We have supported the Wish Ball the past few years because the kids this event supports live many of our values each day – determination, enthusiasm and happiness.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 25, 2011
Hundreds gathered at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois’ 2011 Wish Ball to help fulfill the dreams of courageous children. Businessolver, a benefits administration technology firm, was proud to help bring hope, strength and joy back into the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions by providing them a magical wish experience through a Gold sponsorship.
“We have supported the Wish Ball the past few years because the kids this event supports live many of our values each day – determination, enthusiasm and happiness,” said Businessolver President & CEO Jon Shanahan. “We consider ourselves lucky to be able to support such a great organization.”
The event coincides with Businessolver expanding its office in Chicago. The new office is home to sales and operations personnel. “We have several key partners and clients in Chicago, and it just made sense to expand our offices here,” said Shanahan.
The 2011 Wish Ball was held on May 21 at the University of Illinois Forum. Businessolver, other sponsors and special guests helped raise additional funds through live and silent auctions.
The event raised more than $1.1 million. The highest grossing single auction item this year was a $9,000 black Fender Stratocaster guitar autographed by special guest and Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan, while some auction packages fetched bids in the tens of thousands. The event was emceed by Richard Roeper, featured a special performance by Dennis Miller, and offered meet-and-greet experiences with Rosie O’Donnell and Mad Money’s Jim Cramer.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois spends more than 82 cents of each dollar on program-related expenses.
Businessolver is a provider of online benefits administration services and benefit administration outsourcing services. Its web-based platform automates employers’ insurance benefit administration by consolidating multiple insurance carriers into a single platform and customizing the process to meet each employer’s unique enrollment requirements. In addition to Enrollment and Eligibility services, other Businessolver service offerings include: COBRA Administration, Billing and Financial Reporting, Service Center, Benefit Advisory Services, Eligibility Verification and Fulfillment. For more information about Businessolver please go to http://www.businessolver.com.