Talk show host and comedian Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie held their foundation’s fifth annual gala at the Hilton Chicago hotel. The benefit honored Chicago's own, and Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade and Holly Robinson-Peete, among others. $1 million was raised for the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, which provides assistance to fatherless children and young adults. It was later announced that hosts Steve and Marjorie had to cancel their appearance due to a horse-riding accident in Lexington, Kentucky involving their daughter Lori.
Some of the other attendees were: Chef Art Smith("Top Chef Masters") and husband Jesus Salgueiro; LaRoyce Hawkins("Chicago P.D."); former Chicago Bears player Otis Wilson; Journalist Ed Gordon and his wife Leslie; Cedric Clark and his wife Kimberly; Pastor Corey Brooks, Dwyane Wade and his sister Tragil, Dr. Steve Perry(TVONE's "Save Our Sons") and his wife Lalani; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte and his wife Danielle; MSNBC's Tamron Hall and her mother Mary Newton; Holly Robinson-Peete and her son Rodney Peete, Jr.; Steve Pemberton and his wife Tonya; Jennifer and Jessica Macklin; Karli Harvey and her fiance Benjamin Raymond and NBC Chicago's Art Norman and his wife Terri Diggs. Ledisi provided entertainment for the night's main event.