Beach Party | PAWS Chicago

Thank you to all who attended and supported this year's Beach Party! 

Stay tuned for more 2023 photos and information on next year's event.

For additional information, or for more information about picking up a silent auction item, please email

View 2023 event photos here:


Francis Son




Colleen Barkley





Thank You to Our 2023 Emcees

Lisa Dent, Host of Chicago’s Afternoon News on WGN Radio

Radio veteran and Country Radio Hall of Famer Lisa Dent hosts Chicago’s Afternoon News on WGN Radio. A lifelong animal lover, Lisa has three dogs (including Hank & Finn from PAWS), three cats (including Ava & Bruno from PAWS), and a potbelly pig. Lisa is a Beach Party staple; this is her twelfth time emceeing! Lisa is a proud mom to son Liam, farm wife, world traveler, and serves on PAWS Chicago’s Board of Directors.


Jake Hamilton, Entertainment Anchor on FOX 32’s Good Day Chicago

Emmy-winning Jake Hamilton is the Entertainment Anchor for FOX 32 Chicago. When Jake isn't traveling the world interviewing the planet's biggest stars, he can be found cozying up with his PAWS Chicago dog and best pal, Daenerys. He is also the co-host of the "ReelBlend" podcast. Jake is a longtime supporter and passionate advocate for Chicago's homeless pets. He has emceed numerous PAWS events and is excited for his first Beach Party!






Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Leaders of the Pack

Melissa & Michael Canning

Peter & Paula Fasseas Foundation

Jeff & Elly Hall

Josh & Caiti Mateffy

Vasoula & David Rekhson and Luke & Karolina Stoioff + Danny & Anna Simon



Pam & Ed Carey

Ed & Denise Raddatz




RWE Design Build and Kremer Veterinary Strategies


Mark & Heather Yeager



Pam Myerson, Engel & Völkers Scottsdale



Cintas Corporation

Virginia Follmer-Stafman

Karl Geckler, LLC

Kimberly Gleeson

Michele Mistovich

Piece Pizzeria and Brewery & CuraLinc

Bonnie & James Spurlock, Howard & Judy Tullman

Nancy & Michael Timmers, Anita & Dan Mauro

Pat Welch & Maia Mosillo


Pet Lovers

Christine Bortman

Hsing Chen

Patricia Erickson

Wayne Gailis

Eric Hart and Michelle Balla

Kustra-Quinn Communications

Joanna Mallers & Rita Moore

The Mullen Family 

Brenda Pickleman 

Barbara Rinella

Beer & Seltzer Sponsor

Lakeshore Beverage


Print Sponsor

Heart Printing


*Sponsors as of July 25, 2023