Join us for our signature fundraising event, newly named Elevate, to reflect the impact of JCFS on our neighbors.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Bryn Mawr Country Club
6600 N. Crawford Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712



Purchase sponsorships and register for the event here.

If you cannot attend, but would like to support JCFS Chicago through the event, make a donation here.

Purchase a raffle ticket for the opportunity to win exciting prizes that feature the best of all that Chicago has to offer!

$100 per ticket. Only 500 tickets will be sold.

Laurie and Neal Price

Laurie & Neal Price
Irving B. Harris Leadership Award

We are thrilled to recognize Laurie and Neal Price for their significant commitment and contribution to promoting the well-being of people in the community. Laurie served as a JCFS board member for 12 years. She is the founder and owner of CDI Construction Group and oversaw several JCFS construction projects, including the Abe & Ida Cooper Center in West Rogers Park and the Seigle Campus in Skokie. Neal has been an active leader in the Jewish community for over 30 years, serving on the boards of JUF, JCC Chicago and Congregation B’nai Tikvah. He is co-founder of Strategic Wealth Partners.  The Prices live in Deerfield and have two sons and a daughter-in-law.

Cheryl Leon

Cheryl Leon
What’s Possible Award

We are excited to honor Cheryl Leon, a prominent leader, philanthropist and changemaker. Cheryl has devoted her life to service, serving as the coordinator of Ezra Helpline, the basis for JCFS’s intake services. She then helped create a landmark program addressing the needs of sexually abused children in the Jewish community. This became Partnership for Safer Communities, a JCFS initiative to raise awareness about abuse prevention through education and training. Cheryl and her husband Bruce recently launched The Leon Legacy Fund to provide an avenue for all Jews to explore their rich heritage. They live in West Rogers Park near three of their four daughters and six grandsons.

Event Co-Chairs
Marshall Pred and Liz Roberts Turnipseed

Event Planning Committee
Rachel Ferber
David Greenbaum
Emily Keith
Jessica Lorber

Louis Robinson

Honoree Committee
Elizabeth and Glenn Becker
Keith and Janna Berk
Liat and Isaac Bressler
Robert and Anna Brimm
Randy and Marcy Kahan
Harley and Tensley Korman
Ilana and Shimon Langer
Raina Leon
Yael Leon
Todd and Lisa Lesser
Allan and Missy Malmed
AJ Price and Emily Wilk
Jake Price
Marc Price
Syril Price
Shari and Stephen Reiches
Howard and Deb Sitron
Jeff and Liz Wellek

Host Committee
Dr. Betsy R. Gidwitz
H. Debra Levin
Francine and Mark Levy
Jodi and Gregg Newmark
Midge Perlman Shafton
Bradley and Susan Schulman
Andi and Michael Srulovitz

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Laurie and Neal Price
Howard Suskin

Elizabeth and Glenn Becker
Susan Duman
Dr. Betsy R. Gidwitz
Andrew M. Glick
Grant Thornton, LLP
Michael and Ellen Gross
JRG Capital Partners, LLC/Charley and Harry Huzenis
Mitchell Kaufman
Cheryl and Bruce Leon
H. Debra Levin
Jennifer and Andrew Lucas
Jodi and Gregg Newmark
Marshall Pred and Gayla Brockman
Steve and Toria Stender
Barbara and Steven Wolf

Janna and Keith Berk
Toby and Lynn Bernstein
Todd and Marcia Grayson
Fab 5 Foundation
AJ Feldman Financial
Doug and Julie Novack
Shari and Stephen Reiches
Bradley and Susan Schulman
Andi and Michael Srulovitz
Abby Strauss and Leonard Gilbert
Liz Roberts Turnipseed and Ian Turnipseed
Dan Wander and Ruth Freedman
Jeffrey and Elizabeth Wellek

Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Miles Robin at 773.467.3896 or