The Founders’ Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago hosted a celebration at the 900 North Michigan Shops, honoring its inaugural Designer Closet pop-up shop. The resale-shopping event pays homage to the White Elephant Shop, a widely regarded historic initiative that once served as a vital source of funding for
Partygoers mixed and mingled over Champagne, wine and hors d’oeuvres while getting the first glimpse of racks of designer and contemporary merchandise. Among the extravagant items up for grabs in the silent auction was Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren merchandise donated by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Lurie Children’s offers pediatric care for more than 149,000 children each year. The event’s proceeds will support the board’s new three-year, $5.5 million commitment to recruitment and violence prevention at the hospital.