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SATURDAY, May 20, 2017
The Geraghty • 2520 S. Hoyne

5:30PM: Cocktails & Reception • 7:00PM: Awards, Dinner, & Dancing

Black Tie Optional
Free Parking On-Site

Tickets: $500
Names Will be Held at the Door
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Honorary Chair:
President Barack Obama

Honorary Vice Chair:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Duane M. DesParte + John C. Schneider
Anne Kaplan
Robert Kohl + Clark Pellett
Laura Ricketts + Brooke Skinner Ricketts
Michael + Cari Sacks
Nan Schaffer + Karen Dixon

Each year Center on Halsted hosts its annual Human First Performance & Gala to recognize the contributions of individuals, businesses and other organizations to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community in Chicago.

Human First provides an opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate past accomplishments, while we look forward to the work ahead as we continue to build a world where we are, above all, Human First. In addition to raising vital funds to support Center on Halsted programs and services, the Human First Award will be presented to an outstanding civic leader for their important contributions to the advancement of Chicago’s LGBTQ movement. This year Center on Halsted is honoring Fred Eychaner, chairman of Newsweb Corporation and President of Alphawood Foundation.

Save the date for our upcoming Human First Gala on May 20th, 2017, where we will celebrate Center on Halsted’s 10th anniversary!

If you’d like to join the host committee or sponsor the event, please contact Yossi Held, Director of Development at

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