Gala

GALA 2019

Celebrating 40 Years of Music

Wednesday, May 8 | Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place

6:00 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Dinner

 

For more information and to reserve your Gala 2019 table, contact Rina Tsang at 312-553-2000 or via email.


 

Honoring: Duffie a. adelson

The Alice S. Pfaelzer Distinguished Service to the Arts Award

We will honor Merit School of Music Life Trustee Duffie A. Adelson at Gala 2019 for her decades of unparalleled service and dedication to Merit as both a faculty member and the school’s Executive Director, and her commitment to making music and building the lives of thousands of Chicago children. Ms. Adelson’s passion is not limited to Chicago, however. She now leads the National Guild for Community Arts Education as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Duffie A. Adelson is a champion for our children and Chicago’s communities, and it’s a privilege to honor her at Gala 2019. Please join us as we do so.


Gala Co-Chairs

From left to right: Madeleine and Joe Glossberg, Barbara Greis and Howard Gottlieb, Verne and Judy Istock, Earl and Sandy Rusnak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Host Committee

(In formation.)

 

Leadership Circle

Howard Gottlieb and Barbara Greis

Judy and Verne Istock

The Negaunee Foundation

Earl Rusnak, Jr. and Sandra Rusnak

Emerald Society

Janice L. Honigberg

Helen, Richard and David Thomas

Sterling Society

The Clinton Family Fund

Madeleine and Joe Glossberg

Caroline and Charlie Huebner

ITW

Julian Family Foundation

Peggy and Dick Notebaert

Sirius Fund, Ginny and Peter Foreman

The Steans Family

Levels of Support

Leadership Circle ($50,000)

• Premier table in the ballroom for ten guests at the Gala

• Photo opportunity with Gala honorees

• 40th Anniversary Host Committee recognition on Gala event materials*

 

Emerald Society ($40,000)

• Priority table in the ballroom for ten guests at the Gala

• Photo opportunity with Gala honorees

• 40th Anniversary Host Committee recognition on Gala event materials*

 

Sterling Society ($25,000)

• Prime table in the ballroom for ten guests at the Gala

• 40th Anniversary Host Committee recognition on Gala event materials*

 

Virtuoso ($10,000)

• Preferred table in the ballroom for ten guests at the Gala

• Preferred recognition on Gala event materials*

 

Concertmaster ($5,000)

• Reserved table in the ballroom for ten guests at the Gala

• Recognition on Gala event materials*

 

To make a pledge, contact Alice DuBose at 312-267-4461 or via email, or click here to make your pledge online.