Thank you, Chicago, for making the inaugural Chicago Give Water Give Life Benefit such a success! One hundred and seventy guests came out to support the work of Water 1st on March 9, at Prairie Production, raising $64,000. Thanks to a generous Water 1st Chicago supporter, all donations $200 and above were matched dollar for dollar.

A special thanks to our corporate and individual sponsors, silent auction donors, and all our guests and supporters for transforming the lives of the world’s poorest in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India, and Honduras through the gift of water.

A heartfelt thanks to the event steering committee for inviting friends, colleagues and spreading the word: Jonathan and Erin Grodnick, Val Hausman, Jennifer Krahnke, Eva Larson, Blake Magnuson, Polly and Rich McClellan, Art and Laurel Nelson, Rene and Pete Nelson, Robin Nilson, Colette Quackenbush, Kim Edstrom Schiller, Debbie and Mark Toledo, Joan Zetterlund.

If you would like to get involved with the Water 1st community in Chicago, please contact Jennifer Norling