Tickets on Sale for the 32nd Annual Holiday Celebration

Celebrate the Season of Giving and Get a Chance to Win an “Instant Wine Cellar”

Celebrate the season of giving at the Metropolitan Family Services 32nd Annual Holiday Celebration Saturday, December 7, 6 p.m., at the Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Enjoy live entertainment from Sammie Torres and Friends, cocktails, dinner and dessert with Chicago’s leading business, civic and cultural leaders. Fabulous items are waiting to be won in the silent and live auctions, and there will be a special raffle for a wine collection featuring select vintages. 100 percent of proceeds benefit the programs and services of Metropolitan Family Services, which, since 1857, has empowered families to learn, earn, heal and thrive.

Tickets are $350. For more information, visit or call 312-986-4172. For sponsorship information, contact Pat Mathis at 312-986-4046, View photos from the 2012 Holiday Celebration.

Event Honoree – Metropolitan Family Services is pleased to announce The Boston Consulting Group and its Senior Partner and Managing Director, Michael Silverstein, will be honored at this year’s event. Since 1998, The Boston Consulting Group has contributed invaluable pro bono strategic planning services that helped Metropolitan maintain its pre-eminent position as one of the finest human services providers in Greater Chicago.

Metropolitan Family Services would like to thank the following individuals whose dedication and support have been integral to this year’s gala:

  • Event Co-Chairs – Merle Goldblatt and Seymour A. Cohen, Roger and Stephanie Hochschild, Tony and Susan Hunter, Ashley Duchossois and Michael Joyce, John and Catherine MacCarthy, Martha and Richard Melman, and Barbara Rapp.
  • Host Committee – John MacCarthy, Committee Chair; Erik D. Barefield; Rob Carr; Merle Goldblatt Cohen; Gary Gerst; Stephen M. Griesemer; Roger Hochschild; Tony Hunter; Kirk James; Ashley Joyce; Martha W. Melman; Peyton Owen; Virginia Johnson Pillman; Barbara Rapp; Sophia Ruffolo; Eileen P. Scudder; and Adrienne Weiss.
  • Corporate Sponsors to date for this year’s Celebration: Chicago Tribune Media Group; Discover; Winston & Strawn LLP; ITW; Deloitte; Nuveen Investments; Mesirow Financial; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; U.S. Cellular; Oberweis Asset Management, Inc.; Jenner & Block LLP; Chase; D& M Plastics; Convergence Acceleration Solutions Group; and Modern Luxury CS.