Best Bites for bounce 2023

Best Bites for Bounce 2023 raised $110,000!

That means more families will receive more resilience-building support – and have more fun – than ever. 


By all accounts, Best Bites 2023 was a smashing success:

  • High Impact Host Committee
  • Record Number of Sponsors, Over Half of Which Were New to Bounce
  • Beautiful Room with Breathtaking Views that Set the Stage for Success
  • Amazing Emcee Who Brought Passion & Personality to our Event
  • Talented Chefs Who Shared Delicious Bites
  • Tasty Cocktails/Beer/Wine Fully Donated
  • Bounce Parent Who Truly Conveyed The Need For, and Impact Of, Our Mission
  • Happy Guests Who Were Moved to Step Up and Give Generously

Congratulations to 'Best Bite' winner, Chef Halee Raff, creator of the Butter Poached Lobster Roll.

Thank you to Chefs Brad Alexander, Henry Sudira, Manish & Rina Mallick, Michael "Wally Wallach", Ola Willis, and Zach Kerekes.

Thank you to Chicago’s Food Guy, Mr. Steve Dolinsky for sharing your insights and creating an amazing vibe.

Thank you to Louis Glunz Wines, Ravinia Brewing, Revolution Brewing, Stollar Imports, and Sneaky Fox Spirits, Inc. for your product donations.

Thank you to McDonald’s for the beautiful sites and the Feel Good Party Band for the amazing sounds.

Thank you to Bounce Mom, Angie, for touching our hearts.


Thank you to the evening’s sponsors: