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The Hinsdale Auxiliary of the Infant Welfare Society held its annual benefit luncheon Tablescapes 2023: Deco at the Drake on Sunday, March 12. More than 400 generous guests packed The Drake Oak Brook Hotel for an afternoon of lively shopping, bidding, and dining. This year’s theme celebrated and honored the city of Chicago, which is home to the most stunning examples of stylish and elegant art deco design.

“We are excited to share that it was a spectacular fundraising success! We are grateful to our amazing venue, sponsors, donors, boutiques, food demo partners, local businesses, and live entertainment who created a memorable experience for our guests,” said Laura Preusser, President of the IWS Hinsdale Auxiliary. “It would not have been possible without our 47 powerful volunteers who spend all year planning for Tablescapes, our namesake event.”

Established in 1913, the Auxiliary is comprised of nine chapters and nearly 600 members throughout the Chicagoland area. Since its inception, the Auxiliary has donated more than $140 million to IWS and due to the unwavering dedication of members and supporters – is the clinic’s largest single donor each year.

One hundred percent of the proceeds generated from Tablescapes will go toward the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Angel Harvey Family Health Center.
Those unable to attend the event but who would still like to donate to the Infant Welfare Society, please visit www.hinsdaleiws.com. ■

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