHICAGO BOARD

Dafna & Neil Aaronson
Joe Adams
Carolyn & Mark Agnew
Linda & Mark Anderson
Lisa & Keith Bandolik
Heather & Bob Bartell
Neha Biggs
Cathy Birkeland & Greg Marton
Jen & Sean Cunningham
Kim & Justin Friesen
Melanie & Andy Goodman
Sarah & Jonathan Graham
Michelle & Mark Grossmann
Kate & Mike Henn
Jenny & Brian Herb
Kate & Brian Higgins
Jim Higley
Calle & Ben Hutchen
Peggy & Mike King
Dara & Richard Levy
Marc Liebman
Holly & Rick Miller
Lani & Ross Miller
Kathy & Bill Newlands
Kelli & Ryan Patterson
Shannon & Andy Preda
Laura & Bob Probst
Kate Protextor & Bill Drehkoff
Megan & Richard Ratke
Cindy & Andrew Razeghi
Dorothy Rotatori
Sheri & Aaron Rudberg
Jane & Jay Saccaro
Robin & Erik Scheier
Bevin & Andrew Skoglund
Kate & Tom Smith
Erin & Matt Vollmer
Michelle & Andy Worth

NATIONAL BOARD

Bob Bartell
Neha Biggs
John K. Bradburn Jr.
Emily M. Brakebill *
Thom Brown
Ben Cornwell
David Cronin
Becky Crowe
Keith Dierkx
Ron Glickman **
Jerry Katz
Darren Macioce
Betsy Morton
Mark Luck Olson
Robert Plotkowski
Jane Saccaro
Carlyn Solomon
Jay Stilwell
Sudarsan Thattai
Iris Rave Wedeking

* Board Chair
** Board Chair Emeritus

March 11, 2017
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 North Columbus Drive • Chicago, IL 60601
7PM – Midnight


Ticket sales for this event are now closed. Please contact Colleen Geary at colleen@campkesem.org or 224-240-4384 with any questions.

The Magic Ball brings together over 600 Chicago influencers, business leaders, athletes and celebrities for one unified, inspiring purpose – to bring Camp Kesem’s life-changing programs to more children in need.

Sponsorship provides your brand with the opportunity to create authentic and action-oriented connections – not only with this event audience, but with the entire extended Camp Kesem family.

Sponsorship opportunities start at $5K, and include product sampling, invitation to our VIP reception, table seating, signage and custom brand activations, program integration and a “magic experiences” live auction. Presenting sponsors have the opportunity to shape the event to their needs.

CLICK HERE to view The Magic Ball Sponsorship Prospectus.

CONTACT COLLEEN GEARY for questions or custom requests.



Thank you to all our 2017 Magic Ball sponsors!

PPFF-Logos-02

DNS CapitalMadison Wells Media HiRes

Giordanos     VPC Logo    

The Agnew Family

Boeing     Constellation - FullColor Vertical    duffphelps_logo_4c

Katten logo_blacknt-stack-2-line SGWS logo  VENTAS

BMOHarris EXPERIAN_FINAL LOGOCCM Securities Logo  deloitteDFS_Logo-Lockup_Blue_RGB 2

EXPERIAN_FINAL LOGO  GCM Grosvenor Logo - Vector     Keckley Logo - Red Lettering  KPMG_NoCP_RGB

LWRedSponsorshipsLogo_png  5. MerrillLynch-PBIG      Lending_A_Hand_External_FINAL

Sarah & Jonathan Graham     The Higgins Family     Peggy & Michael King

Bevin & Andrew Skoglund     Kathy & Bill Newlands

Media Sponsor                   North Shore Media Sponsor

SplashLogo    SheridanRoad_magazine