Why a goldfish makes the perfect gala date:

  1. They know music! Goldfish can hear sounds and even recognize songs.
  2. Good "taste." Even without tongues, goldfish find food with taste buds both inside and outside their mouths.
  3. Colorful fashion sense. The world's 300 goldfish varieties range from orange, red and yellow to black.
  4. Great memories. Goldfish can retain memories for months. You can make memories that last a lifetime on June 7 at Shedd Aquarium!
» Learn more about Shedd’s 32,000 animals.

evening highlights

6:00 p.m. Cocktails
Encounter the animals during cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Enjoy dinner among friends.
9:00 p.m. Dancing and more!
Dance and be entertained by the Simone Vitale Orchestra.

2014 gala sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSORS $100,000

  • Sandra L. Simon
  • Bruce and Jennifer Lee

BENEFACTOR SPONSORS $50,000

  • AbbVie
  • Brian and Deidre Clingen
  • Dover
  • J.P. Morgan — Elizabeth Hartigan Connelly
  • Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Byron Smith

CHAMPION SPONSORS $25,000

  • Cary and Tara Kochman – Citi
  • Jamie and Pam Crouthamel
  • Exelon
  • Rick and Dixie Erwin – Experian
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frain
  • ITW
  • Annie and Gregory K. Jones & The Edgewater Funds

 

  • Maryellen and Richard Keyser
  • Bob and Anna Livingston
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • The Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
  • Susan and Bob Morrison
  • Michael and Therese Rooney
  • Toyota

PATRON SPONSORS $15,000

  • ArcelorMittal
  • Bell & Anderson LLC
  • Richard W. Burke – Burke, Warren,
    MacKay & Serritella PC
  • CityPASS
  • Kym Hubbard – Ernst & Young
  • Event Network
  • Ty Fahner – Mayer Brown
  • The Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation

 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. King -
    KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • David and Lesly Koo
  • Northern Trust
  • The PrivateBank
  • SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment
  • Rodd Schreiber & Susan Hassan, Skadden
  • Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
OFFICIAL AIRLINE
MEDIA SPONSOR

BENEFACTOR SPONSORS

abbvie
JPmorgan

2014 gala committee

Sandra L. Simon Gala Chairman

  • Laura Ferris Anderson*
  • Mrs. Robert A. Beatty
  • Mrs. Walter W. Bell
  • Mrs. Philip D. Block III*
  • Mrs. Richard Bloomer
  • Robyn Brass
  • Mrs. Douglas J. Brown
  • Elizabeth O’Connor Cole
  • Karen Butler Connell
  • Elizabeth Butler Connelly
  • Elizabeth Hartigan Connelly
  • Mrs. Alfred E. D’Ancona III*
  • Robin Blesi Doerge*
  • Dixie Erwin
  • Mrs. William M. Feldman
  • Mrs. Valencia L. Fellows
  • Sarah Nava Garvey*
  • Mrs. Matthew R. Halpin
  • Sarah Harrison
  • Kate Malone Jackson
  • Dr. Ann L. Jones
  • Mrs. Walter M. Kelly
  • Mrs. Thomas N. King
  • Mrs. David J. Koo
  • Mrs. R. Stribling Koster
  • Mrs. Robert D. Krebs*
  • Ms. Donna LaPietra*
  • Mrs. Ian Larkin
  • Julie Latsko
  • Mrs. Jennifer L. Lee
  • Mrs. Anna M. Livingston
  • Mrs. Richard Lobo
  • Mrs. Christopher C. Mahr
  • Christine Maki
  • Mrs. W. David Mangel*
  • Leslie Gantz McLamore
  • Mrs. Andrew McNally V
  • Linda Havron Mengelt*
  • Mrs. Merisa Monahiem
  • Ms. Tanya Monahiem
  • Mrs. Robert S. Morrison*
  • Ms. Sandi Newman
  • Mrs. Susan Blankenbaker Noyes
  • Julie Hughes O’Connor*
  • Mrs. James J. O’Connor*
  • Mrs. Albert Pawlick*
  • Mrs. Donald S. Perkins*
  • Mrs. Donald Rocap
  • Mrs. Randall Rogers
  • Angel Sandner
  • Mrs. Christopher J. Sandner
  • Mrs. John F. Sandner
  • Mrs. Mark A. Schmid
  • Mrs. Susan Hassan Schreiber
  • Nancy S. Searle*
  • Mrs. William N. Sick*
  • Mrs. Stephen B. Smith*
  • Mrs. Thomas C. Smith
  • Mrs. Guy E. Snyder
  • Mrs. Steve Solomon
  • Mrs. Pedro Sotomil
  • Mrs. William F. Souder*
  • Mrs. Kim Urban
  • Sharon Watrous
  • Donna Sims Wilson
  • * Past Gala Chairman

board of trustees

Tyrone C. Fahner Chairman | Ted A. Beattie President/CEO

LIFE TRUSTEES

  • Philip D. Block III
  • Peter B. Foreman
  • Marian Phelps Pawlick
  • William N. Sick
  • Stephen Byron Smith

TRUSTEES

  • Peter J. Bensen
  • Richard W. Burke, Sr.
  • Elizabeth Hartigan Connelly
  • Eugene M. Cummings
  • Scott L. Dille
  • David L. Epstein
  • Richard E. Erwin
  • Sarah N. Garvey
  • H. John Gilbertson Jr.
  • John J. Greisch
  • Brett J. Hart
  • Wallace L. Head
  • Daniel J. Hennessy
  • Kym M. Hubbard
  • Robert H. Jordan
  • Brian A. Kenney
  • Richard L. Keyser
  • Thomas N. King
  • Cary A. Kochman
  • David J. Koo
  • Anne E. Krebs
  • Donna LaPietra
  • Stuart Larkins
  • Bruce K. Lee
  • Cheryl Mayberry McKissack
  • Andrew McNally V
  • Harvey L. Miller
  • J. Jay Miller
  • Wade D. Miquelon
  • Susan E. Morrison
  • Christopher J. Oates
  • Ellen L. O’Connor
  • Jane B. Perkins
  • Ginevra Reed Ralph
  • Susan Regenstein
  • Gregory H. Sachs
  • John F. Sandner
  • David P. Scharf
  • Rodd M. Schreiber
  • Nancy S. Searle
  • Lloyd A. Semple, Jr.
  • Sandra L. Simon
  • Mary S. Smith
  • Guy E. Snyder
  • Steven J. Solomon
  • Tracy Souder
  • William C. Steers
  • Jane Warner
  • Reeve Byron Waud
  • Steve Weller
  • Donna Sims Wilson

HONORARY TRUSTEES

  • Henry S. Biene
  • Ronald L. Blake
  • William P. Braker
  • Stanton R. Cook
  • The Honorable
    Richard M. Daley
  • Stanley M. Freehling
  • Quentin G. Heisler, Jr.
  • J. Donald Higgins
  • Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr.
  • Roger F. Lewis
  • John Jeffry Louis III
  • Patrick J. Mullen
  • Marjorie Reed
  • Morton Schapiro
  • Anne O’Laughlin Scott
  • John A. Sivright
  • Jeffrey D. Steele
  • Robert J. Stucker

EX-OFFICIO TRUSTEES

  • The Honorable
    Rahm Emanuel
  • John L. Hammond III
    * No longer serves

contact

For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, please contact Katie Clark at 312-692-2713 or kclark@sheddaquarium.org.

Learn more about Shedd Aquarium at www.sheddaquarium.org.