Lights, Camera, Glamour – 25th Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

Founded by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan the annual gala is a tribute to her mother, actress Rita Hayworth

Saturday, May 12, 2012
6:30 PM
Chicago IL

The Alzheimer’s Association celebrates the 25th Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala Mother’s Day weekend tradition. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan began this event in honor of her mother, actress Rita Hayworth, who died as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Under Princess Yasmin Aga Khan’s leadership, over $55 million has been raised through the Rita Hayworth Galas. These funds, combined with other donations, have helped the Alzheimer’s Association work toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

The Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala, held annually on Mother’s Day weekend and attracting more than 600 guests, celebrates and honors medical research in the treatment, prevention, and cure for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as care and support programs for those affected. The evening includes a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, program, auctions and live music for dancing.

Individual Seat $500
Individual Seat $1,000
Individual Seat $2,500


General Chair and Founder
Princess Yasmin Aga Khan
2012 Gala Chair
June D. Barnard
June Barnard first attended the Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala in 2010. At the event, her husband Ronald accepted the Civic Award on behalf of The Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Foundation. She enjoyed the experience so much that she joined the Gala Steering Committee that evening. June is a born leader and volunteered to chair the Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala in 2011 and 2012. Through her leadership, guidance and commitment, last year’s gala saw increased revenue and attendance. June is dedicated to making the 25th annual gala an elegant, moving, entertaining and successful evening for the Alzheimer’s Association and guests.

Young Champions Committee

Ashlea Abbene
Bryan Bylica
Whitney Dunn

Jeremy Fiser

Bethany and Daniel Guerin

Kate and Andrew Levy

Brian Mehler

Kelly Morgan
Daniel Murphy

Phoebe and Michael Nitekman
Lauren Satz

Katie and Brian Taylor
Eliot Weiner

Elizabeth Weiner

Jason Wiznitzer
Daniel Zenker

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

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