Aunt Martha's hosted its 2023 Annual Gala and Donor Reconition Night on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Aunt Martha’s Gala Event Honors Donors


Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness hosted its gala, Our Donors, Our Future, on September 5th, at 167 Green in Chicago, IL. Attendees gathered to celebrate and recognize key honorees who impacted and supported the organization throughout the years.

“Aunt Martha’s opened in 1972 with a staff of twelve volunteers and a budget of $2,500. Today, we take exceptional care of more than 56,000 patients, including 12,500 uninsured children and adults, in some of Illinois’ most vulnerable communities. That’s work we cannot do without the generosity of our donors—the people we celebrate this evening,” said Raul Garza, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness.

Addressing attendees at Aunt Martha's gala event, Raul Garza honors key donors for their contributions, allowing the nonprofit to provide healthcare to over 50,000 patients annually in vulnerable communities.

During the donor recognition ceremony, Garza presented awards to eight honorees, including: Michael and Helen Arkes; Harish Bhatt, Basinger Pharmacy; Tory Cosich, Proven IT; John Dvorak, Wintrust Bank, N.A.; Sharon Johnson, National Council of Jewish Women; Andrew Madigan, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.; Jake Miller, Public Sector Solutions; Homero Tristan, Tristan & Cervantes Attorneys at Law.

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“It’s a privilege to share the stage with the donors we honored this evening. Aunt Martha’s has always been a place where every contribution is respected and welcome – whether that’s a donation, or a new idea, or an offer to lend a hand. The honorees tonight exemplify that spirit in their generosity and leadership,” said Garza as the evening concluded.

Individuals interested in donating to Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness can text AMHW2023 to 76278.

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