Event Details
Please join ICRF Chicago as we honor Ralph Mandell
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Cocktails: 6:00 pm | Dinner: 7:00 pm
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
 
Dietary laws observed | Business attire
Valet parking & self-park available at Hilton Chicago 
 
 
 
Honoree
 
Ralph B. Mandell is the Co-Founder of PrivateBancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary The PrivateBank (Chicago). He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PrivateBancorp, Inc. and The PrivateBank and Trust Company from 1993 to 2007 and Executive Chairman from 2007 to 2011. He retired from the Board in 2016 as Chairman Emeritus.
 
Ralph is active in a number of civic and charitable affairs. He currently serves on the Board of American Friends of Tel Aviv University and recently was appointed to the International Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University. He has been a Midwestern Board Member of Operation Hope and a board member of The Chicago Anti-Defamation League. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Gottlieb Hospital. Ralph has been honored by Keshet, which provides schooling for developmentally disabled children, for his outstanding service and longstanding support of the organization.
 
Ralph is also a long-time member of the Board of Directors of The 100 Club of Chicago, an organization that provides for the families of police officers, firefighters and paramedics who have lost their lives in the line of duty, and currently is the immediate Past Chairman. 
 
Ralph and his wife, Bonnie, are both graduates of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. They are now Florida residents but still maintain a residence in River Forest, Illinois. They have two sons, Steve (Allison) and Scott (Dana), and are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren.
 
 
Guest Speaker

Professor Shai Izraeli, MD, is the Director of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel. He is the head of the Dotan Center for Research of Blood Malignancies at Tel Aviv University.
 
His breakthrough research in Molecular Biology and Genomics led to the discovery of a new form of childhood leukemia and with his team of scientists, they focus on patient-driven basic research with the ultimate goal of improving the care of children with cancer.
 
ICRF has been funding Prof. Izraeli’s cancer research since 2001 and he is currently a recipient of an International Collaboration Grant in pediatric leukemia through the ICRF and City of Hope Jacki and Bruce Barron Cancer Research Scholars Program.
 
Professor Izraeli previously served as the Director of the Unit of Functional Genomics and Childhood Leukemia and Cancer Research at Sheba Medical Center Tel Hashomer. He has produced over 160 publications that have appeared in prestigious scientific journals. He is a member of the select Executive Board of the European Hematology Association.
 
Professor Shai Izraeli believes, “Advanced basic and clinical research is vital to fulfill the vision to cure every child with cancer.”

 

 
Sponsorship Opportunities
By supporting the ICRF 2019 Tower of Hope Gala, you are supporting lifesaving cancer research.
 
 
 
About ICRF
Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) is dedicated to supporting cutting edge cancer research in Israel. ICRF has funded over $70 million in more than 2,500 grants to outstanding cancer researchers at every major institution in Israel.
 
ICRF-funded scientists are consistently at the forefront with discoveries that have revolutionized cancer treatment. They have developed improved chemotherapies, advanced techniques in bone marrow transplantation, and enhanced the understanding of tumor suppressor genes. It is alongside the hard work of ICRF-funded scientists that cancer drugs such as Gleevec®, Doxil®, and Velcade® were developed and are being used to treat hundreds of thousands of cancer patients worldwide annually. ICRF changes the lives of cancer patients, survivors and their families. Together we are shaping the future of revolutionary cancer research!
 
For more information on ICRF please visit us online at icrfonline.org
 
 
Co-Chairs & Host Committee 
Thank you to our organizing 2019 Gala Co-Chairs and Host Committee.
 
Gala Co-Chairs Jacki & Bruce Barron*, Carol Lavin Bernick, Dr. Richard Herman*, Nicole & Michael Nortman*, Erin & Jeffrey Robbins* 
Gala Host Committee Leslie & David Abramson*, Dr. Jessica* & Eyal Altman, Zivit* & Steve Blonder, James Chesser, Roberta & Richard Edelheit*, Sam Fields*, Francine & Dubi Fishel*, Paul T. Fox*, Karina & Keith Goode*, DeeDee & Dr. Gary Grad*, Katie Intrater*, Adrienne & Jeffrey Kriezelman*, Dana & Scott Mandell, Allison & Steve Mandell, Debbie & Marc Pershan*, Sam Pfeffer*, Michelle* & Stuart Primack, David Reich*, Jaime Rhum*, Gail & Bob Scadron, Leemor Katz* & Chip Serlin*, Caryn & Gerold Skurnick, Lynn & Bob Socol*, Bev & David Zadikoff*
Medical Advisory Committee Dr. Jessica Altman (Co-Chair), Dr. Gary Grad (Co-Chair), Dr. Matthew Adess, Dr. Bruce Brockstein, Dr. Olga Frankfurt, Dr. Adi Gidron, Dr. David Hakimian, Dr. Brian Helfand, Dr. Lynne Kaminer, Dr. Carol Rosenberg, Dr. Seema Singhal
ICRF International Board Rob Densen (President), Bryna Goldberg (International Chair), Dr. Mark A. Israel (National Executive Director)
Chicago Staff Allyson Marks Greenfield (Chicago Executive Director), Sandy Rosen (Gifts Director), Michelle Soble (Operations & Development Associate)
* ICRF Chicago Board Member
 
 
Thank you to our generous sponsors! 
 
