Congratulations to Ed and Mona Zander of Motorola and Don and Nancy Keprta of Dominick’s for their leadership of the Inaugural Discovery Ball. The event was held on Saturday night at the Sheraton Towers and honored Katie Couric, the Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News and benefiting the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society. Over $2 million was raised to support the research, education, advocacy and services provided by the American Cancer Society.

We are delighted that Eli’s Cheesecake could support the event by creating a unique center piece and Eli’s Dippers for the late-night party. We thank Dominick’s for their sponsorship of the late-night party and their sponsorship of so many important events in Chicago.

We also were delighted to welcome Rick Kaplan home. Rick joined the CBS Evening News as Executive Producer in March of this year. He was able to show Katie how beautiful our City is and the Evening News was broadcast from Chicago on Friday evening.