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Friends With Kids

| August 27, 2012 | Parties National

THE PARTY The 26th annual Friends of Prentice gala—themed Fantasy Island—sure made a splash at Navy Pier. With more than 800 guests raising nearly $1 million to benefit Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Prentice Women’s Hospital, we’d say the night was a success. THE PLAYERS Candace Jordan, who donned a stunning tangerine dress, took center stage as the guest presenter for the live auction, where she doled out luxurious trips to New York’s St. Regis Tiffany Suite and a six-night stay for two in Bali. Other notable guests included Friends of Prentice board president Trina Gordon McCallister; gala co-chairs Chris Newton, Erica Goldman and Stan Pillman; and plenty of top docs. THE SCENE Event guru Derrick Taylor spruced up the tables with custom linens accented by fuchsia orchid arrangements and ornate crystal chandeliers topped with black lampshades. True to theme, guests enjoyed dinner and drinks, and contributed to the Giving Tree—a fund directly benefiting the Prentice Ambulatory Care Clinic—all while donning orchid leis.


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