Liquidated Damages

Formed in 1998, Liquidated Damages is a group of musicians from Leopardo and its business partners. The band was organized primarily to play fundraisers and help make a difference in the community. Liquidated Damages has raised more than $3 million for charities including Hephzibah Children’s AssociationCity of HopeThe Super Jake FoundationThe John Buck Company FoundationFederation of Women ContractorsBeacon Therapeutic Diagnostic and Treatment CenterUPS for Downs (United Parent Support for Down Syndrome)Homes for HeroesAlzheimer’s AssociationSpecial Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, Little Kids Rock, and many more.

In more than 15 years of performing at the REACH Social at the Chicago House of Blues, they’ve raised over $1 million for the City of Hope to aid in pediatric cancer research. The City of Hope REACH Committee, which is chaired by Leopardo Senior Vice President Rick DuPraw, has raised a total of $4 million since its founding in 1996. Rick is also the drummer (and occasional vocalist) for Liquidated Damages. In the past, Liquidated Damages’ performances have featured special guests like Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Jim Peterik, guitarist and co-founder of Survivor.

Current Liquidated Damages Lineup:

  • Jeff Bearden, Leopardo Companies – Drums
  • Pierre Cowart, Leopardo Companies – Bass
  • Dan Czyz, JLL – Guitar
  • Rick DuPraw, Leopardo Companies – Drums
  • Mark Fenton, Leopardo Companies – Vocals
  • Jimmy Gallagher, Advanced Fire and Security – Drums and Auxiliary Percussion
  • Mike Gallagher, Grand Kahn Electric – Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
  • Tom Gallagher, G&M Electric – Bass
  • Lance Loiselle, Friend of Leopardo – Sousaphone, Keyboards
  • Alex Manske, Leopardo Companies – Guitar
  • Mike Moravek, The John Buck Company – Saxophone
  • Elizabeth Ward, Leopardo Companies – Vocals