The contributions made by the Illinois business community toward the work of Equality Illinois, the state’s oldest and largest advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans, continue at a robust pace, fueled by a shared belief that fairness and inclusiveness are not only the right thing to do but are also good business practices.
For the upcoming 2015 Equality Illinois Gala on Valentine’s Day, February 14, in the Hilton Chicago, the Midwest’s largest LGBT formal event, more than a score of businesses are Gala Sponsors, and many dozens more are supporting our work by donating items for the luxury silent auction.
The Gala’s presenting sponsor is Wirtz Beverage Illinois. Gold sponsors are BMO Harris Bank, Exelon, GCM Grosvenor, Leo Burnett, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, MillerCoors, Omnibus Advertising and Marketing, Sidetrack, and United Airlines. Silver sponsors are Coca Cola, Hilton Chicago, J&L Catering, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Schiff Hardin LLP, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Sidley Austin LLP, and Winston & Strawn LLP. Bronze sponsors are Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chapman and Cutler LLP, Dream Town Realty, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Mariano’s, McGuireWoods LLP, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, ReedSmith LLP, Supergurl Images, and Walgreens. Media sponsors are Bestgaycities.com, Chicago Phoenix, ChicagoPride.com, GC Magazine, GRAB Magazine, Michigan Avenue Magazine, The L Stop, and Windy City Media Group.