Help transform research into extraordinary care!

The 2017 Aurora Gala focuses on supporting research and innovation led by Aurora Health Care physicians, scientists, and visionary leaders. 

Join us for an amazing evening at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, featuring innovation stations, a gourmet dinner, and surprise music entertainment!

2017 Honorary Chairs:
  • Marianne and Sheldon Lubar
  • Vivian and Tim Sullivan
We are honored to dedicate a portion of the evening to recognize Mr. Stanley Kritzik for his longtime dedication to research and innovation at Aurora Health Care.
Proceeds to this black-tie event will:
  • Provide seed funding to local researchers through the Aurora Research Innovation Awards to launch studies focused on improving patient outcomes. 
  • Foster leading-edge laboratory research in the areas of cardiovascular, neurosciences, and cancer and share the findings globally to improve the quality of life of patients worldwide.  
  • Train future researchers through clinical and laboratory-based educational opportunities to grow their knowledge and passion for patient-centered research.
For more information on sponsorships or about the event, please contact Meaghan Vilcins at 414-219-4709 or email

Chicago performs at the 2016 Aurora Gala.

Check out other photos from last year's celebration!

Join us, and support the research that strengthens our communities.

The Aurora Research Institute

Researchers at Aurora Research Institute are committed to conducting cutting edge bench and clinical research. Find out what they're doing.

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Honoring Stanley Kritzik

We are very pleased to honor Mr. Stanley Kritzik for his lifetime of visionary leadership and dedication to Aurora Health Care.

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Take a look at photos from last year's memorable gala, held in support of the many women's health programs here at Aurora.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors

Premier Sponsors

CG Schmidt

Aurora Cardiovascular and Thoracic Service Lines

Aurora Orthopedics

Aurora Metro Medical Staff

Infinity Sponsors


Aurora Cancer Care 

Aurora Palliative Care in Fond Memory of Mr. Michael W. Phelan

Leadership Sponsors

Anthem BCBS
JP Cullen
Midwest Nephrology
United Healthcare




            Dr. Nick and Kathy Turkal

           Aurora Research Institute   

    • Dr. Randall Lambrecht
    • Dr. Nina Garlie
    • Dr. Arshad Jahangir
    • Katie Klein
    • Sara Planton
    • Dr. Judy Tjoe
    • Kurt Waldhuetter


    Joanne Disch and Jane Barnsteiner

                    Stanley Kritzik