Collaborative Partnership
Groundbreaking Discovery
Cutting Edge Research
Hope For the Future
BDO
Make an Impact
Champion Tribute
Supporter Tribute
Friend Listing
 
 
 
Event Details
Please join ICRF Chicago as we honor Ralph Mandell
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Cocktails: 6:00 pm | Dinner: 7:00 pm
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
 
Dietary laws observed | Business attire
Valet parking & self-park available at Hilton Chicago 
 
 
 
Honoree
 
Ralph B. Mandell is the Co-Founder of PrivateBancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary The PrivateBank (Chicago). He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PrivateBancorp, Inc. and The PrivateBank and Trust Company from 1993 to 2007 and Executive Chairman from 2007 to 2011. He retired from the Board in 2016 as Chairman Emeritus.
 
Ralph is active in a number of civic and charitable affairs. He currently serves on the Board of American Friends of Tel Aviv University and recently was appointed to the International Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University. He has been a Midwestern Board Member of Operation Hope and a board member of The Chicago Anti-Defamation League. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Gottlieb Hospital. Ralph has been honored by Keshet, which provides schooling for developmentally disabled children, for his outstanding service and longstanding support of the organization.
 
Ralph is also a long-time member of the Board of Directors of The 100 Club of Chicago, an organization that provides for the families of police officers, firefighters and paramedics who have lost their lives in the line of duty, and currently is the immediate Past Chairman. 
 
Ralph and his wife, Bonnie, are both graduates of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. They are now Florida residents but still maintain a residence in River Forest, Illinois. They have two sons, Steve (Allison) and Scott (Dana), and are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren.
 
 
Guest Speaker

Professor Shai Izraeli, MD, is the Director of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel. He is the head of the Dotan Center for Research of Blood Malignancies at Tel Aviv University.
 
His breakthrough research in Molecular Biology and Genomics led to the discovery of a new form of childhood leukemia and with his team of scientists, they focus on patient-driven basic research with the ultimate goal of improving the care of children with cancer.
 
ICRF has been funding Prof. Izraeli’s cancer research since 2001 and he is currently a recipient of an International Collaboration Grant in pediatric leukemia through the ICRF and City of Hope Jacki and Bruce Barron Cancer Research Scholars Program.
 
Professor Izraeli previously served as the Director of the Unit of Functional Genomics and Childhood Leukemia and Cancer Research at Sheba Medical Center Tel Hashomer. He has produced over 160 publications that have appeared in prestigious scientific journals. He is a member of the select Executive Board of the European Hematology Association.
 
Professor Shai Izraeli believes, “Advanced basic and clinical research is vital to fulfill the vision to cure every child with cancer.”

 

 
Sponsorship Opportunities
By supporting the ICRF 2019 Tower of Hope Gala, you are supporting lifesaving cancer research.
 
 
 
About ICRF
Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) is dedicated to supporting cutting edge cancer research in Israel. ICRF has funded over $70 million in more than 2,500 grants to outstanding cancer researchers at every major institution in Israel.
 
ICRF-funded scientists are consistently at the forefront with discoveries that have revolutionized cancer treatment. They have developed improved chemotherapies, advanced techniques in bone marrow transplantation, and enhanced the understanding of tumor suppressor genes. It is alongside the hard work of ICRF-funded scientists that cancer drugs such as Gleevec®, Doxil®, and Velcade® were developed and are being used to treat hundreds of thousands of cancer patients worldwide annually. ICRF changes the lives of cancer patients, survivors and their families. Together we are shaping the future of revolutionary cancer research!
 
For more information on ICRF please visit us online at icrfonline.org
 
 
Co-Chairs & Host Committee 
Thank you to our organizing 2019 Gala Co-Chairs and Host Committee.
 
Gala Co-Chairs Jacki & Bruce Barron*, Carol Lavin Bernick, Dr. Richard Herman*, Nicole & Michael Nortman*, Erin & Jeffrey Robbins* 
Gala Host Committee Leslie & David Abramson*, Dr. Jessica* & Eyal Altman, Zivit* & Steve Blonder, James Chesser, Roberta & Richard Edelheit*, Sam Fields*, Francine & Dubi Fishel*, Paul T. Fox*, Karina & Keith Goode*, DeeDee & Dr. Gary Grad*, Katie Intrater*, Adrienne & Jeffrey Kriezelman*, Dana & Scott Mandell, Allison & Steve Mandell, Debbie & Marc Pershan*, Sam Pfeffer*, Michelle* & Stuart Primack, David Reich*, Jaime Rhum*, Gail & Bob Scadron, Leemor Katz* & Chip Serlin*, Caryn & Gerold Skurnick, Lynn & Bob Socol*, Bev & David Zadikoff*
Medical Advisory Committee Dr. Jessica Altman (Co-Chair), Dr. Gary Grad (Co-Chair), Dr. Matthew Adess, Dr. Bruce Brockstein, Dr. Olga Frankfurt, Dr. Adi Gidron, Dr. David Hakimian, Dr. Brian Helfand, Dr. Lynne Kaminer, Dr. Carol Rosenberg, Dr. Seema Singhal
ICRF International Board Rob Densen (President), Bryna Goldberg (International Chair), Dr. Mark A. Israel (National Executive Director)
Chicago Staff Allyson Marks Greenfield (Chicago Executive Director), Sandy Rosen (Gifts Director), Michelle Soble (Operations & Development Associate)
* ICRF Chicago Board Member
 
 
Thank you to our generous sponsors! 
 
Collaborative Partnership
Groundbreaking Discovery
Cutting Edge Research
Hope For the Future
BDO
Make an Impact
Champion Tribute
Supporter Tribute
Friend Listing
 
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