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Dinner of Champions


September 25, 2018

In Person

The Ritz-Carlton
160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dinner of Champions

The Dinner of Champions is the National MS Society's premier gala event and pays tribute to the vast network of generous corporations, organizations and volunteer leaders who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people living with MS.


Attend or Support Dinner of Champions 2018


Our sponsors proudly demonstrate their commitment to the local community and to the people affected by MS.  Thanks to our 2018 Dinner of Champion Sponsors.

View 2018 Sponsors

View 2018 Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities provide an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to helping the Society achieve its vision of a world free of MS. Each level includes guest tickets and additional marketing benefits.

Sponsorship Levels

Sponsorship Levels

Dinner of Champions 2018 Hope Award Recipients: Paul and Joan Rubschlager

The MS Hope Award is the highest award presented by the Society for community and humanitarian efforts. It is given to those who strive to improve the quality of life today and create a better world tomorrow.

Purchase Tickets and Tables

Single tickets are $500 each. Each table purchase includes seating for 10 attendees.  For parties of 10, we encourage you to consider one of our sponsorship packages.

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Keynote Mission Speaker, William MacNally

As a person who has lived with MS for many years, William “Bill” MacNally harnesses his experience of the often complex nature of this disease and related challenges in his substantial voice on behalf of the MS community.

Bill provides high-level guidance as a trustee of the Upper Midwest Board, and joins the Society’s annual Public Policy Conference and State Action Days. He has served on countless committees and advisory groups, including eight years on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Peer Review Team where he has helped make important decisions about government MS medical research funding.

As a former healthcare-industry insider and disability rights activist since the 1970s, Bill has negotiated with health plans and influenced legislation to reduce prescription drug co-payments, as well as built and leveraged relationships with key federal and state legislators.

Now retired, Bill enjoys volunteering his time at local Society events and programs throughout the year and is an around-the-clock MS ambassador. Bill rallies his peers to do more for the MS movement, leverages his personal and professional experience and connections, raises awareness, and engages new people in the Society’s mission and was recognized by the National MS Society as Volunteer of the year in 2015.


Live Auction Preview coming soon! Check back to see the exciting auction items that will be available at the Dinner this year. If you are interested in donating to an item or package to the Dinner of Champions, please contact Meghan Melone at or 312-423-1138.

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Meghan Melone


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