Registration is free!

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021




Each year, the Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala illuminates the devastating impact of Alzheimer's and all other dementia on multiple generations. The effects reach far beyond the person living with the disease, forever altering the lives of grandparents, parents, siblings and children. On May 22, 2021, please join us for a virtual event to honor family and friends who have been touched by Alzheimer's and other dementia. Together we will join those leading the fight to advance care, support and research.


Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

General Chair and Founder

Barbie and Bruce Taylor

2021 Gala Chairs

Susan & Jim Draddy

Jon Harris

Fifi & Ron Levin

The Murphy Family: Dan, JoAnn, Dan & Jim

Phoebe Stone Nitekman

2021 Chairs' Circle


 and the Gala Steering Committee



Jim Stone

2021 Family Philanthropy Award 


2021 Corporate Award

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Help support a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia by contributing to our fundraising efforts.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Enjoy Dinner from GT Prime Steakhouse

Order a Meal Kit

We are excited to share our partnership with Boka Group's GT Prime Steakhouse. To provide the best in home experience, meal kits are available for purchase to bring dinner to your home courtesy of Chef Giuseppe Tentori's GT Prime. Chef Giuseppe and GT Prime have redefined Chicago's steakhouse earning praises and awards from the James Beard Foundation, Modern Luxury Magazine, Food and Wine Magazine and more. 


To properly kick off the Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala on Saturday, May 22nd a curated dinner from GT Prime will arrive at your doorstep ready to be heated and enjoyed along with the gala program. The menu includes three courses:


First Course

Fresh Baked Focaccia Bread with whipped butter

Chopped Wedge Salad: iceberg lettuce, maytag bleu cheese, cherry tomatoes & bacon


Second Course

Filet Mignon with horseradish cream sauce  


Cauliflower Steak (V)

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with maple butter, pickled garlic & fried sage

Potato Gratin with parmesan








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Meet Our Honorees


Jim Stone
2021 Family Philanthropy Award 


2021 Corporate Award

Hosted By

Alzheimer's Association - National
Sofia Knoblauch

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