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Gala 2016

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016

 

Honorary Co-Chairs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel + Amy Rule

Co-Chairs

Ally + Suzette Bulley

 

Barbara Malott Kizziah + Keith Kizziah

 

Paulita Pike + Zulfiqar Bokhari

 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier

Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail attire

THE ARTISTIC PROGRAM
• Special guest performance by Tony Award winner Alan Cumming
The Spirit of Shakespeare Award presented to ComEd
Stand Up for Shakespearea live auction in support of Chicago Shakespeare in urban classrooms and communities
Fireworks

 

Anne PramaggioreTHE SPIRIT OF SHAKESPEARE AWARD
ComEd—Anne Pramaggiore
Founded more than 100 years ago, ComEd has built a reputation as both a reliable energy provider and a socially responsible business, striving to preserve the environment, support education, contribute to local arts and culture, and aid in neighborhood development. Believing that the humanities are integral to the health and vitality of the communities that they serve, ComEd steadfastly supports an array of arts and culture organizations in northern Illinois—ensuring that Chicago will always be a global hub for the arts. President and Chief Executive Officer Anne Pramaggiore represents a company that embodies the Spirit of Shakespeare, reflected through a dedication to the idea that arts enhance our humanistic connection across cultural boundaries and contribute to education in integral ways. Previous Civic Honorees: ITW—David and Ros Parry; The Boeing Company—Greg Smith; Northern Trust—Frederick H. Waddell; The Honorable Richard M. Daley; John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe.

 

SHAKESPEARE LIVES IN CHICAGO
Gala 2016 is the signature celebration of Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong international arts festival exploring the vibrancy, relevance and reach of Shakespeare. As the world commemorates the four hundred years of Shakespeare’s legacy, Shakespeare 400 Chicago will engage more than 500,000 Chicagoans and visitors to our city through 850 events. Spearheaded by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, this festival year is anticipated to be the world’s largest and most comprehensive celebration of Shakespeare’s enduring legacy—showcasing the collective impact of our city’s world-class cultural community and inviting hundreds of artists from across the globe to make Chicago their stage.

 

Lead Sponsors

ComEd / Exelon

 

Food For Thought Catering

 

Host Committee

Aon

Allstate Insurance Company
Jess and Amanda Merten

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Mark Ouweleen and Sarah Harding

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
Maurice Smith
Nazneen Razi

BMO Harris Bank

Bulley & Andrews

Citadel

Mr. And Mrs. Lester Crown

Dover Foundation

Exelon
Robin and Steve Solomon

Harve A. Ferrill and Karla Scherer

Virginia and Gary Gerst

ITW

JLL

Betsy and Jack Karp

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Richard Porter and Lydia Marti

 

Malott Family Foundation

Raymond and Judy McCaskey

Northern Trust

PNC

Paulita Pike and Zulfiqar Bokhari
Ropes & Gray LLP

JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation

COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired)
Founder, Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Burton X. and Sheli Z. Rosenberg

John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe

Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation

S&C Electric Company

Carole and Gordon Segal

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Brian and Yasmina Duwe

The Sun-Times Foundation /
The Chicago Community Trust
Michael and Jacky Ferro

Marilynn and Carl Thoma
 
 

 

Benefactors

The Boeing Company

Rita and John Canning

Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Deloitte

Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Grissom

INTREN

Jan and Bill Jentes

Edward and Lucy R. Minor Foundation

 

 

Motorola Solutions

Navy Pier

Sheila Penrose and Ernie Mahaffey

Bob and Becky McLennan

PwC

Satter Foundation

Timothy R. Schwertfeger, Gail Waller,
Andrew Schwertfeger, Gigi Stender Schwertfeger

Pam and Doug Walter

Wintrust

Helen and Sam Zell

 

GALA 2016 Media Sponsors

 

 

 

Gallery: GALA 201 Photos

 

Video: A Message from GALA 2016 Special Guest Alan Cumming

 

Video: Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Education Programs

   

  Or for more information
       contact:
       Sam Ostrowski
       sostrowski@chicagoshakes.com
       312.667.4947

 

 

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