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Top Hat Ball

| March 29, 2011 | Parties National

More than 500 guests attended the 15th annual Top Hat Ball, and with this year’s Hollywood theme, even a Joan Rivers look-alike was stationed on the red carpet alongside paparazzi and flashing cameras. The Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile hosted the event, which included dinner and a lavish live auction presented by auctioneer David Goodman. Guests danced to the Al Sofia Orchestra, and the Friend of the Year award was presented to the Lederer family.

The elegant evening raised $427,380 for Marklund, a residential home for adults with severe developmental disabilities, which provides medical, emotional and physical care for residents.

Photos by Chris Guillen


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