Friday Night Fever swept the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago (120 E. Delaware) Nov. 1 at the Service Club of Chicago’s Studio 123 Gala. Nearly 400 guests donned their best ‘70s-esque black-tie garb (think sequins, teased hair and jumpsuits) for the Studio 54-inspired bash, joining co-chairs Darby Hills, Heather Farley Ingram and Nina Mariano to celebrate 123 years of giving. Live and silent auctions with items like lunch with Splash columnist Jenny McCarthy got the party going, and later, guests moved to the dance floor, where pros from the Chicago Dance Studio helped them shake it to the sounds of the Al Sofia Band. The evening raised $450,000 to benefit various local charities, including Wings, Salt Creek Ballet and the Catholic Charities.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust will match every dollar donated to the Service Club of Chicago, up to a total of $5,000. Up to $1,000 can be matched per individual donation.
Photos by Ramzi Dreessen