On Friday March 1, 2024, The Geraghty in Chicago was the scene of the dazzling 31st Annual “Guardians of Hope” Gala. This one-of-a-kind event raises scholarship funds for promising students from across Chicago. Hosted by Trinity High School, the night proudly honored Walter & Jeanette Bledsoe.

One of the methods of raising funds at the illustrious benefit was the auction of the award-winning singer/songwriter, model, actress, lifestyle influencer, and glamorous Irene Michaels. Irene was auctioned for a cabaret performance in a private estate including dinner for 8 in an exclusive residence. With an assigned value of $2000, the Chicago starlet’s auction offer was irresistible, fetching an impressive $4000, doubling the original value!

Adorned in a sparkling black and gold sequined gown, she and Tony winning Broadway producer and concert promoter husband, Arny Granat, simply glowed on the red carpet. Along with a myriad of other Chicago socialites, they throughly enjoyed the evening’s festivities.

The mission of Holy Trinity High School is “Holy Trinity High School, a Catholic school in the Holy Cross tradition, challenges and nurtures students academically, spiritually, and personality, as they prepare to lead lives of leadership and service.”