The New Old Gold Coast Fashion Show

66 Years of Age & Raising More Than $1 Million


Children’s Service Board members 2022




By Megan McKinney


When did you first attend the Annual Gold Coast Fashion Show? Careful, it may be older than you are, more complex and even richer. The 2022 show was 66—born in 1956–it came in two parts and raised a whopping $1 million plus for Pediatric Mental Healthcare.

Co-chair Sharon Bosco, left, patient champion Amelia, and Service Board president Emily Flaherty

Part One was a luncheon at the Peninsula Chicago, followed a few days later by a cocktail party at the Geraghty. The $1.1 million produced by the combined events will bring a Children’s Service Board’s two-year, $2 million commitment to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago closer to reality.












Amelia, featured patient champion 

Following the first of the two fashion showsboth produced by the event’s long-time partner, Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenueguests heard the story of Amelia, a teenage patient who benefited from the Pritzker Department’s services for treatment of severe depression and anxiety.  The above image of Amelia on the runway, now appearing exuberant and sunny, documents the success of her treatment.

Below are fashion show guests and hospital officials, many also exuberant and sunny.

 Kari and Seth Darmstadter





















































Karyn and Ed Kruschka













Grant Stirling, PhD, President & Chief Development Officer, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation;  Maureen DeRose; Dr. Tom Shanley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Stefanie McDonald, Kasey Macha, Karen Focht, Erica Marshall and Susie Silich

Bradley DeHaan, Annie Barlow, Josephine Giannoulias, Alex Murphy, Anna Pohl, Emily Arch, Razan Prassas, Kristina Nicolas, Ana Silva Ernst and Wallis Larson.   

 Stephanie Tuthill, Kelly Studdert and Alison Heyman

Danielle Hoeg, Ann Proy, Sharon Bosco, Casey Ray and Megan Hodes.

Justin Gutman and Ilana Lerman.   

Dr. John Parkhurst, Mallory Hilliard, Dr. Aron Janssen and Kevin Braden

Below is a sample of what guests at both events saw on the runways at The Peninsula and The Geraghty. You weren’t there? Well, there’s always next year.


Author Photo: Robert F. Carl