Magic Makers Spotlight

July Spotlight: Richard & Dara Levy

Honorees Richard and Dara Levy of Winnetka with their daughters by Dawid Klimek

We would like to spotlight and give special thanks to Richard and Dara Levy who have been incredible champions of Camp Kesem since 2012.

Richard is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Victory Park Capital, and Dara is the owner of Cellular Intelligence Luxury MedSpa.

Camp Kesem’s mission is very personal for the Levy family.  Dara’s first husband died after a five year battle with colon cancer, leaving her with two girls, aged 9 and 11 at the time.  The Levy’s first-hand experience demonstrated the impact cancer has on a family, and what a fantastic lifelong gift it is to allow kids to connect with others who can support them during or after such a traumatic period.

As two-time Event Sponsors of the Family Night at the Museum, Richard and Dara, along with Victory Park Capital and Giordano’s, have helped raise significant awareness and funds for Camp Kesem.  In addition, Richard and Dara have played a very active role in bringing many of Chicago’s top sports, media and financial leaders and organizations together for this very special night. During Family Night at the Museum 2014, the Levy’s sponsored the night’s paddle raise, pledging to match all donations at the $1,000 level up to $30,000.  Because of their generous donation, we are now able to open a chapter at Cornell University for Summer 2015.

We are incredibly humbled and grateful for the Levy’s support of Camp Kesem.