Winter Wishes for Lurie Children’s





By Megan McKinney



Lurie Founders Board President Shelley Patenaude, center, with Winter Wishes Co-chairs Kate Van Vlack and Caroline Crown.


Winter had not quite arrived when the Founders’ Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago celebrated its 10th annual Winter Wishes holiday cocktail party at a private Chicago club. However, the board’s wishes were realized in the raising of more than $575,000 for pediatric medicine and research.


Lurie Children’s Emeritus CEO Patrick Magoon with newly elected President and CEO Dr. Thomas Shanley.


Little wonder that more than 400 people appeared for the celebration. Not only is the venerable Children’s Hospital one of the most “lovable” of Chicago institutions, but the Founders Board, established in the 19th century, is also one of the city’s most distinguished organizations.


Here is a sampling of Lurie Children’s supporters.

And another.

Alex Pancoe and Nina Laski.

Steve Crown and Kali Zafirovski.

Susan Hayes-Gordon and Marty Higgins.

Colleen Carroll and Sophie Goodwillie.

Lauren and David Gorter.

Mary Frances Brumfield, Frank Brumfield and Tricia Cox.

 Maureen Shanley and Dr. Thomas Shanley with Shelley Patenaude.

 Brianna Fosnaugh and Victoria Holdren.

Nancy Crown and Molly Lowe.

Katie Comstock and Sophie Goodwillie.

Vicki Ginn.

Rebecca Johnston.

Steve Crown and Patrick Magoon.


Photo Credit:

Jan Terry