Dare to dream for Children First. UNICEF Next Generation held the 2nd Annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball Chicago at Moonlight Studios. Proceeds benefit UNICEF’s global child protection programs and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's End Trafficking project. These important initiatives support UNICEF's work to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse globally, AND efforts in the United States to raise critical awareness and mobilize communities to take action on the issue of human trafficking locally and globally. No matter the location or situation, UNICEF puts children first.

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October 16, 2015


Moonlight Studios
1446 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60642


8:00 PM to
1:00 AM

Costume Preferred,
Black Tie Required

The Party Included

  • An assortment of food and drink served all night, imported from Neverland
  •  Dancing to your favorite songs mixed by DJ Arkitek
  • Your chance to win a prize in the Neverland punchboard and additional games
  • Unlimited use of complimentary photo booth
  • A one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet members of UNICEF’s Next Generation and beyond who share the belief that all children deserve basic rights: clean water, nutrition, protection, education, and emergency relief.


Erin Guffey Delawalla
Jeffrey Feste

Event Committee

Ahsan Ahmad
Iliana Alvarenga
Lisey Barela
Blake Boehmler
Catherine Clare
Megan Ervin
Chelsea Gates
Adam Gifford
Kase Lawal
Jaclyn McCostlin
Thomas Noble
Jeannette Ornelas
Ali Parker
Caitlin Partridge
Kristen Pieszko
Jamie Rotter
Peter Seltenright
Annie Smegner
Kyle Turner

Host Committee

Melissa Melshenker Ackerman
Victoria Berg
Alison Burke
Faisal Delawalla
Jordan Feste
Brian Geraghty
Becky Gillispie
Jaslene Gonzalez
Bridget Halanski
Kelli Heinz
Jennifer Litvak
Ryan Miller
Doug Moore
Emily Smith

NextGen Chicago Steering Committee

Erin Guffey Delawalla, Co-Chair
Adam Gifford, Co-Chair

Ahsan Ahmad
Lisey Barela
Victoria Berg
Bonner Campbell
Megan Ervin
Nev Fazlioski
Jeffrey Feste
Ben Hewitt
Kathy Lai
Patrick McGrath
Kristen Pieszko
Jason Rotter
Peter Seltenright
Cathryn Smeyers
Michael Spitz
Kyle Turner

UNICEF Masquerade Ball: Neverland Lead Supporters

Peter Pan

Wendy Darling                     

Schiff Hardin, LLP                                                          


AMK Kitchen Bar   |   Victoria and Chelsea Berg - Swish Suits   |   Robert T. and Amy Brown   |   Bill and Cindee Dietz   |   Produce Alliance, LLC

The Lost Boys

Adam and Nora Gifford     |     Kathy Lai     |     Kase Lawal, II     |     Patrick and Kristin McGrath

The Pirate ATLAGOS

Special Thanks To

Paramount Events  |  HMR Designs  |  Elle Communications  |  Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.  |  Moonlight Studios  

Lagunitas Brewing Company  |  VEEV Spirits  |  Menasha Corporation  |  Fotio  |  Kate Johnson Artistry  | Benjamin D. Flores Graphic Designs  |  Maximilian Guen   |  Trunk Club  |  The Drybar  |  AQUAhydrate  |  Bell Flavors and Fragrances  |  Del Frisco's Steakhouse  |  Amylu Sausages  |  Cantina Laredo  |  HALSTON HERITAGE|  Hub 51  |  Joeur Cosmetics  |  Just Salad  |  Kate Spade New York  |  Kinzie Chophouse  |  Lawless + Pine  |  Nuts on Clark  |  Shoedazzle  |  Spirit of India Feni  |  Stella Barra  |  SUNDA  |  Toasty Cheese Mobile Eatery   |   Terlato Wines  |  VerTerra Dinnerware  |  Vita Coco 

Your Chariot Awaits

Making sure that everyone has a safe ride to and from the UNICEF Masquerade Ball is one of the most important things to us, so the ride sharing app Lyft is helping us to make this happen!

How it works:

  1. Download Lyft at: get.lyft.com/download/
  2. Go to the "Payments" section and enter the code: UNICEFNEXTGENERATION for your first ride free (up to $20)
  3. Available to New Users (those who've never take a Lyft and never redeemed a code)
  4. Request a Lyft when you need a ride!

Please remember to drink responsibly and allow Lyft to serve as your chariot home from the Ball.

A proud pillar of the UNICEF Masquerade Ball Chicago is our #ZeroWasteInitiative. We accomplished this last year by partnering with our vendors and sponsors to ensure that all distributed materials and products are locally recyclable, compostable or reusable.