Little Company of Mary’s Annual Crystal Heart Ball Gives Guests a Private Tour of the Splendor of India’s Royal Courts

Little Company of Mary Hospital Foundation will host the annual Crystal Heart Ball on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Field Museum. The Crystal Heart Ball is the premier fundraiser for the Hospital.  

Dr. Irving and Shirley Fuld will chair this premier fundraising event along with their co-chairpersons, Mr. Matt and Mrs Mary Ellen Filosa. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, followed by a gourmet meal prepared by Blue Plate Catering as well as enjoy the musical stylings of the Indigo Orchestra.  Attendees will have exclusive access to the featured exhibit: Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts. 

Guests will discover nearly 200 dazzling treasures—including beautiful paintings and costumes, fabulous jewelry, weapons, and a golden throne—the exhibition explores the concept of kingship in India, and illuminates the world of the maharajas and their extraordinarily rich culture. Spanning more than 250 years, the exhibition traces the shift in political control to strong regional powers, colonization by Great Britain, and the emergence of the modern, independent nation in 1947. 

The Venerable Mary Potter Humanitarian Award will be presented to Harmony, Hope & Healing (HHH). Accepting the award will be Marge Nykaza, founder of HHH. The Sister Nancy Boyle Award for Excellence will be presented to Little Company of Mary’s Integrative Therapy Department for providing holistic and state-of-the-art cancer therapy- recognized by the Commission on Cancer of The American College of Surgeons

A cash raffle will be offered with a grand prize of $15,000 as well as a second prize of $5,000, third prize of $2,500, and fourth prize of $1,000.  Raffle tickets are on sale for $100 each in the foundation department and winners do not have to be present. 

The Crystal Heart Ball tickets are $300 per person and proceeds will benefit Values. Vision. Innovation: The Campaign for Little Company of Mary Hospital.  Guests may purchase a Diamond table for $7,500, a Heart of Gold Table for $5,000, or a Crystal Heart Table for $3000, each offering special benefits.  Please contact the Little Company of Mary’s Foundation department to purchase your event tickets at 708.229.5447 or visit

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