About Comer Children's

Comer Children's is a destination for pediatric patients and families facing complex medical issues and chronic illnesses such as cancer, epilepsy, and diabetes. Our physicians and scientists are shaping national standards of care and improving the lives of children everywhere. 

Contributions from the Bright Night Benefit will support critical programs that touch and improve thousands of young lives each year. These programs would not be possible without philanthropy. 



The Comer Children's Development Board is a volunteer board dedicated to raising awareness for Comer Children's, and generating support for the hospital's groundbreaking research and distinctive patient care. 

Through its efforts, the board has raised more than $3.7 million for Comer Children's thanks to fundraising events, such as Kids' Fashion Show and the RBC Race for the Kids. This year, the board is hosting a virtual gala called the Bright Night Benefit @Home to celebrate Comer Children's dedication to patient care and community's support of kids in Chicago and beyond.

2021 Comer Children's Development Board 

Stephanie Ross, co-president
Tara Marsh, co-president

Robin Goolsbee, co-membership chair
Michele Seidl, co-membership chair

Bright Night Benefit @Home committee members

Stacia Feinberg, co-chair
Jennifer Friedlander, co-chair
Sue Allshouse
Mary Chang
Cindy Cruise
Christine D'Hondt
Jill Engel Kling
Carey Goldblatt
Mary Ann Hoey
Joanne Nemerovski
Kim Olivier
Angela Zotos

RBC Race for the Kids at Comer Children's committee members

Rachel Barner
Kathy Buck
Jacqueline Bush
Cherry Chen
Mariana Ingersoll
Barbara Malott Kizziah
Jason Krawetz
Ben Leshem
Fei Liu
Peter MacEntee
Ling Markovitz
Amy McCormack
Cindy Rowe

Lisa Rolfe Burik, sustaining member
Gail Rodman, sustaining member
Lisa Cohen Schenkman, sustaining member

Lexi Fiedler, staff
Madison Girten, staff

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