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Hilco Global Hosts Successful "Night of Shining Stars" Event Benefitting the All Stars Project of Chicago

December 20, 2023, 07:00 AM
Filed Under: Industry News
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Hilco Global announced the resounding success of "A Night of Shining Stars," a celebration and premier networking event hosted in collaboration with the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) of Chicago to raise money for the All Stars Project of Chicago. This year’s event marked the gala’s return after a pandemic hiatus following the inaugural Night of Shining Stars event in December of 2019.

“A Night of Shining Stars” took place Thursday, November 30 at the iconic Adler Planetarium and surpassed its fundraising goal, raising over $530,000 to support the afterschool development programs of the ASP of Chicago, a privately funded nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young individuals from the south and west sides of the city through innovative, performance-based programs. Sylvia Perez, Anchor at Fox 32 News was the special guest host.  
"SVP/City Leader David Cherry and I are thrilled to report the overwhelming success of 'A Night of Shining Stars' and are grateful for the generosity and support of the community, business leaders, and philanthropists. Exceeding our fundraising goal is a testament to the dedication of everyone involved and their commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of Chicago's youth," said Lauren Horn, Vice President/Director at the All Stars Project of Chicago.

An event involving over 400 people was a celebration of "stars" within Chicago's turnaround and restructuring community, honoring outstanding professionals for their exceptional contributions to the industry: Michael A. Teplitsky, Partner at Wynnchurch Capital, L.P., and Felicia Gerber Perlman, Global Head of Restructuring & Insolvency at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
The spotlight also shined on the impactful work of the ASP of Chicago, particularly its All Stars Talent Show Network program, where young participants ages 5 to 25 showcase their talents through neighborhood talent shows. Additionally, the ASP of Chicago provides business and leadership development programs through the Development School for Youth (DSY) for youth 16 to 21 years old, culminating in paid summer internships with Chicago's leading corporations. The All Stars Project's afterschool development programs are privately funded through individual contributions, corporate partnerships, and foundations.

"It's heartening to see the community come together to support such a worthy cause," said Ben Nortman, CEO of Hilco Consumer - Retail and ASP of Chicago Board Co-chair and member of the ASP’s Board of Directors. "The success of 'A Night of Shining Stars' reflects our collective commitment to nurturing the potential of Chicago's young talent and providing them with transformative opportunities.”

For more information about the impact of the event or to contribute to the All Stars Project of Chicago, visit: 

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