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Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships
is always looking for exciting new ways to get people involved.  Below we have listed some of the past events that will give you an idea of opportunities we have had for supporters to get to know the GPP family.  

Mark Damisch Private Performance
Back by popular demand, this private piano recital featuring international concert pianist, lawyer, CPA and Mayor of Northbrook Mark Damisch raised funds to benefit multiple myeloma research at The Mayo Clinic and other research institutions.  The performance took place on Sunday, June 13, 2004 from approximately 3:00 to 6:00pm with 70+ donors and Board members in attendance.  This event was hosted once again by Professor and Mrs. Ralph L. Barnett at their spectacular Gold Coast residence.  This event and the multiple myeloma research project were supported by a generous grant from Steven L. Braun, CLU and the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Information about the event can be obtained by calling Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships, 847-948-5512. Click the headline for pictures from the 2004 event.

The Best of the Bar Show 
Benefit Performance

January 17, 2004, Lake Forest Academy, 8:00 pm
Cressey Fine Arts Center •1500 West Kennedy Road  
Lake Forest, IL 60045 • (847)234-3210

 Hundreds of patients and their friends, relatives and business associates came to The Best of the Bar Show, to raise over $35,000 to find a cure for DIABETES at the same time!  This critically acclaimed, witty spoof of Chicago and the world, performed by the talented cast from the Chicago Bar Association, came to Lake Forest for the very first time.  There was no need to travel all the way downtown to catch the funniest show ever, performed for the benefit of diabetes research.  Funds raised were matched 8:1 by funds already secured by Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships to complete funding for an innovative diabetes research project at the University of Virginia.  

Thanks to the generous underwriting by Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Perry and Elaine Snyderman, Bridgeview Bank and Diamond Schreiber Homes, 100% of the funds raised at the event will directly support the breakthrough research.

Among the most exciting aspects of the evening was the presentation of a Goldman Angel Award to Dr. Lee M. Jampol, Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology at Northwestern University. Dr. Jampol was honored for “his extra ordinary achievement in seeking cures for retinal diseases and caring for patients and their families”. Presenting the award at the event were founders George and Judy Goldman of Lake Forest and Bobby and Lori Miller, members of the Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships Board of Advisors and Diabetes Advisory boards. Lori Miller, who has had diabetes for 26 years, had her eyesight saved due to Dr. Jampol’s expert care. In his presentation to Dr. Jampol, Bobby Miller stated: ”Dr. Jampol is well known for his expertise in diabetic retinopathy, research and treatment of macular diseases of the eye and in the implementation of aggressive treatment strategies. Had we not found Dr. Jampol at the time we did, and had it not been for his care and expertise, Lori and I feel that our lives would be significantly different today. Quite frankly, we feel that Lori’s vision would be extremely compromised or non-existent-blind. Through our support of Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships and this Goldman Angel award, we feel that this is the right avenue to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to recognize Dr. Jampol for saving Lori’s vision, as we are truly grateful.”

A SOLD OUT pre-event party was hosted by our friends Jim Diamond and Susan Schreiber of  Diamond Schreiber Homes at one of their spectacular custom mansions nearby, where donors met and heard from UVa researcher Dr. Raghu Mirmira, who hails form the North Shore.  Information about the event can be received by calling 847-948-5512.

The Pre-Event Party 
for The Best of the Bar Show 
Benefit Performance
January 17, 2004 from 6:00-7:30 pm
at a spectacular luxury 
Diamond Schreiber Custom Home
1550 Forest Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035 • (847) 529-6888

Over 70 of our most honored guests joined us for cocktails and a light buffet dinner before the Bar Show in the most awe-inspiring of surroundings, a magnificent 9000 square foot luxury custom designed and custom built Diamond Schreiber home.  Guests met and heard from UVa diabetes researcher Dr. Raghu Mirmira, who hails form the North Shore and is principal investigator for this groundbreaking GPP project.  Dr. Bruce E. Bloom, CEO and Michael W. diamond, COO, explained Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships mission and dedication to raising funds for innovative research to cure catastrophic diseases.  Susan Schreiber and Jim Diamond were our hosts for a tour this mansion filled with innovative, cutting edge elements, and attention to detail you will find from no other custom builder.  The cost of the pre-event was $50.00 (which was 100% tax-deductible), and spots were reserved  only when purchased in combination with a 
ticket to the Best of the Bar Show.

Mark Damisch Private Performance
This private recital featured international concert pianist and Mayor of Northbrook Mark Damisch and benefited breast cancer research at Harvard Medical School.  The performance took place on Sunday, July 13, 2003 from 3:30 to 6:00pm.  It was hosted by Professor and Mrs. Ralph L. Barnett at their Gold Coast residence.  This event and the Harvard Breast Cancer project [PDF] are being supported by a generous grant from Steven L. Braun, CLU and the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Click the headline for pictures from the event.

An Inspired Evening
The premier of the Jean Beck Inspired Venture was held on March 8, 2003 at the lovely home of Michael and Debra Sears of Lake Forest.  Thanks to the wonderful persons who supported the event, it raised over $15,000 toward the $25,000 campaign goal.  The funds for the campaign go to a breast cancer research project at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).  

If you are unable to attend an upcoming event but still wish to offer your support, please visit the contribute page of our website.  

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