The pet-friendly black tie gala of the year!

The 11th Annual PAWS Chicago Fur Ball takes place on November 9th, 6:00 p.m. at the Drake Hotel


Walk the red carpet with your furry friend and join over 700 PAWS Chicago supporters at The Drake Hotel for an evening of elegance and compassion. Enjoy the popular silent and live auctions, a dinner buffet, and dancing. All proceeds go towards supporting PAWS Chicago and saving homeless dogs and cats.


Where the Magnificent Mile begins, you'll experience this wonderful evening at the legendary Drake Hotel - 140 East Walton Place Chicago. The Fur Ball begins at 6:00PM on November. 9, 2012. Tickets are available at the door, $400 per person; or $250 for guests 35 and younger; and $100 per pet.

Please contact Alicea Miller at 773-843-4887 or for further information.


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Carrie Underwood Meet & Greet

Two tickets in premier seating to the Carrie Underwood concert at the United Center on December 12, 2012 followed by a private meet and greet with the Grammy Award-winning singer. An autographed guitar, CD and headshot will top off this exceptional package, along with a photo of Carrie as a teenager with her mom and your very own stuffed replica of “Ace Underwood”, Carrie’s pooch.

5th Man on international crew aboard TOM 28 sailboat, in 2013 Chicago Match Cup

Join one of the world's top ranked sailing teams at the only US stop of the World Match Racing Tour! You'll be the 5th Man on an international crew competing in the 2013 Chicago Match Cup aboard a TOM 28 sailboat! You'll stand on the back of the boat, and be right atop all of the sailing action as you hold onto the rails for a ride that you won't forget. Includes two VIP viewing Hospitality passes and two hot-seat ride alongs during qualifying.

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Football camp with Johnny Knox

Enjoy a private 2 hour football camp for 10 kids at EFT Sports Performance in Highland Park, IL. Learn the skills and techniques that helped make Johnny a pro bowler and major contributor to the Bears' offense & special teams. Winner will also receive a signed jersey by Johnny Knox. Each kid can bring an item for Johnny Knox to sign.

Ready to Buy?
Please contact Alicea Miller at or at 773-843-4887.

and Luxury Accomodations at the Park Hyatt

He’s Photographed All The Major Celebrities and Now He’ll Shoot You!
Private Studio Photography Portrait Sitting with The World-Renowned,
Legendary Celebrity Photographer Victor Skrebneski

Celebrate with the Recording Industry’s Big Night Out
Exclusive Tickets For Two To The 2013’ Star-Studded Grammy Awards

AMERICAN IDOL EXPERIENCE! Exclusive Result Show Tickets For Two To Join This
Season’s Most-Buzzed About Hosts As They Search for Music’s Next Big Superstar

Fly business class to Beijing, enjoy luxury accommodations at the Park Hyatt for five days.
Then travel to Shanghai to spend another three days at the Park Hyatt before flying home.

Airport transfer and several meals, as well as additional perks included.
Winner pays to travel between the two cities.

Girls' Saturday Night Out at the Park Hyatt Chicago

Tea and a private private performance for four people with Smashing Pumpkins
frontman, Billy Corgan, at Madame Zuzu’s in Highland Park

Make Your Pet A Celebrity On The Cover Of PAWS Chicago’s 2014 Luxe Desktop Calendar


Raffle tickets are $25 each, or five for $100


Live it up in the Big Apple!

This retreat to New York City includes a two night stay at the Grand Hyatt New York in the heart of Manhattan and two tickets to a Broadway show.

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Stay connected with a new iPad!

Go Cubs Go!
Four third row Club Box Cubs tickets to a game of the winner’s choosing during the 2013 season.

Come party at PAWS!
You will receive a fully-supplied pizza party for 15-20 people held at the PAWS Chicago Adoption and Humane Center—perfect for child or adult birthdays, office celebrations, or just a weekend get-together with friends! (Beer and wine included if desired.)

*Winner need not be present to win prize. Raffle ticket purchases are not tax deductible and winner will be responsible for personal income taxes associated with winning a prize.
Winner must be 21 years of age or older and is responsible for taxes and all other costs associated with the prize. One name will be drawn for each item.
This raffle sponsored by PAWS Chicago. All proceeds from this raffle will be used to benefit PAWS Chicago's spay/neuter, adoption and community outreach programs.
PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614, (773) 843-4887.

Questions or comments?
Please contact Alicea Miller at or at 773-843-4887.

Fur Ball Co-Chairs & Committee

Honorary Co-Chairs
Bonnie & James Spurlock

Joanna Mallers
Rita Moore
Lauren Walfish
Sandy Walfish

Nancy & Wyllys Baird
Janice Beck
Robert H. & Renata M. Block
Jessica Bloom
Walter Brindell
Peter & Paula Fasseas
Susan Frank
Wayne Gailis
Kimberly Gleeson
Suzie Glickman

Susan Karkomi
Simon Lambert
Carole Lenders
Sheryl Lesch
Elaine Markoutsas
Kristina & Mike McGrath
Julie & Kurt Miller
Mayari Pritzker
Suzanne Prysak
Ashley Quicksilver

Louis Rosenthal
Robin Ross
Julie Shorr
Bonnie Spurlock
Nancy & Michael Timmers
Judy Tullman
Carol & John Walter
Julie Weisler

Benefactors & Patrons

Grand Benefactors
Rita & John Canning
Pam & Ed Carey
Deborah & Bruce Crown
Peter & Paula Fasseas
Susan & Michael Frank
Lynne Cooper Harvey Foundation
Joanna Mallers
Merrick Pet Care, Inc.
Brenda & Jack Pickleman
Mayari Pritzker
Larry Richman, The Private Bank
Robert & Barbara Bradford Sherman
SF Foundation
Lauren, Sandy, & Marc Walfish
Lawrence & Julie Weisler

Wyllys & Nancy Baird, Creature Comforts Foundation Janice & Philip Beck
Bernardi Securities, Inc.
Tara Clack
Denicolo Family Foundation
Richard Ditton
Deb & Stu Gold
John Halston
Susie Karkomi & Martin Leavitt
Sheryl & Chip Lesch
Dennis & Carol Markos
The McGrath Family
Dr. & Mrs. Kurt Miller& Winnetka Animal Hospital Noah’s Ark Pet Supply

PETCO Foundation
Anne Pramaggiore
Suzanne J. Prysak
Ashley & Jeff Quicksilver
Sharon & Louis Rosenthal
Julie & David Shorr
Bill & Maria Smithburg
Bonnie & James Spurlock
St. John Knits, Inc.
Jeanne Stoker
Leslie Struthers
Michael & Jo Ann Sweig
Nancy & Michael Timmers
Thompson Coburn LLP
Walton Street Capital, L.L.C.

The Honorable William J. Bauer& Patricia Spratt Bauer Chicago Veterinary Emergency& Specialty Center Galleria Marchetti
Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation
Ross & Suzie Glickman
Jim & Dawn Griffin-O’Neal
Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation
Ira J. Kaufman Family Foundation
Andrew & Emily Mullen
Judy & Howard Tullman
Carol & John Walter
Gregory Pappas & Brandon Wilson

Special Thanks

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