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Gala 2024

Thank you for joining us at Enchanted: Ancona's 2024 Gala!
The 2024 Gala was an amazing night filled with magic and merriment—a joyous celebration of our school and community! Patricia Erington and Jon Stoper were honored with the Teaching Excellence Award, and Emily A. Chen and Austin Bartlett received the Spirit of Ancona Award in recognition of their many years of service and support to the school. We are proud to say that because of the Gala, we can continue to uphold our commitment to economic diversity in our community, now and in the future!
Immense gratitude to our wonderful, hardworking gala committee, co-chaired by the indomitable Carla Kupe, Maria Luna-Duarte, and Shawn Rudder. Thank you to committee members Beth Albrecht, Angelica Maria Bautista, Genesis Bencivenga, Elizabeth Escobar-Wilson, Cindy Flemming, Nubia Henderson, Leah Hope, Louis Hobson, Martha Itulya-Omollo, Darilyn McClain, Jay Parker, and Damaris Walker-Richardson.

With deep regard we want to thank our amazing and generous sponsors: Gustavo Bamberger and Martha Van Haitsma, Austin Bartlett and Emily Chen, Keith & Natasha Bevans, Tammy Bradley/Luja Consulting, Ina Burd, Louis Hobson, Liz Iverson, Susan Rogers and Richard Stephenson, Joshua Schwartz

And, a big, big thank to all of our fabulous donors that made our wonderful silent auction and raffle possible: 
Altitude Trampoline Park Green City Farmer's Market Shure
Ancona Faculty & Staff House of Hands Silver Room
Angela Sherril Hyatt Place Hyde Park Sophie Hotel
Anthos Training Club India House SPF (Social. Pickleball. Fun.)
Aysia Tate James Robinson Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Black Beauty Collective JCM Electric & Jorge Cuenca Tara Sullivan, Holistic Health
Blue Lotus Yoga Joffrey Ballet Taye Brown
Chaturanga Fitness & Leslie Browne Kee Merriweather Taylor McFerson
Chef Art Smith Kikwetu Coffee Co. Tennis On The Lake
Chef Greg'O Lakeshore Beverage The Bautista-Robinson Family
Chicago Fire Laura Staley The Bochnovic Family
Chicago Kids Company Leah Hope & ABC 7 News The Field Museum
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Liz Escobar-Wilson The Itulya-Omollo Family
Chicago Training Center Mathnasium The Luna-Duarte Family
Chicago White Sox Motomagick The Smith-Donald Family
Chris Weber Natasha Mickey & New Angle Events The Students and Faculty in Room 101
Conscious Plates Nikki Renfroe Martinez The Students and Faculty in Room 110 & 111
Court Theater Old Town Fit Body Boot Camp The Students and Faculty in Room 201
Delia West Parkway Social Toys Et Cetera
DeVon Robertson Porchlight Music Theatre U Chicago Presents
Dolores Walker Raise Away Virtue
Erielle Bakkum Photography Roux Wines for Humanity
Fiber Friends Studios & Tina Bochnovic Sanctuary Health YogaSix
First Aid Comics Seven Ten Social Yolita Ray
  Shedd Aquarium
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