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Voices’ 25th Anniversary Celebration

Voices capped off its 25th year of improving the lives of children in Illinois with a June 6, 2013 gala at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. More than 300 people joined Voices in a celebration that raised $230,000 and will help Voices start off strong for its next 25 years!

Toasting Voices' 25th AnniversaryOverlooking Lake Michigan and the beautiful Chicago skyline, guests toasted Voices and enjoyed an awesome and inspiring performance by the After School Matters Choir. Voices and guests also honored:

  • Harriet Meyer, early childhood visionary and leader, past President of the Ounce of Prevention Fund
  • PNC Bank, represented by State Chairman Joseph Gregoire
  • Children’s Home + Aid, represented by President and CEO Nancy Ronquillo

The wonderful evening was finished off with a live auction of exciting items such as Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose’s autographed jersey and shoes.

Premier of “25 Years Building Better Lives”

At the event, Voices’ premiered a new video that highlights its 25 years of advocacy to improve the lives of children and their families in Illinois:


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Anniversary Celebration Photos

Kate Siegel and Joe Gregoire

Kate Siegel, Board Chair of the Ounce of Prevention Fund and Trustee of the Siegel Family Foundation with Joe Gregoire, honoree and State Chairman of PNC Bank

Harriet Meyer

Honoree Harriet Meyer, past President of the Ounce of Prevention

Rob Johnson and Nancy Ronquillo

Rob Johnson, CBS News Anchor and emcee with honoree Nancy Ronquillo, President and CEO of Children’s Home + Aid

Jerry Stermer and Gaylord Gieseke

Founding President of Voices and current head of the Governor’s Office of Management & Budget, Jerry Stermer with current President, Gaylord Gieseke

Susan Irion and Phyliss Glink

Voices Board Chair Attorney Susan Irion and Phyllis Glink, Executive Director of the Irving Harris Foundation

See additional photos of the evening on Voices’ Facebook Page.