On Saturday night, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosted the 9th annual UNICEF Hope Gala at The Geraghty in Chicago, raising funds to support the organization's work. The gala's "Imagine" theme aimed to inspire guests to imagine a world in which no child dies of a preventable cause.
During the event, guests enjoyed a performance by Vanessa Williams, a seated dinner and a live auction led by Vinnie Zaffarano. Almost 600 guests attended the gala and the after-party, which was hosted by the UNICEF Next Generation Chicago Steering Committee, and together raised more than $960,000.
Williams' set list included "Colors of the Wind," "Love Is," a Stephen Sondheim mashup and "Save the Best for Last." Immediately after her performance, she partook in a Chicago staple, Giordano's deep-dish pizza, which she had delivered to the venue.