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 $3.7 million for Comer Children’s through its events since its founding in 2006. 

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

  • The Comer Children’s Bright Night Benefit is an evening benefit that offers families and community members a night out to celebrate and support patient care programs at Comer Children’s. The night out includes a fashion show for children, ages five to 13, dinner, and drinks at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. The event was previously called the Comer Children’s Kids’ Fashion Show. 
  • The RBC Race for the Kids at Comer Children’s is held annually in the fall. In 2019, more than 1,000 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. 

2020 Comer Development Board Members

  • Stacia Feinberg, co-president & 2020 Comer Children’s Kids’ Fashion Show co-chair
  • Stephanie Ross, co-president
  • Susanna Allshouse
  • Rachel Barner
  • Kathy Buck, 2020 RBC Race for the Kids at Comer Children’s co-chair
  • Lisa Rolfe Burik
  • Jacqueline Bush
  • Mary Ahn Chang
  • Cherry Chen
  • Cindy Cruise
  • Jill Engel Kling
  • Jennifer Friedlander
  • Carey Goldblatt
  • Robin Goolsbee, membership chair
  • Mary Ann Hoey
  • Mariana Ingersoll, 2020 RBC Race for the Kids at Comer Children’s co-chair
  • Barbara Malott Kizziah
  • Jason Krawetz
  • Ben Leshem
  • Fei Liu
  • Ling Markovitz
  • Tara Marsh, 2020 Comer Children’s Kids’ Fashion Show co-chair
  • Amy McCormack
  • Daione Mitchell
  • Joanne Nemerovski
  • Kim Olivier
  • Dean Rider
  • Gail Rodman
  • Cindy Rowe
  • Lisa Cohen Schenkman
  • Michele Seidl
  • Keren Weiss
  • Marie Winters
  • Angela Zotos