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Purple Tie Ball

October 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm


The Westin Hotel or from the location of your choosing
400 Park Blvd, Itasca, IL 60143

Raise a glass with us (from the location of your choosing) as we commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month and celebrate our survivors who are now hopeful, free and thriving.

We look forward to gathering safely and in-person at this year’s 21st Annual Hybrid Purple Tie Ball. This year’s hybrid event format promises a unique opportunity to come together in-person at the Westin Hotel (with COVID precautions in place) or join virtually from anywhere. We will have great music by Maggie Speaks, silent and live auctions with several one of a kind items, and we will continue our tradition of honoring an outstanding WINGS graduate with the David K. Hill Award.

We look forward to being together in-person and virtually!



2021 Event Host Committee:
Melissa Canning and Debby Jackson, co-chairs
Joanne Castle
Terri Greeno
Kelly Henry
Pam Myerson
Jackie Sabatino
Kristin Tews
Jane Zaug

COVID-19 Event Updates:

Safety is our number one priority at the WINGS Purple Tie Ball. In order for everyone to gather safely indoors, we will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination (vaccine card or vaccine record) OR a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 48 hours of our event. All attendees will also be required to wear face masks indoors except when eating or drinking.

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and will strictly follow all state and local health department guidance. We will continue to keep you informed as we approach our event.  Thank you for helping us to create a safe event for all.


Presenting Sponsors
Rita and John Canning
Melissa and Mike Canning
Frances and Chris Renk

Lead Sponsors
Anna and Greg Brown
Cathy and Bill Osborn
Jackie and Glenn Tilton

Gold Sponsors
BMO Harris Bank
Liz and Kent Dauten
Express Employment Professionals/Pivotal Talent Search
Peter and Paula Fasseas Foundation
Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel and John Krehbiel
Northwestern Medicine

Silver Sponsors
Arlington Pipe and Cigar Lounge
Dawn and Matt Baumann
The Beaubien Family
Mary Jo Boler
Jess and Tim Canning
Sunitha and Ramana Chamarti
Young Chung, MD
Derick Dermatology
Carol Lundahl on behalf of Steve Shebik
Beth and Tony Lupo
The Middleby Corporation
Northwest Community Healthcare
Palatine Bank & Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank
Pam Zunker Myerson and Bob Zunker

Angel Sponsors
The Blazina/Daly Family Charitable Fund
The Bassi Family
Janet Boyle and her Family Law Solutions, PC
Rebecca & Joe Darr/Laura & Scott Maier
Virginia and Josh Hale
Debbie and Robert Herst
Diane Hill
Senator Cristina Castro
Harper College
Whit Kuhn
Martie and Jim Lennon
Shanna & Ned Nikolic
Jami and Steve Podjasek
The Sicher Family
WINGS Arlington Heights Resale




October 2, 2021
6:00 pm - 11:59 pm