Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Mid-America Club
Thank you to all who joined us for the 2016 KID Best Friend Award Night on May 18th. The evening featured small plates from the chefs of 312 Chicago, Beatrix, Dearborn Tavern, Mercat a la Planxa, Mid-America Club, and South Water Kitchen, and was an opportunity to celebrate KID and our 2016 Best Friend.
KID honored Lisa M. Turano with the 2016 KID Best Friend Award for her passion and commitment to KID and children’s product safety. Learn more about Lisa’s reasons for supporting us.
With the help of over 300 people in attendance, and the support of many others, we raised over $130,000 to support KID’s work in improving children’s product safety and saving lives.
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About the KID Best Friend Award
Each year, KID commemorates our progress, honors the memory of Danny Keysar and other victims of unsafe children’s products and highlights the contributions of our Best Friend — someone who has helped keep children safe.
KID’s Best Friend, 2016
Lisa M. Turano, Turano Baking Company & The Turano Foundation
Lisa M. Turano was a student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business when Danny Keysar died and KID was founded. She immediately embraced the cause, raising funds and awareness for KID at her class’s graduation banquet. Lisa has chaired this event and served on KID’s board for many years.
In addition, both The Turano Baking Company and The Turano Foundation have been crucial to KID’s ability to provide our lifesaving services.
Lisa serves our cause with honor and passion and we are so grateful for her voice, commitment and philanthropy. Congratulations Lisa, and thank you.
With thanks to our sponsors
Linda Ginzel & Boaz Keysar
Barbara L. Passy
Steven & Leslie Swibel
Drew & Jen Weller
Chapman & Cullp
Cuda Law Offices
Inez M. Tenenbaum
Julia & Sonny Garg
Amy & Kevin Hogan
Jill & Robert Tanz
Maura & Kyran Quinlan
Leslie & Blake Batterson
The Phillips Family
The Philip H. Corboy Foundation
Retirement Solution Group