Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon

Our sincere thanks to everyone who came together to make our Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon a memorable success, including the Hiplet™ performers of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center and spoken word artist Rapheal Mathis, who reminded us that “it is our purpose that drives us, our purpose that pushes, our purpose that gets us to this point here.”

Beyond where we are now, we must go further. Make a donation today and receive a limited-edition table runner designed exclusively for our event by Nick Cave’s retail brand SoundsuitShop when you give $500 or more.*

Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon

Thank you to the artists, attendees, sponsors, and supporters of our Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon

Creative Voice Awardee
Nick Cave

Renowned Multimedia Artist
Professor, Fashion Department,
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Citizen Advocate Awardees
Denise and Gary Gardner

Exceptional Philanthropists Across
Chicago’s Arts and Cultural Community

Benefit Committee

Michelle T. Boone, Co-Chair
Deana Haggag, Co-Chair
Kassie Davis
Chris Jabin
Tony Karman
Dana Rice
Heather Ireland Robinson
Scott Silberstein
Janet Carl Smith

Host Committee

 Cheryl Cooke
Dr. Helene Gayle
Marilyn and Larry Fields
E. Brooke Flanagan
Lori Healey
Roche Schulfer
Steve Solomon

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Patron Sponsors

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Exelon Corporation
Marilyn and Larry Fields
Goodman Theatre
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority 

Partner Sponsors

Columbia College Chicago
Kassie Davis
The Field Foundation of Illinois
Irving Harris Foundation
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Navy Pier, Inc.
The Poetry Foundation
Presence Health
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Diane Spradlin
Terra Foundation for American Art
United States Artists
Helen Zell
Arts Alliance Illinois wishes to thank Media Sponsor Modern Luxury for its support of the Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon

For more information regarding the Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon, including sponsorship and visibility opportunities, please contact Alliance Development Director Sangini Brahmbhatt via email at or by phone at 312-855-3105 ext. 13.

*Does not include prior ticket, table, or sponsorship purchases for the Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon for Arts Alliance Illinois. Fair market value of one (1) limited-edition Nick Cave SoundsuitShop table runner is $200, after which the remainder of your gift is tax-deductible within the extent of the law. Arts Alliance Illinois is a 501(c)(3) organization, FEIN 36-3177592. Gifts must be received no later than Saturday, June 30, 2018 to be eligible for the SoundsuitShop table runner benefit.

Click here to read the press release.

Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon