This special gala benefits Merit School of Music and its mission to give children – especially children living in economically disadvantaged communities – the opportunity to grow through music. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, live performances by Merit’s youth musicians and a special preview of the school’s 40th anniversary. The evening’s highlight is presentation of the Alice S. Pfaelzer Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts to internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and presentation of the Merit School of Music Lifetime of Service Award to philanthropist Howard Gottlieb.
Gala 2018 Co-Chairs are Judy Istock with Julie and Dan Baumeister. Honorary Chair is former Merit president, Duffie Adelson.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago (160 E. Pearson Street at Water Tower Place)
Tickets: Starting at $500
For more information, visit meritmusic.org/gala.