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Cocktail Reception 6:30 PM
Dinner and Program 8:00 PM  

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

Founder & Gala Co-Chair 

Phoebe Stone Nitekman 

Gala Co-Chair 

and the 

Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala Steering Committee

Invite you to come together once again for this year's event.
Join us as we work to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.



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Founder & 2022 Gala Co-Chair 

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan
Founded by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan in honor of her mother, Rita Hayworth, who died as a result of Alzheimer's disease, the first Rita Hayworth Gala was held in New York in 1984. The event expanded to Chicago in 1987. Combined, the Rita Hayworth Galas have raised more than $80 million for the cause.

2022 Gala Co-Chair

Phoebe Stone Nitekman

Phoebe is excited to be co-chairing the 2022 Rita Hayworth Gala with Yasmin Aga Khan. She chaired the 2008 gala with her extended family and has been a member of the Steering Committee ever since. Phoebe started the Young Champions Committee, which involves a younger generation of donors attending the gala. In addition to the Alzheimer's Association Rita Hayworth Gala Steering Committee, Phoebe also serves on the Children's Research Fund to benefit Lurie Children's Hospital. Professionally, Phoebe has degrees in child development and social work and works in the Panda Care Center of Hope at Lurie Children's Hospital. In her free time, Phoebe plays tennis and volunteers at the Latin School of Chicago. She lives in Chicago with her husband Michael and 3 children, Annabel, Joey and Natalie, and her puppy Cali.

Gala Steering Committee 

Jaclyn Cantore
Michelle Carter
Ana Cummins
Mark Desky
Susan & Jim Draddy
Pat Garrison
Tara Gibney
Julie Gordon
Allie & Jon Harris
Corey Fitzpatrick Huth
Gail Joseph
Paul Keidan
Zahir Lavji
Fifi & Ron Levin
Sharon & Scott Markman
Abby & Tyson May
Leslie & David McGranahan
Blythe & David Mendelson
Linda & Bob Mendelson
David Moscow
The Murphy Family: Dan, JoAnn, Dan & Jim
Maggie & Michael Murzanski
Phoebe & Michael Nitekman
Sadruddin Noorani
Debra & Michael Pelech
Joan & Paul Rubschlager
Amy & Stuart Savitz
Kathy Schmalen-Abbene
Lori Stern
Leslie & David Storch
Barbie & Bruce Taylor
Holly & Jeff Taylor

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