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CHICAGOChicago Bears’ Pro Bowl cornerback and 2013 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, Charles Tillman, welcomed over 250 guests to The Montgomery Club by Gibsons Restaurant Group for his Fifth Annual Celebrity Waiter Night, raising $200,000 to benefit the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.

For just one evening, several current and former Chicago Bears, including Anthony Adams, Jared Allen, Jerry Azumah, Alex Brown, Kyle Fuller, Tim Jennings, Patrick Mannelly, Shea McClellin, Ryan Mundy, Jarrett Payton and D.J. Williams, joined Tillman to swap football for food to benefit the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.

In addition to celebrity service, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception sponsored by Belvedere Vodka and Corona and four courses of Gibsons cuisine, accompanied by the finest of wine.

Laurence Holmes of 670 The Score emceed the evening and helped raise funds through thrilling live and silent auctions.

“This is our biggest annual event that kind of carries the Foundation through the rest of the year to provide the proper resources to help our beneficiaries get on their feet. It is truly a blessing to have the support that I have,” said Tillman. “It’s been a pretty good five years.”

Proceeds from the evening will help fund programs like Charles’ Locker, Field of Dreams, Holiday Celebration, TendHer Heart and the Tiana Fund in an effort to fulfill the mission of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.

The mission of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation is to provide opportunities and resources to children and families in need. Since 2005, the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation has impacted the lives of over one million Chicago area children.

For more information about the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, please visit charlestillman.org.

 

About the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation

Founded in 2005, the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation is on a mission to provide opportunities and resources to children and families in need. Since its inception, the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation has impacted the lives of over one million Chicago area children. To learn more about the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, please visit charlestillman.org.

 

About The Montgomery Club

A newly-opened event space located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, the Montgomery Club boasts over 8000 square feet of elegance and flexible dining space for all types of events.  Featuring the award-winning fare from Gibsons Restaurant Group, The Montgomery Club brings a level of sophistication to their classic cuisine by allowing guests to customize their catering packages from the likes of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR and Quartino.  Whether it is a small and intimate dinner party or a large-scale cocktail event of 1,000 people, The Montgomery Club’s knowledgeable staff will work with clients individually to create a completely unique experience. The Montgomery Club is located at 500 W. Superior, Chicago IL.  For more information please visit their Facebook page at “The Montgomery Club” or on Twitter at @GibsonsClub.

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Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, prolanthropy

Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, prolanthropy

Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, prolanthropy

Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, prolanthropy

Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, prolanthropy

Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, prolanthropy