Gala Thank You



10th Annual Saving tiny Hearts Gala


Thank you for joining us at this truly magical event

Tommy RilesOur 10th Annual Saving tiny Hearts Gala was a SOLD OUT, extraordinary night to celebrate! Over $300,000.00 raised for heart defect research and numbers are still coming in!!! That total equals 4 MORE research projects that we will be able to fund because of YOU! What a tremendous difference you have made to change the future of medicine and what and unbelievable blessing you have done in our greatest efforts to save tiny hearts! In honor of the 1,000,000 babies born each year with a heart defect and the countless children afflicted, thank YOU with all of our hearts.

Thank YOU to Bret Baier from Fox News Special Report With Bret Baier as our phenomenal Emcee, audience Warm Up Comedian for Ellen and Life Of Dad Founder Tommy Riles as our awesome Comedic Co-Host, Award Winning Concert Pianist Paul Cardall, the incredible Barrington Childrens Choir, The amazing Niles North Orchestra, The Ever Hilarious Mayor Kevin Burns, our most generous Emerald City Sponsor The Baier-Hills Family, our Wizard Sponsors Fairy Tales and Highland Baking and to our Heart Sponsors. Thank you to Emily and Grey for sharing your miraculous story. Thank you to 4Sure Entertainment, Eisen Video and The Messengers for your talent and generous support! Thank you to our events committee, our sponsors, auction donors, volunteers, our guests and friends for making this magical night possible!


Gala Photos

Event Sponsors



highlandBaking FairyTales Inc.





Schuepfer Inc.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital The Claro Group
Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation Bret Baier
Paul Cardall CFSC Check Cashing
Glenview Capital Management


Celebrating 10 years of saving tiny hearts