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19th Annual Chicago Power of Choice Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Time: 11:00 a.m. Reception, 12:00 p.m. Luncheon

Location: The Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL

Event Co-Chairs
Sara Fisher and Dawn Koenigsknecht


Mistress of Ceremonies

Katie RichKatie Rich

Katie Rich is a Chicago Mainstage cast member at The Second City. A die-hard Chicagoan, Katie received her BS from Northwestern University before getting her dream job at The Second City. She has written and performed all 3 of their latest Mainstage reviews, including “South Side of Heaven,” the current Mainstage review, “Let Them Eat Chaos,” and the Second City’s 100th Mainstage review in which she performed an auction-themed scene that raised over $32,000 for Planned Parenthood of Illinois.


Sally KohnSally Kohn

Sally Kohn is a writer, activist and television commentator. A progressive Fox News Contributor and columnist for Salon, Sally’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Reuters, USA Today, Politico, Time, More Magazine, New York Magazine and many other outlets. Sally also works as a communications consultant, helping grassroots organizations, businesses and leaders communicate effectively. After spending most of her career as a grassroots community organizer, Sally is now ranked one of the top 100 most influential television pundits in America, according to Mediaite’s Power Grid.

Sarah WeddingtonSarah Weddington
Champion of Choice Recipient

Sarah Weddington is an American attorney, law professor, and former Texas state legislator who, at twenty-six, represented "Jane Roe" in the landmark Roe v. Wade case before the United States Supreme Court. She served as General Counsel of the United States Department of Agriculture in 1977 and assistant to President Jimmy Carter from 1978 to 1981. Ms. Weddington has lectured and taught at Texas Wesleyan University and the University of Texas at Austin. She is a nationally recognized speaker and the founder of the Weddington Center, which focuses on women in leadership.

Ilyse HogueIlyse Hogue
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

Hogue joined NARAL Pro-Choice America in February 2013. Previously, Hogue served as the senior advisor to Media Matters for America, the not-for-profit media accountability organization. She is also the former co-founder and co-director of Friends of Democracy Super PAC, a group that works to advance campaign finance reform, and the former director of political advocacy and communications for


To confirm your participation, please register online.

Contributors at the Justice Blackmun Society Level and above who register by Wednesday, August 14 will be listed in the event invitation, unless otherwise requested.

For further information or to be added to our invitation list, please contact Elizabeth Schoetz at 202.973.3023 or

Register online now!

Host Committee Sponsorship Levels

$25,000 - Council of Trustees Sponsor
Two tables of 10
Guests receive VIP gift bag
Lunch with Ilyse Hogue
Four tickets to the VIP reception
One complimentary parking pass
Special program listing

$10,000 - Benefactor Sponsor
One table of 10
Guests receive VIP gift bag
Four tickets to the VIP reception
One complimentary parking pass
Special program listing

$5,000 – Patron Sponsor
One table of 10
Guests receive a Trust Women tote bag
Two tickets to the VIP reception
One complimentary parking pass
Special Program listing

$2,500 - Host Committee Sponsor
One table of 10
Two tickets to the VIP reception
Special program listing

Ticket Levels

$1,000 - Justice Blackmun Society
Two luncheon tickets
Two tickets to the VIP reception
Two Trust Women tote bags
Special program listing

$500 - Patron Ticket
One luncheon ticket
One Trust Women tote bag

$250 - Choice Supporter Ticket
One luncheon ticket

$50 - Young Professional Ticket (35 and under)
One discounted luncheon ticket


Please make your membership DONATION payable to NARAL Pro-Choice America, a 501(c)(4) organization or NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions or gifts to NARAL Pro-Choice America are not tax-deductible. No funds will be earmarked or reserved for any political purpose. The first $10 of your annual gift keeps your membership status active for an additional year. Contributions to NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation are tax-deductible, with the exception of the value of the benefits provided and meal per person that you indicate will attend the luncheon.  Value will be specified in the receipt, which will be forthcoming.

The Chicago Power of Choice Luncheon Sweepstakes is sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice America. A purchase or contribution is not necessary to enter and will not increase chances of winning. Void where prohibited. You can enter the contest without making a contribution by submitting this donation card with your name, address, phone number, and email address. Entries by mail must be received by Sponsor by 5:30 p.m. on October 4, 2013.  You may also enter in person at the Luncheon on October 9, 2013 without making a contribution by submitting an entry card in person. Approximate value of all prizes is $3,200. Only U.S. citizens or lawful residents over the age of 18 who are residents of Illinois are eligible. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Promotion is subject to official rules, including restrictions on eligibility. Official rules can be found at

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