2019 KID Best Friend Award Night


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Each year, KID commemorates our progress, honors the memory of Danny Keysar and other victims of unsafe children’s products and highlights the contributions of child safety champions.

The KID Best Friend Award Night brings together community leaders, safety advocates, families and KID supporters. The funds raised at this event allow us to continue our valuable outreach and provide a strong voice for safety.

Lisa Parker, NBC Chicago Consumer Investigative Reporter will be the Emcee with Amy Kelly as auctioneer. As part of the event there will be a live auction along with a raffle drawing for five amazing baskets. Pre-bid on our six amazing auction items on BiddingOwl now. Watch for updates on the great prizes soon. Music provided by Jones College Prep High School Jazz Band.

You can support KID! Become a sponsor or buy tickets, including raffle tickets here!

Contact us for more information. View the event video here.

2019 KID Best Friend

This year, KID is honored to present our KID’s Best Friend Award to extraordinary parent advocates, Nicole and Jonathan Hughes, and Morgan and Bode Miller.

On June 10, 2018, three-year old Levi Hughes slipped away from his family for only a moment and drowned in an outdoor pool in seconds. That same day, 19-month old Emmy Miller walked through a back door at a family friend’s house and fell into the pool and drowned. Emmy was in the pool for less than a minute.

In honor of their children, the Hughes and Miller families have devoted their efforts to educating the public about pool safety and the dangers of water hazards by sharing life-saving resources. KID is proud to honor Nicole & Jonathan, and Morgan & Bode for their advocacy in the midst of grief to help keep other children safe.


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Participating Restaurants


A special thanks to our sponsors for helping make this event great. We are still offering sponsorship opportunities large and small for those who want to participate in our event.

  • Sonny & Julia Garg
  • Linda Ginzel & Boaz Keysar
  • Megan Kelly & Bill Wolf
  • Janet & Jeremy McGee
  • Susan Nied
  • Karen Sheehan
  • Robert & Jill Tanz

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KID Best Friend Night Committee

KID Board of Directors

  • Amy Hill
  • Amy Montgomery Hogan
  • Shawn Kasserman
  • Heather Mason
  • Don Mays
  • Susan Nied
  • Marisol Pantoja
  • Dr. Kyran Quinlan
  • Ayesha Rafique
  • Shehnaz Safiuddin
  • David Zivan

KID Young Professionals Board

  • Tom Buck
  • Mike Butler
  • Hannah Costigan Cowles
  • Anne Kozisek
  • Tommie Robinson
  • Sheila Shankar
  • Poonam Sharma
  • Alex Vargas
  • Jess Williams

KID Advisory Board

  • Leslie Batterson
  • Sonny Garg
  • Kristina Paschall
  • Geoffrey Phillips
  • Julius Rhodes
  • Judy Sage
  • Karen Sheehan
  • Steven Swibel
  • Dr. Robert Tanz
  • Lisa Turano
  • Drew Weller