The Comer Development Board is a volunteer board committed to raising awareness of the unique capabilities, approach, and mission of the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital.

The board's work generates support for the hospital’s groundbreaking research and distinctive patient care. By sharing information regarding the hospital’s programs, services, and special events with a wide range of audiences, the board serves as a vital link between the hospital and the greater Chicagoland community. The board has raised over $2.8 million for Comer Children’s since its founding in 2006. 

The Comer Development Board hosts two annual fundraising events a year:

  • The Comer Children’s Kids’ Fashion Show is held annually in the spring for more than 400 guests. The event benefits pediatric patient care programs at Comer Children’s. Kids ages six through 17 are invited to walk the runway in support of Comer Children’s, while adult guests enjoy tea service and a champagne reception. 
  • The RBC Race for the Kids at Comer Children’s is held annually in the fall. In 2018, more than 1,500 adults and children participated in the 5K, Kids’ Mile, and Kids’ Dash events to raise funds to advance Comer Children’s mission and improve the lives of the many children and families it serves. 

2018 Comer Development Board Members

  • Jacqueline Bush, co-president
  • Stacia Feinberg, co-president, 2018 Comer Children’s Kids’ Fashion Show co-chair
  • Susanna Allshouse
  • Kathy Buck
  • Lisa Rolfe Burik
  • Cindy Cruise, 2018 Comer Children’s Kids’ Fashion Show co-chair
  • Carey Goldblatt
  • Robin Goolsbee, membership co-chair
  • Mary Ann Hoey
  • Mariana Ingersoll
  • Stacey Kaniewski, immediate past president
  • Jill Engel Kling
  • Jason Krawetz
  • Ben Leshem
  • Ling Markovitz
  • Tara Marsh
  • Amy McCormack
  • Dara Milner, membership co-chair
  • Daione Mitchell, 2018 RBC Race for the Kids at Comer Children’s co-chair
  • Katherine Ozment
  • Gail Rodman
  • Stephanie Ross
  • Rachel Schatz
  • Lisa Cohen Schenkman
  • Michele Seidl
  • Jill Glickstein Shimmel
  • Dana Suskind, MD
  • Laura Van Peenan
  • Keren Weiss
  • Marie Winters
  • Angela Zotos, 2018 RBC Race for the Kids at Comer Children’s co-chair