CSB Members

Host committee

Maureen C. & James F. DeRose
Holly & Richard Duran
Emily & Jimmy Flaherty
Marie Geanuleas & Doug Kofoid
Alison & David Heyman
Vicki & Bruce Heyman
Deborah & Elzie
Megan & Michael Hodes
Danielle & Jim Hoeg
Kasey & Drew Macha
Beth & Steven Pagnotta
Cathryn & Justin Schmaltz
The Sheridan Family
Julie & Matthew K. Simon
Renee & Dan Stock


Alison Heyman

GCFS Co-Chairs

Emily Flaherty
Danielle Hoeg

Executive committee

Emily Bennett
Sharon Bosco
Susan Flosi
Marie Geanuleas
Megan Hodes
Melissa Kearney
Karyn Kruschka
Kasey Macha
Erica Marshall
Jessica Morales

General Membership

Emily Arch
Leigh Dance
Kari Darmstadter
Maureen DeRose
Pooja Doshi
Holly Duran
Karen Essig
Karen Focht
Eleni Haramaras
Tracie Harris
Lindsay Hearn
Lauren Hirsch
Dana Jones
Hilary Kallop
Hope Katz
Lizzie Kirchner
Stacie Kuhlman
Julie Lakonishok
Ashley Lebovic 
Schuyler Levin
Stefanie McDonald
Marisa McHugh
Michelle Moore
Clare Morrison
Amanda Niro
Michelle Pollock
Deanna Ryan
Kirsten Schloss
Cathryn Schmaltz
Anna-Claire Setterlin
Julie Simon
Renee Stock
Jenny Sullivan
Jennipher Tejano
Marnie Van der Voort
Mary Pat Wallace
Laura Weber
Nicole Wilson

Honorary Membership

Mary Beth Adelman
Carolyn Belcaster
Donna Burke-Berger
Sara Cohen
Vicki Heyman
Deborah Higginbottom
Karen Hilder
Karen Kales Lee
Margo Markopoulos
Beth Pagnotta
Karen Pulver
Marleta Reynolds, MD
Polly Richter
Tommy Sheridan
Debra Siegel


What is the Gold COast Fashion Show?
The Gold Coast Fashion Show is the signature fundraising event of the Children’s Service Board (CSB), an affiliated organization of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. In 2019, the event raised over $1,000,000 in support of the Department of Family Services at Lurie Children’s. This year, the board has made a comeback (after canceling the 2020 show) with a week full of in-person and virtual events for our invited guests to support us however they feel most comfortable.
Safety Precautions
All in-person events will abide by CDC guidelines and any City of Chicago restrictions. Specific guidelines related to our in-person events will be emailed out the week of our event. In accordance with Lurie Children’s precautions, all in-person guests will be required to sign a waiver and wear a mask during the event. In an effort to serve our out-of-town supporters or Chicago supporters who wish to not attend in-person events, we have created exciting virtual opportunities, including a livestream of the Thursday, September 23 evening fashion show.

To view and sign the mandatory waiver, please
click here.
Is parking available at the old post office?
Yes, daytime parking is $25 per vehicle and evening parking is $15.The entrance to the parking garage is at 404 West Harrison St. Once you and your guests have arrived follow the signs to an orange door labeled "Historic Lobby". You will then enter at the  second floor turnstiles and will be met by security and/or the Lurie Children’s team and then will be directed appropriately. 
I have guests coming with me...
How do I make sure my guests receive all event information?
Please send all guest names, emails and cell phone numbers to Ilana Lerman at ilerman@luriechildrens.org . All contact information will only be used for pertinent event information, links to virtual events, pre-registration opportunities as well as event day details.

click here for more information on the Children’s Service Board.

For general inquiries, please contact Ilana Lerman at