Sphinx: An Evening Along the Ancient Nile
The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Women’s Board
The Occasion: The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago turned into an ancient Egyptian fantasy during The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Women’s Board 44th Annual Grand Auction Gala, in partnership with Tiffany & Co.
The Details: Greeted by a sphinx and escorted through a golden Egyptian alley filled with gilded pyramids and pharaohs, guests enjoyed a live and silent auction, featuring such items as a Tiffany Lace Collection valued at $36,000, and trips to the Virgin Islands, Beijing, Italy, and New York City.
The VIPs: Liz Adams and Becky Davidson were the event’s co-chairs, while Lidia Devonshire currently serves as President of the Women’s Board.
The End Result: More than $700,000 was raised for the continued support of cancer research at the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center that was founded by John D. Rockefeller 117 years ago.
Photography by Cheri Eisenberg and Dan Rest